Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Mary Ann Glaser

Mary Ann Glaser

Louisville - 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 24th, surrounded by

Born on September 20th, 1940, in Louisville, she attended the former Ursuline
Academy and in 1958 joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and attended
Ursuline College. in 1962 she professed her final vows and remained a nun for
13 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Dorothy Glaser.

The eldest of the six Glaser siblings Mary Ann is survived by her five
brothers: Bill (Rhonda), Bob (Sue), Jerry (Jackie), John (Laura), and Mike
(Suzanne), in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. 

She served in a variety of positions within Catholic ministry for over 50
years. These included teaching at St. Joseph and St. Helen Schools as well as
Director of Religious Education at St. Peter Parish in Columbia, South
Carolina. Upon returning to Louisville, Mary Ann taught at Holy Spirit School.
She held a variety of campus ministry positions, was a visiting professor at
Spalding University, and was the first lay person and woman to serve as
Director for the Archdiocese of Louisville office of Religious Education. She
served in that position for seven years. Her last job before retiring was as
Pastoral Associate for Incarnation Parish in Louisville.

The entire focus of Mary Ann's life was her faith, family, and friends. Mary
Ann was a person that never said no to anyone in need. She was the ultimate
aunt and babysitter for all her nieces and nephews and never missed the
birthday of any family member. An avid Big Blue and St. X fan, Mary Ann would
talk sports with anyone. She loved entertaining her family and friends and
celebrating holidays together. 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to the
staff of Nazareth Home of Louisville and her caretaker Becky, who was a beloved
companion in Mary Ann's final months. 

She will be missed as a loving sister, aunt, and loyal friend to those left to
cherish her memory.

In Mary Ann's words "The people I have ministered with and ministered to
are part of the fabric of my life. I carry them in my heart and in my