Sister John Kenneth Scott, CSJ 1926-2017

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister John Kenneth Scott, CSJ who passed away on December 3, 2017 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 91 years of age. 

Sister John Kenneth Scott, baptized Kathleen Linnea, was born on August 29, 1926, in Escanaba, Michigan, to parents Kenneth C. and Kathleen (Cavill) Scott. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1956, and made her final profession on August 6, 1954.

She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing education form Marquette University in 1952 and a master’s degree in nursing education administration from The Catholic University of America in 1965.

Sister John Kenneth began 33 years of nursing at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Missouri.  She served as a nursing supervisor from March to August in 1959.  She then served at St. Joseph Hospital in Hancock, Michigan as a nursing educator until 1963. Sister John Kenneth earned her master’s degree and returned to St. Joseph Hospital in Hancock where she served as the director of the nursing school and in 1969 adding the duties of assistant administrator for the hospital.

The next two years, Sister John Kenneth was the nurse administration assistant and the director of health-services at Cardinal Ritter Institute in St. Louis. From 1976 to 1978, she was the assistant administrator at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 

In 1979, Sister John Kenneth served at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services as an administration consultant and at Alexian Brothers Hospital as a staff nurse.  In October of 1979, she transitioned to Mary Queen and Mother, under the Cardinal Ritter umbrella, as both a staff nurse and administration consultant. She served her CSJ community at Nazareth Convent from 1982 to 1989 as an administrator.  The following year she served as an administrator at the Carondelet Center Chalon Road in Los Angeles, California.

Sister John Kenneth returned to Mary Queen and Mother in 1990 serving one year as the director of personnel. She served her last year in the nursing arena at Alexian Brothers Hospital form 1991 to 1992 as a staff nurse.

After a sabbatical at Mt. St. Mary College in Los Angeles, Sister John Kenneth served her CSJ community as the provincial house bookkeeper at the St. Joseph Motherhouse in St. Louis. Upon her retirement, Sister John Kenneth was a driver for the Province Office of Aging from 2001 to 2006 as well as volunteering where needed.

Since 2007 she resided at Nazareth Living Center where she carried out her ministry of prayer and presence.

A Memorial Mass will be held Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

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