Sr. Ellenine Goldthwaite, BVM


DUBUQUE– Sister Ellenine Goldthwaite, BVM, a former educator in the Diocese of Davenport, died Sept. 5 at Marian Hall in Dubuque. She was 78.

Born in Oak Park, Ill., she entered the Sisters of Charity, BVM, congregation on Sept. 8, 1951, professed her first vows on March 19, 1954, and final vows on July 16, 1959.

In the Diocese of Davenport, Sr. Goldthwaite taught seventh grade at St. Patrick School in Iowa City. She also taught elsewhere in Iowa, was a teacher and administrator in Illinois and served in parish ministry and administration in Illinois.

Sr. Goldthwaite’s funeral was held Sept. 10 in Marian Hall Chapel at Mount Carmel in Dubuque. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


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