Sister Marylyn

Sister Marylyn                  ND 4677                PDF Download

(formerly Sr. Mary Elene)

Marylyn Kathleen Ehrman

Immaculate Conception Province, USA

Date and Place of Birth               October 31, 1931            Covington, KY
Date and Place of Profession     August 17, 1957             Covington, KY
Date and Place of Death              November 11, 2023       Edgewood, KY

Marylyn Kathleen was born into the loving family of George and Helen Ehrman on October 31, 1931. She was the second oldest of five children. Her father was an engineer for the L&N Railroad and her mother was a full-time homemaker. Her family was a very happy one, and early in life Marylyn was taught to share, make sacrifices, and help those in need. Marylyn attended Holy Cross Grade School, Latonia, Kentucky, and Notre Dame Academy High School, Covington, Kentucky. She originally wanted to become a nurse and raise a large family, but God had other plans. He touched her life with many different signs and so she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame, taking her profession of vows on August 17, 1957.

She received her B.A. from Villa Madonna College and her Master of Education from Xavier University. Sister Marylyn served for many years in elementary and junior high grades as teacher, principal, and secretary.

After many happy years in education, Sister Marylyn requested a change in her ministry and was asked to go to St. Claire HealthCare (St. Claire Medical Center) in Morehead, Kentucky. Sister wondered what God was going to ask for her next. She soon found out. At the hospital, Sister Marylyn began working in the Business Office. She also decided to register for a course in Clinical Pastoral Education, which she found to be interesting and very challenging. Soon a part-time position opened in pastoral care, and the director asked Sister if she would like to be the center’s chaplain. She felt this was a direct call from God.

Sister Marylyn also volunteered to help the men in the detention center receive their GED. She was always willing to make personal sacrifices to help others improve their lives and reach their full potential. Her one desire was to bring Christ to those in need. She considered it a true blessing to share with others the gifts God has so generously given to her. Later sister retired and returned home to Covington, helping in community service at Rosedale Manor as a eucharistic minister. There she visited many residents bringing them daily joy and companionship. She was among the first sisters to move to the St. Charles Community, where she made many friends and blessed them with her presence.

Sister Marylyn went home to God surrounded by her family and sisters on November 11, 2023. Sister will always be remembered by her quiet nature, sincerity, compassion, and contagious smile. May the love with which Sister Marylyn served her God give her eternal happiness with Him forever.  May she rest in peace.