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Sister Rose Edward Letmon

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LETMON Sister Rose Edward Letmon, SSJ, 76, died July 21, 2006 at Flagler Hospital. She was born in Dublin, Ireland and came to the United States in 1949 to begin her life as a Sister of St. Joseph. She was educated to be an elementary school teacher and served in that capacity in Jacksonville at Immaculate ConceptionSchool and St. Joseph School in Loretto. From Jacksonville she moved on to Orlando and was a teacher and principal at GoodShepherd School in the late fifties and early sixties. Moving on from there found her in Winter Haven at St. Joseph School from 1963 to 1968. She returned to St. Augustine in 1968 and was principal and teacher at Cathedral Parish School until 1976. Going back to Orlando, she served as a teacher and librarian at St. CharlesSchool, 1976 - 80. The years of 1980 - 83, were spent at AllSoulsSchool in Sanford as the librarian. Her next niche was at Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth, first as librarian and then assistant librarian. From 1997 - to 2000, she volunteered at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Miami. There she learned some computer skills and how to operate a reading machine for the blind as she herself lost her sight and was legally blind. She remained in Miami until 2004, retired from active ministry and served her sisters in the convent there. In 2004, she came back to St. Augustine and lived at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent where she had a ministry of prayer. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the chapel of St. Joseph Convent. Wake services will be 7:00 PM Monday in the chapel of St. Joseph Convent. Burial in San LorenzoCemetery. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations are gratefully accepted to the Sisters of St. Development Fund to be used for the retired sisters. She is survived by: Margaret Letmon, sister, Clifton, New Jersey and nieces and nephews in the US, Ireland and England. Craig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from July 23 to July 24, 2006
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