Date of death: 4/24/2018

Saint Meinrad Class: SS 1989

Mary Ann Glaser Louisville – 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 24th, surrounded by family. 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 prayers.”