Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Sr. Rose Ann Winkeljohn
Sr. Rose Ann Winkeljohn, 85, died May 16, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. She had been a sister of the Precious Blood for 68 years.
She was born May 13, 1926, in Celina, to Harry and Edna Hartings Winkeljohn. She entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood on Aug. 8, 1942, and received the name Sr. Mary Robert.
She is survived by a brother, Donald Winkeljohn, Celina; three sisters, Mary Ellen Winkeljohn and Dorothy Winkeljohn, both of Peoria, Ariz., and Rita Poindexter, Cottonwood, Ariz.
She served in elementary schools as teacher and/or principal for 24 years in Ohio, Missouri, California, Indiana and Arizona. She was librarian at Moeller High School, Cincinnati.
She was in charge of the museum and chapels at Maria Stein Center for six years prior to her 1994 retirement. In 2001, she returned to the motherhouse in Salem Heights, Dayton.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Salem Heights.
Calling is 6-7 p.m. Thursday with a memorial prayer service at 7 at Salem Heights. Interment will be in the Salem Heights cemetery.