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Sister Rudge

December 10, 1931 — November 18, 2022

Canfield

CANFIELD — Sister Isabel Rudge, OSU, of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, 90, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

She was born in Youngstown, on Dec. 10, 1931, the daughter of J. Fred and Marjorie Welsh Rudge. She attended the Ursuline Academy and St. Columba School and graduated from Ursuline High School in 1948. She entered the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown on Feb. 1, 1948, and professed final vows Aug. 30, 1953.

Sister Isabel earned a B.S. in education from Youngstown College (now Youngstown State University) in 1956. She also did post-baccalaureate studies at St. John College, Cleveland; the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.; and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

In her 73 years of active ministry, Sister Isabel taught at St. Nicholas, Struthers, St. Patrick, and Ursuline High School. She also worked in the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of Youngstown, as well as with the Permanent Diaconate Program. She was pastoral minister at St. Columba Cathedral and served two 6-year terms in leadership for the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. After her retirement from St. Columba, she became the motherhouse coordinator in Canfield.

Sister Isabel leaves her sisters in community; a niece, Mary Ann Herschel; a nephew, James (Breanna) Herschel; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sister, Dorothy Herschel Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 4250 Shields Road in Canfield. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the motherhouse.

All visitors to the motherhouse are asked to wear a mask.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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