Sister Mary Lucilla Reinbolt, RSM, a Sister of Mercy, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in St. Bernardine Home in Fremont.
Sister Mary Lucilla (Teresa Ida Reinbolt) was born March 15, 1915, in Fremont, daughter of the late Paul J. and Teresa L. (Smith) Reinbolt. She received her education at the Athenaeum in Cincinnati and a master's degree in art and philosophy from Catholic University of America. She entered the Sisters of Mercy at Our Lady of the Pines in Fremont on Sept. 24, 1932, and was a Sister of Mercy for 73 years. She shared her gift of art very generously with others. She was best known for her paintings of The Lighthouse in Marblehead.
Her years in ministry were spent in elementary education, administration and in secondary education at Holy Angels School in Sandusky; St. Mary's School in Vermilion; and St. Vincent DePaul School, Catholic Central High School and the former McAuley High School in Toledo. In 1989 she moved to Fremont to teach and share art at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center and then at St. Bernardine Home.
Sister is survived by her brother, Lester (Marilyn) Reinbolt of Sebring, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, including her niece, Rita Dorobek and her Mercy community of Religious Sisters.
Preceding her in death were her brothers, Paul, Louis, Lawrence, Irvin and Otto; and her sisters, Sister Mercy Marie, RSM, (Catherine), Loretta Reinbolt Schwartz, Lucy Reinbolt McKenzie, Spradlin Reinbolt and Marie Reinbolt.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, where a Mass of the Resurrection will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel at St. Bernardine Home. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery.
Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral and Cremation Service, Fremont, has been entrusted with arrangements.