Sr. Carolyn AmRhein

April 13, 1925May 2, 2013

Sister Carolyn AmRhein (Sister St. Clare), a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, died on May 2, 2013, at the age of 88 in the 70th year of her religious life. She was born on April 13, 1925, in Peoria, IL. Sister Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Andrew AmRhein and Clara (Hessling) AmRhein. Her passing is mourned by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, by her sister Rosemary Coyle, brothers Jim (Jackie) AmRhein and Richard (Carol) AmRhein, many nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Sister Carolyn taught St. Joseph Academy in Columbus, OH and St. Peter Cancius in Chicago, IL. She was a Reading Specialist at the Child Guidance Center in Columbus and an ESEA Title I Teacher for many years in Cincinnati. Sister Carolyn was Tape Librarian at Mt. Notre Dame Convent until she retired in 2013. Sister was looking forward to enjoying her new life in community service to her sisters and more time for prayer at Mt. Notre Dame Health Center when God called her home. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 1:30 – 2:45 at Mount Notre Dame Health Center, 699 E. Columbia Avenue, Cincinnati (513-821-7448), followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 3:00 and interment after the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Retirement Fund of the Sisters of Notre Dame, 701 E. Columbia Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45215. Funeral arrangements: Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sr. Carolyn AmRhein

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Caroline Hollatz

May 15, 2013

As a senior at Mount Notre Dame, Sister Carolyn AmRhein touched my heart. As a junior I had her for a year in our Adopt a Sis group. She taught us love, respect and dignity for ourselves, others and the world. She was a blessing to know. She sent us cards on every holiday and our birthdays. To this day I think back to the time sitting in the dinning hall acting icecream with her and she would just enjoy our presence. Hard of hearing we would all take turns sitting next to her knowing she would talk to us directly. She spent so much time organizing the library and we helped her, unsure how she got the job but she was so happy to do it and we would wonder why. It was because she cared for her sisters, she wanted them to have a nice place to listen to music and find books efficiently. Just spending one year with her and visiting a few times every month gave me enough to see the real works of God within her. OH I cannot forget the birds, she loved watching the birds in the social area, especially the yellow and green twin love birds. What a blessing she was to everyone. Rest in peace sister, myself and MND love you.