Her impact on students was seen in large and small ways. In a poignant 1965 letter, a parent recognized Sister Kenneth for her “skill, patience and understanding” in responding compassionately to her daughter with special needs and inspiring her self-confidence and academic progress.
Sister Eleanor taught at eight schools in the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Altoona-Johnstown, and Columbus, OH. Her longest tenures were at St. John in Johnstown (1949-55) and Sacred Heart in Altoona (1956-63).
In 1970, Sister Eleanor began a 20-year ministry in religious education. She served as Director of Religious Education at St. Thomas More in Bethel Park (1970-71), St. Paul in Butler (1971-80) and as Religious Education Coordinator for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (1980-87).
In 1992, Sister Eleanor returned to the Motherhouse in Baden where she shared her pleasant disposition with sisters as she drove them to appointments. From 1999-2009, she served as Assistant Sacristan in the Chapel where she often can be found in prayer.
Described as prayerful, devoted and joyful, Sister Eleanor says, “Wherever I am, I like to be at peace with everyone.”