Sister Mary Josepha Talle

Sister Mary Josepha Talle, 92, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 74 years, died on March 13, 2021, in Ross Hall at the SCL Motherhouse, Leavenworth, Kansas. She entered the religious community after high school and served as an educator and college and health care administrator.    

Kathleen Therese was born on Nov. 20, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, and was the youngest of five children of Andrew L. and Mary (Duffy) Talle. She attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Lillis High School in Kansas City, Missouri, before pursuing an elementary education degree at Saint Mary College, Leavenworth. Kathleen entered the SCL community on Aug. 14, 1946, and professed vows as Sister Mary Josepha on Aug. 15, 1948.   

Preceding Sister Mary Josepha in death were her parents and four siblings. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and the SCL community. 

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021, in Ross Chapel, SCL Motherhouse, Leavenworth. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Ross Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2021. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Motherhouse grounds. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is restricted to only invited guests. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, KS, 66048. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Read Sister Mary Josepha Talle’s complete obituary online at 

Published on March 19, 2021