Sister Kathleen King | Obituary

Humility of Mary Sister Kathleen King, formerly Sister M. Campion, 92, died Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Villa Maria Community Center.

Raised in Akron, Sister Kathleen graduated in 1949 from Villa Maria High School, in Villa Maria Pennsylvania, and entered the Humility of Mary Community in January 1950 from St. Sebastian Parish, in Akron. She professed her perpetual vows in 1955.

In 1958 she completed her undergraduate work at the former Seton Hill College, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and earned her MA from the University of Notre Dame in 1964.

Sister Kathleen King was a dynamic and engaging teacher and administrator serving in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Youngstown dioceses over a span of 36 years. She taught or was an administrator at Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron; Central Catholic High School, Canton; Erieview Catholic High School, Cleveland; Lourdes Academy, Cleveland; Villa Maria High School, Villa Maria; and Ursuline High School Extension, Youngstown.

Following her years in the schools, she was appointed to the HM Membership and Affiliation Team. During this time, she dedicated herself to directing a volunteer service program for young adult volunteers with placements in both the United States and Central and South America. She continued her contacts with hundreds of these volunteer alums for many years.

Hers was a life of vibrant dedication, contagious joy and faithful service. We rejoice with her as God has called her home.

She is survived by her brother, Father James J. King, SJ, her sister Mary Margaret Reardon, 27 nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and their families, and her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation with whom she shared her life for 74 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary (McGuiness) King and her brother, Father William F. King, SJ.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, PO Box 534, Villa Maria PA 16155.

Arrangements at Villa Maria Chapel, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania:

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 27, at 10 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed – link will be posted day of funeral on the HM website:

Rite of Return and Calling Hours: Saturday, January 27, from 9 a.m. until funeral Mass

Prayer of Remembrance in Celebration of her Life: Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. via ZOOM. Please email for Zoom link.

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