Sister Kathleen O'Neill, 84, a former assistant director of a retirement home for Catholic nuns in Rosemont, died Monday, April 2, of heart failure at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
A significant part of her ministry was spent outside the Philadelphia region, including 10 years in Ghana.
Born in Philadelphia, Sister Kathleen entered the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus in Rosemont in 1945, the year she turned 18, and became known as Mother Mary Agatha. Her religious order founded Rosemont College in 1921.
Sister Kathleen taught from 1948 at St. James School in Philadelphia, then left the region to teach at St. Mary's School in Melrose, Mass., from 1951 to 1954 and at St. Rose School in Portland, Ore., from 1954 to 1961.