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Sister Golby celebrates 50 years with the Sisters of St. Francis

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 1:19 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 1:20 p.m. CDT

CLINTON, Iowa — Sister Eileen Golby celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton, Iowa.

Sister Eileen devoted her life to teaching and to parish work. A native of Neponset, she grew up in Visitation Parish (now St. Mary Parish), Kewanee, graduating from Neponset High School in 1960. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marycrest College and a master’s degree in private school administration from the University of San Francisco. She also participated in a sabbatical program at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., focusing on pastoral ministry.

Sister Eileen spent many years teaching and as a principal in Chicago Heights, Perry, Iowa, and El Cajon and Chino, Calif. She served five years as campus minister for the Eastern Kentucky University Newman Center in Richmond and 16 years as a pastoral associate for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Lexington, Ky.

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