Funeral Mass held in Nashville for Sister Mary Ethel Raulston

Sister Mary Ethel Raulston, RSM, 83, who once served at Knoxville Catholic High School, died Thursday, Nov. 7, at Mercy Convent in Nashville.

A Sister of Mercy for 59 years, Sister Ethel ministered in institutions of secondary and higher education in Cincinnati, Knoxville, and Nashville, including KCHS from 1975 to 1979, in the areas of modern languages, counseling, and religion.

After retiring from education, she worked in the business office at Mercy Convent.

Sister Ethel was born June 27, 1930, in Johnson City. She received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Martin.

The funeral Mass took place Nov. 11 at Mercy Convent, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery in Nashville.