The Loyola University Maryland community is mourning the death of Sr. Louis Mary Battle, RSM, a former member and secretary of the University’s Board of Trustees. She was 79.
Sr. Louis Mary was the administrator of Stella Maris in Timonium, Md., for nearly three decades and was named president emerita of Stella Maris in 1997. During her tenure, she was responsible for the overall operation of the facility, including a 448-bed long-term geriatric care unit and 200 apartment units for independent elderly residents. She previously held managerial positions in staff development, nursing service, and the outpatient clinics at Saint Joseph’s Infirmary in Atlanta, Ga.
The Montgomery, Ala., native served on numerous boards and committees for local and national health care and education institutions. She was a licensed registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator in Maryland.
Sr. Louis Mary entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Province of Baltimore, in 1952 and professed final vows in 1957, and she was a 1958 graduate of Mount St. Agnes College. She later earned a master’s in nursing from Saint Louis University in 1964 and a master’s in education from Johns Hopkins University in 1974.
Sr. Louis Mary received the Carroll Medal from Loyola in 2002. The award is made each year to recognize distinguished alumni for noteworthy and meritorious service on the University's behalf. Stella Maris was honored in 1991 with Loyola’s Milch Award, which is conferred annually on an individual or group who has contributed most significantly to the betterment of the intellectual, cultural, social, or commercial life of greater Baltimore.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Stella Maris Chapel
2300 Dulaney Valley Road
Timonium, Md. 21093