Marylyn was born into the loving family of George and Helen Ehrman on October 31, 1931.
She was the second oldest of five children. Her father was an engineer for the L&N Railroad and her
mother was a full-time homemaker. Her family was a very happy one, and early in life Marylyn was
taught to share, make sacrifices, and help those in need. Marylyn attended Holy Cross Grade School,
Latonia, Kentucky, and Notre Dame Academy High School, Covington, Kentucky. She originally wanted
to become a nurse and raise a large family, but God had other plans. He touched her life with many
different signs and so she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame, taking her profession of vows on August 17,
She received her B.A. from Villa Madonna College and her Master of Education from Xavier University.
Sister Marylyn served for many years in elementary and junior high grades as teacher, principal, and
After many happy years in education, Sister Marylyn requested a change in her ministry and was asked to
go to St. Claire HealthCare (St. Claire Medical Center) in Morehead, Kentucky. Sister wondered what
God was going to ask for her next. She soon found out. At the hospital, Sister Marylyn began working in
the Business Office. She also decided to register for a course in Clinical Pastoral Education, which she
found to be interesting and very challenging. Soon a part-time position opened in pastoral care, and the
director asked Sister if she would like to be the center’s chaplain. She felt this was a direct call from God.
Sister Marylyn also volunteered to help the men in the detention center receive their GED. She was
always willing to make personal sacrifices to help others improve their lives and reach their full potential.
Her one desire was to bring Christ to those in need. She considered it a true blessing to share with others
the gifts God has so generously given to her. Later sister retired and returned home to Covington, helping
in community service at Rosedale Manor as a eucharistic minister. There she visited many residents
bringing them daily joy and companionship.
Sister Marylyn was among the first sisters to move to the St. Charles Community, where she made many
friends and blessed them with her presence. Sister will always be remembered by her quiet nature,
sincerity, compassion, and contagious smile.
Sister Marylyn went home to God surrounded by her family and sisters on November 11, 2023. She was
preceded in death by her parents and sister Dorothy Gedemer. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Eibel
and Joanne Williams, and her brother Jerry Ehrman. Sister also leaves behind beloved nieces and
The eulogy service will begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at St. Joseph Heights
Chapel. followed by a Memorial Mass. Sister Marylyn donated her body to science.
Memorials are requested to The Sisters of Notre Dame, Covington, Kentucky.