Consolata Kline, American hospital administrator, Died at 100

Sister Consolata M. Kline was born on October 8, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio and died on November 7, 2016.

She was a Sister of the Catholic Church and the Executive Director of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1935.

Consolata Kline entered the Sisters of Humility of Mary in 1943 after working through the Great Depression. She made her first profession of vows in July 1945 and her perpetual vows in 1948.

She attended St. Louis University where she received her bachelor of science in commerce and her masters in hospital administration.

Consolata Kline was hired at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Medial Center in 1945 as business office manager in Youngstown, Ohio and eventually became the hospital’s Executive Director.

Over the period of her career, she grew the hospital from a general medical-surgical hospital to a health care center offering the latest in technology and facilities.

Consolata Kline retired in 2001 when she was elected Major Superior of the Sisters of Humility of Mary.

She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1978.

During 2000, Consolata Kline received the papal honor “Cross Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice” for her service to the Church.

She died in Cleveland, Ohio.

Consolata Kline passed away at 100 years old.