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Born June 15, 1945, of St. Louis, Mo., baptized in the hope of Christ’s resurrection entered into eternal life Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter Andrew and Mary Margaret Walsh Rudolf, two brothers, Lawrence W. Rudolf and David S. Rudolf, a brother-in-law, Charles V. Talbott, and cousins, George and Angie Walsh.
She is survived by her sister, Carolyn P. Rudolf Talbott, sister-in-law, Patricia Ann Rudolf and cousins, Joe (Nancy) Walsh, Margie (Ron) Choquette, Steve (Gina) Walsh, Larry Walsh, Angela Walsh, Tom (Teresa) Walsh, Cathy (Will) Whealen and Kelly Walsh. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Ursula is a graduate of St. Anthony High School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Webster College and her Master’s Degree in Communications from St. Louis University.
Ursula worked seven years in administration of a clinical oncology program at St. Louis University Hospital. She went on to teach the biological sciences. She taught for the St. Louis Public Schools for 23 years, retiring in 2007. She taught at Southwest High School from 1984 until it closed in 1992 and then moved to the new Math and Science Magnet School, Gateway Institute of Technology, where she not only taught, but was chairwoman of the Biology Department. Ursula was recognized by Pfizer Pharmaceutical for her teaching and 20 years of sponsoring and helping students for the Greater St. Louis Science Fair.
She was very community-minded and had rehabbed the home her grandparents had built in 1908. She served on the Board of Directors of Dutchtown South Community Corp. for two terms in the 80’s and 90’s and then served as president of a smaller group in the Dutchtown neighborhood, the Trinity Neighborhood Group.
She is a graduate of the city Police/Citizens Academy and the Circuit Attorney’s Citizen Academy. She worked very closely with both the 1st District Police and the Prosecutor’s Office on neighborhood crime prevention.
Ursula was generous with her time and dedication to her family and her interests with which she involved herself, such as her beloved St Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Muny Opera and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She loved her family and had great affection for her nieces, nephews, cousins and their offspring. Ursula enjoyed studying her family’s genealogy and published a book in 2009 for her extended family.
Visitation Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO. Rite of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am at the St. Louis Old Cathedral, 209 Walnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102. Memorial Donations may be made to Trinity Neighborhood Group, 4534 Grand St. Louis, MO 63111 or the St. Louis Police Foundation, 9761 Clayton Rd St. Louis, MO 63124