In Memoriam


(1914-2016)

Joy is the echo of Christ’s life within us. 

Baptized Kathleen Phillips, Sister Maura was born on April 25, 1914, in Defiance, Ohio. She was the third and last child born to James and Catherine (O’Donnell) Phillips. “I was blessed,” Sister Maura wrote her in autobiography, “with a wonderful mother and father. I never remember hearing an unkind word in our home.” She went on to describe her family.

My father, a strict puritanical Protestant, was born in Ada, Ohio, in 1877. He taught in the local school and later moved into the telephone business in Norwalk, Ohio, where he met and married my mother. My mother would never divulge the year she was born – not even for her grave marker. She used to say, ‘We are related to the kings of Ireland,” whatever that meant, since every proud Irishman loved to make the same boast. My father joined the Church in order to marry my mother.

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(1922-2016)

Sister Mary Jane Schallert was born on July 25, 1922, in Detroit. She was the first of three girls born to William and Maybell (McCarty) Schallert. Her mother was born in Bay City, Michigan, and her father in St. Louis, Missouri. Sister Mary Jane provided this description of her parents in her autobiography.

We lived during the depression days when my practical Irish mother prodded us all to strive for the highest – my methodical thinking German father made sure the wages stretched. My mother had grandiose ideas of striking it rich in the Real Estate business, or a B&B in our home at St. Theresa [Parish]. She felt a little win at bingo or a small bet on the horses would stretch the earnings just a bit. My dad, after a few puffs on his pipe, would say, “Now Maybell, have we really thought this project through?” Then my mother was on to bigger and better ideas.

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(1935-2016)

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 


Sister Mary Elizabeth Waldron, known as Betty to her family and friends, was born in Tampa, Florida, on September 21, 1935. Her father and mother were both from Clayburg, New York, a small town in the Adirondack Mountains. When they met, her mother was a teacher in a one room school house. In her autobiography, Sister Betty explained how they became Floridians.

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(1926-2016)

Sister Rosemary Conlon, known as Sister James Maureen, was born on January 27, 1926, in Chicago. She was the third child and only girl born to James and Mary (Kelly) Conlon. When asked one time to name the most significant person in her life, she said, “I have had many significant persons in my life, but I feel that my mother holds that distinction.”

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Cemetery of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Our Adrian Dominican cemetery with its circular headstones is a beautiful place of rest for women who gave their lives in service to God—and a peaceful place for contemplation and remembrance. 


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