Her vision reaches out to the heartland for all people (Proverbs 31:31)
(1931 – 2015)
Sister Madeline Mary Dervin, born on October 13, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, was the first and only girl of the three children born to Walter and Charlotte (Sadler) Dervin. Her Irish father was a New York policeman stationed in Manhattan and her mother’s family that had lived in Florida for generations were of German, French and Cherokee extraction.
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(1920 - 2015)
Baptized Rita Bertha, Sister Jane Edward Schutz was born on January 6, 1920, in Detroit, to Anthony Joseph and Anna Mary (Jennings) Schutz. She was the sixth of fourteen children. Both of her mother’s parents were Lutheran, and she was reared in that religion. Her father was baptized in St. Clement Church in Centerline and attended St. Clement School through eighth grade. Before they married her mother was baptized Catholic and received her First Holy Communion on her wedding day.
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(1924 – 2015)
Sister Dolores Marie Dolan, known as Sister Vincent Maureen, was born January 27, 1924, in Chicago, to Vincent and Mary Ellen (Horn). She had a younger brother named Bud. Her father was a mechanical engineer and her mother worked with her aunt in an office across from Comisky Park. Both of her parents were Third Order Dominicans.
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(1946 - 2015)
Sister Melba Beine, born on January 5, 1946, in Yates Center, Kansas, was the middle daughter of the three girls born to Walter and Jeanette (Trusler) Beine. Her father came from a family of farmers and operated a grain elevator. Her mother was a homemaker and a musician who played the church organ at First Presbyterian.
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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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