Sister Beverly McEachin, formerly known as Sister Marie Neil McEachin, died on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 72nd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Beverly was born in Detroit to Neil and Mildred (Piche) McEachin. She graduated from St. Paul High School in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in guidance from University of Detroit (Detroit-Mercy).
Sister spent 30 years ministering in elementary and secondary education and school counseling in Chicago, Elmhurst and Elgin, Illinois; Casa Grande, Arizona; and St. Clair, Paw Paw, Detroit, and Port Huron, Michigan. This includes 12 years at Dominican High School in Detroit, a sponsored institution of the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Beverly was also financial director for 11 years at Samaritan Health Center in Detroit, and the Director of Annual Donations for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Development Office for four years.
Sister Beverly became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Gail, and a cousin, Sister Mary Helen Mack, OP, who was a member of the Congregation. She is survived by two sisters: Marilyn Helhowski of Mesa, Arizona, and Susan Nichols of Clinton Township, Michigan, and two brothers: Patrick McEachin of Connelly Springs, North Carolina, and Robert McEachin of Caseville, Michigan, and a cousin, Sister Evelyn Piche, OP, a member of the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Welcome of Sister Beverly will be on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil and the Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
Center: First Holy Communion; Right: Beverly and Robert
Right: Sister Beverly poses with her family, from left, her father and mother, Sister Beverly, Robert, Patrick, Marilyn, Susan, and Gail.
From left: Sister Marie Neil (Beverly) and Robert. From left, Sisters Karen Lietz, Beverly McEachin, and Ann Nicolae Kotwica
From left, Sisters Ann Nicolae Kotwica, Joan Weitz, and Beverly McEachin. Sister Beverly with a service dog, May 5, 2016
From left: Sister Beverly focuses on a project, June 25, 2008. From left, Sister Rita Noeker, music; Mary Quigley, office; Pam Riddel, science; and Sister Beverly McEachin, academic counselor
Members of the 2006 Diamond Jubilee Crowd are: back row, from left, Sisters Jean Fitzgerald, Laura Pesick, Ann Romayne Fallon, Joan Donovan, Edith Kathleen Zemke, Jean Librizzi, Georgina Luznicky, Beverly McEachin, Helen C. McDaniel; and Mildred Ann Huber; third row, from left, Sisters Anne Richard Baker, Mary L. Russell, Anne Bernadette Stein, Joyce Rybarczyk, Patricia Cecile Slattery, Denise Walsh, Elizabeth Francis Tekaucic, Sheila N. Flynn, Jeri Renner, and Winifred C.M. Lynch; second row, from left, Sisters Anne Patrice Remkus, Therese Groulx, and Jean Irene McAllister; and front row, from left, Sisters Barbara Wetterer, Marie Therese Guigar, Virginia Therese Conway, Jean Anthony Sporer, and Michele Gebhardt.
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I love you aunt Bev!!
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