(1921 – 2015)
Sister Mary Jean Birney, known as Sister Jane Dominic and born August 4, 1921, in Jackson, Michigan, was the older of two children born to Charles and Jean (Crawford) Birney. When she was three years old, her mother died of an infection contracted during the birth of her younger sister, Elizabeth Ann, now known as Sister Jean Charles. Both girls were cared for by two aunts until their father remarried three years later.
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