In Memoriam


(1932-2021)

Sister Anne Liam Lees, baptized Margaret Frances Lees, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Michigan. She was 88 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Anne Liam was born in Decatur, Illinois, to William and Anne (Hines) Lees. She graduated from Pana High School in Pana, Illinois; received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; and earned a master’s degree in American history from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Sister spent 21 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Lansing, Detroit, and Adrian, Michigan; Nassau, Bahamas; and Santurce, Puerto Rico. This includes one year at St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, an Adrian Dominican School. She was a pastoral minister for 30 years in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and Guaymate, Dominican Republic. Sister Anne Liam also served as Chapter Prioress for six years for the Florida Chapter of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

In 2012, Sister Anne Liam became a resident of the Dominican Life Center. She was preceded in death by her parents. Sister is survived by four brothers: Robert (Virginia) Lees and Michael (Pat) Lees of Decatur, Illinois, Paul Lees of Gladstone, Missouri, and Richard (Judy) Lees of Pana, Illinois; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

make a memorial giftMemorial 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.

 

 

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(1934-2021)

Sister Esther Ortega, formerly known as Sister Consolata Marie Ortega, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 65th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. 

Sister Esther was born in Douglas, Arizona, to Jose and Maria (Medrano) Ortega. She graduated from Douglas High School; received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; and earned a master’s degree in theology from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She was also certified in Parent Effectiveness by the Effective Training Association.

Sister Esther spent 14 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Oak Lawn and Oak Park, Illinois; Tucumcari and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Winslow, Arizona; and 34 years in pastoral ministry and adult education in Albuquerque and Chama, New Mexico, and El Paso and San Elizario, Texas. 

Sister Esther became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Peter, Edward, and George; and her sister, Irene. She is survived by a brother, Raul (Amelia) Ortega of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Connie Gomez of Gilbert, Arizona; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

make a memorial giftMemorial 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.

 

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(1934-2021)

Sister Jeannine Therese McGorray, baptized Annette McGorray, died on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 70th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Jeannine Therese was born in Buffalo, New York, to Vincent and Loretta (Kunzelman) McGorray. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Buffalo, and received a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian.

Sister Jeannine Therese spent 22 years ministering in education in Detroit, Brighton, and Northville, Michigan; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Miami Beach, Florida. She served as Eucharistic minister for three years in Northville and in pastoral ministry for 24 years in Mesa, Arizona, and as a care giver for two years in Tempe, Arizona. 

Sister Jeannine Therese became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth McGorray; and her sister, Gladys M. Off. She is survived by her brother, Frank McGorray, of Lyndonville, New York; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Rite of Committal will be held in the Congregation Cemetery.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

Prayer Card (PDF)

 

Vigil for Sister Jeannine Therese

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Funeral for Sister Jeannine Therese

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(1925-2021)

Sister Mary Elizabeth Scheibel, formerly known as Sister Therese Johanna Scheibel, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 95 years of age and in the 77th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Mary Elizabeth was born in Chicago to John and Harriet (Nyren) Scheibel. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian.

Sister spent 25 years ministering in elementary education in Detroit and Farmington, Michigan; Henderson, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Flossmoor, Hometown and Chicago, Illinois. She also ministered for 20 years in secretarial services in Oak Brook and Lombard, Illinois. 

Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, June and Patricia. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

make a memorial giftMemorial 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.

 

Prayer Card (PDF)

Vigil for Sister Mary (Therese Johanna)

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral for Sister Mary (Therese Johanna)

Worship Aid (PDF)


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