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Frances Louise Guethlein, the future Sister Marian Edward, was born in Detroit on May 7, 1935, to Edward and Mary (Lucey) Guethlein. Edward was a native of Evansville, Indiana, while Mary came to the U.S. from Kilgarvin, Ireland, at the age of seventeen.
The couple had five children, of whom Frances was in the middle. She had three sisters, Barbara, Kathleen (known as Kay) and Joan, and a brother, Ed.
The Guethleins originally lived in St. Bridget Parish in Detroit, and Frances attended first and second grades at St. Bridget School. When she was in third grade, however, the family moved to Livonia, a Detroit suburb, and Edward and Mary enrolled their children at Our Lady of Sorrows School, which was staffed by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, in nearby Farmington as soon as the school had space for them.
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