In Memoriam

Sister Mary Kathryn Cliatt, OP(1937-2023)

Marilyn Uline was the oldest of seven children born to Charles and Harriet (Holmes) Uline on July 29, 1937. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, with Rosemary and Joanne following soon thereafter. Then, with World War II in full swing, Charles was asked by his boss to move to Illinois to assist with supervising a steel production plant, and so the Ulines settled on a 35-acre farm not far from Chicago Heights. The five-bedroom farmhouse was ideal for the growing family, which, over time added Carol, Lois, John, and Margaret to its ranks.

Being the oldest of so many children came with its share of responsibilities. After Sister Marilyn’s death, her sister Joanne shared this at the wake:

Our father appointed Marilyn our designated protector and sometimes “ENFORCER!” Marilyn was three by the time Rosemary came along, and sadly for Marilyn, Rose was the first in a succession of four more babies, all 11-13 months apart. Marilyn had to become our mom’s helper (and Pampers hadn’t been invented yet). A few more years went by, and finally the last two babies arrived, and by this time, Marilyn was a pro – still, no Pampers! I’m sure Marilyn hated holding the lantern every night out in the freezing cold so the rest of us could troop off to the outhouse before going to bed. Fortunately, plumbing was installed in our old farmhouse not too long after we moved in.

Marilyn and her siblings attended St. Agnes School, where they were taught by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Determined to excel at her studies, she did 
so well that she won a four-year scholarship to Mount St. Mary Academy, where she met the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Read more about Sister Marilyn (PDF)


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

Sister's Memorial Card (PDF)

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