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Marijean E. Levering


1974 - 2017
Marijean E. Levering Obituary
Marijean E. Levering, Ph.D. 1974 - 2017
UTICA - Marijean Elizabeth Levering, Ph.D., 43, of Utica, NY, and formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away July 27, 2017, in Detroit.
She was born February 20, 1974, in Southfield, MI, at Providence Hospital, the daughter of the late Jesse Edwards and Barbara Hesidence Edwards. Marijean graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart as Valedictorian of her class. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago; earned her Master's Degree at Michigan State; and earned her PhD from Wayne State University. Doctor Levering was Associate Professor of Theatre, and Chair of Performing and Fine Arts at Utica College, Utica, NY. While at Utica College, she received the prestigious Chrisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award and the Dean Robert Woods Student Life Award. Marijean attended the Newman Center at Utica College.
She was predeceased by her grandmother, Rose Hesidence, in 2014, and by her grandfather, John Bachor, in 2013. She is survived by a wealth of extended family and loving friends.
Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raymond Our Lady of Counsel, 20103 Joann Street, Detroit, MI 48205. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Those wishing to honor Marijean, please consider memorials in her name to Barrel of Monkey's, 4410 N. Ravenswood, Suite LL3, Chicago, IL 60640, or the Jerome Weiss Outstanding Theatre Award at Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY 13502.
Please share a memory and light a candle at www.verheyden.org.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from July 29 to July 30, 2017
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