We regret to inform you of the passing of Edward Brown ’50. Edward passed away November 6, 2018.
If you or someone you know has experienced a fall over the past year or has concerns about falling, you may be interested in the Matter of Balance workshop.
Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Begins February 7, 2019 for eight weeks at Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall 1209 W. Locust St., Bloomington, IL. Call Donna Redding at 829-2191 to register
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls prevention program that helps older adults improve their strength, balance and builds their confidence so they can lead an active life. There are eight, 2-hour sessions featuring group learning, problem solving, and 30 minutes of light exercise. The Program is offered free of charge and is made possible with a federal grant and local support from Community Care Systems, Inc. in Bloomington. Senior Nursing students from Illinois Wesleyan University will be leading the class. Everyone is welcome.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mabel “May” Bicknell ’51. Mabel passed away on December 28, 2018. You can read Mabel’s obituary here.
We regret to inform you of the passing of David ‘Neal’ Smith ’53. Neal passed away on January 1, 2019. You can read Neal’s obituary here.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Donna Cate ’53. Donna passed away on November 30, 2018. You can read Donna’s obituary here.
We are saddened to announce the passing of fellow alumnus George Sutor, class of 1958. If George could tell you now about his life, he would probably say he was truly blessed with a long, happy marriage of over 53 years, wonderful times with all of his girls, the best of friends, travel to many parts of the world and a satisfying career. George passed away on June 13, 2018. You may read his obituary here.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you all of the passing of Gordon Stone, class of 1957. Gordon passed away with his family by his side on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare in Peoria. You may read his obituary here.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Sam Smiley, class of 1952. A dog lover, life-long athlete, and marathon runner, he set the record for 60 and over in the Tucson Marathon. One year he ran the Boston Marathon. Sam passed away on August 15, 2018. You may read his obituary here.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you all of the passing of Eleanor Jokisch, class of 1955. Everyone who knew Eleanor appreciated her kindness, thoughtfulness and upbeat and encouraging attitude. Eleanor passed away on August 2, 2018. You may read her obituary here.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Dolores F. Desormey, class of 1952. Dolores met her husband of 61 years while attending Illinois Wesleyan University and lived a happy life with him and their loved ones. Dolores passed away on June 4, 2018. You may read Dolores’ obituary here.