BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL IS:
The Class of 1970’s 50th Class Reunion!
October 10, 2020
When: Our Gala Dinner takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Pre and post events include a Fat Jack’s Friday gathering, a Memorial Service, and more – October 9 and 10. More details to come, but for now – mark that calendar!
Soon: Our very own website created by the class reunion committee! We’ll be asking for stories, pictures, and music.
NOW: Getting organized. Steering Committee members and committee heads are listed below – and we can use more help! If you want to be part of the planning, email Bill Devore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Lewton (Kathylewton@aol.com).
Steering the Effort: Dave and Barbara Grace Wilson, Karen Short Mills, Bill Devore, Earl Franz, Kathy Lewton, Sonny Freeman, and Steve Burrichter.
Committee Leaders: Lana Weiss Brown (Back to College program), Pat McAvoy (assisting with everything), Brent A. Anderson and Debbie Moorehead Thorpe (inviters and arrangers), and Spen Sauter (website creator and manager). Many more to come!
FIRE UP FOR OUR 50TH FROM HEARTS AFLAME
Jane Brue, 84, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 18, in Evelyn Chapel, with a visitation prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel.
Lee W. Short
It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Lee Short. Lee, an IWU icon and loyal alum, was an honorary member of the Class of ’70 and the father of our classmate Karen Short Mills. He was the one who made sure all of us became Titans back in the 1960’s.
IWU President Eric Jensen, said today:
It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Lee Short ’44, Director of Admissions from 1952-1978. Services for Lee will be held next Thursday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. An obituary will be published in The Pantagraph on Sunday.
Please join me in offering sympathy to Lee’s wife, Phyllis, his children, and his nephew Trey.
Lee’s many contributions to Illinois Wesleyan are chronicled in this IWU Magazine article from 2010.
You may read his obituary here.
Service and Memorial Information:
Thursday, January 12, 10:30 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church
Lunch will be after the service where the family will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Westminster Village Foundation, or the Lee Short Student Scholarship at Illinois Wesleyan University.
As stated by Mark Sheldon, “This is very sad, and we all send our condolences and support to Karen and all the Short family. Lee was a grand human being and did so much for IWU over the years.”