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In Memoriam: Obituary Class Notes for Summer 2013 eConnection

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dorothy VanZandt Lovett ('64 BA English) died at age 73 on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2012 in Tucson, Ariz.
  • Nancy S. Sewell nee Massar('65 BM Music/Music Performance, '69 MM Music/Music Education) died at age 71 on Thurs., January 24, 2013. Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ Music Fund.
  • Roger Val Zimmerman('67 BA English, '69 MA English) died at age 67 on Thurs., Oct. 25, 2012 at his home in Carlinville, Ill. Memorials are suggested to Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Church.
  • Max L. Green('68 BA Math Studies) died at age 77 of cancer on Tues., April 2, 2013 at his home in Bluffton, SC. Memorials may be made to Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 3513, Miami, Fl 33136. Checks payable to "Sylvester Cancer Center" with "Trent Sarcoma Research" in the memo line.
  • Jack J. McCluskie ('68 BA Physics) died at age 80 on Sat., April 13, 2013. Memorials may be made to Christway Church or BJC Hospice and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.
  • Francis Marion "Buzz" Imboden IV ('71 BA Biological Sciences) died at age 67 on Mon., April 29, 2013.
  • Roy F. Merwin ('71 BA Economics) died at age 63 on Thurs., June 6, 2013. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  • Gene W. Morgan ('73 BA Sociology, '75 MSEd School Counseling) died at age 83 on Sun., Sept. 2, 2012 in Staunton, Ill. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton, Ill.
  • Rita Marie Carr ('76 BA Government) died at age 59 on Sat., Feb. 2, 2013. Memorials may be made to Saint Louis Connectcare or charity of choice.
  • Roger D. Kramer ('83 BS Mass Communications/Journalism) died at age 51 on Sat., November 3, 2012 in Belleville, Ill. Memorials can be made to the Easter Seals Society.
  • Steven "Steve" G. White ('83 BS Physics) died at age 52 on Sun., Dec. 30, 2012 in Mokane, Mo. Memorials may be made to Washington University ADRC Genetic Core at Washington University School of Medicine (4488 Forest Park Blvd, Ste 130, St. Louis, MO 63108).
  • Dr. Joseph A. Schallert ('91 BS Chemistry) died at age 43 on Thurs., March 7, 2013. Memorials may be made to The Schallert Educational Trust.
  • John "Marty" McKinney ('93 BS Geography) died at age 56 on Sun., April 21, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, Ill.
  • Emily Suzanne York nee Connaway ('04 MA Speech Communication) died at age 34 on Thurs., June 13, 2013. Memorials may be made to the York Fund, found at any US Bank, or the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.

School of Business
  • Carroll Eugene Evans ('62 BS Business Administration, '69 MS Business Administration) died at age 75 from complications of multiple myeloma on Thurs., January 24, 2013. Memorials may be given to the JCH Lifesavers Team for the Greene County Survivors Dinner.
  • Dale G. Schmalz ('65 BS Business Administration, '67 MSEd Counselor Education/School Counseling) died at age 73 on Fri., March 23, 2013 at his home in Highland, Ill. Memorials may be made to Highland Lion's Club, Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
  • Fred M. Schneider ('67 BS Business Administration) died at age 70 on Tues., April 2, 2013. Memorials may be made to Highland Relay for Life (Oldies But Goodies and/or Myeloma Maniacs teams), or the St. Paul School Educational Foundation.
  • Donald E. Campbell ('69 Associate in Business, '70 BS Business Administration, '71 MS Psychology) died at age 71 on Wed., March 6, 2013 at his home in Parrish, Fla. Memorials may be made to the George Rogers Clark chapter of Son's of the American Revolution or the Salvation Army.
  • Randall G. Schneider ('70 BA History, '78 BS Business Admin/Prof Accounting) died at age 63 on Tues., Oct. 2, 2012 in Swansea, Ill. Memorial donations may be made the the Salvation Army, the Hospice of Southern Illinois, the Belleville Area Humane Society or the charity of the donor's choice.
  • Douglas R. Mudd ('74 BS Economics, '77 MA Economics) died at age 61 on Sat., Feb. 9, 2013. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Siteman Cancer Center.
  • Thomas Lee Erwin ('75 BS Business Administration/Marketing) died at age 63 from cancer on Sun., March 17, 2013 at his home in Jerseyville, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Assistance Commission of Jersey County or to the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 Honor Guard in care of Crawford Funeral Home.
  • Harold Roy Kutter ('77 BS Accounting) died at age 57 on Sun., Aug. 19, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
  • Magene B. Chapman nee Baldridge ('81 BS Business Administration, '84 MBA Business Administration) died at age 78 on Sat., June 1, 2013. Memorials may be made to Community Memorial Hospital (Building Fund) or to Staunton Area Ambulance Service.
  • Richard "Rich" E. Taake ('82 BS Business) died at age 72 on Mon., Feb. 11, 2013. Memorials may be made to Collinsville Historical Museum.
  • Marjorie May Hoff ('83 BS Business Administration) died at age 60 on Sun., Feb. 3, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill.
  • Donald R. Szewczuk ('93 BSA Accounting) died at age 48 on Thurs., Feb. 21, 2013.
  • Robert R. Southerland, Jr. ('95 BS in Business Admin) died at age 55 on Tues., Oct. 2, 2012 in Belleville, Ill.
  • Pamella S. Brown ('02 BSA Accounting) died at age 61 on Thurs., March 16, 2013 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research or 5A's Animal Shelter.

School of Education
  • Robert "Bob" C. Anderson Jr. died at age 77 on Thurs., January 24, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association of St. Louis, St. John's Community Care of Collinsville or to Hospice of Southern Illinois of Belleville.
  • Faye Bemis Brockman died at age 71 from brain cancer on Fri., Aug. 10, 2012 at her home in Parker, Colo. Memorial contributions may be sent to support the rescue efforts of Rocky Mountain Irish Wolfhound Association at RMIWA Rescue, Attn: Andrea, 1512 28th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
  • Evelyn Esther Ruhe nee Konsoer ('64 BS Elementary Education) died at age 92 on Tues., March 19, 2013 at her home in Carefree, Ariz. Memorials may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation - Gift Processing Center at PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online at www.parkingson.org, or to JDRF Memorial Donation.
  • Cullen Clarence Clauser ('66 MS Audio-Visual, '72 MSEd Library Information) died at age 86 from leukemia on Tues., July 31, 2012 at his home in Columbia, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Illinois Chapter.
  • William "Bill" Coates ('66 MSEd Counselor Education/School Counseling) died at age 77 on Fri., March 29, 2013. Memorials may be made to Belleville East Holiday Charity Committee in care of Michelle Seneczyn, or to Belleville East Lifesavers in care of Tammie Hettenhausen, both addressed to 2555 West Boulevard, Belleville, IL 62221.
  • Evelyn Mullins Mandrell ('66 BS Elementary Education) died at age 82 on Mon., April 15, 2013. Memorials may be made to Knightdale Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC; the American Diabetes Association; or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
  • Sue J. Grable ('70 BS Elementary Education) died at age 64 on Sat., April 27, 2013. Memorials may be made to research or to Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Ill.
  • Joyce I. Jones nee Dunn ('71 BS Elementary Education) died at age 79 on Fri., April 12, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Janet L. Perne ('71 MSEd Elementary Education) died at age 69 on Mon., Oct. 29, 2012 in Alhambra, Ill. Memorials may be made to Livingston Fire Department, Sacred Heart Church or the Hospice of Southern Illinois.
  • David Louis Beiermann ('72 BS Special Education) died at age 62 on Wed., March 27, 2013. Memorials may be given to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
  • Carol Lynn Gauger nee Statler ('81 MBA Business Administration) died at age 56 on Sat., August 18, 2012. Memorials may be made to The Gardens at SIUE, Box 1651, Edwardsville, IL 62026.
  • Esther I. Claussen ('87 BS Special Education) died at age 76 on Tues., May 14, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Murdale Baptist Church Building Fund, Hospice of Southern Illinois and/or the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Pamela Sue Bush ('90 BS Physical Education) died at age 60 of brain cancer on Wed., Jan. 2, 2013 in her home in Bethalto, Ill. Memorials may be sent in Pamela's memory to Bethalto Public Schools, Riverbend Head Start in Alton or SSM Hospice in Glen Carbon.
  • Suzette Yvonne Lee ('93 BA Psychology) died at age 41 in a car crash on Thurs., July 19, 2012 outside Mulberry Grove, Ill. A memorial fund was established at First National Bank in Mulberry Grove, or contributions can also be made to the SAFE Center in Vandalia, Ill.
  • Nancy Newton ('99 MSEd Elementary Education) died at age 70 on Mon., Oct. 29, 2012 in Louisville, Ky. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to American Cancer Society.

School of Nursing
  • Janet S. McCarthy ('75 BS Nursing) died at age 60 on Thurs., May 23, 2013. Memorials may be made to the Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House in Edwardsville, Ill. or to St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, Ill.
  • Jacquelyn Louise Gaddy nee Rhea ('84 BS Nursing, '86 MS Nursing) died at age 64 on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012 in Alton, Ill.
  • Donna Rae Barton ('86 BS Nursing) died at age 51 on Sat., April 6, 2013. Memorials may be made to the 9th Floor AMCU at Christian Hospital Northeast.

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