Book of Remembrance

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Michelle Cliff

Michelle Cliff, a Jamaican-American writer whose novels, stories and nonfiction essays drew on her multicultural identity to probe the psychic disruptions and historical distortions wrought by colonialism and racism, died on June 12, 2016 at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 69.  Read More...

Beverly Talladay

Bev Talladay lived every moment with passion, a love of learning, a gift for friendship, and devotion to her family.  Read More...

Selma Liff Lesser

December 22, 1918 - February 15, 2017: Ever planning and dreaming, Selma chose her own epitaph: “Too fond of the stars to fear the night.”  Read More...

Grace Herron

Born June 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, Grace Pearl Herron was the daughter of Thomas William Racster and Estelle Laraine (Bemenderfer) Racster. Grace was a longtime social work at the University of Illinois Hospital and had received her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois.  Read More...

Arnold Snygg

John Arnold Phillip Snygg was born September 7, 1924 in Round Rock, Texas. He died July, 29 2015 at peace with his place in the world.  Read More...

Jim and Wilma Elsea

It was a set-up, but Jim and Wilma Elsea, who were married 71 years, fell in love anyway on the Easter Sunday in 1939 when they met at the Lodi City Park. They lived their lives together dedicated to community and world service, and leave behind a legacy that...  Read More...

Sara Bennett

With ways all her own, it was the heart of Sara Bennett that lovingly held her family close. Through unyielding faith, she was a woman who knew the value of hard work and the meaning of giving without expecting anything in return. Sara’s loving compassion and nurturing example touched...  Read More...

Dorothy Linke

Born October 5, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Dorothy "Dolly" P. Linke earned her BA from Chatham and her MS and Ed.S from Butler University. She was a dedicated teacher and reading consultant for Indianapolis Public Schools.  Read More...