Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Susan McKenzie Dies, 9/11/16

Sad to report that we have lost another classmate. Susan Grace McKenzie passed away on September 11, 2016. Susan's death date (9/11) is to be noted as historically coincidental (November 22 - JFK) as much as her birthdate is.

At MacArthur High School, Susan was a Class Council Alternate 1, Homecoming Publicity 3, Homecoming Decorations 4, Spanish Club 2, and a Girls' Chorus member.

The Springfield State Journal-Register published her obituary on September 13, 2016.

Susan Grace Dove 1947 - 2016

RIVERTON, IL - Susan Grace Dove, 68, of Riverton, died at 10:40 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Vibra Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Decatur, to Charles E. and Alice J. French McKenzie. She married William "Bill" Dove of Riverton on Oct. 4, 1969, in Springfield, Ill., and he survives.
Also surviving are her daughters, Laura Kennedy, her husband, Rusty, and children, Grace and Anna Kennedy of Rochester, and Gwen Clayton, her husband, Jarrod, and children, William, Katherine, and Henry Clayton, of Stokesdale, N.C.; and brothers, Scott McKenzie, and his children, Jason, Todd and Jillian of Columbus, Ohio, and Daniel McKenzie, and his son, Daniel, of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sandy McKenzie.
Susan attended MacArthur High School in Decatur, Ray-Vogue College of Design in Chicago, and University of Illinois–Springfield. She was Executive Director of the Sangamon County Department of Community Resources for 17 years.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, Springfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Daughters of 1812, Daughters of Union Veterans, and Daughters of Colonial Wars.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Staab Funeral Home–Springfield. There will be a second visitation from 9–9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Dr. Blythe Denham Kieffer officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
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Thanks to Stephen Haury and Delinda Chapman for passing along the sad news.

Delinda shares that Susan "was just as sweet and caring as she was when we knew her in the '60s."

Sunday, September 11, 2016

55th Reunion in 2020?

Could there be a 55th Reunion for Decatur, Illinois' Douglas MacArthur High School Class of 1965?

I have been approached about the Class of '65 being involved in a combined 1960s class reunion in 2020! Please take a minute and respond to let me know if you would, or would not, be interested and would try to come! There have not been any plans made at this time.....just trying to find out if there is any interest in doing this! 
Thank you,
Millie McCaddon Smith
Mac Class of 1965
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