J. Beals, 80,
died Feb. 28 at The Medical Center in Beaver, Pa. Beals taught
ceramic engineering at the UI for 15 years, leaving the university
in 1962. He started as an assistant instructor in 1947 and was
an associate professor when he left the university.
Mary Jane Camp, 82, died Feb.
19 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Camp worked as
a library clerk at the UI from 1945 to 1960.
Arlyle “Al” Floyd Irwin,
75, died Feb. 20 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Irwin
was an electronics engineer for the UI for 32 years, retiring
in 1991. He worked in the Digital Computer Lab and the department
of computer science. Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign.
Beverly L. Dries, 62, died
Feb. 18 at her home in Centralia. Dries worked in the UI Division
of Risk Management for more than 30 years, retiring in 2000 as
director. Memorials: Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Garden
Fund, Asheville. (corrected)
Eugenia Colee Lytle, 85, died
Feb. 17 at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. Lytle was a clerk typist
in the agronomy department for 11 years, retiring in 1975. Memorials:
Carle Arbours, 302 Burwash Ave., Savoy, IL 61874; the Alzheimer’s
Association, 307 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820; or the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Illinois Branch, 108 Boeykens
Place, Suite 207, Normal, IL 61761.
Robert Ornstein, 78, died
Feb. 9 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland. Ornstein became
an assistant professor of English at the UI in 1958 and was promoted
to associate professor in 1961 and professor in 1963. He left
the UI in 1966. Memorials: Cleveland Food Bank, 1557 E. 27th St.,
Cleveland, OH 44114; Community Re-Entry, 1468 W. 25th St., Cleveland,
OH 44113; or any chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Bonnie J. Shannon, 73, died Feb. 16 at her home in
Rantoul. Shannon began working at the UI in 1985 as a secretary
for the Benefits Center, retiring in 1994.
Rose Springer, 76, died Feb. 14 at Provena Covenant
Medical Center, Urbana. Springer was a clerk typist in the agronomy
department at the UI for more than 15 years, spending her last
year as extra help. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society.
Ruth Thomas Weinard, 95, died
Feb. 28 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Weinard was
a clinical counselor at the UI Student Counseling Bureau. Memorials:
University Baptist Church, 314 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820;
or Early American Museum, 600 N. Lombard, Mahomet, IL 61853.
A memorial service for professor emeritus Charlie
Wert will be at 1 p.m. March 6 at McKinley Presbyterian
Church, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. There will be a reception
following at McKinley Foundation. Wert, 83, died Nov. 4 at Carle
Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Wert had been a faculty member in
the UI metallurgy department from 1950 to 1990, retiring as professor
emeritus. Memorials: Morningside College or McKinley Presbyterian