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Mary McCann

Mary McCann, accountant who fought library cuts in Wheaton, dies at 74

Mary McCann, an accountant and financial planner, joined the Friends of the Wheaton Library in retirement and lobbied against cuts to library funding. “She was … Read more ›

John Gration's experiences in Congo and Kenya helped with his teaching at Wheaton College. (February 2, 2012)

John Gration, missionary and professor, dies

John Alexander Gration spent 15 years as a Christian missionary in Africa before starting his academic career and founding the missions and intercultural studies graduate … Read more ›

Rosemary S. Ziska also had a hand in creating the DuPage Heritage Gallery. (Submitted photo)

Rosemary Ziska, led Greater Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, dies

Rosemary S. Ziska led the Greater Wheaton Chamber of Commerce during a time of significant growth in the 1960s and 1970s and co-founded the western … Read more ›

Arthur F. Holmes was on the faculty of Wheaton College for 43 years. (October 18, 2011)

Arthur Holmes, Wheaton College professor, dies

Arthur F. Holmes brought a distinctly Christian perspective to philosophy but was able to clearly and comprehensively convey other worldviews to his students during 43 … Read more ›

Dr. Arthur Holmes
From the community

Arthur F. Holmes '50 M.A. '52 (1924-2011): Influential Christian Philosopher

Dr. Arthur F. Holmes, a noted Christian philosopher who inspired generations of Wheaton College students and the broader Christian community through his thoughtful scholarship, died … Read more ›

COD symposium examines the ‘new face of homelessness’

When Jill Markussen wanted to revamp her career a few years ago, she considered the time she spent volunteering at a hospice and nursing homes … Read more ›

From the community

Joseph W. Davison, 68, Former Submarine Officer and Computer Scientist

Joseph Walter Davison died Tuesday September 27, at his home near Kennett Square PA, of pancreatic cancer. Mr. Davison was born November 28, 1942 in … Read more ›

Longtime YMCA leader, Wheaton resident dies at age 88

Army Sgt. John Coleman O’Melia Jr. was just 22 when his unit, the 20th Armored Division, helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp during World War … Read more ›

Wheaton artist who made church banners and pulpit cloths, dies at 73

Marjorie Ruth Gieser created large and colorful banners and pulpit cloths for churches throughout the Chicago area after immersing herself in liturgical art in the … Read more ›

Thomas Scheiner, 1923-2011

Thomas Scheiner served on Glen Ellyn’s Village Board in two stints more than a decade apart. During his time in office, he weighed in on … Read more ›