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In Memory of Ruth Keller Huser

It’s sad to announce that Ruth Keller Huser, Class of 1945, passed away last February 28, 2015.

In Memory of Thaddeus Zuziak

It’s sad to announce that Thaddeus Zuziak, Class of 1950, passed away last May 10, 2015. He was 84 years old.

In Memory of Theron Roberts

It’s sad to announce that Theron Roberts, Class of 1957, passed away last April 28, 2015. He was 76 years old.

In Memory of Walter Guffey

It’s sad to announce that Walter Raymond Guffey, Sr., 91, was reunited with his wife in eternity, with his Lord, on March 31, 2015. Born October 28, 1923, in Watauga, KY, and married July 14, 1956, to his bride of 57 years, Betty Lou Winkler. He attended Jacksonville School of the Deaf, was an active member of Rockford Lutheran Church of the Deaf where he served as treasurer. A member of the Elks Club, Eagles Club, Illinois Association for the Deaf, and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf. An energetic and loving husband, retired from Sundstrand, avid gardener raising both vegetables and flowers, he also enjoyed a variety of wood projects and an avid Chicago sports fan. Survived by children, Lewis (Jody) Guffey, Kathy (Jamie) Petrie, Wally (Rhonda) Guffey, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jodi Miles-Summeril; grandchildren, John Miles, Nicholas (Krystal) Guffey, K Louise (Karl) Seager, Maggie (Tim Hurkman) Phillps, Nicole Howard, Jamie Petrie, Jr., and Eddie Petrie; sister, Viola Lamp; sister-in-law, Jean Winkler; nieces and nephews; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; son, Jerry Guffey; grandchild, Nicole Guffey; and brother, Calvin Guffey. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, April 6, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL. Visitation 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To express condolences please visit,

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HB 2657 to support the recruitment and retention of educators and other personnel, out-of-state applicants and applicants trained in another country receiving a Professional Educator License. And to provide educator preparation programs as they seek national accreditation, and to provide professional development. (Allow hiring more Deaf and Hard of Hearing educators and personnel.)