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Ms Vonch cared about her students. She was a most talented and dedicated teacher. Marilyn made a significant difference in the lives of those she taught. She is missed!

Posted by: Dominick Maino - Chicago, IL - Student   Oct 30, 2019

Miss Vonch. She was an excellent teacher amongst a group of excellent teachers at Lockport West High School. But she shined. I was in her speech class for 2 years. Her commitment to her students was unflinching. I know that here encouragement allowed me, an otherwise shy reserved student, to have enough confidence to come in 2nd place 2 years in a row at the regional speech competition. She was a drama coach to my sister, Linda. Linda was an

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Posted by: Christopher Aquino - Silver City, NM - Friend   Oct 18, 2019

Wow! I don't even know where to begin to tell the ways that Marilyn (I think I might be old enough to call Miss Vonch by her first name) has impacted my life and the lives of my family.

I first met Marilyn in 1963 when she taught at the newly built LWHS. This must have been her first teaching gig because she was all of 23 when the school year began. I was a Freshman at this brand new

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Posted by: Christopher Aquino - Silver City, NM - Student   Aug 25, 2014

Ms. Vonch was a wonderful teacher who encouraged me to join the speech was the most fun ever! She definitely made a wonderful mark on the world thru her teaching career!

Posted by: Amber (Bechtlofft) Mitchell    Jan 15, 2014

When my boss refused to give me the day off to attend an honor banquet for seniors, Ms. Vonch called her. I'd love to know what Ms. Vonch said because my boss was full of apologies. What a great lady. From one English teacher to another, thanks Ms. Vonch.

Posted by: Kellie Doubek - IL   Oct 26, 2013

My thoughts and Prayers are with Ms. Vonch, she was one of my favorite teachers.

Posted by: Johnny Smolik - New Lenox, IL - Student   Oct 24, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family..great memories of a great teacher!

Posted by: Jana Thompson - Denver, CO - Former student   Oct 23, 2013

I will always remember and appreciate knowing Ms. Vonch as an extraordinary person who had a gift of teaching. I had the pleasure of being one of her students at Romeoville High School in the 70's.
She was always so cheerful and took a special interest in her students.
Rest in peace. <

Posted by: Susan Lasota - Romeoville, IL - former student   Oct 23, 2013

Teacher, Director of Speech, Drama and Department Chairman at RHS. She excelled at all of these positions. Her value system was solid, especially her dedication to the companionship and care for her mother. Her dedication to her students and staff was superior. Her impact on those mentioned is that of an excellent teacher. My sympathy to her family and close friends.

Dave Hennessey

Posted by: David J. Hennessey - Joliet, IL - Teacherand friend at RHS- 1972-p   Oct 23, 2013

I am saddened by Marilyn's passing. She was a great teacher and taught me a lot about speech.

Posted by: Jo Ann Mikan Murphy - Shorewood, IL - Past student of Marilyn, 1969   Oct 23, 2013