Class Notes – September 2013



Deirdre James Richie ’75 retired from 37 years of teaching on June 5, 2012, and has been enjoying one full year of retirement. Deirdre writes “God has afforded me the privilege of actively serving him in a more rewarding capacity. I am forever grateful.”

Christopher ’79 and Elizabeth Lund ’77 Baldwin have relocated to Corsicana, TX.


Laurie Dempster Martin ’90 shares “My husband, Casey ’90 and I own and operate Dempster Insurance Agency, LLC, in Peoria and Farmington IL. Casey is the Head Football coach at Farmington High School. He is entering his 8th season there, and 22nd year overall coaching football. Our son, Chris (26) who grew up at EC with us, is now a licensed agent for us in the agency. He was 3 years old when we graduated EC in 1990. Our daughter Brittany lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas where she is attending nursing school. We just became grandparents in April of this year with the birth of our beautiful granddaughter Gianna. We try to get back to EC for Homecoming each year, and we hope to see some fellow classmates and friends at the football game!”


Jennifer Lindley Bruce ’03 started working as a Teaching and Learning Support Assistant at Wickhambrook Community Primary School in Suffolk, England in Sept this year.

Rochelle Turrisi ’08 is an attorney for DeVriendt & Associates, LLC.


Emily-Rose Mueller ’09 and Carlin Witte ’11 were married on Aug. 17, 2013.


Jason List ’10 and Taryn Hefley ’13 were married on July 13, 2013. On Aug. 12th Taryn started working for New Life Pregnancy Center as an abstinence educator. She goes to 40 different schools in the Decatur, IL area and teaches them the importance of saved sex vs. safe sex, effectiveness of condoms, and their options if they become pregnant. It is a very rewarding job, and she works with some of the best people she ever met. Every day they start out the day with time for prayer. They reside in Decatur, IL.


Kyle Todd ’11 and Amanda Maley ’12 were married on March 30, 2013, at the Packard Plaza in Peoria, IL. EC alums in the wedding were Zac Bonnell ’11, Nick Barker ’09, and Emily Schaubert Hubbert ’12. Amanda is currently teaching HS English at Tri-Point High School and Kyle works at Fabral in Gridley. They took a honeymoon trip this summer to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and they live in Fairbury.


Charles “Sully” O’Sullivan ’36

Harriet Boo Wolf ’44

Milford Broers ’55

Barbara Dyar Fox ’70