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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...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Dominick Maino - Chicago, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Christopher Aquino - Silver City, NM

“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...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Christopher Aquino - Silver City, NM

“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...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Amber (Bechtlofft) Mitchell

“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...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Kellie Doubek - IL

“My thoughts and Prayers are with Ms. Vonch, she was one of my favorite teachers. ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Johnny Smolik - New Lenox, IL

“My deepest sympathy to the family..great memories of a great teacher! ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Jana Thompson - Denver, CO

“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...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Lasota - Romeoville, IL

“Teacher, Director of Speech, Drama and Department Chairman at RHS. She excelled at all of these positions. Her value system was solid, especially her...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: David J. Hennessey - Joliet, IL

“I am saddened by Marilyn's passing. She was a great teacher and taught me a lot about speech. ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Jo Ann Mikan Murphy - Shorewood, IL

“A great teacher and one of my favorites. She had confidence in me even when I didn't. She will be missed. Comdolences to her family. RIP Miss Vonch ”
11 of 35 | Posted by: Kathie Kieras - Bolingbrook, IL

“she was a great lady she took us on a trip to the city we had a good time ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Michael Hernandez - sevenmile, OH

“I will always remember her love for poetry an how she was the first one that made me write a poem. Now I am writing Sermons to try and inspire,...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Zarek - New Lenox, IL

“Marilyn and I were roommates in summer school at the University of Illinois. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding. We shared lots of good times. ...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Carole MacMinn

“A very caring educator who went the extra mile for her students. R.I.P. Ms. Vonch. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: Thomas Rogers - Scottsdale, AZ

“Miss Vonch was my english teacher and speech coach. She was such a devoted teacher and such a nice person. She had a smile for everyone. She will be...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa (Campbell) Wright - TX

“One of the best teachers at RHS...always supportive, encouraging and positive. I know she influenced many students including myself. God bless. ...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry Richards - Former Student

“Mrs. Vonch is one of the best memories I have of RHS! She was my speech coach (State) and she was a terrific person too!!! I wish I could have...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Wendy Mattison - Prospect Heights, IL

“Great teacher and a wonderful person just to talk to about anything.My thoughts and prayers sent to her family. David Stamm.Class of '82 ”
19 of 35 | Posted by: David Stamm - San Antonio, TX

“She always had a ready smile for her students. ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: mailee lao - San Bernardino, CA

“What a devoted and dedicated teacher! She left an impact on a countless number of students. ♥ ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Tina Ziegler - romeoville, IL

“"Auntie Marilyn" is an amazing woman. I have many fond memories of visiting her in the summer. We would always go into Chicago and it was with Aunt...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Anne Gregg - Rockledge, FL

“Where do I begin to put down in words a memory of this extraordinary influence this wonderfully bright light in my life. Miss Vonch (she will always...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Christopher Aquino - Silver City, NM

“Marilyn was my summer school roommate at the University of Illinois and close friend. She was my daughter Anne's Godmother. We shared many good...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Julianne Mallak - Indialantic, FL

“thank you for being a good role model for all of your students.... ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Jane Gombosi - Lockport, IL

“Wonderful teacher and such a nice lady. My sympathies. ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: Glenn Littrell: Class of '85 RHS - IL

“Miss Vonch was a rare breed of teacher - knowledgeable, astute, and a classy lady. They surely don't make them like her any more. Here is to one fine...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Valerie Barsevich - Tucson, AZ

“What an awesome teacher, especially enjoyed the trip abroad to Englad in 1977 - she was a great role model - my condolences to her family, may god...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Lois (Kolb) Griffin - Milton, KY

“Ms. Vonch was a wonderful teacher. She certainly would listen to you when you were having a problem with your school assignments and always helped...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Ron Serling - Plainfield, IL

“rip miss vonch my sister and i both had you in english in freshman year plus you were a speech coach for me you will be missed. ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: allan - floral city, FL

“Miss Vonch was my homeroom teacher '.62 to '65. What a great person and teacher. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Jo Ann Woodward - Romeoville, IL

“Ms. Vounch was somewhat of a legend at Romeoville High School. She taught us all skills that we have used throughout our lives. She was...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy Lindstrom Shapiro - IL

“You were a funny and very nice lady, and I learned a lot from you. Rest in peace. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Penny Levit Ester - Castle Pines, CO

“Class of 1977 @ RHS. One of the few teachers I have thought about. She affected many people with her positive energy and words. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Jeff Gunty

“Miss Vonch will be greatly missed. I was in the class of 1969 and she was a great motivator for me. Made me do things I did not think were in me. ...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Valentine Pavesich - WI

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Age 73, of Lockport, passed away on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center of Joliet.

Marilyn is survived by her loving family, aunt, Laurel Liston, cousins, Linda Liston, M.D., Dianne Letson, numerous other cousins, God sister, Lina Sims and close friend, Judy Schroeder.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Vonch (Liston) and grandparents, Frederick & Mable Liston.

Marilyn was a long time member of St. Dennis Church in Lockport where she was a very active member of the Right to Life Ministry and the choir. She was a teacher in the Valley View School District for 32 years and was a proud member of the American Legion Band in Joliet.

Family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441 on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral, Thursday, October 24th, 2013 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM and then to St. Dennis Church, 1214 S. Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment, Lockport City Cemetery, Lockport IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Dennis Church would be appreciated. For information, 815-838-1533 or