Lebanon in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Helen Carolyn Dorothy Saegesser Church
October 12, 1910 - February 22, 2001
McKendree College 1934 valedictorian with triple major in English, French, and history. Married Leon Church (1906-1983) June 13, 1936. With her husband, only three-time recipient of McKendree College Peter Akers Alumni Award. Delivered McKendree College Founders Day Address 1963. Lebanon public library board 1969-89, M.S. in library sciences, University of Illinois 1971.
Linotype operator, printer, writer, editor, teacher, speaker; Illinois president, National League of American Pen Women.
Mbr. PEO Sisterhood, NLAPW, Silver Pens, McKendree Writers' Association, Lebanon Historical Society, Lebanon Historical Society, Lebanon History Club, International Dickens Fellowship.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education • Industry & Commerce • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 38° 36.241′ N, 89° 48.651′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on West Saint Louis Street (County Road 2) just west of North St. Clair Street, on the right when traveling west Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 W St Louis St, Lebanon IL 62254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leon Henry Church (here, next to this marker); Mermaid House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Deneen Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Inspiration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker (approx. 3.3 miles away); Summerfield Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
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