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Rose M. Sugden

December 31, 1969 September 26, 2012
Rose M. Sugden
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Rose Sugden, age 97, beloved mother of David, passed away peacefully at West Suburban Hospital on September 26, 2012. She was the widow of Wallace Sugden, Superintendent of River Forest Public Schools for twenty-five years, who died in 2002. Rose was a fond aunt to many nieces and nephews as well as a treasured friend to countless colleagues in her primary role as an educator. Upon her retirement from teaching in 1980, Rose worked tirelessly for the Nineteenth Century Club and its Scholarship Fund. Always passionate about Bridge, she became so proficient that she also taught the refinements of the game. In 2006 Rose was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the College of Education of Illinois State University. At that time she was the retired Director of Personnel and Curriculum of Bellwood's School District 88. Among the many awards and achievements Rose received were: National Award for Junior High Schools, Best Economics Curriculum by the Twentieth Century Foundation; Candle of Knowledge Award from the Cook County Office of Education; as well as a Scholarship established in her name. At Rose's request, there will be no service or memorial. However, contributions in Rose's memory can be directed to the Nineteenth Century's Scholarship Fund, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301.

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