Charlotte Jane (Honn) Brownfield, 76, of Mahomet, Illinois, died Jan. 14 in Savoy, Illinois. She retired as a business manager in the computer sciences department in 2001, with 37 years of employment at the university. A visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Mahomet, 402 S. Elm St., Mahomet, on Jan. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Mahomet, P.O. Box 196, Mahomet, IL 61853.
Mary L. Giles, 73, of Mahomet, Illinois, died Jan. 1 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She worked as an editor for the University of Illinois Political Science Review, the Illinois State Water Survey and the University of Illinois Press, retiring in 2007. Memorials: Mahomet Public Library District, 1702 E. Oak St., Mahomet, IL 61853.
Margaret McLaren Jensen, 87, of Urbana, died Jan. 11 at Amber Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Urbana. She was a teaching assistant in the home economics department in the mid-1970s. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.
Martin L. Maehr, 84, of Beaver Island, Michigan, died Jan. 10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was the chair of the department of educational psychology, the associate dean for Graduate and International Programs in the College of Education and the director of the Institute for Child Behavior and Development. In the 1970s, he was a member of the U. of I.’s Tehran Research Unit at the University of Tehran in Iran. Memorials: Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association or the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Robert J. Nelson, 91, of Effingham, Illinois, died Jan. 6 at his home. He retired as a professor of French at the university. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.
Dorothy Ann (Sturdivant) Schoeps, 76, of Urbana, died Jan. 3 at her home. She worked for nine years as the secretary of professor Albert Wattenberg, the principal investigator of the High Energy Group in the department of physics. She also worked as the secretary for professor David Kuck, the director of the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development. A memorial reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts or Illinois Public Media (WILL).