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Topic: [ncsm-members] SAD NEWS - BONNIE H. LITWILLER
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Jerry P. Becker

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Information brought to our attention by Peggy House, referring to the
website of Central Illinois News, -
January 28, 2012.

Bonnie H. Litwiller

Died: January 27, 2012

Morton - Dr. Bonnie H. Litwiller, 74, of Morton, died at 11:40 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at her home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Morton to Marion and Helen (Huette) Litwiller.

Surviving are five first cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie received her B.S./M.S. degrees from Illinois State University
in Normal. She received her Math Ed.D. from Indiana University.

She first taught seven years at Richwoods High School in Peoria.
Bonnie later became a professor of mathematics at the University of
Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, retiring in 2000.

Bonnie was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa and
Kappa Ma Epislon, Lambta Theta and Kappa Delta Pi.

She was also a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
Mathematics Association of America and the School Science and

For the past four years, Bonnie was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

In 2004, she received the Indiana University School of Education
Distinguished Alumni Award.

Bonnie has coauthored more than 900 journal articles, published four
books, edited 26 books for the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics, and given more than 200 presentations.

She was awarded the 2003 Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1995 University of Northern Iowa
Outstanding Service Award, the 1993 Regents Award for Excellence from
the Iowa Board of Regents, and the 1982 Illinois State University
Alumni Achievement Award.

Bonnie was a member of the Community United Church of Christ in
Morton, where a celebration of life service will be held at 10:00
a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, with Rev. Jeff Johnston officiating.
Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Department of Mathematics, Illinois
State University, Campus Box 4520, Normal, IL 61790-4520 or the
Community United Church of Christ, 300 N. Main St., Morton, IL 61550.
Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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