The Homer (IL) High School Class of 1963 extends our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Mel Root. He was far more than "just" a history teacher, a driver's education teacher, a coach, a principal; he was an individual that truly cared for every student at HHS and was respected by each student and faculty member! And we are proud to say he was a part of our lives and we hope we have "done him proud" with our lives! How blessed we were to have him at HHS! May God Bless your family with peace and a lifetime of fond memories of your husband, father, grandpa and friend!