Dolores Story Kaufmann, age 84, of Edwardsville, Illinois died at 8:15am on Thursday, April 14, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois on December 7, 1929, the daughter of Ada Caroline (Schwarz) Story and Ellis Jerome Story.
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She grew up in Chicago and in Antioch, Illinois. She graduated from Amundsen High School in Chicago in 1947 and received a B.A. and M.A. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1952 and 1953. She worked in corporate public relations and magazine editing through the mid 1960s. She was director of information services for School District 65 in Evanston during its school desegregation period, 1966 through 1971. She campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment and worked extensively with the League of Women Voters, and National Organization of Women. She chaired the campaign committee for Rudy Wilson's first election to the Edwardsville School Board in 1973 and was elected Democratic Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 8. From 1975 to 1979, she was director of public information for the Illinois Office of Education before moving to Washington, DC in 1980.
Dolores married John William Kaufmann of Brooklyn, New York in August 1958. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2009. She is survived by one son, Christopher S Kaufmann and wife Alison Reeves of Edwardsville, granddaughter, Zoe Kaufmann; sister in law Caroline Story of Laporte, Minnesota; nephew Douglas Story and wife Sheila of Laporte, Minnesota; niece Alisa (Story) McLemore and husband Philip of Addamsville, Tennessee; and many adored great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial visitation will be at Saksa Funeral Home, 210 N. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL on Saturday, May 17, from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the League of Women Voters of the Edwardsville Area, PO Box 841, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home
210 North Kansas Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from May 3 to May 4, 2014