WOODSTOCK – Mary Elizabeth Landa (nee Humphrey) passed away suddenly Saturday, June 15, 2013. She was born July 6, 1960.|
Mary grew up in Rock Island and graduated from Rock Island High School before departing for Western Illinois University, where she graduated in 1983. The summer after graduation she married Scott Landa while he was attending law school at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
Within a few years, Scott and Mary moved back to the northwest suburbs where Mary took a job as a teacher at Woodstock High School.
Mary remained at Woodstock High School for 25 years as a physical education, health and driver's education teacher until her passing. Mary will be remembered by more than two decades of students for her warm personality, caring manner and learning-should-be-fun attitude.
Mary will also be remembered by all for her love of music, the arts and most of all for her love of people.
Survivors include her son, Blake Connor Landa; parents, Bob and Rhoda Humphrey; brother, Rob Humphrey; uncle and aunt, Nelvin and Judy Wistedt; and many cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Richard Landa.
The celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake Cook Road), Barrington, where there will be a visitation from noon until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary's name may be made to the Barrington High School Athletic Department, 616 W. Main St., Barrington, IL 60010, or the Woodstock High School Athletic Department, 501 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098.
You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com or call 847-381-3411 for information.
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 25, 2013