Carolyn Cremeens

DELAVAN - Carolyn Lillibridge Cremeens, age 92, of Delavan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the home.

Carolyn was born in Delavan on Dec. 9, 1920. She graduated from the Delavan schools and taught there for several years in her early career. She was a graduate of Northwestern University, School of Speech, with B.S. Honors, and received her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, summa cum laude.

Her teaching career was an extensive one, including Chairman of the Speech/Drama Department in Shorewood, Wis., and later a member of the faculty at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich. She developed and taught Creative Drama at the Milwaukee Art Center and summer-directed drama at Northwestern University. While living in England for three years, she became active in the Surrey education program.

Devoted to family and friends, she will be remembered for her unusual rapport with teenagers, many of whom are now grandparents and who continued to visit and correspond with her.

She was a member of the Delavan Presbyterian Church, the Delavan Historical Society and Chapter BV of P.E.O.

Cremation has been accorded, and private family services will be held. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Cremation Society of Mid Illinois
905 S 5th St Pekin, IL 61555
(309) 688-2088

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Sept. 13, 2013