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Timothy H. Vance

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Vance, Timothy H. 66, of Mahomet passed away at 7:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St., Urbana. Friends of Tim are invited to share their remembrances during the service. A reception at the church will follow the service. Tim was born March 2, 1947 in Highland Park, IL to parents Norman and Joy Hawley Vance. In July, 1972 he married Sally Ruwitch and had a daughter, Jennifer Christianson (Jay) of Palisades, CO. Tim married Kathy Bryan on September 1, 1984. Tim and Kathy are the parents of Shannon Vance of Mahomet. His wife, Kathy survives. Also surviving are a stepson, David Worn (Carrie) of Washington, DC; and three siblings, Margaret Gunther and Jean Vance of Dallas, TX, and his identical twin brother, Thomas Vance (Sarah) of Maple Grove, MN; as well as seven nieces and nephews and a first grandchild, Sawyer Alexander Worn. Preceding Tim in death were his older brother, Norman of Laguna Beach, CA; and his parents. Tim earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, as well as a Master's of Education and a Master's of Social Work from the University of Illinois. Throughout his career he will be remembered as a gentle, thoughtful and quiet man who was committed to the inherent worth and dignity of all people. He began his career guiding and teaching emotionally disturbed children and their families at Adler Mental Health Center, a residential treatment facility in Champaign. Following his position at Adler he worked for the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Vermilion County 708 Board, assisting in the development and implementation of community based mental health services. Later, Tim returned to providing direct care as Director of Clinical Services at Developmental Services Center, a community based organization providing care to persons with developmental disabilities. After earning his MSW, Tim developed a successful private counseling practice assisting children, families, couples and individuals achieve their personal goals. Since October, 2007 Tim and his family confronted the impact of frontotemporal degeneration. With the care and support of family, friends, and caregivers at Circle of Friends Adult Day Care, Amber Glen Assisted Living, Champaign County Nursing Home and Harbor Light Hospice Care Tim was cared for with love and respect. Tim will be remembered for his smile and laughter, present until his final days. He will be deeply missed by his family and those whose lives he touched. Tim's memory will carry on in the lives of those he loved and cared about. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087. Arrangements were completed by the Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2013
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