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Mary Jarvis Beattie, grassroots politician, "professional volunteer," and former Lake County Board member who had a brief, honorary stint as Illinois State Representative, died March 6 with family by her side. A longtime resident of Lake Forest, Mrs. Beattie grew up in St. Louis, where she met and married her husband, Orville Carl, during WWII. Both were passionate about civic, church, and community concerns, including ChildServ, Ravinia Festival, and the Brain Research Foundation of UChicago. They were loving foster parents. Mary was instrumental in forwarding many causes and missions, receiving the Abraham Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Award in 1995. Her dynamic spirit and unswerving sense of justice and integrity will be sorely missed by family and community alike. She is survived by her children Barbara (Rev James) Liljegren, David (April) Beattie, and Rev Phyllis Beattie (Dr Francisco Gutierrez), nine beloved grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N Sheridan Rd at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 18. Contributions in Mary's name would be gratefully received by the Brain Research Foundation (www.thebrf.org) or the Mission Committee of 1st Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest (www.firstchurchlf.org).
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2015
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