Castner, Lillian M. (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Jan 1969, p. 8
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Dr. Lillian M. Castner, 45, of [damaged] Happ Rd., Northfield died Wednesday at Evanston Hospital. Dr. Castner was head of the girls' physical education department at New Trier West. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she also attended the University of Nebraska and Peabody College. She received a master's degree from Washington State University and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her first teaching position was at New Trier East from 1945 to 1947. She later taught in high schools and colleges in Oregon, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Washington. Dr. Castner returned to the North Shore in 1961, and taught at New Trier East until [damaged], when she was named head of the girls physical education department at the newly-opened New Trier West. At New Trier East, she was Girls Athletic Association sponsor and head of girls' intramural swimming activities, as well as chairman of the aquatics committee and member of the curriculum committee. She was a member of the American and Illinois Associations for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. In [damaged] she received an honor award from the Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Dr. Castner wrote several professional articles, the most recent of which appeared last January in "The Scholastic Coach" magazine. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. R. F. Castner of Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Reed Jr. of Dectur, Ga.; and two brothers, R. F. Castner Jr. of Bettendorf, Ia., and Harold J. Castner of Nashville, Tenn.; and a niece Joy Castner, Bettendorf. Services were held last Thursday at St. James the Less Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert A. [damaged]. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of Greater Chicago.

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6 Jan 1969
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1 Jan 1969
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Castner, Lillian M. (Died)