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Mary Elizabeth (Humphrey) Landa

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Mary Elizabeth Landa, 52, Tower Lake, died suddenly Saturday, June 15, 2013.

She was born July 6, 1960.

She grew up in Rock Island and graduated from Rock Island High School. She attended Western Illinois University and graduated in 1983. 

She married Scott Landa the summer after graduation. Within a few years, they moved to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She was employed as a teacher at Woodstock High School for 25 years, teaching physical education, health and drivers education. She will be remembered by more than two decades of students for her warm personality, caring manner and belief that learning should be fun.

She also will be remembered for her love of music, the arts, and most of all, her love of people. 

Survivors include a son, Blake Connor Landa; her parents, Bob and Rhoda Humphrey; a brother, Rob Humphrey; an uncle and aunt, Nelvin and Judy Wistedt; and many cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Visitation will begin at noon, Sunday, June 30, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St., Barrington. A celebration of her life will follow at 5 p.m. 

Memorials in her name can be sent to the Woodstock High School Athletics General Fund, 501 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098 or Barrington High School’s athletic department.

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