MacArthur High School Alumni

Decatur, Illinois (IL)

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Cadie Michelle Martin
Cadie Michelle Martin
Class of 2003
Passed Dec 13, 2007
Cadie was apart of the group of students that had to combine to MacArthur when Stephen Decatur closed. She joined MacArthur her Sophomore year. She loved to dance and was apart of the dance team growing up. She graduated with her RN in December 2006 and was an excellent nurse. Her compassion for others was beyond measure. Cadie was outgoing, fun, eccentric, and lived life to the fullest. She was Wiccan and loved to learn about crystals and browse the bookstore downtown. She loved to karoake and go dancing and always energized the room with her presence. She was a wonderful mother to her son Aries, and was a pioneer of the babywearing movement. She was an independent, driven, single mother and never let anything stop her from her dreams for herself and Aries. Her life revolved around her son Aries and I know she would be so proud of the young man he has grown to be. She was my rock, my nursing buddy, and my best friend and I will forever cherish the memories I made with her.

<3 Brandi (Leihser) Eaton
Danielle Risby
Danielle Risby
Class of 1980
Passed Apr 03, 2004
(no additional information)
Dawne (brown) Nihiser
dawne (brown) nihiser
Class of 1974
Passed Aug 09, 2008
Complications of diabetes
Jim Seitz
Jim Seitz
Class of 1962
Passed Jan 19, 2002
(no additional information)
John B. Mckinney
John B. McKinney
Class of 1971
Passed Dec 14, 2011
(no additional information)
Keith Starner
Keith Starner
Class of 1981
Passed Jul 14, 2013
Oct. 19, 1963 - July 14, 2013
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Keith Starner.
Keith, who was 49 years old, died suddenly on July 14, 2013. A loving husband, son, brother, and friend, Keith was a 27 year resident of Vacaville who was born in Alton, Illinois, on Oct. 19, 1963.
He graduated from Douglas McArthur High School in Decatur, Illinois in 1981 and later moved with his wife, Lynn, to California where in 1991 he earned a degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and in 1997 a Master of Science in Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco.
Since 2000, Keith worked as an Environmental Scientist with the California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Pesticide Regulation.
An avid runner and rock-wall climber, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, reading, collecting maps, gardening, and playing with his cats. His natural curiosity and spirit of exploration led him on many journeys of discovery. In particular, he taught himself to play drums and enjoyed the challenges of the unexpected rhythms of jazz.
Keith is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lynn, a resident of Vacaville; his parents, Marvin and Liz Starner of Effingham, Illinois; siblings, Daryll Starner of Decatur, Illinois, and Curt Starner (Cathy) of Blackstone, Illinois; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Collie and Dorothy Wallace and Everett and Mildred Starner.
He will be missed for his infectious laugh, dry wit, dedication to environmental protection, love, and kindness.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Marine Mammal Center, the Audubon Society, or the charity of your choice .
Kim White (beaman)
Kim White (Beaman)
Class of 1975
Passed Oct 02, 2007
Kim was a wonderful friend who cared more about others then herself.She was alway willing to help others no matter how sick she was. Kim passed away on her 50th Birthday from Breast Cancer She is missed everyday by those who knew and loved her.
Lenese
Lenese
Class of 2003
(Passed date unknown)
She was our Senior Class President and me being VP and BF I find it necessary to keep her memory alive.
She was a friend to all. Some of us knew her as Lenese others knew her as Pumpkin. But I knew her as my best friend since Roosevelt. She will always be missed.
Marcy (lutrin) Macoubray
Marcy (Lutrin) Macoubray
Class of 1978
Passed Sep 23, 2007
Marcy died after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. I'm sure most of you will remember her as a fun and wonderful person. She had a good life in Portland, Oregon with her husband and 2 children. Let me know if you have any great memories of Marcy that you want to send on to her family.

Rebecca Jacobs
Mike Gordon
mike gordon
Class of 1973
Passed Jan 11, 2014
(no additional information)
Pat Low
Pat Low
Class of 1980
Passed Feb 24, 1996
(no additional information)
Zannie Rawls Jr
Zannie Rawls Jr
Class of 1976
Passed Jun 23, 2009
(no additional information)

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