Mary Sue Mander
Mary Sue Mander, 71, of Springfield, IL died on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center. She was born February 21, 1945 in Springfield to Robert J. and Mary F. Coleman Mander, Sr. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Peter J. Mander.
Mary is survived by one sister, Kathy (Jim) Comrie of Springfield, IL; two brothers, Robert J. (Marky) Mander, Jr. of Pipe Creek, TX and Richard (Libby) Mander of Jacksonville, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Mary received her Ph.D in Communications at the University of Illinois in 1979. She was an Associate Professor at Penn State University until her retirement in 2003. During her time at Penn State she received numerous Grants including the Fulbright Senior Research Grant, Stockholm. Her hobbies included painting, reading and traveling the country and abroad.
Private family services are being held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Art Association.