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Susan G. Jeffers-Casel

 
September 8, 1954 - May 23, 2015
 

Susan G. Jeffers-Casel, 60, died at 4:25 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 8, 1954, in Springfield, to Charles H. “Charlie” and Julia L. Martin Jeffers, Jr.

Survivors include her mother, Julia Jeffers of Riverton; one brother, Jim (Resa) Jeffers; two nieces: Paige Emily (Nicholas) Zepp of Springfield, Kayla Jeffers of Springfield, and one nephew, Jesse Jeffers (companion: Eileen Lentz) of Riverton; several cousins, two great-nieces, and her beloved cats. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Jeffers, and one brother, Lee Martin Jeffers.

Susan graduated from University of Illinois. She moved to New York and was a copy editor for Scholastic Publishing where she was a part of the editing team for the “Harry Potter” books. She worked as a freelance editor after retirement. Since moving back to Illinois from New York City (where she lived for thirty years), she was very involved in the performing arts. Susan has played the roles of Getrude in Hamlet and Gingy in Love, Loss and What I Wore for HCFTA; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Peggy in Four Places, Cora in Morning’s at Seven, Ensemble in Parallel Lives, all for STC; and Mom in True West and Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). She has portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln in Mary and Myra at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and in Chicago. Last summer, Susan co-directed (with Deb Whitson) the Diary of Anne Frank at TIP. While in New York, Susan was a founding member of the Solstice Productions, and was a director and associate producer at the Producers Club Theatre Company. She was also a member Elkhart Community Choir and The Elkhart Historical Society.

The family will be hosting a memorial gathering and celebration of life on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home, visitation starts at 1 pm, services start at 2:30 pm.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 01:00 pm

End Time: 02:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 02:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Memorial Information

The family requests that memorials be made to any Springfield area Performing Arts Organization.


Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 01:00 pm

End Time: 02:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 02:30 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Memorial Information

The family requests that memorials be made to any Springfield area Performing Arts Organization.


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