VeteranWarren Page

Warren Taylor Page, 91, of Springfield died Nov. 8, 2009, at Regency Nursing Care in Springfield.

He was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Berlin, a son of Warren Patrick Page and Pearl Taylor Page. He married Georgia Lee Stambaugh in 1941, in Fulton County. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Warren Lee (and Janet) Page and Jay Patrick (and Jill) Page; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945 and was a member of American Legion Post #32, Springfield.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Springfield, as well as a member of various Masonic Orders and a past member of numerous professional educational organizations.

He was a graduate of New Berlin High School, class of 1934. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1941 with a bachelor of education degree and a masters degree and advanced certificate in education degree from University of Illinois after World War II.

He was a recipient of Phi Delta Kappa Award for academic achievement from U of I. In 1970, he was honored by U of I College of Education Alumni Association with Outstanding Loyalty Award for his contribution to leadership.

He served as an educator in Illinois for 36 years having retired in 1977 as the regional superintendent of schools for Ford County, Ill. During his tenure as an educator, he served as a coach, teacher and later superintendent of schools in Cambridge from 1945 until 1956. He continued his career as superintendent of schools in Gibson City from 1956 until 1975. In 1973, he received the Presidential Citation from Illinois Association of School Administrators for Conspicuous Service to Public Education and Profession of School Administration.

After retiring from his career in public education, he was a field representative for the Everett I. Brown Architectural Engineers of Indianapolis, Ind., a company designing school buildings. In 1980 until 1983, he served as educational consultant with the House Republican Staff, a branch of the Illinois State Legislature.

He served on numerous boards, commissions and church organizations.

Services were held Nov. 11, 2009, at Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/18/2009