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Staff Report
1:48 pm CDT June 4, 2019

Former resident of Winnetka, Eileen Williams Corrigan was born on August 24, 1924 and died May 21. Corrigan was a resident of Berkeley, California at the time of passing.

Former resident of Winnetka and Wilmette, Corrigan was born to Oliver and Marie Williams of Glencoe, and attended Sacred Heart High School, Manhattanville College and Northwestern University. She was proud of her Navy service in WWII and of the pilot’s license she earned after the war.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m, on Monday, June 10, at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Church, at 191 Linden Street in Winnetka, IL 60093 with a visitation at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. A private burial will be at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Friends may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice in her memory. 

Constance Bastian Embree

Constance Bastian Embree was born on May 1, 1939 and died May 24. She was a resident of Winnetka at the time of passing.

Embree went to Northwestern University, but only for one year, because she met Thomas B. Embree, of Winnetka and they were married and inseparable for the next 60 years. A memorial service was held May 31 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2727 Lake Street, in Wilmette, Illinois, 60091.

Wendy Ann (Miller) Slater

New Trier graduate Wendy Ann Miller was born in Bexley, Ohio, the eldest daughter of William H. Miller and Anna May Loving Miller. She grew up in Wilmette and graduated from New Trier High School, then Monmouth College
with a business major and religion minor in 1971. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She met the love of her life, Keith Slater, while employed as a buyer at Boston Store in Milwaukee. They were married in June 1979 and moved to Roseville, where she worked for Weinstock’s, managing the Arden Fair and Country Club stores, as well as spending time in a teaching position at the Weinstock’s Ed Center in Los Angeles.

Slater changed careers in 1991 and founded Aspen TypoGraphix Services, where she published custom projects for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Del Webb and other senior living communities. For 18 years she provided the layout and design of Sun City Lincoln Hill’s monthly COMPASS magazine. Over the years, she enjoyed interacting with hundreds of club leaders who submitted their club articles to her for publication. She retired in 2018.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Michael Wojtychiw at with information about a loved one who was part of the Winnetka/Northfield community.