August 24, 2018 at 3:30pm

Elizabeth DaytonMemorial for Elizabeth Ann Dayton ’70

Elizabeth Ann Dayton, 70, of Paris, passed away at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was retired after many years as an educator.

A service celebrating her life is 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Templeton Funeral Home, with the Revs. Rodger Allen and Laurie Williams officiating. Burial follows in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

Ms. Dayton was born April 20, 1948, at Paris, the daughter of the late John Shelby and Faye Geneva McMillan Dayton.

Survivors include two brothers, Daniel J. (Deborah) Dayton of Paris and Jeffrey S. (Laura) Dayton of Tolono; and three nephews, Peter V. Dayton (Corby Johnson) and John A. Dayton, both of Paris, and Derek J. Dayton of Tolono.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Laura S. Dayton.

Ms. Dayton attended Millikin University before earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree from Indiana State University. She will be remembered as someone who was active, organized and immaculate.

She attended The Presbyterian Church of Paris where she was a member of the church choir. Professionally, she served as a consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education’s Gender Equity Department for a number of years and volunteered for many years as a tutor, something in which she found tremendous reward.

Ms. Dayton had a passion for fashion, history and the arts and enjoyed modeling in the St. Louis area in her younger years. She was an accomplished genealogist and historian and participated in historic re-enactments at every opportunity. She loved music and theater and was a talented singer and pianist.

In her spare time, she was gregarious and sociable, always on the go whether hosting or traveling, gardening, mushroom hunting or simply enjoying the outdoors. She was fiercely devoted to her parents, a proud supporter of her nephews in their various activities and was kind to animals.

Memorial donations may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Paris.

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