Laure Adolph ’75

Laurie Adolph, 68, of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, July 31, 2022 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, officiated by Rev. Dr. Michael Selburg. A visitation will precede the service, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. There will be a private family interment at a later date. A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church of Morrison.

Laurie was born October 8, 1953 in Morrison, IL, to Ralph H. and Ruth C. (Smith) Adolph. She was educated in the Morrison Grade Schools and graduated from Morrison High School in 1971. She furthered her education at Hope College in Holland, MI, and then received a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University. In December of 1972, she married Steve W. Temple in Morrison.

Laurie found her greatest joy and was most proud of her children and grandchildren. She was their greatest supporter, their rock, and always provided a soft place to land. Laurie loved each of her grandchildren unconditionally and was their most unshakable advocate and cheerleader. They will deeply miss her warmth, compassion, and generous spirit.
Laurie had an exemplary career in Education. During her 30 years at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Laurie served as a teacher and in several leadership roles, retiring as the Dean of Curriculum. In her free time, Laurie loved to quilt and was a member of the River Cities Quilt Guild. Faith was central to Laurie’s life and she was a dedicated and active member of her church. Laurie loved to read, write, and travel, especially to England. She enjoyed plants and gardening, all animals, and cooking for family.
Survivors include one daughter, Anne (Chris) Mills of Morrison, one son, Wayne (Stacy) Temple of San Diego, CA; three grandchildren, Violet, Sam, and Amelia Mills; her mother Ruth Adolph of Morrison; one brother Ryan Adolph ’79 of Saugatuck, MI. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Adolph.

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