Former D65 board president dies in South Carolina


Martha Baumberger, 98, who served three terms on the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board in the 1970s, including a stint as the board's president, died Sunday in Hilton Head, S.C.

Her death was confirmed by her son, Bruce, an Evanston resident.

After retiring to Hilton Head Island in 1978, she was elected to and chaired the Beaufort County Council and served as mayor of Hilton Head from 1987 to 1989.

She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Hilton Head on Oct. 29.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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