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Update Sympathy Notice: Rev. James McKendree Wall

Posted: September 7 2021 at 12:00 AM

Rev. James McKendree Wall, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021, at age 92. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served as editor of the Christian Advocate and editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine.

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 2 at 10 am at First UMC, 232 South York Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126. Masks required. 

A visitation was held April 1 from 1-5 pm at Ahlgrim Chapel in Elmhurst, 567 Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126.  

Messages of condolences may be sent to his wife and family:

Mrs. Mary E. Wall
1050 S Euclid Avenue
Unit #1301
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to:
Seraj Library Project
636 N. Harvey Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302


First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst
232 S. York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 


DuPage Foundation
3000 Woodcreek Drive #310, Downers Grove, IL 60515-5408.

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