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HERstory

Meet the Naperville women making history right now! This blog highlights the stories of Naperville women nominated by the community through the HERstory campaign. 

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Nov 23

Meet Evelyn Schum

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 3:19 PM by Denise Cartina

"Evelyn Schum graduated from the Copley Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. She worked as a nurse in many capacities throughout her life, including many years at Copley Hospital. When her husband returned home after serving in WWII, the two moved to Naperville and raised four children. Evelyn was an active community member and involved in many organizations, including as a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and organized mission activities such as involvement in the Naperville Food Pantry. She was active with the Naperville YMCA, serving on their Board of Directors, and chairing the International Committee for many years, often arranging housing for international students visiting Naperville. She also taught fitness classes at the YMCA. She passed away in 2018 in the Naperville home that she lived in for 70 years."

Nominated by Roberta Boecker Priz