Etel Jewel Billig

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Susan Bednarczyk

June 8, 2012

Dear Jonathan -- Your mom and dad meant so much to me, and I am truly sorry to hear about your mom's unexpected passing. Every time I enter a theater and hear the orchestra strike up, I recall all the wisdom they shared so many nights at your home around the piano. Etel, I'll be thinking of you on Sunday at the Tonys and raise a glass to your inspired life afterward at Marie's Crisis! You'll always be in my heart!

rose naegele

May 4, 2012

I took classes about three years ago. Loved all her stories.

Coleman / Kaeseberg Family

April 20, 2012

Etel was a true one-of-a-kind that leaves a lasting legacy. She will always be remembered for her great wit, her fierce attitude and her admirable spunk. The world will miss her. . . but remember her fondly.

Carrie Sloan

April 10, 2012

Some friends and I took acting classes with Mrs. Billig in junior high, and it was really the highlight of our weeks. We loved her humor and advice, and she was one of the best acting teachers I ever had. The Chicagoland area was a much richer place thanks to her, and all our lives richer for having known her.

Nicole Odle

April 5, 2012

Etel was my theater proffessor at prairie state college. she was a great person and was always encouraging me to go into the arts. I consider her my mentor and my friend. she will be greatly missed. I have her to thank for a career in the arts.

Rotary Club of Park Forest

April 4, 2012

The Rotary Club of Park Forest will forever miss Etel, member for the past 25 years. Etel brought much personality and spirit to our club that will never be forgotten. Especially as she started our weekly meetings with her beautiful voice singing "God Bless America".

Mary Jo Williamson

April 3, 2012

I learned a lot from Etel, Steve AND Jonathan. Thank you for that. We have all suffered a great loss.

Linnea Crowther

April 3, 2012

I took a theatre class with Etel years ago, when I was in high school. I wasn't very good, but I loved it, largely because of her - she motivated me to keep trying. She was loads of fun and a great asset to the arts community. I know she'll be missed very much, and her family is in my thoughts.

Pat Taylor

April 3, 2012

Although I didn't know Etel Billig, as a long time resident of Park Forest, I saw her around town from time to time and I knew of her. I am a great believer in the arts and the benefit and impact they have on humanity. As a Park Forest resident I feel forever indebted to Etel to have bestowed this great treasure on our community. In her life she truly made a difference. My condolences go out to her family.

Randy Larson

April 2, 2012

Jonathan and family,

I embrace the memories of your mother, who I was proud to consider a friend and mentor.

Randy Larson