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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Column: In remembrance of a strong great-grandmother

Corryn Brock, Opinions Writer May 24, 2021
My Grandma Schumer was a tough old lady, nothing like the rest of them. I always said she was like a stereotypical British woman: she didn’t show emotion but you knew she loved you. 
Sheila Greuel (right), a geriatric services manager, listens as Michelle Matteson, a hospice manager and death doula worker, as she discusses what death doulas do and her own experiences as a death doula during “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” at Blair Hall Thursday morning. Matteson said death doulas help fill in for hospice workers since hospice may not have time for too many questions. Death doulas also help support the family and patient emotionally.

Presentation explains role, purpose of death doulas

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

When Michelle Matteson first began researching death doulas, or end-of-life doulas, it was because her mother shared her own experience of being a child aware of and present around the death of a neighbor. Matteson’s...

Embrace death; it’s a part of life

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter October 30, 2019

As young vibrant college students, we don’t usually think about death on a regular basis as anything more than an abstract concept. For the most part we aren’t writing wills, choosing caskets or thinking...

Larry Ankenbrand, a retired KSS professor, strokes the name slate belonging to his wife, Maureen, Sunday afternoon at the Commemorative Courtyard.

FEATURE PHOTO: Remembering loved ones

Raine Zhu, Photographer May 19, 2019

Larry Ankenbrand, a retired KSS professor, strokes the name slate belonging to his wife, Maureen, Sunday afternoon at the Commemorative Courtyard. Ankenbrand said his wife died several months ago, so...

Reflecting on religion after death, turmoil

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2019

A lot of horrible things happened to me these past couple weeks. On April 29 at night, my mother's birthday, I got a call from my father--a call I've been dreading since the beginning of the Spring...

Humor in the face of loss

Abigail Carlin, Columnist December 7, 2017

On the Tuesday of Thanksgiving break, I received some heartbreaking news. My grandmother had suffered a massive stroke and was being flown from her sleepy Arkansas home to Memphis for treatment. My...

Column: Byron’s life, legacy touch entire campus community

Rashod Whitaker, Contributing Writer May 1, 2017

I was not Byron Edingburg’s best friend, nor was I his favored companion. I was more like his frequent associate my sophomore year. I had seen him around on campus passing by, heading towards Old...

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