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Adeline Thorpe

Aug. 17, 2007

Adeline Thorpe, a Western Michigan University staff member for more than 20 years, died July 16 in Kalamazoo. She was 85.

Thorpe came to WMU in 1963 and retired as a custodian in 1984. Before joining WMU's staff, she served briefly in the Women's Army Corp. Although born in Canada, she grew up near Gobles, Mich., where she resided at the time of her death.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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