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In Memoriam: Christopher Scholes

The original obituary listing can be found here.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Christopher M. Scholes of Plano, Illinois, born in Sandwich, Illinois, who passed away on August 16, 2020, at the age of 34, leaving to mourn family and friends.

He was predeceased by : his grandfathers, Hubert Peschel and Allen Scholes. He is survived by : his parents, Michael A. Scholes and Annette B. Scholes (Peschel) of Plano, IL; his wife Megan Ballantyne of Joliet, IL; his children, Brayden, Jamison and Londyn; his grandmothers, Caecilia Peschel of Plano, IL and Shirley Scholes of Olive Branch, MS; his aunts, Lisa Owens (Rich) of Plano, IL, Denise Marr (Jack Martner) of Grayslake, IL and Terri Woods (Weldon) of Cordova, TN; and his cousins, Marc, Kellie, Paul, Josh, Tim and Seth.


Your memorial contribution in Christopher’s name will be placed in the Community Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund.

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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