Ethel D. Migra, Ph.D.

February 2, 1930 - October 19, 2022

A Celebration of Life will be planned in the coming months.

Ethel D. Migra, Ph.D., age 92, was a dedicated educator devoted to progressive ideas about education and humanistic values. She viewed teaching as a natural partnership with curiosity and life-long learning. After raising her three daughters, she completed her Ph.D. at Kent State University in her 40s. She was appointed Supervisor of Elementary Education forContinue Reading

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E. Suzanne Lee left a message on October 31, 2022:
Hello. I am so sad, and shocked. I was going through my email contacts to send word about a business I started and when I came across Ethel's email I googled her and found the obituary. Oh my goodness. She was such a joy to work with! I was her colleague at Saint Xavier University. She, Earl, and I worked on the first conceptual framework for the School of Education. We shepherded field-based master's students together; she was the Pearson side of the equation and I was SXU's. I LOVED working with your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great. The latter is for sure, she was great! Please know that there are likely so many of us that you have never met that will sit at their dining room tables and cry so much they can't see the keys as they type. She was a precious soul, and I'll cherish her in my heart. I'm grateful the Universe saw fit for me to find this out so close to her transition. Much affection sent to the entire family.
Norman Weston left a message on October 26, 2022:
Dear Jerri-Anne, Patricia, Sara, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mom, Dr. Ethel Migra. Dr. Migra, Ethel, was a true progressive educator with a focus on social justice that awakened and inspired all who knew and worked with her. There'd have been no ground-breaking, innovative Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Field-Based Teacher Education Master's Program, now emulated across the country, without her. Dr. Migra was a powerhouse. Her vision and leadership gave birth to IDS and now many other programs within and beyond NCE. All the colleagues, friends, and memories made in my 25 + years at NLU could not have happened without your mom (including her recommending I read the novel Angle of Repose). As a longtime subscriber to The Sun, I was pleased to hear she was as well! A life lived to the full and on the square.
Janet Alexander Davis left a message on October 24, 2022:
Jerri, family and friends, your Mother’s life is so impressive. She truly lived life to the fullest and I think I see much of you Jerri in the reading of this awesome life lived by your Mother.Respectfully your,Janet Alexander Davis
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Sarah Von Fremd left a message on October 24, 2022:
Sending so much love to you all in this sad sad time. The loss is immense and keenly felt by you, first and foremost, but also by her many friends, like me, whose lives she transformed with her wit, intelligence, and compassion. I laughed more with Ethel than anyone in my life, and I feel blessed to have worked with her all those years. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
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Connie Fried left a message on October 23, 2022:
Jerrianne, Patty, Sara you were the Apple of your mother’s eyes. She made a big difference in my life and in many other people with whom she came in contact. My deepest condolences to you and your children.
Adrianne Callahan left a message on October 23, 2022:
Jerri and Family,My deepest condolences in the loss of your mom. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time and the days ahead.
Colleen Pearson left a message on October 23, 2022:
I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mother! I remember her fondly when she was living at the Atrium! She was a wonderful lady!!
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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