MARY ELIN BARNISH Ed.D., age 64 of Glen Ellyn, passed away December 22, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Frank, loving sister of Michael (Donna), fond aunt of Megan and Debra. Dear stepmother of Kelly Douglas. Adored cousin and friend of many. And, light of her life, Howard McMackin. Dr. Barnish enjoyed a 40 year career in education and completed her Doctorate in Education in 2003. She taught Family and Consumer Science at Glenbard North HS for 28 years before serving as Assistant Principal at Streamwood HS and Associate Principal at Rolling Meadows HS. In 2008 she joined the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative at the University of Illinois. Her passion was devoted to helping young women pursue an education and impart the importance of independence through education. Memorial Visitation Saturday December 28th 9:00-10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 819 N. 16th St. Melrose Park, IL. Memorial Mass to follow at 10:00 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY, NY 10122 appreciated by family. For further information please contact (630) 469-0032.