Micheline England, age 60, of Elgin, passed away at Advocate Sherman Hospital on February 19, 2016.  She was born on June 29, 1955.

Micheline was born and raised in Hammond, Indiana, where she graduated from Hammond High School.  She went on to study education at the University of Southern California.  In California, she began her decades-long involvement as a leader and trainer with the Girl Scouts of America. After college, Micheline worked as a computer consultant for Minneapolis-based Epicor.

She met her long-time love Donald Meyer through friends, and love blossomed after their first date, a picnic.  Donald and Micheline were together for 33 years, and the two married in 2010 at a fun-filled ceremony in Reno, Nevada.  Together they enjoyed traveling the country to participate in cat shows.  Micheline was an avid cat-lover and active member of The International Cat Association (TICA) – Great Lakes Region.  She was also a member of the Illinois African Violet Society, and enjoyed attending and participating in violet shows.

Together with Donald, Micheline shared her love of literature and pop music.  Her favorite artists included The Monkees, Bobby Sherman, Jim Croce, and Peter, Paul and Mary.

Micheline was a caring, loving person, and a devoted mother, wife and friend.  She was known for her strength, kindness and bravery, and she will be dearly missed.

Micheline was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Hill, and her sister, Carla.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Meyer; her daughter Marianne England; and many dear friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, 60120. A memorial service will follow at 4:00p.m. with Dr. Dennis Johnson officiating. Interment will be private . In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to your local no-kill animal shelter is requested. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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