She was born to be an educator. She was born to teach and to inspire.
The life Tanny Vonthron lived shows that to be the perfect truth.
The Huron Shawnee Elementary School principal died last week.
Vonthron, 39, never allowed the disease she suffered to define her and she taught a community how to rise above circumstances and live a good life of service.
She defined the role of educator in new ways and her contributions to the Huron community will live on through the students whose lives she touched, and their families.
The familiar yellow smiley face that's recognized all over the world, here in these parts, will forever reflect her loving face and the joy she shared with the community.