Funeral Services Begin for Seven Victims of Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting

Linda Straus, widow of Stephen Straus, who was killed Monday in a mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., arrives for a funeral service with family members at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation on Friday in Evanston, Ill. Straus was buried earlier in a private family service. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Mourners on Friday remembered a woman who worked tirelessly at her synagogue and a gentle man who loved art in the first formal services to be held for the seven people killed by the gunman who opened fire on a July Fourth parade.

Synagogue members at North Shore Congregation Israel near the Chicago suburb of Highland Park described 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim as a dedicated member of their community who coordinated events and and taught preschool classes, smiling all along and constantly checking on other staff members.