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Salem High loses 2nd staff member to cancer in a week

Salem High School is mourning the loss of Marjorie Elliott, one week after longtime educator Derek Smith passed away.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Editor's note: A previous version of the story had the teacher's name listed as "Marie." It has since been corrected to "Marjorie."

A southern Indiana school is facing more heartbreak after losing a second staff member in a week to cancer.

Marjorie Elliott, a special education teacher at Salem High School, passed away on Friday.

Her death came on the same day as a memorial was held in the high school gym for longtime educator Derek Smith, who died a week earlier.

Last weekend the school and the community held a soup dinner fundraiser for both staff members’ families and a third family.

Konnar Anderson, a student and senior band member, is currently undergoing cancer treatments.

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