WHEATON, Ill. — Mourners gathered at Wheaton College chapel to honor the Rev. Billy Graham, who graduated from the suburban Chicago school in 1943.

Several hundred people attended the Friday morning memorial service, held the same day as the Christian evangelist’s funeral in North Carolina. Graham died last week at age 99. He was the world’s best-known Protestant preacher of his era. Those in attendance in Wheaton watched a livestream of Graham’s funeral.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Wheaton College President Philip Ryken and other leaders attended the funeral representing the school.

Graham met his wife, Ruth Bell, at the prominent Christian liberal arts college and preached on Sundays in downtown Wheaton. He was on the school’s board of trustees for decades.

Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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