Late Rev. Moon Ik-hwan’s wife Park Yong-gil died on Sunday of a chronic illness. She was 93.
Born in Suan-gun in Hwanghae Province, Park from a theological school in Yokohama, Japan. She married Rev. Moon in 1994 and with her husband suppoted in the pro-democracy movement.
She called for inter-Korean talks in the 1980s and 1990s and participated as a member of the South Korean delegation for the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration in 2000. In 2005, she was awarded with an Order of Civil Merit from the government for her dedication for reconciliation between the two Koreas.
Park is survived by a daughter, Moon Yeong-geum, and two sons ― actor Moon Seong-geun and Moon Eui-geun, vice president of JPMorgan’s Chicago branch. A wake is being held at Seoul National University Hospital and funeral service will take place Sept. 28. She will be buried at Moran Park cemetery in Maseok, Gyeonggi Province. For details, call (02) 2072-2010.