††††† 1. What is the atomic number of boron?
††††† 2. What is the number of seconds on a shot clock?
††††† 3. What is the % alcohol in vanilla extract?
††††† 4. The square root of† 1225?
††††† 5. The answer to the universe minus seven?
††††† 6. What is the
freeway that links
††††† 7. What is the width of SLR film?
††††† 8. The Julian date for February 4?
††††† 9. What is the minimum age to run for President?
† ††† 10. What was Harry Trumanís infantry division?
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IN MY LIFE
There are places I remember all my life,
though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better,
Some have gone, and some remain.
All these places have their moments
with lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead and some are living.
In my life, Iíve loved them all.
3609 S. Pleasant
††††† I have just
finished my third year of teaching 8th grade Social Studies at
††††† Both my sons
are out of college, with one, Chris, living and working in Houston, and
Brandon, who just graduated,looking
to put his international business degree to work in
CHERYL BOWEN ELLIOT
††††† I prefer to be called by my nickname-- CHERRIE (pronounce it† SHERRY).† All my friends and even my mom call me this and have since my senior year in high school.† For the last five years I have been and still am --Assistant†††† †††††††Girl Scout Leader for the troop my oldest granddaughter is in.
††††† I am a big
Star Trek/Sci-Fi fan-- I go to conventions every
year!† I also am a big ELVIS fan!† Every five years I go to
SUSIE DUNLAP TUCKER
††††† Iíve lived in the Pacific NW since Ď71. 4 grown kids, all in college or grad school. I love being a mom. My sister Jan had 4 kids as well and we have had great fun on joint camping and hiking vacations.
††††† Empty nest has forced me to be career minded so I teach HS French. My last name is Tucker and my Chrisman French teacher was Miss Tucker, so itís very sentimental.
††††† Iím most grateful for my church, for faith in Jesus, & for the grace Iíve received in spite of some questionable choices I made along the way.† My current dream is to develop a ministry of encouragement to women based on Proverbs 31:25 ĎShe is clothed in strength and dignity, and she can laugh at the days ahead.í
††††† Remembering Chrisman, it occurs to me that we were one of the last groups to benefit from the real Ďtitansí of education --women who had taught 40 yrs by the time we had them, who by virtue of staying single were absolutely focused on their subjects. Misses Ott, Mothershead,† Meredith, Kennedy, Lyon, Campbell, & many others.
††††† I continue to
serve as counselor at an American boarding school in
CLOIS ANN GREGORY ROY
††††† Have a great
husband, four wonderful children, eight grandchildren, and one great
grandson.† I miss the good ole state of
††††† I am now retired after a career of over 32 years in the electrical construction industry.† Nancy (Smith) and I are looking forward to our 35th wedding anniversary in May of 2005.† I am enjoying retirement and our grandchildren, three (so far).
††††† Iíve been a ĎCalifornianí since 1969 when I joined the U.S. Navy.† Following eight years of naval service I joined Lockheed Aircraft and remain employed there as a member of the ĎSkunk Works.í
††††† My wife Kathy
and I have a daughter, Barbi, and son, Bob.† Both kids are married and living on the east
coast.† Retirement looms:† perhaps
2312 No. 900 Road
††††† Not much has
happened in my life since the last reunion.†
I now have seven wonderful grandchildren, six grandsons and one
granddaughter.† Iíve been married to
Eddie (second husband) now for eight years and living on our farm in rural
Eudora is wonderful.† We live in the house
that was Eddieís grandparents which is just about all remodeled.† Still working in
PAM HARRINGTON BYRN
††††† I am presently
(for seven years) using none of my degrees working for an SBC subsidiary in a
call center in
My wife Terry works for Commerce Bank in the international money department.† I do commercial heating and cooling and have since school.† We both are finishing BS degrees, better late than never?!† Hers in criminal justice, mine in mechanical engineering.† Served one term as mayor in our town and we are both involved in our church.† We have six kids and six grand kids.
RETTA WILLIAMS WYATT
508 NW 36th Terrace
††††† My greatest accomplishment in life has been my family.† I have two daughters,† Jolee, age 34 and Brandy, age 30 (almost), and a son , Darrin, age 22.† All three children are married and between the three of them I have eight grandchildren.
NANCY HARGROVE GOODRICH
††††† Iím still
working as a private investigator with my husband Bert. We mainly do criminal
defense investigations for attorneys in
†assistant golf pro and will be going into golf management.† The other is looking for a job in electrical engineering.† We have three grandchildren whom we enjoy spending any spare time we have with them.† Sorry we canít make it to see you all in June, but our son is getting married at that time and we are having LOTS to do!
††††† Godís blessings to all of you, and hope you enjoy each
and every day of life as I do!
years and I am still here in
††††† Some 33 years ago, science gave way to art, studying gave way to partying, biochemistry gave way to RockíníRoll, bunsen burners became motorcycles, and I became a recording engineer.
††††† Thatís still what I do.
911 W. 33rd Terrace
††††† My parents still live within two miles of where we are having our 35-year class reunion.† It seems that no matter how much things seem to change, they really stay the same...
††††† In the 35 years
since we were teen-agers, Iíve been married, divorced, single for 15 years and
then remarried 10 years ago.† Iíve lived
in five different states.† Iíve traveled
††††† But what Iíve experienced
and whatís been important to me in the last 35 years are the same things that
made our high school years so valuable.† My parents, both still living, still live in my childhood home
where my husband, my two sisters, my brother-in-law and two nieces gather every
holiday.† My circle of friends, though broadened from our
††††† These are the values we began at William Chrisman 35 years ago:† family, friends, education, and spirituality.† As classmates, we learned so much during the turbulent years of our adolescence and from the looks of things, Iíd say we done good.† Thank you for the Ďglory daysí and for still Ďbeing crazy after all these yearsí!
ANNA MARY COCHRAN CARRICKER
††††† Iím married with four grown Ďchildrení --one girl and three boys.† I have a two-year old grandson who keeps me very busy five days a week while his mama works, and thereís another grandbaby on the way.† Itís a little like starting all over again.† Anyway, when I have time, I enjoy baking bread and decorating an occasional wedding cake, and browsing through antique shops.
††††† How about two words --Very Busy.† I thought as a person gets older things got easier and slower.† Boy, was I wrong.† I am looking forward to retirement, but I donít think things will get any better.
††††† I finally got married last year after 25 years of being listed as a single person.† I have 30+ years working for Lipton and also own a business now 10 years.
MYRNA FYE TWEEDY
††††† Hi. I used to be Myrna Fye and now Iím Myrna Tweedy (kept the name but got rid of the husband).† Iíve spent the last 27 years delivering babies at Truman Medical Center Lakewood.† When Iím not doing that† I swim, bowl, play cards, and babysit my brilliant and beautiful granddaughter, Krystena Marie Stoddard, whoís 1 1/2.
††††† I have two children:† John, age 30, and Stephanie, age 27.† Both graduated from William Chrisman also.† It was always interesting to go to their school events and see how the place had changed (or stayed the same). Anyway, Iím looking forward to seeing everyone again and seeing how we have changed (or stayed the same)
††††† From Mrs Reed I learned math, from Mr. Bachman I learned bookkeeping, from Mr. Campbell economics and stocks, from Mr. Lindmark business law, and Miss Beeman kept me healthy.† I became a Sprint engineer and built a great economic portfolio.† However, we males couldnít take homemaking so I still canít cook.† I sure wish we had had more social activities so I could have met and understood more about people.† Iím still doing that learning.†
††††† But I did find
the perfect place to live.† Excitement,
shows, beaches, cruises, and even military action, at prices like
††††† I have been married 34 years in August to Ruth (Johnson) Holloway from class of 1970.† We have four of the MOST BEAUTIFUL grandchildren.† Had we known how much fun grandchildren are, we would have SKIPPED OVER children and had them first!
PATTI S. MILLER SMITH
††††† Iím married (once only) 23 years.† Two beautiful daughters ages 21 and 19.† I worked at Western Electric for 16 years.† I have owned my own wallpapering business for 18 years and still going strong.† My husband Bill works at Truman Medical Center West.† Right now he works in the emergency room.† And Iíve never attended college.
PAT BRADY GEORGE
††††† Classmates of
1969!† Every summer after school is out,
my husband George and I head back east.†
We are high school teachers.† This
will be my last go-round after teaching English for thirty-one and a half
years.† My son Matthew is married to a
wonderful young woman, Mary.† They bought
a house in the
SANDRA WILKINSON WINTER
CAROL SIMMERMAN DOWNIE
††††† Married 30 years to Mike (this September).† One son -- married with two daughters (itís great being grandparents).
One daughter --single, graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in December this year.
††††† Weíve lived in
††††† For the past 17 years, I have been a teacher at Chrisman as well as a coach.† For the past five years I have been the head boysí track coach.† I have been married 23 years with one daughter and two stepsons and I now have three grandchildren.
IRIS FENDRICK THOMPSON
††††† My name is Iris (Fendrick) Thompson.† I was active with the Yearbook class and was Secretary for the R.O.T.C.
††††† I have been married over 30 years to a wonderful man, Randy Thompson.† Our two children are grown and are starting families of their own.† We have two grandsons, Davidlee Davis and Caleb Thompson.† Davidlee is almost one year old and Caleb is just four months.
††††† Randy and I
have been lucky enough to retire.† Randy
worked for Yellow Corp. for over 30 years.†
We spend our time traveling in our RV and riding our Harley-Davidson.† We just returned from a trip to
††††† My personal hobbies include Scrapbooking, Sewing and Photography.
††††† Since January
of 2000, I have been living and working in
2300 W. 121st
††††† Iím working,
working, working.† I have two sons and
two daughters, two of whom are married with two children.† I love to run and try to run three or so half
marathons a year along with my running friends.†
My favorite vacation spot so far is
KERRY CHRISTIANSON BURNS
††††† I am currently
teaching fifth grade at Ott Elementary.† MY husband David teaches fifth grade in
Hickman Mills.† I have two daughters,
Kristen and Lynnae.†
Weíll travel to
wife, Kathy††† reading
sons, Ben, Jeff†† † writing
granddaughter coming†††† bad knees
actuary†††† sparse hair
baseball††††††† † squishiness††
kids†††††††††††††† increasing nostalgia
card games††††††† ††††† †reunion anticipation†
DIANNE SCHOFF BALLANTYNE
††††† My husband
Mark and I have two teenagers at home; David is 18 and Lyndsay
is 15.† Mark is still teaching chemistry
††††† Not much has
happened since the 30th:† I still work
out of my home and take care of my kids, 13 and 10.† Age does not agree with me.† The older I get, the more I fight it.† I still love to hunt and ride competition
motorcycle trials.† We just got back from
another trip to
BECKY BALL BRYANT
††††† My husband works at Honeywell.† I work part-time at a cafe.† Daughter Shawna, granddaughter Keely, grandson Cameron.† Still love pulling WEEDS out of the garden. and fishing and swimming.
††††† Married to classmate Carolyn Rhea for 32 years:† 10 children and 3 grandchildren.† Employed by Network
Appliance, Inc. as a strategic account executive and head football coach at
††††† I am the operations manager for Church and Dwight Co. in Harrisonville.† Married to Sondra for 31 years and we have three sons and five granddaughters.† Hobbies are hunting and fishing, but spend the most free time golfing and riding my motorcycle with my wife.
DONNA COOKSEY MATHEWS
††††† My husband of 35 years, D.E., and† I live on 10 acres in Napoleon, MO.† We have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.
TERI LEA CHANDLER-PURCELL
12821 East 36th Terrace S.
††††† My husband,
John Minor Purcell, is a freelance journalist for The Kansas City Star and
other local publications. He is also an Independent Distributor for the
Wellness Company Nikken, Inc., headquartered in
††††† John graduated from MU with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.† I have my Doctorate in education.
††††† Weíll be attending my fatherís 67th WCHS class reunion on June 25th.† Weíll try to make this 35 year reunion on the 26th.
††††† I am retired
from the KC MO Police Department.† I kept
a police reserve commission and still work security jobs as a police
officer.† My oldest son is an Air Force
first lieutenant at Ramstein AFB,
42 W. 69th Terrace
††††† Since 1999 I
have had a few changes. My son, Chris, graduated from
MICHAEL W. CROSS
††††† I graduated
††††† I married Patricia in 1971 and had three sons who are currently ages 29, 27, and 23, with two grandkids.† I married Judith in 2000.† Judith is a former high school English teacher who currently works as an executive assistant.† She has two sons and a grandson.
††††† Judith and I
enjoy traveling and discovering new places in the world.† The most fascinating trip we have taken was
††††† Since I live
††††† My hobby and pastime is woodworking.† In the last few years, Iíve built everything from a deck to fine cabinetry† and a baby cradle.
††††† Iíd enjoy hearing from classmates via e-mail.
SHIRLEY BROWNS MORAIN
††††† I have been
married to Jerry for 27 years, and have now lived in
BEVERLY K. FARMER HILL
††††† I will fill folks in when I see them.† Itís almost too hard to tell much in writing...
††††† I work in a sign shop.† My husband Jerry is a salesman for Sears.
††††† †Married:† twice
††††† Chidren:† two daughters, Jessica Ann and Shannon
††††††††††††††††††††† Christine; three stepsons, Cory Lee, Jason
††††††††††††††††††††† Oliver, and Zarariah Jon; two grandsons,†
††††† †††††††††††††††† Tristan McCoy (age 7) and Xavier Louis (age 2)
1921 N. Pleasant
††††† Married 24 years, wife Kathy.† One son, Steven, age 22.
Currently employed by Flight Safety International as an instructor on various models of Cessna business jets.
DEBBIE MOFFETT MESSMER
††††† I am happily
married for 34 years this December.† Dave
and I have two beautiful daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.† I was a secretary all my life, and from 1977
to 1990, I was secretary to the VP/Controller† of the KC Royals, attending the 1980
and 1985 World Series games at home and on the road.† We moved to
††††† My polio is now affecting my Ďgoodí leg, which slows me down a bit. †Would love to hear from any old friends!
††††† Iím still maried to Paula A. Moore after 26 years.† Iím still working at Livers Bronze Co. (29 years).† Sons Ryan Moore, age 25, and Aaron Moore, age 22, are both still single.
††††† After living
on the East Coast for many years, my family and I moved back to
††††† I am a grandmother of three.† I have custody of my two oldest grandchildren, 16 and 13.† Divorced for 32 years, have one daughter.† Love my life.† Have three dogs and 5 cats --am an avid kid and animal lover.† Am so excited to see everyone!
34507 E. 339
††††† There have
been numerous changes in my life since the last reunion.† We moved out of
SHERRY BAUER LUX
1696 Glen Abby Lane
††††† Married to Mark Lux 34 years.† Three wonderful children:† Tracie Ford, Pleasant Hill, MO; Carrie Schreck, Sellersburg, IN; Mark Adam Lux,
San Diego, CA.† Two grandchildren:† grandson Colbi
Ford, nine years old, and Trystan Schreck,
one year.† Mark and I retired from
††††† Married to classmate Dick Burton for 32 years.† Mother of ten children, ages 12 to 30, and grandmother of three.† Active in childrenís sporting events, homeschool, and church.
518 Lacy Road
††††† I have been
married for 32-plus years to Kathy (Kempf) Jones,
a1969 graduate of
EVELYN EVANS HUBBARD
3502 N. McCoy
††††† Iíve been
married for 21 years to Tom Hubbard.† We
have two sons, one daughter-in-law, a grandson , and a
granddaughter.† In the last couple of
years iíve found I enjoy going on cruises.† Weíve been to the Western Carribbean
twice and weíre planning on going to the
3706 Portside Drive
Spring, TX 77388
††††† My wife Ina Mae
and I were married on July 14,1973 and have three
children; Stacey is 26, Michael is 23, and Christopher is 18.† I entered the field of information technology
and worked in the
PATSY HINCHEY McCUTCHEON
ANDRES (ANDY) CRUZ
††††† Retired steelworker.†
I have four granddaughters.† Our
family will be hosting an AFS student this coming year.† She is from
R. JOHN LaROE
††††† I have been told I am an excellent driver of underpowered vehicles.† So Iíve got that going for me, which is nice.
††††† Iím an
ex-Armco employee, now working for Lowe,s
††††† Currently teaching at a small college in central
SANDRA FREEMAN BOWMAN
120 S. Webster
††††† I like to travel across the country and photograph the sights.† I also enjoy various crafts like quilting, embroidery, crochet† and scrapbooking.
KAREN FULTON ROUSE
††††† I have lived
in Sugar Creek for nine years. Recently got married last
December.† Have two children, a
girl and a boy, and five grandchildren.†
††††† Married to classmate Shirley Nunn.† Retired from Air Force --firefighter 20 years.† Associate degree in Computer-Assisted Drafting.† Currently working as Fire Extinguisher Technician at Whiteman AFB.† Shirley is an RN.† We are starting our own real estate investment company.
††††† I have taught
school (PE - Coaching) since 1975, teaching the last 12 years in the
I walk without a walker.
I have all my natural teeth.
And...I donít wear Depends.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yours truly,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Denise Pugh
P.S.† Doesnít anyone stay up past 11 PM anymore?
VIVIAN MCGRATH SHOCKLEY†††††
††††† †††† News since last reunion:† Still single, still have the same job, still have the same number of kids, with the addition of one grandchild, and still trying to figure out what I want in life.
††††† †††† I do manage to keep busy, though.† In addition to my regular full time job, I help my two brothers with McGrath Heating and Cooling, which they started last year.† After working for H&R Block for nine years, I do income taxes from home and love it.† I am active in my church and seem to get selectively volunteered for numerous committees and projects.† I belong to an investment club that researches stock and we have accumulated a nice portfolio over the past few years.† And I am starting to train for another marathon.† I ran my first marathon (actually a half) last year at Disney World and am going to try to run a full marathon in January of 2005.† I know that would be hard for some people to believe (Coach Summa for sure) since I really despised running the track when I was in school, but it has been quite an experience and I had a lot of fun doing it!† I also enjoy reading when I have the time and have recently taken up knitting (which Iíve been told is for old people --ya think?)
††††† †††† And last but not least --why I hated high school:† I was shy and did not make friends easily, some kids tended to be snobs, I was more interested in working (if I had only known), I struggled with self-confidence, and I really just wanted to get married and live happily ever after.† What was I thinking?† Well, you just never know what life is going to bring you.† Or not bring you.
PAM LOCKE WORKMAN
††††† †††† Iím afraid my love of learning was totally eclipsed by my love of BOYS.† The truth is out.
††††† †††† From Miss Mothershead, I learned to be concise.† From Miss Ott, I learned to give.† From Mrs. Peggy Summa, I learned I could accomplish more physically than I ever dreamed (e.g., crawl around a desk chair without tipping it over).
††††† †††† After high school, I became even more sarcastic and† surly.† I am the Goddess of Snide.
††††† †††† Iím a cook at
††††† †††† Last June, I had a special operation
called the biliopancreatic diversion.† I so far have lost 146 pounds and Iím still
losing the pounds.† I work out at the
YMCA doing laps.† I am so happy with my
accomplishments. Iím healthier and can get around so much better.† Our family, the
††††† †††† Looking forward to seeing our classmates of 1969.† I loved school because of† a capella choir.† Mr. Hurst was fantastic ab one of the best choir directors around.† You knew what he wanted from you and you would do your best.† It was an honor to go to class every day and sing with the choir members† --and the wonderful songs we sang.† I cherish those memories of being in choir. I listen to the music we recorded often.† I feel the choir members felt a oneness when we would come togethter and sing.† I do miss that and that is the main reason I liked school.
††††† †††† I canít wait to see everyone at our 35 year reunion.
KAREN RICH WARDLE
18812 E. Hanthorn
††††† †††† I am enjoying living in
DEXTER EUGENE (GENE) STARK
††††† †††† Graduated from
††††† †††† Married Sandra K. (Bagby) Stark Ď74
††††† †††† Raised† 2 daughters, 1 son to know the Lord and love others
††††† †††† Career in public service as teacher, soil and water conservationist, State Commission staffer, environmental specialist and trainer.
††††† ††††† Resided in
††††† †††† Retired with 30 years of public service, including 251/2 years with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
††††† †††† Youngest child graduated high school.† Both daughters live on their own.† Oldest daughter in college; youngest daughter married.
††††† †††† Celebrated 30 years of
††††† †††† Hope to spend more time with family, friends, outdoors and preferred activities.
††††† †††† Open to new opportunities in Christian Service.
††††† †††† Watching for a new part-time or seasonal job opportunity.
††††† †††† Plan some touring of this free and
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JANE CARNES JONES
6429 West 125th
BRENDA GARD MERCER
††††† †††† I am married, have four children and one granddaugher.† I am employed at the City of Independence Parks and Recreation as a youth program assistant, at Jackson County Family Court, and as an independent contractor for Missouri Childrens Services as a facilitator.
††††† †††† My hobbies and interest include flower gardening, camping, coaching volleyball, and reading motivation books.
WILLIAM T. ALDERSON
††††† ††††† Owner of Alderson Construction Co. for the past† thirty years.† Interested in collecting and restoring antique cars and trucks.† Married 35 years.† Two children, two grandchildren.
JANICE (JAN) RESCH JONES
††††† †††† I am a wife and mother.† Oh, and a grandmother now.† I have one daughter, Jennie, who is married
and has one daughter, Zadie.† She and her husband live in
--forever and a day away from us.† We all hate that.
††††† †††† My husband is a minister and we have moved around quite a bit in our 31 years together.† Itís been a challenge as Iím pretty much a homebody, but weíve managed well.
††††† ††††† I was part† owner in a craft store in
††††† †††† I wish I could be there with everyone, but thatís impossible this year.† Have a great reunion, and maybe Iíll get to come to the next one.
EVA HAMPTON CARTWRIGHT
††††† †††† Born 2-11-50 in
My earthly children are Jacob, Havilah, Kenese, and Seth.† I am a cook at the the McCune Home for Boys.† Divorced.
††††† †††† 15 years in graphic arts management
††††† †††† Last seven years teaching computer
graphics and photography at
††††† †††† Boysí and Girlsí tennis coach at Shawnee Mission West the last six years
††††† †††† Married (teacher), two boys in college
KARMI SCOTT SHEPPARD
††††† †††† I am really looking forward to seeing my
high school classmates again.† Itís been
a very long time.† I have lived in the
southeast for over 20 years, calling
††††† †††† I am married , with two daughters, now married themselves, and one son who has just left for his first year of†
college.† So my husband, Al and I are now officially empty nesters.
††††† †††† When not working, I like to garden, cook a
little, and putt-putt around in our boat.†
Next time youíre in
††††† †††† My ranch was hit by three to five F4 tornados 29 May 04 and I have been quite busy.
††††† †††† As you might remember from the last reunion, after high school I got a degree in art at UMKC.† I married my first wife in 1973 and had two wonderful kids, one of each.† I worked in the graphics department at Worlds of Fun for ten years and took an early mid-life crisis.
††††† †††† I have since remarried to a wonderful woman who has encouraged me to disclose the following:
††††† †††† It is time to award certain faculty of William Chrisman
††† Junior and Senior High Schools who had a profound
††††† †††† effect on my formative years.† In their own way, what each
††††† †††† one taught me has stayed with me to this day.† And my
††††† †††† small thanks would be would be to honor them at this
††††† †††† time (pre-Alzheimers prevents a complete list):
††††† †††† In third place: Mrs. Nita Adams, subject:† art and beautiful things
††††† †††† In second place:† Mrs. Marianne Jensen, subject:† 8th grade English and beautiful things like women in pant suits
††††† †††† In first place:† Mrs. Bobbi Margolis, subject:† mini skirt and high heels and driving with a clutch.† Oh yes, and Junior art.
††††† †††† Honorable mention goes to Mrs. Catherine Johnson, who Iím sure would have finished higher if Iíd ever had a class with her.
††††† †††† Thank you all so much!†††
†††††††† Sincerely your devoted student,††††††††
†††††††† Gregory D. Price, Class of 1969
SHADY OAK FARM
8915 West Shady Oak Lane
††††††††† We live in Columbia (actually outside in the country) at ĎShady Oak Farmí where (now that our three children have all grown) we abide with many various and sundry critters since my husband began his own animal sanctuary and rescue when heís not being Coordinator of Instrumental Music or Band Director extraordinaire!
†††††† I have played in the Philharmonic 25 years, have a† professional string quartette called Heartstrings, am accompanist for Columbia Chorale, am church choir director/pianist, teach strings in Columbia Public Schools, direct 2 days a week for an early childhood program, and have a private teaching studio.
†††††††† I think thatís pretty much it.† Iím not as shy and/or quiet as I used to be...actually now you just canít shut me up.† --And who would have visualized me on a tractor-- and yes, Suzi Reynolds is still my dearest most precious friend!
†††† What treasured memories high school holds for me, though so long ago!† I have truly been blessed in this life-- many of which came from sharing those precious years with each of you!
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Angels keep you--
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Glenna††††† ††††
SHERRY THOMAS KEEVER
1917 NW 62ND TERRACE
†† I have had a
full and rewarding life and besides
†††† Iíve been married to my husband, Bert, for almost 15 years and have worked for DIT-MCO International† since 1983 as Executive Assisitant to the President.† Bert is employed by OíReilly/Ozark Automotive at the distribution center.
†††† We travel as
much as we can and enjoy attending NASCAR races.† We were unable to attend the reunion this
year because we were in
DENISE SIMMS MARTINSON
††††† †††† Our family moved from
††††† †††† Richard and I married 33 years ago July.† We are extremely blessed by God to be the parents of five totally awesome children -- Eric Shawn, 31,† Beth Eileen, 29, Jill Annette, 25, Corey Joel, 21, and Kara Joy, 18.
††††† †††† Eric is assistant general manager at ĎThe
Egg and Ií restaurant in
plan to marry within the year.† He is a graduate of Jerry Savelle
International Bible Institute,
††††† †††† Beth works for Citicapital
Legal here in
Ezekiel (Zeke).† Now Jaceson has a Ďminor prophetí dog and a Ďmajor prophetí dog.
††††† †† ††Jill
is a teacher for
††††† †††† Corey is a student at
††††† †††† Richard and I met as freshmen at
† Christian school
†years.† I did a lot of in-home daycare in ND, MO, and TX,†
†then gave it up to
homeschool Corey and Kara fulltime from Ď93-í99, and Jill
from Ď95-í97 for her last two years of high school. Corey, Kara, and I all went
back to Christian school in Ď99.† Since
moving to DFW, I have worked as a temp at a variety of interesting jobs, and I
now work for the
††††† †††† Richard and I are associates for a
phenomenal company, Mannatech, Inc., which offers
better health through glyconutrients.† Based here in
calling Ďone of the top ten technologies that will change the world!í
††††† †††† For more info, go to www.glycoinformation.com and/or
www.glycoscience.com.† To check out the stock for Mannatech, Inc., the symbol is MTEX.† Our e-mail for ĎSolutions 4 Living Ď is† RichDeeMartinson@aol.com.
††††† †††† At this point my older girls would be saying, ĎMom! TMI!í
††††† †††† God bless Ďall yíallí real good!
5018 NW Merrimac
††††† †††† I own my own auto repair shop in
BENITA JOHNSON MADISON
246 Hardin Drive
TERRY JONES BOYD
1060 North 2nd Street Apt. D
Leavenworth, KS 66048
MARIANNE SPRATT MCGRATH
2920 Bryn Mawr Drive
Independence, MO 64057
DEBI POWELL INGRAM
2720 S. Trenchard Drive
Independence, MO 64057
PATRICIA WRIGHT GREGORY
1504 North Emery Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
SANDRA HART BRAY
SUZI REYNOLDS BASS
I don't know if you all remember me or not, but I remember you! I was Suzi Reynolds and now am Suzi Bass. I received the news letter and checked out the website. Looks like you all had a blast. I was certain I would be the only classmate with completely gray hair, but guess I'm wrong! I wasn't able to attend this year, because we had previous plans for that weekend. Also kept meaning to send news about myself, but was having trouble being chipper! My only child David, died 22 months ago at the age of 20 and I'm still learning how to deal with that... My sweet husband Walter of 26 years remains steadfast and awesome and my work keeps me going...but still trying to find joy again. Find myself only sticking to the red letters in the Bible right now! Anyway, I appreciate all of you keeping the Class of 69's spirit alive and hopefully, I'll catch up with you all at the next reunion. I must say that one of the sweetest gifts of my life came to me on my first day of Kindergarten when Glenna Kay Betts Johnson and I became life time best friends. My best wishes and prayers go to all of you.
Suzi Bass, RHIT
Director of Health Information Management
18035 Red Ridge Lane
Prunedale, CA 93907
I left Northwest Missouri State College for spring break in 1970, and for all intent and purposes, never returned. I worked construction, road crews, as a truck driver; bookstore clerk, and waiter. I attended the University of Kansas long enough to get a degree, and have been earning a living as an itinerant architect ever since. I've lived on both coasts, and some in the middle. I've been married more than once, and I have one daughter, I have finally found a home in the rolling hills of Monterey County, California, and some peace. I wish you all well.
SHARON ESTES (HELMIG) SMITHERMAN
14 Tejas Lane
Belton, TX 76513
Rev. Dr. THERESA FRY BROWN
1080 Palmer Road
Lithonia, Georgia 30058-9086
††††† IN RESPECTFUL MEMORY OF
Special thanks to:
Donald Sturgess for printing and colating this booklet
Lucy Flanagan for art contributions
Greg Price for the same, and for general zaniness
Steve Coffey for helping with decorating (especially the high stuff)
Bill Clark and Russ Amos for getting the
Susie Dunlap Tucker for inspired collages and keeping the faith
Carolyn Rhea Burton and Randy Gulley Bowen for providing† music
Carolyn and Susie for providing moral support
Jim Wheeler for providing and maintaining a Web link for our class.
Most Special thanks to:
Pam Locke Workman for stepping up.
Time has a way of leveling the Ďplaying field of life.í
Trophies tarnish and honors fade.
Fellow classmates grow old, and friends pass away.
So really, the important things in life are not the honors received by a few,
But the friendships and memories we collected along the way.
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WELCOME TO THE† 35 YEAR
CLASS OF 1969
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