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member of the church choir and hospital vol-
unteer. She was the sister of the late
Dorothy
(Burks) Paden
’40.
Beverly (Sutton) Ward
’46, Lincoln, Neb., died
Oct 18, 2009, after a short battle with lung can-
cer. After one year of teaching high school, Bev
spent her life raising her children. She was an
avid bridge player and accomplished golfer.
Betty Lou Morris
’47, Collinsville, Ill., died Aug.
24, 2008. She was a 25-year member of the
Collinsville Library Board and also served on
the Lewis and Clark Library Board at Southern
Illinois University-Edwardsville. She was the sis-
ter of
Lossie "Jean" (Morris) Bauer
'48, aunt
of
Melissa Jeane Dorothy Bauer
'84 and niece
of the late
Zelda May (Morris) Jayne
'45.
S. Ann (Talley) Kinnaird
’49, Hot Springs,
Ark., died March 23, 2009. Ann was an English
department chair and taught speech, drama,
and debate for 22 years. She enjoyed acting,
writing and directing, along with playing bridge,
gardening, enjoying cats and baking her famous
banana pies.
Mary Ann (Mohrman) Paustian
’49, Omaha,
Neb., died May 25, 2007. Survivors include a
daughter,
Cheryl (Paustian) Robinson
’77.
Janice Rae (Burns) Kelly
’50, Ojai, Calif., died
Feb. 27, 2010. She was a teacher for more than
40 years.
Sarah “Sally” Ann (Hampton) Renihan
’51,
Indianapolis, Ind., died Sept. 29, 2009. She and
her husband established Grandview Stables Inc.,
and were active in the equestrian business for 53
years. They taught numerous generations of stu-
dents, who often ended up as professional horse
trainers. They helped establish the Indiana
Hunter & Jumper Association and were honorary
members of the Trader's Point Hunt. Survivors
include a daughter,
Diana Renihan
’76.
Doris (Eberhardt) Rentsch
’51, Punta Gorda,
Fla., died Nov. 24, 2009. Doris was involved
in many clubs, including the Daughters of the
American Revolution, garden club and
bridge groups.
Carlee A. (Wilkinson) Dillman
’52, Shreveport,
La., died Nov. 3, 2009. She was a member
of Chi Omega Sorority, Shreveport
Symphony Guild, Centenary Women’s
Endowment Quorum and a lifetime member
of First United Methodist Church.
Virginia M. Noble
’52, Jefferson City, Mo., died
Dec. 23, 2009. She was a homemaker and a
member of the First United Methodist Church
and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Martha J. (Jody) Doepke
’54, Stilwell, Kan.,
died Oct. 19, 2009. Jody had a passion for
riding quarter horses. She was active in AQHA,
NEKQHA, the American Royal, Saddle & Sirloin,
and she volunteered at Lakeside Hospital in
Kansas City, Mo. Jody is survived by her
husband of 55 years, honorary WWU Board
of Trustee member,
A.W. “Bud” Doepke
;
daughters,
Sherri Tearney
’78 and
Cassie
Doepke-Kunkel
’82; a son and a sister,
Mary Cochran
‘60. She was also the cousin
of
Jean (Devault) Switzer
’46.
Marjorie A. (Stiles) Gibson
’54, Dexter, Iowa,
died Jan. 27, 2009.
Norma Jean (Candy) Walker Growe
’55,
Fairway, Kan., died March 30, 2010.
Mildred Joyce (Schwab) Karr
‘55, Rolla, Mo.,
died Jan. 3, 2010. She was a gifted artist and
taught porcelain china painting in her home
studio for 15 years. She was also active in the
World Order of China Painters. She also worked
as a dental assistant with her husband,
Dr. George Karr, in Africa, the South Pacifc
islands, New Zealand and Australia.
Karen (Steuer) Want
’66, Braintree, Mass., died
Feb. 27, 2010, after a courageous 16-year battle
with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the Boston
offce manager of Holland America Cruise Line
for a number of years. She and her husband en-
joyed boating and belonged to two yacht clubs.
Rosa Lee (Boen) Griffn
‘67, Tulsa, Okla., died
Dec. 15, 2009. She taught Spanish and civics for
34 years in Muskogee, Okla., served as advisor
to the school’s student council and was honored
as Teacher of the Year. She and her husband
also served as regional counselors for more than
100 foreign exchange students and worked with
a church youth group. She was also president
of the resident council at Manor Care Nursing
Home in Tulsa.
Jane (Simpson) Licklider
’67, Jefferson City,
Mo., died Dec. 25, 2009. A homemaker, she had
been employed as a librarian with the Missouri
attorney general’s offce. She was also a
member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Lynn Cooper Hearnes
’71, St. Louis, Mo., died
in an auto accident, Dec. 31, 2009. She was an
attorney with the Missouri Court of Appeals and
worked in the St. Louis City Counselor’s offce.
She was interested in restoring old homes,
protecting animals, traveling, literature, and was
an avid horsewoman. Among her survivors are
her mother,
Betty C. Hearnes
(honorary alum,
1967), two sisters,
Leigh E. (Hearnes)
Hammond
’74 and
Julia B. Hearnes-Sindelar
’80, and a cousin,
Lisa C. Warren
’74.
Joy Lee Washington
’76, Edgewater, Md., died
March 5, 2008, after a 10-year illness. She was
employed as a medicine aide at South River
Health and Rehabilitation Center and was a
member of Harvest Church of God.
Jennifer Lynne Hall Cargal
’94, Pepper Pike,
Ohio, died Jan. 12, 2010, at the age of 37. She
earned a degree in culinary arts from Sullivan
College. Survivors include her mother,
Susan J. (Watkins) Hall
’67.
Edward Ross Dey
, M.Ed. ’98, Sedalia, Mo.,
died Oct. 20, 2009. He had been a teacher and
coach for the Sedalia School District since 1988.
He earned a gold medal as a member of the
United States Olympic Fast Pitch Softball Team,
and he was inducted into the Missouri Sports
Hall of Fame.
David Allan Remington
, MBA ’00, Austin,
Texas, and formerly of Payson, Ill., died Jan. 7,
2010. He was a retired teacher and part of
a Hannibal cohort.
WWU C
ommunity
P
assings
Bertie Lee Edwards
, Fulton, Mo., died Dec. 8,
2009, in Kansas City. She worked for William
Woods for more than 50 years. Bertie was a
member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the
Ladies Choir, the Unknown Daughters and the
Eastern Star Ladies Masonic Lodge.
She was 86.
Dr. Augusta Louise Hinde
, Houston, Texas,
died Jan. 2, 2010. During her career, she was an
analytical chemist, a medical technologist and an
elementary classroom teacher. She also taught
at William Woods, 1965-1986, and was chair of
the biology department. She was 92.
Ursula Pettengill
, Syracuse, N.Y., died Feb.
14, 2010. She served as the director of dietary
departments and food services at many schools
and universities, including, William Woods.
She was 97. William Woods recently received
a $200,000 estate gift from Ursula Pettengill to
endow a scholarship. The Ursula Pettengill En-
dowed Memorial Scholarship was established to
provide assistance to WWU students who work
in the dining hall / food service area.
Carey Southall
, Columbia, Mo., died Sept. 28,
2009. He was a professor of education at the
University of Missouri for 40 years and then
became an adjunct professor at William Woods
University. He was 88.