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Winter 2009
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Undergraduate
1945
Barbara (Gibson) Brown
, Longwood, Fla., resides
in a retirement community with her husband,
Taylor. She spends her time traveling—twice
to Antarctica.
1948
Marcene (Mead) Young
, Ponca City, Okla.,
and her husband, Calvin, celebrated their 60
th
anniversary. In retirement, they travel and have
coordinated Meals-On-Wheels for 23 years.
Patsy Pierce
, Overland Park, Kan., was featured
in an article in the Kansas City Star, as “Mrs.
Dependable” for her continued support of the
Kansas City Explorers’ Tennis Team.
1949
Betty (Brewin) Magnusson
, Chatham, Mass.,
was named the frst female commodore of
the Monomoy Yacht Club in Chatham.
1950
Sharon (Aldrich) Stark
, Kendallville, Ind., and her
husband, Ken, celebrated their 50
th
anniversary.
Prior to retirement she managed shoe stores, a
jeans shop and a Baskin Robbins.
Nancy (James) Menefee
, Portland, Ore., is
active in the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Altar
Guild and Portland Garden Club. She enjoys
membership in the Town Club with her
husband of 24 years, Towner.
Cynthia Swanson
, Paxton, Ill., volunteers as
curator of a historical society museum. Before
retiring she worked at the Contra Costa County
Library in California.
1951
Joan (Crain) Elliot
, Greenwood, Ind., has
traveled to England and Scotland and
enjoys spending time with her family.
1952
Virginia (Ginny) Kingsbury
, Indianapolis, Ind.,
taught in many schools around Indianapolis until
her retirement. She remains active in
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana and Bible study.
Patsy (Thomas) Brugler
, Green Valley, Ariz.,
enjoys tennis, swimming, bridge and golf with
her husband. She reconnected with
Tovey
(Sessions) Talley
’48, Green Valley, Ariz., after
a chance meeting at the eye doctor’s.
1953
Roberta (Chouinard) Hume
, Sylvia, NC, has
worked part-time jobs since retirement and
enjoys hiking, reading and traveling.
Alice (Eison) Bivin, Dunedin
, Fla., moved from
Tarpon Springs to a condominium with her
son, Roger. They enjoy balcony sunsets and
swimming without pool maintenance.
Barbara (Gavigan) Gottschalk
, Scottsdale, Ariz.,
has worked in Hawaii and Amsterdam. She has
two children and one grandchild.
Mildred (Reeves) Burnett
, Charleston, Mo, is
writing a history column, “Charleston Hat It
All,” published weekly in local newspapers, The
Enterprise Courier and The East Prairie Eagle.
Mildred belongs to the Heartland and Missouri
Writers Guilds and the Ozark Writers League.
1954
Elizabeth (Hair) Benson
, San Jose, Calif., retired
from nursing. She volunteers at the library, writes
book reviews for the local newspaper and
enjoys her book club.
Dorothy (Saunders) Clement
, N. Little Rock, Ark.,
was an administrative assistant to the Arkansas
State Parks director. She and her husband,
Neil, owned a dress shop for 55 years. Dorothy
and classmates,
Jackie (Smith) Coulter
, Dallas,
Texas,
Carolyn (Williams) Forsen
, St. Louis, Mo.,
and
Nell (Russell) Miller
, Helena, Ark., met for
their annual trip in Eureka Springs, Ark.
1955
Alice (Dean) Helmer
, Manchester, Mo.,
remarried four years ago, having moved back
to St. Louis after living in Ft. Myers, Fla. She has
been on the Kirkwood High School reunion
committee for her 50
th
and 55
th
reunions and
instrumental in revitalizing area alumni.
Dewina (Horn) Danley
, Bella Vista, Ark., retired
after working at Hallmark Cards, NBC television
and Marion Laboratories Inc. She and Bob, her
husband of 24 years, travel extensively, most
recently on a cruise to Tahiti and Bora Bora.
Sue (Peterson) Jennings
, Falls Church, Va.,
sold her retail needlework business of 30
years. In retirement she enjoys her great-
granddaughter, Amelie, and visiting her sister,
Sandra (Peterson) Le Clerque
’59, Seattle, Wash.
Marietta (Read) Schwend
, Cable, Wis., owned
and directed the Land of Oz Pre-School in
St. Louis for 35 years with her husband, Chuck.
Upon retirement they moved to Wisconsin and
remain active in the community.
M. Joyce (Schwab) Karr
, Rolla, Mo., has won
many awards for her china painting. For three
years, following her husband’s retirement, they
traveled to the South Pacifc to serve the Island
Mercy as dentist and dental assistant, returning
home in 1999.
Joyce (Turner) Swanson
, Orlando, Fla., retired
after working in bookkeeping and retail. She
enjoys painting, scrapbooking, reading and
playing with her great-grandson, Gavin.
1956
Norma (Amos) Howser
, Charlotte, Mich.,
loves going to antique shows, volunteering at
the 1885 County Court House Museum and
attending theatre performances.
Claire (Caviness) Dunn
, Russellville, Ark.,
and her husband, B.J., celebrated their
50
th
anniversary. They enjoy travel, theatre,
concerts and University of Arkansas football.
Judy (Hollerorth) Shepard
, St. Louis, Mo., retired
in 1995 from Monsanto Company after 15 years.
She enjoys playing tennis, walking, reading and
vacationing in Longboat Key, Fla.
Cl as s
Notes
1934
Mabel (Miller)
Smith
, Plano,
Texas, visited
campus for the
frst time in more
than 20 years,
with her son,
Roger, and his
wife, Jackie.
1993
Donna
Claycomb
,
Washington,
D.C., married
Craig Sokol
June 28, 2008.
1997
Mia Willoughby
, London,
England, has been
working for BBC World
Service in sports.