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Foothill Philharmonic Committee and charter
member of the Claremont Symphony Orchestra.
Mildred L. (Simpson) Jenkins
’29, Belton, Mo.,
died July 31, 2008, at the age of 98. She is
survived by her son, four grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
Dorothy (Duncan) Albers
’31, Grandview,
Mo., passed away May 22, 2008. She taught
elementary and junior high students and retired
in 1978 as librarian for Grandview Schools.
Ella (McMillan) Peterson
’33, Grand Junction,
Colo., passed away June 9, 2008. She was the
frst female Michigan party chair and major
party candidate for the U.S. Senate and the
frst woman to address the Republican National
Convention and serve as the convention
co-chair and deputy campaign chair for a
presidential candidate.
Mary Bell (Barnes) Stone
’34, McDonald County,
Mo., died Aug. 19, 2008. She had served as the
McDonald County Director of Welfare before
she and her husband opened Barnes-Stone
Chevrolet Co.
Priscilla (Armbruster) Hoel
’40, Lake Forest, Calif.,
passed away July 26, 2008. She was an avid
Saddleback historian, a teacher and founder
of Los Amigos de las Colinas. Pricilla is survived
by a sister,
Joan (Armbruster) Faila
’52, Clayton,
Mo., and preceded in death by sisters
Elizabeth
(Armbruster) Johns
’43 and
Alice (Armbruster)
Hafer
’47.
Lois (Hunter) Mayr
’41, Lawrenceville, Ill., passed
away June 28, 2008. She was a member of the
city council and lay leader of First Presbyterian
Church. Lois is survived by her husband, Hugh;
son, Bill, and daughter, Dorothy.
Jane (Pasley) Cline
’42, St. Joseph, Mo., died
June 2, 2008. She was active in her community
and a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church,
Welcome Wagon and P.E.O. Jane is survived by
son, John, and daughter, Sue.
Dorothy “Dee” (Harrington) Sivright
’44, Clinton,
Iowa, passed away April 23, 2008. She was an
avid bridge player and patron of the Kansas
City Symphony. Dee is survived by two sons,
David and Peter Sivright.
Janet (Brooke) Link ’47,
Yankton S.D.,
passed away Sept. 1, 2008, as notifed by
granddaughter, Anne Terechinski. Janet was
preceded in death by her sister,
Judith (Brooke)
McLaughlin
’44.
Carol Patricia (Herter) Miller
’47, Chapel Hill,
NC., passed away Sept. 25, 2008. Her interests
included music, ballet, languages, travel and
literature. Carol is survived by three children
and four grandchildren.
Nanette (Benner) Wilson
’49, Hastings, Neb.,
died Aug. 18, 2008. She worked as a mortgage
company offce manager, loan offcer and
health care customer service rep. Nanette is
survived by one daughter, six grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
Barbara Lee (Stephens) Thoma
’49, Arkansas
City, Kan., passed away April 16, 2008. Barbara
was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity
Episcopal Church and Wednesday Bridge Club.
She is survived by her husband, Charles, two
daughters and a son.
Marjorie “Marge” (Zeglin) Towers
’52, Oak Brook,
Ill., passed away June 25, 2008. She taught and
traveled extensively with her husband, Jack,
who survives at home.
Cynthia L. (Mynatt) Callis
’54, Sedalia, Mo.,
passed away July 5, 2008. She and her husband,
James, owned and operated CW Flower
Co. She was a member of the Broadway
Presbyterian Church for almost 50 years and
is survived by her husband, two sons and six
grandchildren.
J. Gayle (Eglehoff) Seaton
’54, Scenery Hill, Pa.,
died June 24, 2008 as notifed by her college
roommate,
Shirley (Bishop) Keller
’54, Columbia,
Mo. Gayle taught at Carnegie Mellon Univ.,
and was active in efforts to preserve and restore
Pittsburgh’s ethnic churches. She is survived
by three daughters and sister-in-law,
Anne (Finkeldey) Egelhoff
’56.
Holly (Hurtt) Vokes
’60, Harbor Springs, Mich.,
passed away Sept. 5, 2007. She taught at the
University of Liggett, worked as a social worker
of the Catholic Diocese and served as an
elementary school principal before retiring. Holly
is survived by husband, Richard, six children and
many grandchildren.
Diane (Meinhardt) Bulgin
’64, Columbia, Mo.,
passed away Aug. 11, 2008. She worked at
Boone Hospital and enjoyed knitting, crocheting
and working with stained glass. Diane is survived
by her son, Trevor, and her daughter, Malinda.
Dawn Havilynn Pasternack
’81, Houston, Texas,
passed away Dec. 6, 2007. Born in California,
she grew up in America, England and Greece.
Dawn was a paralegal in Houston.
Michelle Kathleyn Gill
’84, Jefferson City, Mo.,
passed away Aug. 30, 2008. She worked as
an interior designer for 23 years. Michelle was
a member the Wesley United Methodist
Church. She enjoyed attending JCHS football
games. She is survived by her husband, Donald,
daughter, Callie, and son, Tanner.
JoEllen Hicks
, M.Ed. ’98, Linn, Mo., died July 19,
2008. She taught special education, served as
director of special services in Osage County
and was the Linn Junior/Senior HS principal at
the time of her death. JoEllen is survived by her
husband, Kevin, and son, Brian.
Gerald Lee Hocker
, M.Ed ’98, Ashland, Mo.,
passed away on Aug. 15, 2008. He was
superintendent of schools at Crest Ridge in
Centerview, a member of the Missouri State
Teachers Association and the Ashland Baptist
Church. He is survived by his son, Matthew.
WWU
Community
Passings
Lucille Reeves
, Kansas City, Mo., passed away
in May 2008, at the age of 98. After retiring
from teaching in 1974, she became the house
mother for Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at William
Woods for several years.
Robert “Bob” Whitlock
, 61, died July 20, 2008.
He was an Air Force Veteran, served on the
Governor’s Advisory Council of Aging, the Heart
Disease and Stroke Advisory Board, and was
an adjunct faculty member for William Woods
University. He is survived by his wife, two children
and two grandchildren.
2000
Betsy (Carney)
Bates
, Lake
St. Louis, Mo., and
husband, Shane,
are the proud
parents of a son,
Brady Ryan, born
April 11, 2008.
2002
Sarah (Maxwell)
Chame Martinez
,
Baltimore, Md., and
husband, Leonardo,
are the parents of a
son, Nolberto Miguel,
born Feb. 25, 2008.
Sarah teaches Spanish
at Woodlawn High
School.
2005
Breena (Cook)
Eddy
, MBA '08,
Ashland, Mo.,
and husband,
John, are the
proud parents
of a son, Brandt,
born July 4, 2008.