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Winter 2009-2010
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Keith Griffeth
, MBA, Palmyra, Mo.,
obtained his Certifcation in Infection
Control and Prevention from the
Certifcation Board of Infection Control
and Epidemiology, Inc. He is the
infection preventionist for Hannibal
Regional Hospital.
Charnissa Holliday-Scott
, Ed.S.,
Kansas City, Mo., was the guest speaker
for the Annual Freedom Fund and Awards
Banquet of Hannibal’s National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) in September.
She is a law student at the University of
Missouri-Kansas City.
2009
William “Bill” John Bott
, MBA,
Jefferson City, Mo., is a consulting partner
for the Change and Innovation Agency,
working with state and local governments
to improve business operations. He is
also a regular contributor to Government
Technologies magazine and speaks at
conferences across the country.
Rashekii Howard
, M.Ed. athletics/
activities administration, Moberly, Mo.,
is the new head women’s basketball
coach for the Lady Hounds of Moberly
Area Community College.
Janah Massman
, M.Ed.,Westphalia,
Mo., is the new principal at St. Elizabeth
School. She has worked at the school as
a special education teacher for two years
and as a third-grade teacher for the last
four years.
Births
Liza (Worofka) Jarmoszka
, ’89,
Palos Heights, Ill., and husband, Mark,
welcomed their son, Matthew Edwin
Charles, on July 6, 2009. Matthew
joins his big sister, Mari Catherine.
Jessica (Schaper) Kespohl
’96,
Columbia, Mo, and husband, Chris,
welcomed son, Nickolaus Dean, on
Feb 21, 2009. He joins siblings Jackson,
6, and Josephine, 3.
Kathryn (Hamilton) Morgan
, ’98,
Seattle, Wash., and husband, Brian, WC
’98, welcomed son, Evan Joseph, on
Oct. 2, 2009. Evan’s grandmother is
Marcia Flippen Hamilton
’67. Kathryn
is executive director of Humanity for Chil-
dren, which is working to provide health
care for women and children in Africa.
Sarah (Maxwell) Chame-Martinez
’02
and husband, Leonardo, welcomed their
second son, Kevin Nathanial, on
July 1, 2009.
Stacie (Eastwood) Smithee
’03 and
husband, Jeff, had a daughter, Lydia Ann,
March 27, 2009. Stacie is director
of admissions for Missouri Girls Town.
Jason Bandermann
, MBA ’06, Cape
Girardeau, Mo., and his wife, Sarah, had
a daughter, Ansley Harper, July 4, 2009.
Jason is referral services manager at
Saint Francis Medical Center.
Desiree (Struebing) Franken
’08, had
her third baby boy, Abraham Spencer
Franken, June 24, 2009. He joins his two
brothers Jesse (12 years old) and Samuel
(21 months). She has also recently
purchased a house and moved to
Holts Summit.
Passings
Helen (Hume) Henderson
’24, Iola, Kan.,
died March 28, 2009, at the age of 105.
She was active in a number of community
organizations. She was a member of the
frst Girl Scout troop organized in Okla-
homa in 1917 and continued her involve-
ment throughout her life, later receiving a
Thanks Badge and a Girl Scouts statu-
ette. She was honored by the Iola Lions
Club as 1987 “Citizen of the Year.” She is
survived by two children, four grandchil-
dren and several great-grandchildren.
Helen (Howton) Thweatt
’30, Abilene,
Texas, died July 22, 2009. She was a
Sunday school teacher for the First Bap-
tist Church of Luxora, Ark., for nearly 80
years and was a charter member of the
Luxora Book Club, the Mississippi County
Historical and Genealogical Society and
the Progressive Club. She is survived by
two children, including
Sandra
(Thweatt) Huston
’66; 11 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren, and six
great-great grandchildren.
Grace (Larson) Taylor ’31
, Fulton, Mo.,
died March 1, 2009. She taught for 34
years in Missouri public schools and in
Florida. She was an active volunteer
in her church and her community, and
received an Outstanding Volunteer Award
from OATS in 1994. She is survived by a
son, two grandchildren and fve great-
grandchildren.
Elizabeth (Allen) Davis
’33, Woodbury,
Minn., passed away April 28, 2009, at age
96. WWU was notifed by her daughter,
Martha Zellmer.
Helen (Britts) Detwiler
’33, Santa Rosa,
Calif., died Dec. 11, 2008. She was a
member of the Welfare League, Saturday
Afternoon Club, Symphony League and
the Republican Women’s Club. She is
survived by a daughter, a grandchild and
a great-grandchild.
Helen (Weigle) Danuser
’34, Fulton, Mo.,
died Oct. 10, 2009, at the age of 95. She
was an active community leader her
entire life, with a special interest in the
Daniel Boone Regional Library, the
2005
Margaret
(McTaggart)
Hanley
Mexico, Mo.,
and husband, Josh,
WC ’04, welcomed
their frst child, Riley
Patrick, Sept. 3, 2009.
2005
Kelly (Beahon)
Keller
, MBA,
Columbia, Mo,
and her husband,
Kris
, M.Ed.
athletics/activities
administration ’08,
welcomed their
frst child, Brooklyn Kay, Aug. 12, 2009.