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Barbara (Gibson) Brown
, Longwood, Fla., resides
in a retirement community with her husband,
Taylor. She spends her time traveling—twice
to Antarctica.
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.
Betty (Brewin) Magnusson
, Chatham, Mass.,
was named the frst female commodore of
the Monomoy Yacht Club in Chatham.
Sharon (Aldrich) Stark
, Kendallville, Ind., and her
husband, Ken, celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in June. 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 and
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.
Joan (Crain) Elliot
, Greenwood, Ind., has
traveled to England and Scotland and enjoys
spending time with her family.
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
(Sessions) Talley
’48, Green Valley, Ariz., after
a chance meeting at the eye doctor’s.
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
currently writing a history column, “Charleston
Hat It All,” which is 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.
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 director
of Arkansas State Parks. 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. Unable
to join them was classmate LaTrisia (Kinney)
Heard, Ormand Beach, Fla.
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 50th and 55th reunions and
instrumental is revitalizing the area alumni.
Dewina (Horn) Danley
, Bella Vista, Ark., retired
after working at Hallmark Cards, NBC television
and Marion labs. She and her husband, Bob, 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,
where they remain involved in 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., has
retired after working in bookkeeping and retail.
She enjoys painting, scrapbooking, reading and
playing with her great-grandson, Gavin.
Norma (Amos) Howser
, Charlotte, Mich.,
loves going to antique shows, volunteering at
the 1885 County Court House Museum and
attending local community college theatre
Claire (Caviness) Dunn
, Russellville, Ark., and
her husband B.J. celebrated their 50th wedding
Mabel (Miller) Smith, Plano, Texas, visited
campus, for the frst time in more than 20 years,
with her son, Roger, and his wife, Jackie.
Marcene (Mead) Young, Ponca City, Okla.,
and her husband, Calvin, celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary in July. In retirement,
the couple travels and volunteers, and has
coordinated the Meals-On-Wheels program for
23 years.
Donna (Claycomb) Sokol
, Washington, D.C.,
married Craig Sokol June 28, 2008.