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The Woods
Callaway Historical Society, the
Winston Churchill Memorial and the
Fulton Colleges Board of Associates.
She is survived by four children, including
David Danuser
, MBA ’02, and his wife,
Barbara Blackburn Danuser
’75; nine
grandchildren, including
Brett Danuser
’08; fve great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Frances (Nations) Durham
’38,
Oakland, Calif., died Jan. 22, 2009. After
her children were grown, she returned
to college, earning an education degree
from Webster College and a master’s
degree in English at Washington Univer-
sity. She is survived by three daughters,
two sons, seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
Louise (McKinney) Monk
’38, Foley,
Ala., died April 12, 2008. She served as
reunion chairperson in 1967 and was a
recipient of the Green Owl Award in 1969.
She was the aunt of
Ruth Elizabeth
(Mitchell) Cooper
’68.
Helen (Douglas) Dillard
’40, Auxvasse,
Mo., died May 11, 2009. She enjoyed gar-
dening, playing cards and spending time
with her family and friends. She is
survived by her daughter, son, fve grand-
children and seven great-grandchildren.
Dorothy (Merveldt) Mason
’40, El Reno,
Okla., died July 19, 2009. She was a
member of First Christian Church and
P.E.O. She is survived by her brother,
two nephews and one niece.
Clarann (Swartz) Short
’40, of Tulsa,
Okla., died Oct. 31, 2006, at the age of
85. She was a teacher, active member of
Delta Delta Delta, a member of St. John’s
Episcopal Church and an avid bridge
player. She is survived by her daughter
and granddaughter.
Fay (Birdsong) Turner
’41, Arvada,
Colo., died at the age of 85 on
June 30, 2009. She was a graduate of
the University of Missouri and in her
early years was one of the frst women
newspaper reporters and editors in
the country. She is survived by her two
daughters, four grandchildren and sister.
Fay was the aunt of
Mary Birdsong
’72.
Marjorie (May) Yund
’41, Shiloh, Ill.,
died May 23, 2009. She was evacuated
to Belleville, Ill., in 2005 after Hurricane
Katrina damaged her home of 48 years
in Gulfport, Miss. She is survived by
her brother.
Carolee (Kumpfer) Patejdl
’43, Chicago,
Ill., passed away Oct. 11, 2008, at the age
of 85. She is survived by three children
and fve grandchildren.
Martha (Lisman) Allen
’45, Basking
Ridge, N.J., died June 1, 2009, at the age
of 83. She was a member of Plainfeld
Country Club, the Chinaberry Twig at
Muhlenberg Hospital and Our Lady of the
Mount R.C. Church in Warren. She is
survived by her fve sons, 13 grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchildren.
Bobette (Wiehe) Krueger
’45, Medina,
Ohio, died July, 20, 2009. A resident of
Glen Ellyn, Ill., for 39 years, she was an
elder at First Presbyterian Church and
a member of the Glen Ellyn Women’s
Club, the PEO, Central DuPage Hospital
Auxiliary and Republican Women’s Club.
She is survived by four children, seven
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren
and a sister.
Dorothy (Beamish) Kurtz
’47, Peoria,
Ill., died Aug. 22, 2008. She was active in
her church and as a community volunteer.
She is survived by her husband, three
children and seven grandchildren.
Cora Martha (Adams) Gray
’48,
El Dorado, Ark., died May 3, 2009.
She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church and belonged to sever-
al service organizations. She was a board
member of the South Arkansas Arts
Center and served 12 years on the board
of governors for the Arkansas Develop-
mental Disability Service. She is survived
by her son and daughter.
Mary Ann (Kritzer) Williams
’48, Santa
Cruz, Calif., died from Alzheimer’s
disease March 26, 2009. She served in
the Air Force during the Korean War
and met her husband while stationed in
Tucson, Ariz. She was active in her
community and church and led a Youth
Choir Group there for more than 10 years.
She is survived by two sons, three grand-
children and two great-grandchildren.
Gwendolyn (Gnaegy) Barnes
’50,
Webster Groves, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2007.
She is survived by her husband; two
children, including
Sharon (Barnes)
Koch
’74; four grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Barbara Ann (Clarisey) Vanderhyde
’50,
Cascade, Mich., passed away
June 19, 2006.
Marian (Niehaus) Hanlen
’53, St. Louis,
Mo., died April 22, 2009. She was wife of
the late Ronald Hanlen and is survived by
fve children, a sister and 10
grandchildren.
Patricia Ann (Comstock) Kalan
’54,
Waseca, Minn., passed away Nov. 17,
2008. She is survived by her husband of
52 years, a brother, three children and
eight grandchildren.
Valera (Jepson) Oden
’54, Lexington,
N.C., and her husband, Don W. Oden,
died Nov. 14, 2005, of injuries suffered
in a motorcycle accident. Valera was the
executive administrative assistant to the
president at Re-Insurance Corp. She is
survived by her daughter, two sons, nine
grandchildren and two sisters.
Susan (Hoppe) Bleick
’55, Bonita
Springs, Fla., died Feb. 8, 2009. She
enjoyed reading and caring for her
husband, family and friends. She is
survived by her husband, fve children
and stepchildren, seven grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
Kathryn (Jaeger) Smith
’55, Rye, N.H..,
died June 7, 2009. She was a graduate
of Drake University, where she was a
member of Delta Gamma sorority. Prior
to raising her family, she was a teacher,
lifetime member of Philanthropic Educa-
tional Organization, the corresponding
secretary of the Rye Driftwood Garden
Club and a member of Abenaqui Country
Club, Rye Art Study and Seacoast
Republican Women. She is survived by
her husband, two daughters, sister and
two grandchildren.
Kay Jeanne (Anderson) Brewer
’56,
Moline, Ill., died Nov. 21, 2008. She
taught for 20 years, ran her family real
estate investments and was an active
church member. She is survived by her
husband, three children and 11
grandchildren.