Faith (Chappell) Callahan ’26 will celebrate
her 100 birthday on Oct. 22, 2004. Faith lives in Wesley Terrace
in Des Moines,
Mary (Crow) Hawkins ’27 will turn 100 years old on Sept.
20, 2004. Mary began her teaching career in Attica, Kan. She organized
and taught the first private kindergarten in Kansas. Mary loves
to write and during her lifetime has written greeting card verses
for Hallmark as well as adult and children stories. A member of
the National Writers club and Kansas Authors club, for eight years
she coordinated ‘story hour’ for the Parsons Public
Library and was their principal story teller. Perhaps the most
notable of Mary’s achievements were the 40 years she spent
as a professional tutor, teaching 435 students in that time span.
This included youngsters needing special help and nurturing, as
well as adults who came for such varied subjects as speed reading
and creative writing.
Jesse Lockert ’29 celebrated his 100th birthday with the
lineup of two dozen former athletes who gathered to recall the
glory days that began in the late 1920s. Jesse turned 100 on Aug.
14. If he’d asked them, the “boys” told Jesse,
the game boys from 50 years ago—now with white hair and aging
bodies—would have suited up and run laps one more time; instead
they exchanged football stories and paid tribute to the lessons
their old coach taught, both on and off the field.
Ruth (Goe) McNay ’28 will celebrate her 100th birthday Dec.
14, 2004. Her family is planning a birthday open house on Saturday,
Nov. 27, 2004. It will be held at Prairie Homestead, 1605 May,
Wichita, from 1:30 – 4 p.m. A card shower is requested for
her—Ruth McNay, 1605 May #33, Wichita KS 67213. Ruth taught
high school math in Colorado and Oklahoma after graduating from
Southwestern College. Then, taught elementary grades in Wichita
for 15 years before retiring. She lived in San Diego after her
marriage for 20 years, where daughters Linda (McNay) LaMar ’60 and Barbara (McNay) Skaggs were born.
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Al '36 and Winnie Hodges
celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary June 10, 2004. Al was
an Army Air Force Band director in World War II. He served on the
SC music faculty for 18 years and was inducted into the Kansas Music
Educators Hall of Fame in 1976. Al was director of the annual SC
Fine Arts Festival from 1961 to 1964. Winnie was hostess at the
SC student center for 15 years.
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Ted and Lois (Akers) Biby '40 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
July 20, 2004. Ted retired from the Winfield State Hospital and
Training Center in 1981 and Lois retired from teaching at Winfield
High School in 1974.
Loyd Baughman '43, Ruth
(Sherman) Royse '61, and Rowland Jones,
all of Elk County, recently celebrated their 65th high school
reunion as 1939 graduates of Elk Falls Rural High School. Loyd's
mother accepted his diploma from Southwestern College as he was
a member of the armed forces fighting World War II, having left
school in December. Having taught in area schools for 19 years
and returning to education after starting a family, Ruth got
her B.A. teaching certification exactly 10 years prior to her
daughter Lyneva (Sherman) Bryan '71. Loyd's daughter, Janice
(Baughman) Frahm '72, is also an SC graduate. All four have degrees
in education and all taught school.
Charles '44 and Verda Kopke were awarded the Wendell
Mayes, Jr., Medal, which is presented to a volunteer for outstanding
in the cause of diabetes. The Kopkes have been philanthropic
pillars of their Kansas City community for decades—volunteering,
leading, promoting and funding organizations and events such
as the Alliance for Epilepsy research, Ozanam Home for Boys,
and the Santa Claus Club. In 1995, they were jointly awarded
the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause
of Diabetes, and in 1992, Charles won the Addison B. Scoville
Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Charles has been a member
of the American Diabetes Association's Board of Directors and
is a founding member of the association's Research Foundation.
Verda is past president of the Rehabilitation Institute Auxiliary
in Kansas City, where she has worked to advance awareness and
raise funds to improve the lives of children and adults with
disabilities. Charles was recipient of the Servant Leadership
Award from SC.
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Guy '58 and Rebecca Stamps celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
Aug. 7, 2004. After retiring in 1995, they moved to Bentonville,
Ark., where they currently reside. Guy and Rebecca are active in
the First United Methodist Church, and spend much time volunteering
at the Bentonville Manor as well as the Northwest Benton County
Gene and Nina (Dietsch) Hemphill '82
'58 celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 2004. They were married at the Grandview
United Methodist Church by Dr. C. Orville Strohl (then president
of Southwestern College) and now live in Boulder, Colo. Gene
is a retired business owner. He enjoys volunteering in the Sugar
Loaf community. Nina was a nurse at Boulder Community Hospital
for 29 years and is retired. She enjoys tending the Sugar Loaf
Gateway Flower Garden and working on her model train. They have
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Judith Charlton '60 is an adjunct professor at University of Missouri
at Kansas City.
Bev (Howard) Dillman '61 hosted a mini-reunion May 6 at her home
in Emporia for Myrna (O'Neil) Neaderhiser '61, Miltonvale; Tonnie
(Martin) Grunder '60, El Dorado, and Judy (Dungey)
During the afternoon the group toured the Richard Howe House,
completed in 1867. This was the childhood home of Genevieve
who taught in the home economics department at SC from 1954 to
Steve Morrison '69 has retired after 35 years in public education,
most recently as superintendent of schools for the Fort Lupton
(Colo.) school system. Susan (Dierking) '69 retired from 29 years
in public education as an elementary teacher in 2001.
W. Harlan Rittgers '60 retired July 1, 2003. He and Judy have
relocated to Pratt. Harlan enjoys volunteering for the SHICK prescription
drug program at Pratt Regional Medical Center and driving the
RSVP bus around town, plus filling the pulpit once a quarter
and serving Communion at the New Hope and Mt. Pleasant United
Methodist Churches in Stafford County.
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Blair Denny '70 moved in March from the Kansas City Southern Railway
to Amtrak. A passenger qualified locomotive engineer, he operates
the California Zephyr between Lincoln, Neb., and Ottumwa, Iowa.
Kathi (Phillips) Fischer '74 and Setsuko
Kanemoto (international student 1972-73), were reunited this summer in Tokyo after losing
track of each other since 1979. Thanks to help from Dr. Wallace
Gray's address files, Kathi's daughter, Avery (student at IUC,
Yokohama, Japan), first reached Setsuko's brother by phone. Further
calls and e-mails found Setsuko teaching intercultural communication
at Ibaraki University in Mito, Japan. Kathi teaches elementary
music at Cleveland School in Wichita. Phil Fischer '73, Kathi's
husband, also attended the Moundbuilder reunion. Phil was recently
appointed pastor of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in
Mike '74 and Marjie Lewis were parents of the groom Aug. 14 when
their son, David, was married at Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va. "Not
even Hurricane Charley dared to invade the beautiful Blue Ridge
Mountain setting," Mike says. "It was truly a `family
reunion' wedding weekend." Mike is chair of the SC Board
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Bryan Dennett ’92 was elected to the board
of directors of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians at the
2004 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session.
Aaron Murray ’92 is programs director for
the Keystone Science School, and is responsible for community-
and resort-based education,
summer programs, and facility management. The Keystone Science
School is a non-profit field-based science education organization
based in Keystone, Colo. He has been a senior field instructor
at KSS for the past three years teaching geology, forest and aquatic
ecology, and snow physics.
Wendy (Steiner) ’92 and Michael Letter were marred in September
2003. Wendy is a real estate agent in the east office of J. P.
Weigand & Sons in Wichita. Visit www.WendyLetterSellsHomes.com.
Don Gifford ’93, a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s
office (Department of Justice) was recently published with three
submissions in a book, Affirmative Action – A Legal Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press 2004). Don wrote lengthy essays on President John
F. Kennedy’s executive orders dealing with affirmative action,
as well as essays on judicial opinions by U.S. Supreme Court justices
William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas. Don has also published articles
on topics ranging from federal sentencing guidelines, to Shakespeare,
to military law in publications by the American Bar Association,
the Oklahoma Bar Journal, and military publications. Don, Gloria
(Morey) ’93 and their two daughters, Gabriela and Olivia,
reside in Reno, Nev.
Jill Stephens ’93 and Matthew Schiltz were
married May 28, 2004, in Chicago. Jill is working as the assistant
for family ministry
and day school at the Fourth Presbyterian Church and Matthew is
a senior civil engineer at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
of Greater Chicago.
James “Jay” Leach ’94 and his family have moved
to St. Paul, Minn. He is a senior analytical chemist in the elemental
analysis group at the Corporate Research Analytical Lab for 3M.
His wife, Paula, is an early childhood special education teacher.
They have two children—Payton (6), and Maggie (four months).
Scott Shipman ’94 has been chosen for the
Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship to study
and Gettysburg at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. Scott has
also been selected to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities
Landmark Workshop for Pearl Harbor. At Pearl Harbor and other sites
around Oahu he heard guest speakers, toured attack sites, and did
Ron Levan ’95 has moved from elementary school
principal to junior-senior high principal in Satanta, Kan., with
of the school year.
Sarah (Dillingham) Shipman ’95
has been named editor in chief of the Washburn Law Review
(Washburn Law School, Topeka) for the 2004-05 academic year.
Jim Tucker ’95 was profiled
in the July/August issue of Cooperative Partners. Tucker
has added a wholesale produce business to the family farm in Wilburton,
and markets vine-ripened, pesticide- and herbicide-free tomatoes.
He has three greenhouses, and delivers twice a week to several small
towns within 50 miles of the farm. Tucker sill is involved in his
family's conventional farming operation, but says the greenhouse
venture gives him an outlet to experiment, diversify, and exercise
his own management skills. He serves on the board of Elkhart Cooperative
Angela DeFisher ’98 began her duties as pastor
of the Wathena United Methodist Church in Wathena, Kan., July
1. She began seminary
classes at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., the
end of August.
Christy Grealis ’98 reports that this year
was the first-ever taped special for CMA Music Fest, formerly
known as Fan Fair, held
in Nashville June 10-13. The special aired on the CBS network July
14. In addition to her normal duties during this event, Christy
also served (for the second consecutive year) as the production
coordinator at the Coliseum.
Jennifer (Benevento) Carnahan ’99 graduated magna cum laude
with a master’s degree in elementary education in August
2004. She also received an endorsement in gifted and talented education.
Both were awarded by the University of North Texas. She continues
to work for the Plano ISD as a middle school math teacher.
Damion Walker ’98 is beginning his third year of orthopedic
residency at Grandview Hospital. Teresa (Latta) ’96 is now
a homemaker. They reside in Kettering, Ohio.
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Jeff “Pink” Henderson ’00 is
serving a summer tour in the United States Air Force as the superintendent,
341st Support Wing Chapel. Senior Master Sergeant Henderson is
serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont. He is
assigned to Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver,
Randy Leach ’00 is the new chief of the Arkansas
City fire/EMS department. Leach currently serves the community
as fire marshal.
His new duties begin Sept. 1.
Daniel Miller ’00 was one of 203 medical
students who received the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree
from the University of
Health Sciences in May. After graduation, Mill will complete a
postdoctoral residency in obstetrics and genecology at Grandview
Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Seth Leeper ’01 and Kimberly Tatro were married
April 20 at Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Kimberly
medical assistant and surgery scheduler at Wichita Clinic and Seth
is a credit manager at Excel Corporation.
Marla Berthot ’02 received her master’s
degree in marriage and family counseling from Friends University
and is now employed as a therapist at Cedar Ridge Residential Treatment
Center in Roosevelt, Utah.
Rachel Copeland ’02 is living in Manhattan
with her husband, Layne Knight, while finishing up her master
of science degree in
biology from Fort Hays State University.
Bradley J. Newell ’02 has completed the pre-pharmacy
requirements and has been accepted to the University of Kansas
School of Pharmacy
where he will obtain the doctor of pharmacy degree. This is a four-year
Ryan Rising ’02 has graduated with a master of arts in liberal
arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md. Rising has
been accepted to attend law school at the University of Kansas.
Julie (Woolf) Griffin ’02 is a site coordinator of an after-school
program at Oaklawn Elementary in Derby. She and her husband, Jarrett,
are also a part of the core leadership team for a new church plant
in Wichita – Grace Point United Methodist Church. They started
meeting in January at the zoo and are hoping to find a larger location
for the fall as they are already growing out of the education building.
Adam Catlin ’03 is now a graduate student
at Kansas State University, where he is majoring in English and
He is also working part-time at Western Wireless. His first novel,
Until August, will be released by PublishAmerica press either late
this year or early next.
Carrie LeBel ’03 is starting graduate school
for her MBA at Webster University.
Shanna (Shearburn) ’03 and Andy
Roberson ’02 were married July 12, 2003. They live in Wichita, where Andy
by Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover.
Gabrielle Shimek ’04 and Dustin Henry were married May 14,
2005 at Cumbernauld Village’s Siccar Point in Winfield. Gabrielle
is currently a graduate student at SC. Dustin is a petty officer
in the United States Navy, stationed in Norfolk, Va.
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A daughter, Jenna Ruth, born May 28, 2004, to Dave
and Darla (English) Outcalt ’90 of Yardley,
Pa. She joins a brother, Jacob Herbert.
A daughter, Josie Grace, born May 20, 2004, to Thad
and Kim (Fort) Leffingwell ’92 ’92.
She joins a sister, Claire Jannette, 6 and a brother, Quinn Andrew,
3. The live in Stillwater, Okla.
A daughter, Elly Ann, born May 26, 2004, to Stacy
and Tammy (Gatton) Pippitt ’92. She joins
brothers Cody, 5 and Shay, 2.
A daughter, Maggie Jane, born Dec. 18, 2003, to
Jason and Stephanie (Mathew) Ferney ’94.
A daughter, Carley Josephine, born April 14, 2004,
to Curtis and Cetra (Oberhelman) Horton
’94 ’95. Curtis is the offensive coordinator
of SC football. Cetra is a pharmacist at Graves Drugs in Arkansas
City. They live in Winfield.
A daughter, Kaitlyn Nicole, born May 13, 2004, to
Damion and Teresa (Latta) Walker ’98
’96. She joins a brother, Gage, 6.
A son, Caden Allen, born April 2, 2004, to Shawn
and Tonya (Edelman) Phillips ’96. He joins
a brother, Blake, 2.
A son, Jackson Sean, born April 23, 2004, to Sean
and Stephanie (Gonzales) Bracy ’96.
A son, Daren Jacob “DJ”, born April
21, 2004 to Kelly and Erin (Haynes) Middleton ’97.
Big brothers are Drake and Drew.
A daughter, Honor Kristen, born May 8, 2004, to
Geoffrey and Amber (Martin) Plumlee ’97.
A daughter Madeline, born Dec. 2, 2003, to Jason
and Erin (Nelson) Nichols ’01 ’98.
A son, Auram Benjamyn, born March 4, 2004, to Jason
and Jody (Miller) Case ’98 ’99. Brothers
are Isaac, 4, and Elam, 2.
A son, Benjamin Cole, born July 11, 2004, to Sara
(Peterson) ’00 and Dave Denly. Dave
is SC women’s basketball coach.
A daughter Abigail Grace, born July 2, 2004, to
Jarrett and Julie (Woolf) Griffin ’02.
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J. Lawrence Onlcey, ’29,
a biophysicist whose discovery of lipoproteins of various densities
led to research into blood cholesterol levels, died July 14 in Hyannis,
Mass. He was 94.
The son of noted SC chemistry professor Lawrence Oncley, he was
a student at Southwestern College while still in high school and
earned his Ph. D. at age 22.
An extensive obituary in The Boston Globe described
Oncley's work as "an incredibly important discovery." During
the 1940s and 1950s Dr. Oncley isolated and purified a number
blood components, including gamma globulin, the antibody portion
of the blood; and high- and low-density lipoproteins, or HDL
LDL, the carriers of the body's so-called good and bad cholesterols.
Much of his crucial work was done at Harvard Medical
School's Cohn Laboratory during the 1940s and '50s. In 1962,
of chemistry and biologic chemistry at the University of Michigan.
There he directed the new interdisciplinary Biophysics Resrearch
In 1947 Oncley become the youngest person ever
elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He was the first
to the Biophysics
Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, and editor-in-chief
of the groundbreaking biophysics book Biophysics Science: A
Oncley was an inaugural member of the Southwestern
College Science Hall of Fame in 2001
Fern (Seub) Williams ’28
died May 22, 2004, at the age of 96.
Homer Knearl ’29 died April
Pearl (Haas) Davis ’30 died
May 23, 2004, at the age of 95. Mrs. Davis served as an active and
then advisory director of Farmer’s Exchange Bank, Parkville,
now known as Park Bank. She briefly taught high school in Burlington,
Kan. After earning a master’s degree in home economics in
1933 from Kansas State University, she moved to Kansas City in 1934
to establish a new home economics department at Kansas City University.
She enrolled at Penn State University, College Station, Pa., in
1939, working towards her Ph.D. in apparel design and construction,
while enjoying a teaching fellowship at the university.
LaVon (Thompson) Hoefle Willan ’30
died June 7, 2004. In 1948 she and her husband founded Spiritual
Recordings Unlimited. Together they traveled throughout the world
from 1950 through 1963, recording many of our country’s most
inspirational speakers including Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Dr.
Norman Vincent Peale, and others.
Esther (Pabst) Janke ’30
died July 7, 2004, at the age of 93.
Lois (Moon) Garver ’31 died
Aug. 10, 2004, at the age of 94.
Mabel (Wray) Hicks ’31 died
July 2, 2004, at the age of 94. A specialist in public school music,
she taught music in first through 12th grades in Walton, Kan. She
returned to teaching music in 1942 and taught third grade in Newton,
Kan., until 1946 when she became music supervisor of the elementary
schools. She held this position until 1972.
Cherrie Evon (Taylor) McGillicuddy ’32
died June 5, 2004, at the age of 93 . She was a retired Wellington
Hospital nurse aide.
Inez (Milliken) Nelson ’32
died Sept. 12, 2003, at the age of 92. She was retired from 17 years
of public school teaching in Kansas, Ohio, and California. Inez
was a private music teacher for more than 50 years in Turlock, Calif.
She directed choirs and dramas and taught Sunday School classes
in the churches she attended. She was active in many organizations
including the Tuesday Reading Club of Turlock, The American Association
of University Women, United Methodist Women, Church Women United,
Calvary Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Club, the California Music
Teacher Association and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Survivors
include her brother, Maurice Milliken ’36,
and sisters Cleo (Milliken) Sheppard ’37
and Jean Douglas.
Irma (Richards) Welsch ’32
died June 3, 2004, at the age of 93. She had been a resident of
Austin, Texas, for 55 years. She was an active member of the University
Ladies Club at the University of Texas, holding many offices over
a 50-year span. Irma had an interest in genealogy and was a member
of the Austin Genealogy Society. Survivors include her husband of
more than 60 years, Glenn.
Margaret Elaine (Garver) Chisholm ’33
died Aug. 12, 2004. She was 92. At SC Margaret was a member of Sigma
Phi Phi society. She taught kindergarten in Kansas for several years
before moving to Oregon.
Donald Gleckler ’34 died Aug. 12, 2004. After
graduating from SC, Donald taught in Kansas for 19 years. He then
joined the faculty at Willamette University, where he taught public
school music and directed choral activities until 1965. He then
changed course and following doctoral studies in educational psychology
at the University of Washington, began work with a Bothell-area
school district. He retired as director of special education in
Mildred (Wilkowske) Wriston ’34
died, May 6, 2004, at the age of 89.
Drusilla Platz ’36 has died,
according to information received in the alumni office.
Pauline (McBride) Crawford ’37
died in May 2004, at the age of 88. A former educator, Pauline was
an active member in the Trinity Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women, Hobby Club and the 20th Century Club. Survivors include her
husband Herman “Ike.”
Winifred (Parkhurst) Cook ’39
died May 16, 2003. Survivors include a cousin, Charles Hayes
Edna Alene Rogers ’39 passed
away Nov. 28, 2003.
Allen Webb ’39 died Aug.
4, 2004. He was 88 years old. A retired insurance and real estate
broker, he is survived by his wife, Grace.
Grace Mae (Crabtree) Taylor died
June 1, 2004, at the age of 96. A retired educator, Grace taught
for 32 years.
Emma Irene (Davis) Crabb ’40
died July 14, 2004. A Hutchinson resident, formerly of Iuka and
Stafford, she belomged to and was a bookkeeper for the First United
Methodist Church, Pratt.
Kenneth Kinslow ’40 died
Aug. 9, 2004. He was 92. A WW II veteran, Kenny served his country
in the US Navy. He served as a radio man on an ambulance plane and
was stationed overseas in Hawaii and Guam. He was involved in the
invasion of Okinawa. When he retired in 1977, Kenny had worked for
35 years as a switchman for the Santa Fe Railroad. Survivors include
his wife, Winifred.
Velma (McCollom) Harris ’40
died May 8, 2004, at the age of 85.
Alfred Barnes ’41 died July
24, 2004. A rural Winfield, dairyman, farmer and rancher, he was
87 years old. He is survived by his son, Larry Alfred ’91.
Victor Sherring ’41 died
July 2004 in New Delhi. Victor worked in church mission/education
work all his adult life. In working with the poorest of poor, he
raise, feed, and educate those he was called to serve. He had a
deep conviction to give the youth a chance to grow and excel just
as he was given a chance. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth;
sons Vijay ’79 and Vinod ’86,
and daughter Vineeta ’80.
Edward L. Belt ’42 died January
Frances Ruth (Collinson) Canlis ’42
died May 27, 2004, at the age of 85. She was an avid bridge player,
and loved travel, fine dining, and the arts. Survivors include a
son, Stephen Collinson ’65.
Ronald Stitt ’43 died August
13, 2004 at the age of 83. A 1946 graduate of the University of
Kansas Medical School, Ronald served his country during WWII as
captain in the US Army from 1943-48. He opened up his private practice
in Kansas City, Kan., where he remained until his retirement in
1986. Survivors include a sister, Velva Becker ’36.
James Gray ’44 did Aug. 10,
2004, at the age of 81. A WW II veteran, Gray served in the U.S.
Navy from October 1942 to December 1945. He participated in the
invasion of Normandy and was in the Philippines when the war ended.
Helen (Coon) Faford ’45 died
Feb. 19, 2004.
Nancy (White) Helm ’45 died
July 12, 2004, at the age of 80. She worked as a secretary and a
schoolteacher. Survivors include her spouse Austin “Bud”;
a son, A. Martin ’72; a daughter, Leigh
Ann Godwin ’95; and brothers Bryon, ’43,
Stephen ’42, and Herbert ’51.
Neloese (Johnson) Dodge ’47
died April 12, 2004, in Venice, Fla. She was 78 years old.
William Hagebush ’47 died
June 17, 2004, at the age of 84. Bill was a Raytheon Aeronautical
engineer for 35 years, and was a USAF Reserve pilot in WW II, attaining
the rank of major. Survivors include his wife Olive.
James R. Craig, ’50 died
Aug. 13, 2004. Craig served in the US Air Force from 1954-56. He
was stationed in Salina, Denver, and San Antonio. Following his
discharge, he attended the University of Wichita. He was a self-employed
geologist. Survivors include sons Jim Jr. and Joe.
Paul McIntire ’50 died June
24, 2004. A retired Wichita Area Technical College auto mechanics
instructor and American Motors technical service instructor, he
was 81. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy
Zeppie R. West ’51 died July
11, 2004, at the age of 93. She taught in country schools and later
taught in Belle Plaine and first grade in Mulvane. She retired in
1976. Survivors include her husband, Jack; and sons John
’81, Paul ’83, and Marc
Ann (Ashlock) Wiebe ’51 died
July 15, 2004. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church
of Newton. Ann was a former school teacher in McPherson during the
Gussie June (Mayo) Homan ’52
died May 19, 2004, in Leoti, Kan. She was an elementary school teacher
at R. B. Steward Elementary School, Leoti, retiring in 1992.
Allen Davis Johnson ’56 died
June 13, 2004, at his home. He was 74. Survivors include his wife,
Wilda Cranmer ’57 died June
12, 2004. A retired elementary school teacher, she was 76. Survivors
include her husband, Bert.
Dana (Crowl) Haddon ’62 died
June 10, 2004. She retired in 2002 as the secretary to the chair
of the Department of Management in the Frank W. Barton School of
Business at Wichita State University. Survivors include her husband,
Helen (Butts) Morton ’63
died April 17, 2004, at the age of 80. She taught at Oxford Elementary
School for 25 years before retiring in 1988. She is survived by
two daughters, Barbara (Butts) Abbott ’66
and Beverly (Butts) Roseberry ’68.
Joyce (Chace) Fast ’67 died
May 12, 2004, at the age of 58. Survivors include her husband, Michael
Linda (Nattier) Voth ’71
died June 8, 2004. A homemaker and teacher, she is survived by her
Tommie Huey Williams ’81
died Aug. 12, 2004,. He was a detail instructor at Waxyol Car Shop.
Survivors include his companion, Natasha Montgomery, and a son,
Tommie H. Williams III.
Mark Frey ’83 died March
29, 2004. He was a former social worker in Seattle.In spite of a
stroke that severely limited his activities for the past eight years,
he still had a good sense of humor. He is survived by his two daughters,
Stephanie and Victoria, and by his parents.
Marcy Marie Palmer ’92 died
Jan. 2, 2004. Survivors include her mother, Sandra Palmer; her father,
Don Palmer, and his wife, Susan, all of Kiowa.
Sue Ann (Remsberg) Coble ’96
died Aug. 6, 2004, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Coble
had taught in Arkansas City, Winfield, South Haven and Newkirk.
She was a tennis coach and was active with Special Olympics and
area arts programs. Survivors include her husband, Monty; a daughter,
Katie, and a son, Kyle.
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Warren Andreas, Winfield, was recognized
by the Kansas Bar Association at a luncheon June 18 for practicing
law in Kansas for 50 years. Andreas is a member of the Southwestern
College Board of Trustees.
DEATHS of Friends
Susanne Brown died May 22, 2004,
in a car accident. A resident of Ulysses, Kan., Susanne was a homemaker
and co-owner of Brown-Dupree Oil Co. She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Susanne’s
grandsons, Cody and Brett Annis,
are Southwestern College students, and she had been an enthusiastic
and energetic fan of Brett’s performance on the Moundbuilder
basketball team. She also had participated in the college’s
“Moundbuilders in Paradise” trip to Hawaii. Survivors
also include her husband, Jerry; and Pam (Brown) and Jay Annis.
Scott McDonald Decker died suddenly
July 21, 2004,. He was 24 years old. Survivors include his mother,
Susan K. (Somers) Adams ’75, and his father
Ronald Decker ’78.
Imo Gill died July 5, 2004,, at
the age of 95. A homemaker, she also worked as a checker at Safeway.
Survivors include a daughter Jeanette Kemp ’55,
and a granddaughter, LaDonna Ross ’81.
John Fred Dittmann died Jan. 4,
2004,, at the age of 83. Dittmann served in WW II with General Patton’s
Army, where he rose to the rank of captain. In 1946, Dittmann was
assistant football coach to Art Kahler. He served as head football
coach in 1947-48, while pursing his master’s degree in chemistry
from the University of Kansas.
L. Neal Hill died Dec. 25, 2002.
A high school teacher and coach. Neal was a WW II veteran of the
U.S. Navy in Seabees where he served in the Philippines. Neal and
Betty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Dec. 20, 2002.
in Neal’s hospital room in Minneola. Survivors include his
wife, Betty (Gotchall) Hill ’54.
Richard Lampson died June 11, 2004,
at the age of 72. He retired from Martin-Marietta in 1994. Survivors
include his wife, Florence James ’70.
Claude Lolar died June 17, 2004.
Claude served in the United State Army and was a veteran of WW II.
Survivors include a son, Frank ’88.
Ellen Miller died July 9, 2004,
at the age of 90. Miller was very active with the William Newton
Hospital Auxiliary and was past president of the Kansas Hospital
Auxiliary Association. In her later years she was part of a bridge
group at Cumberland Village. Survivors include a daughter, Lin
Florence Tanaka died in March of
2003. Survivors include her ex-husband, Tom ’51,
and son Nolin ’92.
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visiting assistant professor of biology, is author of a manuscript
published in the June issue of the scientific journal Estuaries.
The title of the paper was “Seasonal Coupling Between Ciliate
and Phytoplankton Standing Stocks in the South Slough of Coos
Bill DeArmond, professor of mass
communications and film, is author of “Remembering InSoon” in True
Romance (date pending).
Marsha Granberry, assistant professor
of education, and Victoria White, associate
professor of education, attended the National Education Computing
Conference June 20-23 in New Orleans. The conference, which was
hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education
(ISTE), celebrated its 25th year in bringing together K-12 and
higher education professionals and providing a forum to learn
and exchange ideas on educational technology.
Brenda Hicks, director of financial
aid, presented in a program with Paul Gilroy on Strategic Financial
Aid at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
annual conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
Terry Quiett, coordinator of academic
technology; Deb Schmidt, web producer; Candyce
Duggan, director of professional studies and SC Online; Victoria
White, associate professor of education; Michelle
Boucher, associate professor of English; and Troy
Boucher, professor of English, represented Southwestern
College at the Teaching and Learning Mentors Institute (TLMI)
July 28-30 at Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio. The annual
conference is sponsored by the Council for Independent Colleges
and provides development opportunities for faculty members, faculty
development professionals, and information technology staff members
to help their institutions advance to new levels in using technology
in teaching and learning.
Patrick Ross, associate professor
of biology, was profiled in the South China Morning Post, which
serves the Malay Strait. Ross’s interest in geocaching
(treasure hunting by using a global positioning system) was featured.
Steve Rankin, associate professor
of religious studies, will participate in a research project
funded by the Louisville Institute. A team of about 20 scholars
and pastors will work together over the next four to six years
to do research and write about movements within Christianity
that have been under-studied, but that have become prominent
and are having positive effects in their culture. For example,
the group is studying the Pentecostal movement (the fastest-growing
and largest Christian movement around the world), especially
as it is linked with the Wesleyan-holiness movements, to consider
the interactions between the Christian faith and popular culture
at work in North America. Rankin has worked on this project with
Dr. Hal Knight at Saint Paul School of Theology, and a team of
researchers has been gathered from across the spectrum of Wesleyan/holiness
and Pentecostal traditions.
Michael Wilder, professor of music,
attended ClarinetFest 2004, the annual conference of the International
Clarinet Association, in Washington, D.C., during July. He also
attended the Masterworks Festival in London in August. He and Joyce
Anne Wilder served as directors of the Winds Intensive
Study Program of the U.S. version of the Masterworks Festival,
held June 20-July 18 in Winona Lake, Ind.
Steve Wilke, vice president for
enrollment management, planning, and new programs is co-author
of three books recently released in Spanish. Translations of
volumes from his "Recovering Hope in Your Marriage" series
(co-written with Dave and Neta Jackson) have been published by
Panorama Editorial. The books are Cuando el Alcohol Amenaza
con Destruir Nuestro Matrimonio (When Alcohol Abuses Our Marriage);
Cuando Peleamos Todo el Tiempo (When We Fight All the Time),
and Cuando Toda Esta en Nuestra Contra (When the Odds Are Against
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