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WEDDINGS

Cesar and Diana Jensen '01 Diaz,
Stockton, California, March 20, 2016.

ANNIVERSARIES

Dwight '54 and Doris Brooks '54 Heath,
celebrated their 60th anniversary on June
3, 2016.

Dan ‘66 and Lila Kay Green ‘65 Muir,
celebrated their 50th anniversary on
July 2, 2016. 

Joe ‘67 and Diane Eberly ‘67 Shelton,
celebrated their 50th anniversary on
Aug. 20, 2016.

Herbert ‘55 and Shirley Arnold ‘55 Smith,
celebrated their 60th anniversary on June
7, 2016. 

BIRTHS

Caleb and Rebekah Troyer ‘02 Billings,
Grain Valley, Missouri,
Naomi Elizabeth Ariel, born May 23, 2016. 

Bryan ‘98 and Kacey Loving ‘04 Courtney,
Lamoni, Iowa,
Koby Elijah, born July 31, 2016.

Dale and Janna Cash ‘06 Gilner,
Overland Park, Kansas,
Greta Matisse Mary, born March 8, 2016.

Jacob ‘07 and Erin Farnham ‘07 Everett,
Oswego, Illinois,
Felicity Sue, born Jan. 22, 2015.

Austin ‘09 and Jennifer Stone ‘08 Isham,
Leawood, Kansas,
Jonas, born May 8, 2016.

Chris ‘02 and Stephanie Wangler ‘07 Loving,
Kansas City, Missouri, Hudson
Christopher, born Oct. 30, 2015.

Scott Kang and Samantha Parkes ‘02,
Miami, Florida,
Elijah, born May 31, 2016.

Chris and Danielle Hamlett ‘01 Patterson,
Marion, Iowa,
Porter, born July 29, 2014. 

Aaron ‘11 and Leigh Tubbesing ‘12 Richards,
Orange, California,
Owen Michael, born July 9, 2016.

Kristina Thompson ‘00 Walczewski,
El Mirage, Arizona,
Mason, born Nov. 12, 2011.

Greg ‘08 and Jocelyn Vojcsik,
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania,
Donald James, born June 17, 2014,
and Chase Emerick, born Feb. 27, 2016. 

IN MEMORIAM

John Allen ‘51, Blue Springs, Missouri,
Sept. 13, 2009.

Dorothy (Dottie) Reid ‘56 Ballantyne, Solon, Iowa,
Oct. 10, 2016.

Betty White ‘51 Barnes, Greenville, South Carolina,
June 5, 2016.

 

50's

Even though they weren't able to travel to homecoming,
Graceland still means a lot to friends from more than 60
years ago as they got together for a mini Graceland reunion
in Colorado this part August. GO Graceland!
Daphne (Tappan) and Ken Dunn '52, COlorado Springs, CO;
Loretta Arnold Fields '53, Pueblo, CO; and Brooks '54  and
 Yvonne Jenkins '54 Nelson, Colorado Springs, CO.

 

00's

 

Brittany Atwood '06 was nominated and selected as the
Enactus USA Alumni of the Year and will represent the many
Enactus alumni across the U.S. at the Enactus World Cup.
"Everything has come full circle - from a student, working at
Enactus for seven years helping to start new programs, a
proud alum, and now working for an awesome company,
Pepsico, that supports the organization - I feel so lucky."

 

Garold D. Barney ‘57, Lamoni, Iowa,
June 2, 2016.

John Barr ‘59, Fort Collins, Colorado,
Aug. 2, 2016.

Ethel Dexter ‘59 Barton, Midland, Michigan,
Sept. 8, 2016. 

Archie Bibbey ‘50, Tunnel Hill, Georgia,
April 2, 2013.

Helen Hoisington ‘44 Billings, Independence, Missouri,
March 20, 2016.

N. Maxine Sheppard ‘44 Bowman, Lawrence, Kansas,
March 29, 2016.

Valerie Briggs ‘54, Long Beach, California,
June 5, 2016.

Everett Brinkley ‘70, Corydon, Iowa,
Jan.21, 2010.

Ronald W. Brooks ‘54, Blue Springs, Missouri,
March 11, 2016.

Roxana Farnham ‘57 Byrd, Independence, Missouri,
Dec. 14, 2015.

David B. Carmichael ‘42, La Jolla, California,
May 26, 2016.

Arlene Sharp ‘75 Cathey, Mound City, Kansas,
July 7, 2016.

Olive Dorothy Vincent ‘54 Church-Gehring, Independence, Missouri,
March 7, 2016.

Audrey Marshall ‘44 Cohrs, Woodbine, Iowa,
Jan. 27, 2016. 

Judy Cook-Bowsky ‘74, Kansas City, Missouri,
June 7, 2016.

Phyllis Root ‘47 Frost Craig, La Porte, Indiana,
Feb. 13, 2016.

Edward (Eddie) Daly ‘00, Loveland, Colorado,
Aug. 19, 2012.

David “Lyle” Davis ‘39, Cameron, Missouri,
Aug. 27, 2016.

Richard Davis Jr. ‘75, Independence, Missouri,
Sept. 21, 2016. 

Ronald Dawbarn '53, Manchester, Tennessee,
Aug. 17, 2016.

Sara Ferris '58 Decker, Derby, Kansas,
July 12, 2016.

Daniel Dyer '58, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
May 17, 2013.

Evelyn Gillespie '54 France, Corvallis, Oregon,
Feb. 10, 2016.

Ardis "Casey" Merchant '41 Forgy, Los Angeles, California,
May 1, 2016.

Myna Hughes '47 Gibbens, McFarland, Wisconsin,
May 11, 2016.

Edmund J. Gleazer Jr. '36, San Francisco, California,
July 31, 2016.

Alan Hall ‘53, Perry Iowa,
May 25, 2016.

Wayne Hay ‘52, West Columbia, Texas,
May 25, 2016.

Robert (Bob) Hellmeister ‘15, Lamoni, Iowa,
June 24, 2016.

Barbara Humes ‘55 Jackson, Carthage, Illinois,
Jan. 20, 2016.

R. Blair Jensen ‘59, Kansas City, Missouri,
June 12, 2016.

Teuvo Kahtava ‘62, Warner Robins, Georgia,
April 2, 2016. 

Bette Jean Lusha '49 Kirk, Homewood, Illinois,
Feb. 12, 2016.

Burrell H. Landes Sr. '35, Topeka, Kansas,
May 29, 2009.

Margaret Mauzey '38 Sanders Larsen, Independence, Missouri,
April 15, 2016.

Gale Lionel Sr. '56, Clinton Township, Michigan,
Dec. 7, 2012.

Jay Lively '50, Traverse City, Michigan,
Nov. 3, 2015.

Renee Cox '74 Lorraine, Chattanooga, Tennessee,
May 10, 2015.

David Madden ‘64, Trenton, Missouri,
April 23, 2013.

Richard (Dick) Marolf ‘40, Topeka, Kansas,
March 2, 2016.

Richard L. McFarlane ‘57, Overland Park, Kansas,
March 24, 2016.

 

Beda Mae Carswell ‘46 Middleton, Independence, Missouri,
April 17, 2016.

Raymond L. Minton ‘57, Kansas City, Missouri,
June 22, 2016.

George Ngangira ‘66,
June 24, 1992.

Ralene Oberlechner-Gimple ‘13, Lone Jack, Missouri,
Sept. 22, 2016.

Marlene “Marti” Howdyshell ‘56 Osterhoudt, Tavares, Florida,
April 20, 2016.

James Piercy ‘49, Champaign, Illinois,
Nov. 3, 2015.

Edgar Pillsbury ‘52, Fall River, Massachusetts,
Aug. 25, 2016.

Barbara R. Moore ‘56 Rambeck, Independence, Missouri,
May 27, 2015.

Mary Jones ‘41 Rasmussen, Redmond, Oregon,
March 9, 2013.

Charles Renfroe ‘49, Blackjack, Texas,
May 10, 2016.

Frances Birkby ’47 Rickabaugh, Sidney, Iowa,
Dec. 31, 2015.

Roberta “Bobbie” Gossadge ‘46 Ritchie, Dayton, Ohio,
July 23, 2016.

Roger Rogers ‘48, Leesburg, Virginia,
April 18, 2011.

Emma Jean “Vicki” McVicker ‘50 Ross, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Oct. 12, 2016.

Patrick Rounds ‘68, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
June 14, 2016.

Joseph Sage ‘47, Springfield, Missouri,
Aug. 2, 2016

William “Jack” Scott ‘49, Portales, Texas,
Dec. 3, 2014.

Thelma Coon ‘45 Shakespeare, Independence, Missouri,
Nov. 29, 2015.

Kim L. Sherman ‘73, Erie, Kansas,
Jan. 2, 2016.

Jean Stowell ‘51 Sinclair, Independence, Missouri,
Aug. 5, 2016.

Cheryln Smith ‘65 Jordan, Carthage, Illinois,
Dec. 25, 2014.

Mildred Camp ‘45 Smith, Independence, Missouri,
June 6, 2016. 

Isaac Snead ‘37, Longview, Washington,
June 1, 2013

Bruce Stayton ‘77, Independence, Missouri,
July 12, 2016.

James W. Stoker ‘51, Traverse City, Michigan,
May 9, 2016.

Jerrie Turner ’87 Storey, Kansas City, Missouri,
Jan. 25, 2011.

Laurie Anderson ‘79 Swails, Apharetta, Georgia,
May 23, 2016.

William “Bill” Thorton ‘51, San Clemente, California,
July 14, 2016.

Roy A. Thrutchley Jr. ‘38, Fritch, Texas,
April 29, 2016.

Ronald Van Fleet ‘51, Independence, Missouri,
Oct. 11, 2014.

Lewis Weigand ‘63, Bellevue, Nebraska,
Sept. 20, 2016.

Linda Smart ’74 Wetzel, Dayton, Nevada,
Sept. 27, 2014.

David B. Wheatley ‘79, Independence, Missouri,
May 6, 2016.

Catherine Dearth ‘45 Wills, Palm Harbor, Florida,
Dec. 17, 2007. 

Richard Wilson ‘50, Independence, Missouri,
May 2, 2016.

Lyndall (Lyn) Wheeler ‘59 Wixom, Oroville, California,
March 2, 2016.

Clayton Wood ‘47, Lee’s Summit, Missouri,
May 16, 2016.

Jack Woodhead ‘60, Carthage, Missouri,
March 14, 2015.

Marguerite Eagan ‘49 Worth, Warrensburg, Missouri,
Sept. 25, 2016.