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’73 Ray Campbell, Sheffield Village, Ohio, is a mobile nursing home administrator licensed in several states, traveling and acting as a troubleshooter. He is currently working in southern Ohio and is on the front line of the COVID-19 virus crisis.

’75 Mary Ellen Foss Kimball, Osceola, Iowa, does public relations for Women in Aviation, Girls in Aviation Day and the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots. She chaired the Clarke Area Arts Council’s gala and art exhibits at Lakeside Casino, and she continues to be active with the Iowa Cultural Trust Board and the Iowa Arts Council Board. She spends time at Graceland University and Des Moines Art Center creating and teaching.

’00 Paula Bleile Belknap, Cheyenne, Wyoming, an assistant lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, is the 2019 recipient of the Wyoming Innovations in Teaching Award, presented by the Wyoming Department of Education.

’01 Matthew Bolton, Brooklyn, New York, an associate professor of political science at Pace University, New York City, has published a new book, Political Minefields: The Struggle Against Automated Killing. In this book, Bolton documents his experience working in humanitarian fieldwork, diplomatic settings and academia, while he searches for solutions to the landmine crisis and emerging autonomous weapons. 

’03 Lindy Wagner, Carbondale, Illinois, was named the Director for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

’07 Tonya Moore-Huss, Orange City, Iowa, a lecturer in elementary and special education at Northwestern College, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.

’17 William Lawrence, Bedford, Iowa, is the new defensive coordinator for the Graceland football team. Coach Lawrence, former defensive end for the Yellowjackets, coached the defensive line at West Hills Community College and was also the strength and conditioning coordinator. While at West Hills, Lawrence helped develop three players who were named all-conference defensive linemen. Most recently, Lawrence was part of the coaching staff at Missouri Valley College as the outside linebackers coach. 

’18 Jordan Bedford, Leesburg, Florida, was cast in a supporting role for the upcoming film My Struggle, based on the life of rapper Torrence Hatch Jr., better known as Boosie Badazz. Bedford, an aspiring YouTube and Instagram star, found notoriety for a YouTube video of him dancing with an alligator that went viral in 2017, earning him the nickname Alligator Man. He has also been a guest on  Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and has had his videos featured on the MTV show Ridiculousness.

 

 Weddings

’80 Susan Cochran and Paul R. Paul Davis ’81, Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 8, 2020.

’00 Ben and Carrie Land Fluegge, Raymore, Missouri, 2006.

’11 Daniel and Arielle Koon Yee-Lam Wolf, Rock Island, Illinois, Oct. 12, 2018.

’14 Bryne and Brandy Allen, Live Oak, Florida, Oct. 13, 2018. Scott and Emily Higdon, Mitchellville, Iowa, June 10, 2017.

’15 Corey and Jessi Eide Ulserts, Marion, Iowa, Sept. 10, 2016.

 

Anniversaries

’53 Don Keairnes and Jan Van Boskirk ’54 Keairnes, Lamoni, Iowa, 65 years, Jan. 16, 2020.

’55 Dick and Louita Goode ’56 Clothier, Lamoni, Iowa, 60 years, April 16, 2020. Dave and Dona Bruch Tiffany, Grand Junction, Colorado, 65 years, July 30, 2020.

’71 Rod and Janette Severyn, Shell Knob, Missouri, 50 years, Aug. 8, 2020.

 

Births

’04 Jessica Silhavy, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Corben Kirkpatrick, born Dec. 28, 2018.

’05 Jake and Erin Farnham ’07 Everett, Indianola, Iowa, Calum Thomas and John Wayne, born June 6, 2018.

’06 Ryan and Lauren Mish Trimble, Dallas, Texas, Tate Ryan, born June 23, 2019.

’11 Collin Isham and Tara Shupe, Kansas City, Missouri, Alaska James, born May 25, 2020.

’12 Loralyn Heath and Michael Jenkins ’14, St. Joseph, Missouri, Jerilyn, born 2017, and Jolene, born 2018.

’14 Scott and Emily Higdon, Mitchellville, Iowa, Eric Terril, born Oct. 24, 2017.

’15 Corey and Jessi Eide Ulserts, Marion, Iowa, Zella, born March 12, 2018.

’19 Joe Lewis and Jasimeen, Jacksonville, Florida, Norriel, born Feb. 17, 2020.

 

In Memoriam

’22 Helen Rogers Winslow, East Machias, Maine, July 10, 2006.

’23 Ida Eliason, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, April 1, 2001.

’24 Myrl Claiborne Dempsey, Eugene, Oregon, June 14, 2003.

’25 Irene Rauch Key, Winchester, Massachusetts, Dec. 29, 2005.

’27 Edna Brown Tousley, Lamar, Colorado, Feb. 23, 2006.

’28 Boyd Holdren, Rockwood, Michigan, Nov. 29, 2013. Iva Freeman Whiteaker, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, March 25, 2005.

’29 Ruth Allison Bettler, Sioux City, Iowa, May 3, 2005. Nina Amundson Maloney, Independence, Missouri, June 25, 2001. Alfred Toombs, Mount Dora, Florida, Feb. 18, 2005.

’30 Francis Wrenn Cornell, Parkville, Missouri, Feb. 17, 2004. Glen Johnson, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 2002. Henry Rhoads, Rancho Cordova, California, May 11, 2002.

’31 Oral Craton, Hannibal, Missouri, July 23, 2008.

’32 Pauline Wilson Gray, Jonesport, Maine, Dec. 25, 2001.

’33 Dorothy Mundy Brown, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Feb. 22, 2005.

’34 Clement “C.B.” Cochran, Urbandale, Iowa, March 14, 2002.

’35 Mildred Thompson Walling, Lamoni, Iowa, Dec. 28, 2011.

’36 Clyde Ebeling, Stow, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2004.

’37 Myron White, Seattle, Washington, Feb. 13, 2011. Fairye Carpenter Wise, Andalusia, Alabama, Oct. 6, 2014.

’38 Dorothy Trowbridge Edwards, Oak Grove, Missouri, March 2, 2014. Paul Edwards, Oak Grove, Missouri, Jan. 12, 2008. Wanita Stevenson Hawkins, Santa Rosa, California, Jan. 26, 2004.

’39 Marietta Truman Barr, Wamego, Kansas, March 30, 2005. Ruth Grisinger Prost, Bethesda, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2001. Porter Sheppard, Cedaredge, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2013. Athena Austin Tucker, Modesto, California, Sept. 1, 2005.

’40 Betty Marshall Roberts, Warsaw, Kentucky, Aug. 26, 2013. Margaret “Peggy” Bullard Tucker, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Dec. 5, 2018.

’41 Thelma Gunn Francis, Fort Madison, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2011.

’42 Charles Harris, Independence, Missouri, Dec. 12, 2019. Winston Inslee, Tulalip, Washington, Feb. 10, 2020.

’43 Frank Minton, Kailua, Hawaii, April 5, 2020. Harold “Hal” Sandy, Prairie Village, Kansas, Dec. 9, 2017. Juanita Hunker Sutherland, Gulf Breeze, Florida, Dec. 23, 2018.

’45 Darlene VanBiber Wight, Kansas City, Missouri, March 22, 2020.

’46 Earlena Ebeling Finken, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Sept. 16, 2019. Kay Jagger Van Fleet, Independence, Missouri, Oct. 27, 2014. Jackie Silver Flowers, Independence, Missouri, July 22, 2020.

’47 Joseph Pooler, Independence, Missouri, April 15, 2019. Elva Barrington Snow, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, March 14, 2020. Florine Schenck Van Tuyl, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Nov. 7, 2019. Blair Wildermuth, Wichita Falls, Texas, Dec. 11, 2019.

’48 Francis Anderson, Independence, Missouri, Jan. 15, 2009. Frances Malcom Johnson, San Luis Obispo, California, June 29, 2020. Duane Miller, Kansas City, Missouri, July 1, 2008. Earlene Johnston Russell, Milton, Florida, May 23, 2020. Leah Lesh Thompson, Independence, Missouri, April 30, 2020. Robert Turner, Independence, Missouri, May 14, 2020. William Webb, Independence, Missouri.

’49 Evelyn Berryman Barritt, Venice, Florida, Jan. 23, 2020. Maurice Coffman, Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 14, 2018. Jim Edwards, Tracy, California, Dec. 24, 2019. Edgar Van Fleet, Independence, Missouri, Jan. 25, 2020. Kenneth Swails, St. Charles, Missouri, Nov. 2, 2019.

’50 Hale Collins, Lamoni, Iowa, Dec. 14, 2019. Dean Cox, Austin, Texas, March 26, 2020. Bruce Ellis, Olathe, Kansas, March 1, 2020. Joan Hansen Fisher, Encinitas, California, Feb. 17, 2020. Barbara Moore Kelly, Onset, Massachusetts, Feb. 16, 2020.

’51 Carl Fenn, Independence, Missouri, Dec. 28, 2019. John Snider, Kansas City, Missouri, March 15, 2020. Chuck White, Bettendorf, Iowa, July 8, 2020.

’52 Joyce Dyjak Harrison, Panama City Beach, Florida, Jan. 14, 2020. Verna Paddock Williams, Riverside, California, March 16, 2020.

’53 Donna Shaw Adams, Independence, Missouri, Dec. 4, 2019. Loretta Arnold Fields, Pueblo, Colorado, July 6, 2020. Earl Koonce, Independence, Missouri, July 22, 2020. Dean Limric, Lamoni, Iowa, July 16, 2020. Lois Taylor Shaffer, Chandler, Arizona, March 20, 2020.

’54 Jerry Barnett, Mechanicsville, Virginia, April 24, 2020. Milton Ceraso, Mayo, Florida, Dec. 14, 2019. Robert Colyer, Encinitas, California, Nov. 27, 2019. Jim Crum, Blue Springs, Missouri, June 29, 2020. Bernard Parton, Fruitland, Idaho, May 25, 2020. Elaine Wadhams Snively, Mackinaw, Illinois, May 18, 2020.

’55 Donald Bain, Baggs, Wyoming, March 12, 2020. Charles Christiansen, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 20, 2020. Opal Wessling Funke, Medina, Texas, June 19, 2020. Vernon Hein, Lake Forest, Illinois, Feb. 13, 2019. Barbara Gilstrap Holst, Spokane Valley, Washington, March 26, 2020. Lynn Jones, Wyandotte, Michigan, Nov. 19, 2019.

’56 Joann Phillips Bjorland, Lamoni, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2020. Dr. Henry Prager, Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 10, 2019. JR Shaw, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 23, 2020. Jamie Tankersley, Clive, Iowa, Dec. 31, 2019.

’57 John Darling, Boerne, Texas, Feb. 17, 2020. Floyd Fears, Independence, Missouri, April 28, 2020. Greg McGowen, Fanshawe, Oklahoma, March 27, 2020.

’58 Ralyn Baird, Port Orchard, Washington, Feb. 10, 2020. Wilma Burtch Duff, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, April 4, 2020. Nancy Shelton Kemp, Centralia, Illinois, July 22, 2020. Leona Blackstock Snethen, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 10, 2020.

’59 Dawn Bartlett Corless, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, Jan. 6, 2020.

’60 Dixie Fitzwater Kilborn, Evergreen, Colorado, June 12, 2020. Gael Tiderman Self, Oviedo, Florida, June 20, 2018.

’61 Ilene Knudson Sheets, Odessa, Missouri, Feb. 14, 2017.

’62 Onalee Nevill Baldwin, Bear, Delaware, May 30, 2020. Jack Shalley, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Feb. 18, 2020. Ronald Trimble, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, March 2, 2020. Mary Olson Williams, Seattle, Washington, Jan. 25, 2020.

’63 Corliss “Jim” Kelly, Pensacola, Florida, Sept. 11, 2019. Patricia Berry Lewis, Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Nov. 27, 2019.

’64 Judith Manning Jones, Lachine, Michigan, April 20, 2020. LaDonna Seres McLarty, Denver, Colorado, June 24, 2020. Walter Zuber, Independence, Missouri, Dec. 17, 2014.

’65 Alexander Boychuck, Pittsboro, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2020.

’66 Frances Clement Anderson, Montpelier, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2020. Meredith Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Feb. 24, 2020.

’68 Theodore Clark, Sherman, Illinois, July 21, 2020.

’69 Tom Morain, Lamoni, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2020. Robert Moser, Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 19, 2018.

’70 Glen Holmes, Independence, Missouri, May 28, 2020.

’71 James Garwood, Independence, Missouri, March 6, 2020. Dana Tift Osburn, Fairfax, Missouri, Dec. 11, 2019.

’72 Gene Combs, Kearney, Missouri, June 21, 2020. Dennis Fabian, Norwalk, Connecticut, Dec. 12, 2019.

’73 Karen Skoor Bidney, Ankeny, Iowa, May 4, 2020. Stephen Peck, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, July 14, 2020.

’74 Beth Jess, Independence, Missouri, Feb. 18, 2020.

’75 Dawn Weldon Beye, Independence, Missouri, Nov. 29, 2012.

’86 Martha Weydert Cohen, Fleming Island, Florida, Feb. 27, 2020. William “Billy” Guinnee, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, May 29, 2020.

’92 Philip Groner, Clive, Iowa, Feb. 18, 2020.

’95 Wade Sanders, Fort Worth, Texas, April 14, 2020.

’99 Kurt Thrutchley, Arlington, Texas, May 11, 2020.

’08 Sheila Coleman, Oakes, North Dakota, Aug. 11, 2012. Beverly Haffner, Jacksonville, North Carolina, Aug. 7, 2011.

’09 Samantha Hickey, Caldwell, Idaho, July 13, 2020.

’10 Grant Leveridge, Independence, Missouri, May 15, 2020.

’19 Caitlyn Saxton, Leon, Iowa, Dec. 20, 2019.

Friend Dale Luffman, Redmond, Oregon, March 5, 2020.