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Sept. 16, 2014 We just celebrated our 55th High School Reunion and many were taking photos! To share your photos send via email to


Jr. Hi Class Will (1956?)

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Condolences to...

Nov./Dec., 2014 — Vida Ingerson Death's stepson, Byron, passed away Nov. 1 in their home in Eudora. HERE for his obituary.

Vida's brother, Kenny, died Dec. 11, 2014. He had been ill for a long time and the the family knew his death was coming. HERE for his obituary.

Nov. 2, 2014 — Janet Burnett-Huchingson's 17-year-old grandson, Devin Andre Wolfe, died Oct. 21, 2014. HERE for his obituary.

July 15, 2014 — Judy Demos Crossfield hiram writes: My son-in-law, Hiram Salvini, passed away July 4th. He was given his ALS diagnosis just as we were having our 50th reunion. Here it is almost 5 years later. So many people ask about him. HERE for his obit on the Rumsey-Yost Website.

Janice Deatheridge Stumpfhauser in the death of her husband, Laszlo, Feb. 28, 2014. HERE for his obituary.

Karron June Schwarz in the death of her father, Raymond June, who died March 14, 2014. HERE for his obituary. His obituary brought to our attention the death of Karron's husband, Kenneth Schwarz, who passed away March 31, 2012. HERE for his obituary.

Fred Adamson in the death of his older brother Jim, who died February 4, 2013. HERE for the obituary.

Tony Estelle in the death of his brother, Kenneth, January 21, 2013. HERE for the obituary.

Jim Freeman in the death of his wife, Carolyn Mae Freeman, who passed away Oct. 31, 2012.

Barbara Ludvecek Penning in the death of her mother, Sarah Ludvecek, who passed away Aug. 25, 2012

Robert Wilson in the death of his brother, Bill Wilson, who passed away Sept. 5, 2012.

Don Broyles in the death of his brother, Homer Lee 'Bob' Broyles, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Raybert Thornton, Jr., in the death of his father Raybert H. Thornton, Sr., on May 25, 2012, in Lawrence.

Sherri Dobbins Milsap in the death of her mother, Betty Dobbins, who died Feb. 29, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital..

Janice Stewart Houk in the death of her father, Robert Stewart who died Feb. 8, 2012.. He also was Sandra Hick Stewart's father-in-law.

Janet Burnett Huchingson in the death of her father, Gene Burnett, who died June 15, 2011.

Jim Riley in the death of his mother Pauline Ikenberry Riley.

Ingrid Vosper McCarroll in the death of her mother Loraine Gjording Vosper.

Linda Norris Kohlman in the death of her son, Bradley Kohlman, who died April 25, 2011. There will be a service in Lawrence, but that date hasn't been announced.

Jim Freeman in the death of his father, Glen E. Freeman Sr, who died Jan. 25, 2011.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her daughter-in-law, Teresa Martinez, who died Jan. 19, 2011.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her brother Trinidad Chavez who died Dec. 20, 2010.

Nancy Stone Adair in the death of her grandson Matthew Scout Adair of Topeka, Nov. 15, 2010.

Marty Evans Bragg in the death of her brother David Evans of Lawrence, Oct. 28, 2010.

Freida Kimbal Green in the death of her mother, Evelyn Kimball, Aug. 22, 2010, in Lawrence.

Jim (Bosze) Rainwater in the death of his father William Bosze June 24, 2010.

Jim Freeman in the death of his mother Margaret Freeman May 27, 2010.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her brother Ralph Chavez May 16, 2010.

Rob Remple in the death of his father Henry D. Remple April 9, 2010.

Gary Cooper in the death of his brother Fred Cooper, Feb. 22, 2010, in Lawrence.

Steve Robb in the death of his mother, Martha Louise Robb, Feb. 20, 2010.

Barbara Ludvicek Penning in the death of her brother, Francis (class of 1957), who died Nov. 22, 2009 in Wichita.

Freida Kimball Green in the death of her son, Ryan “Quick” Green, Dec. 8, 2009, in Lawrence.

Connie Lipp Prichett in the death of her daughter, Deborah Prentice, who died Oct. 10, 2009.

Shirley Grammer Harris in the death of her husband, Milton, who died Sept. 22, 2009.

Condolences of spouses, siblings and children can be posted if notices are sent to

Class member addresses can be found in the 50th Reunion Book. If you need a copy of the book send an email to



Bits 'n Pieces

Some notes from people who sent in their regrets for the reunion.

From Rosemary Hines: "Sorry we couldn’t be there this weekend for the reunion … since I had chemo and Rad, I have a lot of problems with my hands and feet being numb and have some problems walking. And with the long trip we would have had to stop many times across Colorado and Kansas. We both do volunteer work at our Sr. Center in Brighton. In fact John got top award as a volunteer this past year. Very proud of him. We have 3 great granddaughters and a great grandson on the way. So tell everyone hello for both John and I."

From Mary Dorsey Bashlor: "I would love to come see everybody, but circumstances will not allow it. Tell those who remember me, 'Hi'."

From Barbara Dunlap Huenermund: "Thank you for the information about the 'low key get together' of our class in September: sounds like fun and if I lived closer I definitely would try to come. As it is, however, I won’t be coming, but please say 'Hi' for me to those who are there. I’m sure you’ll have a great time visiting and catching up."

From Linda Norris Kohlman: "The plans for the 55th (Oh My) sound great. I am so sorry that I will not be able to come back to be with all of you. I just can’t fit in another trip back in mid September with other commitments I have here in Colorado Springs."

From Suellen Philipp Golke: "I will be in NYC with my granddaughter."

From Marilyn Lehew Michael: "My husband and I will be attending his Navy Ship’s reunion that weekend and we will not be able to attend as we had already made our reservations for it. I hope you all have a great time. Sorry to miss. Tell everyone, "Hello". I do want to thank the committee for the effort to keep us all in contact."

From Judy Griffith Ackers: “I regret that I could not be at the 12th & 13th of September event. But, I will be in KC for Christmas and hoping that we might get together for coffee. I would love that and so enjoy seeing and catching up with everyone."



From Ron and Linda Garrett Wright:
Above is the rural schoolhouse near our home that Ron’s mother, grandmother and aunts attended when they lived in the house we now live in, in the Clearfield area. Ron and I have been working for years to save this beautiful building. We’ve recently been given grants by Douglas County...HERE for more.


Many of you may remember Marilyn Chamney Lee's family home and dairy farm west of KU. Family members came together this past week (Oct. 10-15, 2010) for a reunion at the old dairy farmstead, which was acquired by the Kansas University Endowment in 1963. HERE for the LJW article and videos.


A look at LHS today: A video class at LHS made this "LHS Winter Court Lip Dub". Though the music may not be familiar this is a wonderful opportunity to see what the interior of LHS is like today. Only some scenes outside the windows look familiar. Go to


50th Reunion Book Corrections

Joanne Okamoto Munger lives in Anchorage, Alaska not AK.
Steve Robb lives in Pittsburg not Pittsburgh.


In Remembrance

*Nancee Grinstead

*Henry Asher
*Wilbur West (teacher)
*Larry Dolifka

* Phil Comstock

* Roy K. Cropp (Teacher)
* Perry "Omer" Buck

* Max Rife (Teacher)
* Leo Souders
* Joe Chaney
* Bennie Stewart (Teacher)space

* Ron Landon
* Marvin Hubbard
* Norman Daniel
* Bob Kimbrough
* Garnett Shook
* Charles Morris
* Alan Hardtarfer
Davis Leckron
* Judy Marsell Rider
* Lester Altenbrernd
* William E. Lassman (Teacher)
* Herbert Thoren
* Carol McMillin Hacker
* Charles "Charlie" Kassinger (Teacher)
* Ann Bee Edwinson
* Donna Collins Sinks
* Mary Margaret Maertens-Pearson
* Eugenia Holliday Mullin
Ray Reed
Before 2004
Elwin Carter
Harrell Conley
* Carolyn Eacock Darby
Carol Eagle Brown
Richey Evans
Mary Lou Growden
* Sharral Hargadine Andrews
* Larry Heeb
Shirley Higgins
* Leatrice Lewis Hamm
* Janet McFarland Comstock
* Alyce Metsker Larson
* Marvin Mumford
* Joan Myers Hollingshead
Vera Neal
Gene Noble
* Karen Ott Jackson
* Judy Pearson LaFollett
Jim Powell
Dale Robinson
Joe Romero
* David Rood
Julie Russell
* Charles Saunders
* Oakley Schweda
Connie Smith
Jeannie Stewart
Joe Transue
* Jeannie Wheeler Chambers
* Chris Whitenight
Jim Wingert

* Obituaries listed. If you have information about classmates who have passed away, please send information to


Questions, suggestions or comments? Send an e-mail to

You're Invited: June 27th Local LHS Gals Get Together

sherriIf you missed the last gathering of the “local LHS gals” you now have another chance!

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at Chilli’s (23rd & Iowa, Lawrence)

P.S.  I’m always ready to send out an invitation if YOU come up with a date, time and place! — Sherri





Photos from April 11th Get Together

Nola Morgan Riggs, Debbie Grinstead Beene, Nancy Miller Reiling and Judy Demos Crossfield

Joann Waters Mitchell and Sherri Dobbins Millsap

Janet Burnett Hutchingson and Kay Franz Hodge

Mary Hammig, Karen Stuart Heeb and Mary Kirby



Nancee J. Grinstead 1940-2014

nanceegrinsteadJune 9, 2015 — Nancee Grinstead passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. She is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren; two great granddaughters; one brother and two sisters including Debbie Grinstead Beene. HERE for Nancee's obituary.









Saturday night photos

Sept. 26, 2014 — (Just click on a photo to see an enlargement.) Photos taken by Nancy Miller Reiling

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Photos from Saturday night

Sept. 23, 2014 — (Just click on a photo to see an enlargement.)

A "special thank you" to Janet & Larry Schaake for hosting us at their place again! Below are photos from the Saturday night celebration of our graduation. Good food, good conversation and, oh yes, Leviscorrection "Elvis" did appear in gold lamé!


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Photos from Friday night's bash

Sept. 13, 2014 — (Just click on a photo to see an enlargement.)


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Possible gold-lamé sighting...

Sept. 13, 2014 — While we generally dislike encouraging rumors, we probably would be remiss if we failed to inform classmates of a whisper going round Johnny's Tavern last night at the LHS Class of '59ers Low Dive and Reprobate's crawl — namely , a possible second coming of Levis during the '59er's Punkin Patcher Pucker Fest out at Larry and Janet Schaake's place tonight. We can't really believe it either but we're not about to miss it just in case. See you there Saturday night!


The time has come again for another get together ... the 55th celebration of our graduation from LHS! The weekend of Sept. 12 and 13 works for Lawrence this year as there is no KU football game that weekend which frees up motels. Watch for more news and how to register for the activities.

Schedule of events


Friday, Sept. 12

6 p.m.

Johnny's in North Lawrence for pizza, beer, soft drinks and conversation


Saturday, Sept. 13


Larry and Janet Schaake's, 1791 N. 1500 Rd., for catered meal and more conversation


In Remembrance: Recent Deaths


Larry Dolifka 1941-2014

Classmate Larry Dolifka passed away April 18, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. Larry worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Lawrence and for 49 years worked at Laird Noller Ford in Topeka.
HERE for his obituary.

Phillip S. Comstock 1941-2013

We've just received word from Phillip Comstock's son that Phil passed away
Dec. 1, 2013.


sherriandingridIngrid Vosper McCarroll joins July gathering

Members of the Class of '59 met July 14, 2013, at TEN (Eldridge Hotel) in Lawrence for their July gathering. Special guest was Ingrid Vosper McCarroll. The KU library hosted a celebration for what would have been her father's 100th birthday on July 12.



Back row from left: Mary Kirby LaRue, Nancy Vogel (Class of '58), Mary Hammig, Ingrid Vosper McCarroll, Judy Demos Crossfield, Sherri Dobbins Milsap and Nancy Miller Reiling. Front row: Joanne Waters Mitchell, Genia Wilson and Linda Garrett Wright.

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Special guest for June 2013 gathering

Nancy Stone Adair attended our June 17, 2013, gathering at Salty Iguana in Lawrence.



Above from left: Mary Kirby LaRue, Nancy Vogel, Nancy Miller Reiling, Kay Franz Hodge, Judy Demos Crossfield, Sherri Dobbins Milsap, Janet Burnett Hutchingson, Nancy Stone Adair, Sue Squires Midyett and Karen Stuart Heeb.

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Sherri Dobbins Milsap, Janet Burnett Hutchingson and Nancy Stone Adair

Sue Squired Midyett and Karen Stuart Heeb

Karen Stuart Heeb, Sue Squires Midyett, Mary Kirby LaRue and Nancy Vogel

Photos from our 50th Reunion

Several classmates who attended the 50th Reunion are sharing their photos. It will take several days to get all the photos up on the Web site. I've decided to go ahead and post the photos without the captions (which I will add later).

Thanks to the following for sending their photos: Fred and Elodia Adamson, Janet Burnett Huchingson, Marilyn Chamney Lee, Alan and Janet Hardtarfer, John and Rosemary Hamilton Hines, Ida Johnson Jeppersen, Barbara Ludvicek Penning, Nancy Miller Reiling, Katy Wright Young and Kathy Harley (Mary Helen Dorsey Bashlor's sister).

If you have photos from the reunion that you would like to share on the Web site please send to Ruth Bramble Humphrey at

Thursday daytime photos

Thursday evening photos

Friday daytime photos

Friday evening photos

Saturday daytime photos

Saturday evening photos

Sunday photos

Additional photos from Paul Rogers

Official 50th Reunion Photos

The official reunion photos are available. Large-format photos to copy are available along with a key to identify who's who in the photos. HERE for the key to who's who and a link to larger photos.



Eighty-four classmates are shown in the above photos — too many for one photo!