In Memoriam

Remembering classmates, friends, faculty and staff

In Memoriam


To notify us of the passing of a Jewell alumnus, please email alumni@william.jewell.edu or mail the obituary to the Office of Alumni Relations. Following are the alumni and friends we've lost in 2020.

1940s
Virginia (Crossett) Carter, ’42, of Chillicothe, Mo., Feb. 15, 2020
A. Marie (Summers) Loar, ’43, of Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 26, 2020
Dr. James Duncan, Jr., ’43, of Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 5, 2020
Marilyn (Ashley) Halferty, '47, of Smithville, Mo., May 9, 2020
Catherine "Jean" (Reed) Payne, '47, of Baton Rouge, La., July 10, 2020
Dorothy (Casebolt) Hall, ’48, of Bella Vista, Ark., Feb. 10, 2020
Imogene (McCormick) McConkey, '48, of Daytona Beach, Fla., July 4, 2020
Rev. Dr. J. Bruce Melton, ’48, of St. Charles, Mo., March 10, 2020
Ella (Massey) Pascale, '49, of Harrisonburg, Va., June 28, 2020
Sue (Eames) Sinclair, ’49, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 16, 2020

1950s
A. William Coil, Jr., ’50, of Independence, Mo., July 9, 2020
Dr. James Helvey, Jr., '50, of Winston-Salem, N.C., April 5, 2020
Dr. Richard Kirkendall, ’50, of Claremont, California, June 26, 2020
Francisco "Frank" Olvera, '51, of Kansas City, Mo., May 31, 2020
Betty (Fisher) Boulton, ’53, of Sebring, Ohio, July 15, 2020
Nancy (Dougherty) Denman, ’53, of Santa Fe, N.M., March 12, 2020
John "Jay" Pitts, ’53, of Chillicothe, Mo., March 14, 2020
Neil Seaman, '53, of Overland Park, Kan., May 6, 2020
Frieda (Franklin) Lubkeman, ’54, of Janesville, Wis., May 12, 2020
Dr. Richard Morrison, '56, of Overland Park, Kan., March 4, 2020
Dixie (Sanders) Pollard, ’56, of Kansas City, Missouri, July 27, 2020
Bob Carson, ’57, of Overland Park, Kan., March 15, 2020
Jesse Baird, ’58, of Lawson, Mo., Jan. 4, 2020
Charles Blaylock, ’58, of Rock Hill, S.C., Jan. 6, 2020
Mary (Frith) Bruns, ’58, of Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 26, 2020
Jerry Sheridan, '59, of Leawood, Kan., May 18, 2020

1960s
Major Kermit Wilkins, ’60, of Holyoke, Colo., Aug. 8, 2020
Patricia (Russell) Birdsong, '60, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., June 29, 2020
William Jewell Griffey, II, '60, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., July 7, 2020
Janet (Herman) Henry '61, of Topeka, Kan., Feb. 10, 2020
M. Ollie Parker, '61, of Gladwin, Mich., June 30, 2020
Cynthia (Tucker) Jamieson, ’62, of Frisco, Texas, May 31, 2020
Jack Jordan, '62, of St. Louis, Mo., April 25, 2020
Xavier Moreno, '62, of Kansas City, Mo., March 31, 2020
Jasper Edmundson, ’64, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jan. 3, 2020
M. (Tiller) Dabner, ’65, of St. Peters, Mo., Aug. 1, 2020
Stephen Thomas, ’65, of Plano, Texas, Aug. 14, 2020
Alan Boyer, '66, of Liberty, Mo., April 18, 2020
Donald Loehring, ’68, of Townsend, Del., July 22, 2020
Linda (Taylor) Dinning, ’68, of Harrisonville, Mo., Jan. 14, 2020
John Davis, ’69, of Liberty, Mo., Jan. 11, 2020

1970s
William Tharp, ’72, of Rome, Ga., March 1, 2020
Daryl Billings, ’73, of Joplin, Mo., Jan. 2, 2020
Linda (Cannady) Owen, '73, of Florissant, Mo., May 18, 2020
Daniel Cox, '74, of Carrollton, Texas, April 9, 2020
Steve Raps, ’74, of St. Charles, Mo., Jan. 17, 2020
Peggy (Hutchison) Smith, ’78, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 19, 2020
David Albright, ’79, of Liberty, Mo., March 7, 2020
Robert Hays, ’79, of McAllen, Texas, July 31, 2020

1980s
Diana (Vincent) Storey, '80, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., June 22, 2020
Jamesetta Ash, ’84, of Liberty, Mo., Aug. 12, 2020

1990s
Robin (Beckman) Bartholomew, ’91, of Drexel, Mo., Aug. 3, 2020
Donald Raby II, ’97, of Gladstone, Mo., Jan. 2, 2020

2010s
Alexander Holden, ’17, of Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020

Faculty, Staff and Friends
Dr. Otis Miller (Professor Emeritus of Economics) of Liberty, Mo., Jan. 29, 2020
Darrel Gourley (Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Education) of Liberty, Mo., May 21, 2020

In Memoriam, 2019

  • 1940s

    Dr. Harold Poynter, Jr., ’42, of Wichita, Kan., Aug. 17, 2019
    Ann (Wherritt) Turpin, ’42, of Liberty, Mo., Sept. 7, 2019
    Roma Cossairt, ’43, of Menifee, Calif., June 2, 2019
    Athene (Crook) Brazelton, ’45, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 25, 2019
    Frances (Halferty) Payne, ’47, of Prairie Village, Kan., Dec. 21, 2019
    Bill Riggs, ’47, of Liberty, Mo., Jan. 5, 2019
    Betty (Sherwood) Slote, ’47, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., July 18, 2019
    Hollis Brazelton, ’48, of Smithville, Mo., May 30, 2019
    Howard Dewell, ’48, of Quincy, Ill., Aug. 28, 2019
    Myron Listrom, ’48, of Hot Springs, Ark., Aug. 14, 2019
    Margaret “Betty” Shouse, ’48, of Kansas City, Mo., April 30, 2019
    Paul Adams, ’49, of Kansas City, Mo., April 7, 2019
    Bill Hahn, ’49, of Independence, Mo., Feb. 2, 2019
    Margaret (Beasley) Thomson, ’49, of Liberty, Mo., Feb. 26, 2019

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  • 1950s

    Ercell (Head) Binns, ’50, of Gaithersburg, Md., April 2, 2019
    Henry Dice, ’50, of Liberty, Mo., Jan. 1, 2019
    Thomas Evans, ’50, of Marshall, Mo., July 28, 2019
    Keith Fenton, ’50, of West Des Moines, Iowa, March 5, 2019
    Daniel Hacku, ’50, of Northford, Ct., March 21, 2019
    Margaret Irminger, ’50, of Liberty, Mo., April 7, 2019
    Helen Frances (Woodruff) Swartz, ’50, of Edmond, Okla., April 18, 2019
    Mary (Skaggs) White, ’50, of Springfield, Mo., Aug. 10, 2019
    John Jaeger, ’51, of Kirkwood, Mo., Feb. 26, 2019
    Loren Powles, ’51, of Olathe, Kan., June 14, 2019
    Janet Boone, ’52, of Darien, Ill., Nov. 17, 2019
    William Bowman, ’52, of Farmington Hills, Mich., April 3, 2019
    James Dollins, ’52, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 28, 2019
    Rev. David Fison, ’52, of Auburn, Wash., Jan. 31, 2019
    James Hunter, ’52, of Leawood, Kan., Dec. 8, 2019
    Edward Lundgren, ’52, of Spring Hill, Kan., April 18, 2019
    Alexander Boltniew, ’53, of White Stone, S.C., Feb. 13, 2019
    Theodore Closson, ’53, of Riverside, Calif., April 21, 2019
    Dallas Divelbiss, ’53, of Gaithersburg, Md., March 9, 2019
    Ted Harris, ’53, of Nixa, Mo., Nov. 24, 2019
    May Marie (Knapp) Irwin, ’53, of Loveland, Colo., Oct. 17, 2019
    Ormand Leavel Jr., ’53, of La Jolla, Calif., March 7, 2019
    Rosa (White) Pace, ’53, of Borger, Texas, April 14, 2019
    Rev. Roy Werline, ’53, of Smithville, Mo., April 20, 2019
    Joan (Pryor) Barth, ’54, of Chesterfield, Mo., May 3, 2019
    Joyce (Ramsey) Blount, ’54, of Sioux Falls, S.D., March 1, 2019
    Dr. James Joslin, ’54, of Ozark, Mo., June 14, 2019
    Donald Kiernan, ’54, of Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2019
    Joyce (Wheeler) Wollard, ’54, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Jan. 10, 2019
    Loretta (Lyerla) Benson, ’55, of Naples, Fla., May 26, 2019
    Ruth (White) Budgett, ’55, of Uniontown, Ohio, March 1, 2019
    Billy Kuykendall, ’55, of St. Louis, Mo., April 3, 2019
    Sandra Mohre, ’55, of Columbus, Ohio, July 9, 2019
    Patricia (Mattox) Welk, ’55, of Chillicothe, Ill., May 25, 2019
    Norman Amos, ’56, of Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 21, 2019
    Joseph Crouthers, ’56, of Montrose, Mo., Oct. 18, 2019
    Jacqueline (Williamson) Hollis, ’56, of Midlothian, Va., Feb. 11, 2019
    Dixie (Renner) Butler, ’57, of Kansas City, Mo., July 5, 2019
    Dr. Edgar Chapman, ’57, of East Peoria, Ill., Oct. 11, 2019
    Dr. Donald Darnell, ’57, of Erie, Colo., Feb. 20, 2019
    Jo (Hartnett) DeShon, ’57, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 26, 2019
    Benjamin Gardner, ’57, of Escondido, Calif., April 20, 2019
    Alton Inman, ’57, of Rogers, Ark., Aug. 10, 2019
    Dr. John Philpot Jr., ’57, of Liberty, Mo., Oct. 1, 2019
    Shirley (Montgomery) Bloss, ’58, of Alexandria, La., Sept. 22, 2019
    Donna (Maple) Cox, ’58, of Kansas City, Mo., March 9, 2019
    John Duggins Jr., ’58, of Ovilla, Texas, March 7, 2019
    Robert Honeyfield, ’58, of Lansing, Kan., Feb. 20, 2019
    Victor Nelson, ’58, of Hamilton, Ill., May 24, 2019
    Marion Rowin, ’58, of Houston, Texas, Sept. 8, 2019
    Tom Sherwood, ’58, of Bellingham, Wash., Feb. 7, 2019
    Marion Botts, ’59, of Independence, Mo., Jan. 19, 2019
    Paul Casper, ’59, of Carbondale, Kan., Feb. 8, 2019
    Judith Craig, ’59, of Worthington, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2019

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  • 1960s

    Rev. Jim Abel, ’60, of Sullivan, Mo., Dec. 12, 2019
    Richard “Rick” Bailey, ’60, of Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 11, 2019
    Warren Bergman, ’60, of Florissant, Mo., April 11, 2019
    Donald Blalock, ’60, of Overland Park, Kan., Nov. 15, 2019
    Phyllis (Strawn) Kilver, ’60, of Jacksonville, Ill., Feb. 27, 2019
    Cecil Lewis, ’60, of Independence, Mo., July 21, 2019
    Kenneth “Ken” Ragsdale, ’60, of Ozark, Mo., March 7, 2019
    Donald LaFontaine, ’61, of Arnold, Mo., Jan. 19, 2019
    Robert McGee, ’61, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., April 28, 2019
    Louise (Crum) Russell, ’61, of Longview, Texas, July 19, 2019
    Michael Chu, ’62, of Kearney, Mo., Feb. 8, 2019
    Larry Seelinger, ’62, of Raymore, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019
    Melvin Dixon, ’63, of Turney, Mo., Nov. 10, 2019
    Selden “Brad” Hirni, ’63, of Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 9, 2019
    Richard Stertz, ’63, of Santa Fe, N.M., Jan. 7, 2019
    Virginia (Tanner) Bryan, ’64, of Richmond, Mo., Dec. 17, 2019
    Theodore Newell, ’64, of La Quinta, Calif., June 12, 2019
    Patricia (Stevens) Robertson, ’65, of Jonesboro, Ga., July 17, 2019
    Dr. Cynthia Schuetz-Perkins, ’65, of Grass Valley, Calif., July 30, 2019
    Dr. John Bean, ’66, of Liberty, Mo., June 22, 2019
    Sharon (Schoenborn) Johnson, ’66, of Nauvoo, Ill., Sept. 10, 2019
    Alfred Ludlow, III, ’66, of Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 30, 2019
    Richard Ritter, ’66, of Kearney, Mo., Aug. 12, 2019
    Jerry Annunzio, ’67, of Kansas City, Mo., April 30, 2019
    Rev. Robert Sherer, ’67, of High Point, N.C., July 15, 2019
    Esther (Thornton) Glover, ’68, of Houston, Texas, April 7, 2019
    Richard “Dick” Johnson, ’68, of Rogersville, Mo., March 28, 2019
    John Stacer, ’68, of De Witt, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2019
    Mary (Combs) Sturges, ’68, of Springfield, Mo., May 22, 2019
    Clifford Tuttle, ’68, of Fargo, N.D., April 16, 2019
    Helen (Hunt) Barkley, ’69, of Parsons, Kan., Oct. 7, 2019
    Sidney (Simms) Baudouin, ’69, of Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 4, 2019
    Janice (Toloso) Harding, ’69, of Sandy, Utah, Oct. 22, 2019
    Richard Orr, ’69, of Rogers, Ark., June 12, 2019
    Robert Pence, Jr., ’69, of Kearney, Mo., July 23, 2019
    Linda (Frank) Werner, ’69, of Kansas City, Mo., July 13, 2019

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  • 1970s

    William Bliss, ’70, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Oct. 29, 2019
    Kenneth Clauder, ’70, of Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 20, 2019
    John Gibbs, Jr., ’70, of Brighton, Mo., July 26, 2019
    Glenn Manis, ’70, of Macomb, Ill., Oct. 26, 2019
    James Myers, ’70, of Independence, Mo., Feb. 1, 2019
    Jay Thomas, III, ’70, of Louisiana, Mo., May 18, 2019
    Mary Bell, ’73, of Liberty, Mo., April 19, 2019
    Melissa (Keen) Shafer, ’73, of Weston, Mo., Oct. 25, 2019
    Donald Pipkin, Sr., ’74, of Auburndale, Fla., Aug. 17, 2019
    Gerald Power, ’74, of Liberty, Mo., Sept. 18, 2019
    Rick Smith, ’74, of Belton, Mo., June 28, 2019
    Richard Gray, ’75, of Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 18, 2019
    John Shank, Jr., ’75, of Springfield, Mo., Oct. 7, 2019
    Ann Todoroff, ’75, of Gladstone, Mo., Jan. 24, 2019
    Barbara (Buckley) Johnson, ’76, of San Diego, Calif., June 17, 2019
    Stephen McGarvey, ’76, of Gladstone, Mo., March 19, 2019
    Calvin Spence, Jr., ’76, of Leawood, Kan., Dec. 25, 2019
    Martha (Seabough) Stewart, ’76, of Rogersville, Mo., July 19, 2019
    Nancy (Sharp) Valentine, ’76, Bangor, Maine, June 29, 2019
    Larry Hollowell, ’77, of Overland Park, Kan., Nov. 21, 2019
    Collette King, ’77, of Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 14, 2019
    Rev. Herbert Owens Jr., ’78, of California, Mo., June 8, 2019
    David Albright, ’79, of Liberty, Mo., March 7, 2020
    Laurie Anderson, ’79, of Leawood, Kan., March 3, 2019
    Michelle Lahey, ’79, of Independence, Mo., Feb. 13, 2019

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  • 1980s

    Mark Ball, ’81, of Prairie Village, Kan., Feb. 9, 2019
    Ted Graves, ’84, of Liberty, Mo., June 24, 2019
    Ann Gustafson, ’86, of Kearney, Mo., May 28, 2019
    Steven Holeman, ’86, of Owasso, Okla., July 18, 2019
    Billy Dudley, ’87, of Lebanon, Mo., June 28, 2019
    Mertie Denney, ’88, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31, 2019
    Ann Ryan, ’88, of Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 28, 2019
    Marti (Simon) Hamilton-Cowherd, ’89, of Higginsville, Mo., July 26, 2019

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  • 1990s

    Thomas Goodman, ’90, of Altoona, Iowa, June 24, 2019
    Laura (Pruitt) Marsh, ’90, of Kansas City, Mo., May 18, 2019

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  • 2000s

    Tamara (Kohler) Wilson, ’02, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Nov. 2, 2019
    Clayton Nygaard, ’09, of Overland Park, Kan., June 17, 2019

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  • 2010s

    Matthew Oliver, ’17, of Kansas City, Mo., April 1, 2019

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  • Faculty, Staff and Friends

    Norman Amos, ’56, (former staff) of Gladstone, Mo., Nov. 21, 2019
    Donnaretha David (former staff) of Liberty, Mo., Sept. 20, 2019
    Ted Graves, ’84 (former coach), of Liberty, Mo., June 24, 2019
    Dr. E. Bruce Heilman (former trustee) of Richmond, Va., Oct. 20, 2019
    Dr. Bill Henning (former faculty) of Winona Lake, Ind., April 11, 2019
    Carl Johnson (former staff) of Independence, Mo., Oct. 27, 2019
    Ruth McCoy (former staff) of Kansas City, Mo., April 22, 2019
    Dr. John Philpot Jr., ’57 (Professor Emeritus of Physics), of Liberty, Mo., Oct. 1, 2019
    Donald Riddle (former faculty) of Leawood, Kan., Oct. 18, 2019
    Carol Jean Smith (former staff) of St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 14, 2019
    Lee Ann Zech (former staff) of Liberty, Mo., Oct. 5, 2019

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In Memoriam, 2018

  • 1930s

    Mary Ellen (Dedman) Jenkins, ’36, of Plattsburg, Mo., March 7, 2018
    C. Glenn Betts, ’37, of Independence, Mo., Sept. 20, 2018
    Dr. John Reed, ’39, of Ann Arbor, Mich., March 6, 2018

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  • 1940s

    Ruth (Peters) Gilliland, ’40, of Hutchinson, Kan., Jan. 12, 2018
    Robert F. Adams, ’42, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018
    Dr. Charles Cowan, ’43, of Indianapolis, Ind., April 8, 2018
    Dr. Richard McMurray, ’43, of Petoskey, Mich., Jan. 27, 2018
    Richard “Dick” Heilbron Sr., ’44, of Overland Park, Kan., June 18, 2018
    Jewell (Minor) Smith, ’44, of Springfield, Mo., July 18, 2018
    Shirley (Darling) Cochran, ’45, of Leawood, Kan., Jan. 3, 2018
    Lenore (Waltz) Wade, ’45, of Gladstone, Mo., April 27, 2018
    Doris Bee (Albertson) Bateson, ’46, of Longwood, Fla., Jan. 23, 2018
    Dorothy (Anderson) Hyder, ’47, of Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 6, 2018
    Richard “Dick” Hyder, ’47, of Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 14, 2018
    Shirley (Griffin) Seidel, ’47, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 27, 2018
    Dr. James Bercaw, ’48, of Greenville, Del., March 9, 2018
    John McFarland Jr., ’48, of Breckenridge, Colo., Dec. 14, 2018
    Dr. Ferrill Purdy, ’48, of Columbia, Mo., Oct. 17, 2018
    Brig. Gen. Parker Thompson, ’48, of Winchester, Va., Oct. 21, 2018
    Mary (Mallinson) Tompkins, ’48, of Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 17, 2018
    Mary Louise “Maylou” (Downing) Crum, ’49, of Lincoln, Neb., July 28, 2018
    Dr. John Dietrich, ’49, of Mission Hills, Kan., Feb. 22, 2018
    Orval Groves, ’49, of Bethany, Mo., March 2, 2018
    Margaret “Maggie” (Harris) Kilpatrick, ’49, of Flagstaff, Ariz., Jan. 1, 2018
    Arthur Larson, ’49, of Marysville, Wash., April 1, 2018
    Rev. Betty (Stone) Ludwig, ’49, of Newbury, Vt., Nov. 2, 2018
    Henry “Hank” Schiff, ’49, of Santa Maria, Calif., June 1, 2018
    John Soltys, ’49, of Kansas City, Mo., July 4, 2018
    Van Williams, Jr., ’49, of Green Valley, Ariz., April 26, 2018

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  • 1950s

    Joe Janson II, ’50, of Green Valley, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2018
    John Sage, ’50, of Louisville, Ky., July 4, 2018
    Shirley (St. Clair) Smith, ’50, of Prairie Village, Kan., June 27, 2018
    Frank Wood, Jr., ’50, of Sarasota, Fla., April 17, 2018
    Phyliss (Trumbo) Alexander, ’51, of Lakewood, Colo., Jan. 2, 2018
    Patricia (Lewis) Barker, ’51, of Denver, Colo., Jan. 19, 2018
    Mary Lou (DeVry) Bledsoe, ’51, of Tempe, Ariz., March 15, 2018
    Roy “Bill” Prather Jr., ’51, of Fort Collins, Colo., Dec. 11, 2018
    Dr. Bob Titus, ’51, of Commerce, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018
    Joyce (Koch) Wolverton, ’51, of Gladstone, Mo., March 24, 2018
    Theresa (Barbier) Yendrek, ’51, of Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27, 2018
    Loyal Apple, ’52, of Columbus, N.C., Nov. 5, 2018
    Norma “Noni” (Rosendale) Guilfoil, ’52, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 7, 2018
    Everett Littell, ’52, of Beaverton, Ore., June 19, 2018
    Dr. James “Donald” Baker, ’53, of Bolivar, Mo., May 21, 2018
    Dr. Robert Coleberd Jr., ’53, of Granada Hills, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018
    Marilyn (Collier) Constantz, ’53, of Independence, Mo., Feb. 5, 2018
    Robert Drury, III, ’53, of Kansas City, Mo., June 26, 2018
    Elaine (Cummins) McCoy Fitzgerald, ’53, of Tulsa, Okla., July 1, 2018
    Ned Inglish, ’53, of Chesterfield, Mo., Sept. 16, 2018
    Fred McBurney, ’53, of Slater, Mo., Oct. 5, 2018
    Dr. R. Jack Bruns, ’54, of Cambellsville, Ky., April 7, 2018
    Bob Goepfert, ’54, of Marion, Ill., Nov. 16, 2018
    Dr. Don Hollenbeck, ’54, of Shell Knob, Mo., July 6, 2018
    David Hoy, ’54, of Streamwood, Ill., Dec. 16, 2018
    Orville “Leslie” Price, ’54, of Harrisonville, Mo., Jan. 27, 2018
    Richard “Tom” Cowling, ’55, of Edmond, Okla., June 2, 2018
    Marlene (Knodel) Inglish, ’55, of Chesterfield, Mo., March 20, 2018
    William Shaner, Jr., ’55, of Roswell, Ga., April 25, 2018
    Mary Katherine “Kathy” (Sadler) East, ’57, of LaPlata, Mo., Jan. 9, 2018
    Gordon Johnson, ’57, of Shawnee, Kan., Oct. 27, 2018
    Ronald Richmond, ’57, of Columbia, Mo., Nov. 17, 2018
    Edward Short, ’57, of Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 14, 2018
    Sara Yocum, ’57, of Kansas City, Mo., July 24, 2018
    Bertha “Mae” (Cata) Chino, ’58, of Pueblo of Acoma, N.M., April 21, 2018
    Warren “Bud” Lathrop, ’58, of Kansas City, Mo., July 12, 2018
    Garnett Peters III, ’58, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Nov. 22, 2018
    Robert Ramsbottom, ’58, of Branchville, Ind., Sept. 11, 2018
    Lt. Col. James Carter, ’59, of Joplin, Mo., May 31, 2018
    Dr. James “Jim” Coleberd, ’59, of Hannibal, Mo., Dec. 15, 2018
    Rev. Stanley East, Jr., ’59, of LaPlata, Mo., May 20, 2018
    Charline (Smith) Seele, ’59, of Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 10, 2018

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  • 1960s

    Ned Bartee, ’60, of Bellaire, Texas, Sept. 5, 2018
    Don Herrick, ’60, of Topeka, Kan., Oct. 31, 2018
    Ronald Kelley, ’60, of Kansas City, Mo., April 15, 2018
    Bill Kramer Jr., ’60, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Nov. 21, 2018
    Vanita (Holtby) Moulton, ’60, of Omaha, Neb., Sept. 22, 2018
    R.E. Quick III, ’60, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Oct. 19, 2018
    David Buzzell, ’61, of Greenville, S.C., March 3, 2018
    Jim Prather, ’61, of Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 5, 2018
    Dr. Richard Sharp, ’61, of Rochester, N.Y., April 21, 2018
    Gary Webster, ’61, of Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 15, 2018
    Dr. Robert Kearney, ’62, of Olathe, Kan., March 3, 2018
    Jeanine (Newland) Lotz, ’63, of Blue Springs, Mo., Aug. 19, 2018
    Rev. David Winfrey, ’63, of Savannah, Mo., Dec. 4, 2018
    Barbara Hay, ’65, of Lawson, Mo., Nov. 29, 2018
    Mary Beth (Francis) Kerns, ’65, of Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2018
    Rev. Edgar Webb, ’66, of Blue Springs, Mo., Oct. 28, 2018
    Keith Oberkrom, ’67, of Liberty, Mo., Nov. 18, 2018
    Ray Potter, ’67, of Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 2, 2018
    Jack Lawrence, ’68, of North Potomac, Md., July 15, 2018
    Dr. Charles Woody, ’68, of Princeton, Ky., March 5, 2018
    Jane (Kenner) Garnett, ’69, of Billings, Mont., June 20, 2018

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  • 1970s

    Jean (Muir) Flanery, ’70, of Raytown, Mo., Oct. 12, 2018
    William Chapman, ’72, of Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 13, 2018
    Ray Crawford, ’72, of Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 10, 2018
    Edna (Dillon) Ervin, ’72, of Kearney, Mo., Sept. 11, 2018
    Rebecca Long, ’77, of Overland Park, Kan., Dec. 22, 2018
    Barbara (Mayden) Yates, ’77, of Olathe, Kan., March 21, 2018
    Tom Bark Kretsinger, Jr., ’78, of Kansas City, Mo., May 28, 2018
    Kim (Toepfer) Sprowl, ’78, of Kansas City, Kan., March 16, 2018
    Kathleen (O’Brien) Knoeber, ’79, of Parkville, Mo., Sept. 19, 2018

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  • 1980s

    Chris Bolton, ’80, of Keller, Texas, Oct. 13, 2018
    Dr. Nancy (Stoufer) Crampton, ’80, of Newport, Tenn., March 22, 2018
    Gregory Rorie, ’80, of Evansville, Ind., May 31, 2018
    John Palmer, ’82, of Salt Lake City, Utah, May 25, 2018
    Janice Bright, ’85, of Liberty, Mo., Aug. 30, 2018

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  • 1990s

    Kevin Uhlmann, ’90, of Liberty, Mo., Aug. 20, 2018
    Scott Cypert, ’93, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Oct. 1, 2018
    Faith “Marie” (Grimes) Hurd, ’93, of Liberty, Mo./Dallas, Texas, May 23, 2018
    Patricia Hewlett, ’94, of St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 22, 2018

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  • 2000s

    Charles “Chuck” Trump, Jr., ’04, of Albany, Mo., June 26, 2018
    Lucas Kalb, ’09, of Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 10, 2018

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  • Faculty, Staff and Friends

    Dr. Melvin Henderson (former staff) of Leawood, Kan., Jan. 3, 2018
    Jennie Keating (former staff) of Peculiar, Mo., Sept. 25, 2018
    Dr. Pauline “Polly” Riddle (former faculty) of Overland Park, Kan., May 8, 2018
    Mary Sterling (former staff) of Tampa, Fla., Jan. 15, 2018
    Dr. Catherine (Crowe) Vera (former faculty) of Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 14, 2018
    Maxine Whitt (former staff) of Cameron, Mo., June 1, 2018

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In Memoriam, 2017

  • 1940s

    Rev. Gordon Gilbert, ’40, of Canandaigua, N.Y., July 26, 2017
    Dorcas (Hauk) Fowler, ’42, of Richmond Va., July 2, 2017
    Harvey Rusk, ’42, of Westcliffe, Colo., Jan. 3, 2017
    Martha (Gilmer) Roberts, ’42, of Washington, D.C./Liberty, Mo., Jan. 31, 2017
    Audri Adams, ’43, of Chicago, Ill., Feb. 16, 2017
    Jean (Ash) Amick, ’43, of Oklahoma City, Okla., March 25, 2017
    Angeline (Swedberg) Stanley, ’44, of Farmington, Mo., Feb. 14, 2017
    Marjorie (Bean) Eaton, ’46, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., July 13, 2017
    Paul Jameson, ’46, of Lake Wales, Fla., March 20, 2017
    Leondine “Dene” (Patterson) Weideman, ’46, of Union, Mo., Aug. 23, 2017
    Bonnie (Lawrence) Turner, ’47, of Bemidji, Minn., May 25, 2017
    J. Walter Binns, Sr., ’48, of O'Fallon, Mo., May 27, 2017
    Joseph “Lindsay” Crossett, ’48, of Liberty, Mo., Feb. 2, 2017
    Rev. Hal Eaton, ’48, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., July 15, 2017
    Robert Hollister, ’48, of Apex, N.C., May 14, 2017
    Patricia (Campbell) Lund, ’48, of Liberty, Mo, Feb. 8, 2017
    John “Jack” Roorbach, ’48, of Atlanta, Ga., July 3, 2017
    Patricia (Lowry) Taylor, ’48, of Maumelle, Ark., May 8, 2017
    Harry Miller, ’49, of St. George, Utah, June 18, 2017
    Dr. Glen Wiberg, ’49, of Golden Valley, Minn., March 23, 2017

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  • 1950s

    Rev. George C. Brown Jr., ’50, of Everett, Wash., Jan. 7, 2017
    Joseph Hill, ’50, of Las Vegas, Nev., January 20, 2017
    Dr. John Casebolt, ’51, of Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 2, 2017
    Helen (Doliber) Brown Kidwell, ’51, of Overland Park, Kan., Aug. 27, 2017
    Leroy Allan Mirgon, ’51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisc., Aug. 13, 2017
    Jody (Allen) Johnson, ’52, of Bowling Green, Ky., June 19, 2017
    Lois (Younger) Roberts, ’52, of Riverton, N.J., July 24, 2017
    Frederick Carlyle “Carlie” Smith, ’53, of Asheboro, N.C., May 18, 2017
    Vernon “Bill” Case, ’54, of Independence, Mo., June 10, 2017
    Clyde Gibbs, Jr., ’54, of Springfield, Mo., May 10, 2017
    Laural Hobick, ’54, of Raymore, Mo., Sept. 16, 2017
    Dr. Rondal Bell, ’55, of Edmond, Okla., March 5, 2017
    Frank Luzenske, ’55, of Danville, Ill., June 14, 2017
    Larry Zahnd, ’55, of Kansas City, Mo., March 28, 2017
    Robert Crouse, ’56, of Liberty, Mo., Aug. 14, 2017
    Bill Jackson, ’56, of Raymore, Mo., June 4, 2017
    Wilbur Kirchner, ’56, of Nixa, Mo., Sept. 24, 2017
    Donnie Jean (Eaton) Myers, ’56, of Liberty, Mo., February 24, 2017
    James Claycomb, ’57, of Gladstone, Mo., Feb. 17, 2017
    Thomas Cox Jr., ’57, of Kansas City, Mo., Nov 8, 2017
    Dr. Joseph Filbeck, ’57, of Del Mar, Calif., June 27, 2017
    Kenneth Euritt, ’58, of Lee's Summit, Mo., July 4, 2017
    Samuel Ganaway, ’58, of New Bern, N.C., May 21, 2017
    Janet (Elmore) Lauderback, ’57, of Newton, N.C., April 27, 2017
    Rev. David McCracken, ’58, of Sonoma, Calif., April 25, 2017
    Marvin “Gene” Vickrey, ’58, of Houston, Texas., July 19, 2017

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  • 1960s

    George Christianson, ’60, of Independence, Mo., Oct. 10, 2017
    Sandra (Perry) Ewens, ’60, of Blue Springs, Mo., Feb. 28, 2017
    Dr. Tom Lewis, ’60, of Ottawa, Kan., January 16, 2017
    Sylvia (Hinze) Wehmeyer, ’60, of Canyon Lake, Texas, March 20, 2017
    James “Jim” K. Brown, ’61, of Plano, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017
    Jack Hanson, ’61, of Longview, Texas, Oct. 20, 2017
    Dr. David Paulsmeyer, ’63, of Bend, Oregon, May 30, 2017
    Dr. Robert Rogers, ’63, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 1, 2017
    Gene McMahon, ’64, of Kansas City, Mo., June 9, 2017
    John “Jack” Mueller, ’64, of Ridgway, Colo., April 27, 2017
    Judith (Weston) Paulsmeyer, ’64, of Bend, Oregon,  May 30, 2017
    Jacqueline (Wells) Renfro, ’65, of Independence, Mo., Sept. 16, 2017
    Edward Wooten, ’65, of Kearney, Mo., Nov. 8, 2017
    Mary “Mikie” (Hamilton) McGarity, ’66, of Paradise, Texas, March 17, 2017
    John Patterson, ’66, of Scottsdale, Ariz., April 4, 2017
    Jerry “Joe” Thompson, ’66, of Richardson, Texas, June 1, 2017
    Mary “June” (Heavner) Martin, ’67, of Braymer, Mo., Nov. 15, 2017
    William Owens IV, ’67, of Wasilla, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2017
    James Phillips, ’67, of Seal Beach, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017
    Beverly (Beckwith) Tracy, ’67, of St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 25, 2017
    Patricia (Smith) Sabath, ’68, of Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 9, 2017
    Janet (Schindler) Shepherd, ’68, of Big Horn, Wyo., Jan. 3, 2017
    Lawrence “Larry” Dickerson III, ’69, of Columbia, Mo., February 18, 2017
    L. Carole (Short) Sapp, ’69, of Picayune, Miss., January 16, 2017
    Robert Thorpe, ’69, of St. Joseph, Mo., June 9, 2017

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  • 1970s

    James Carmichael, ’71, of Blue Springs, Mo., Feb. 18, 2017
    Carl “C.B.” Short III, ’71, of Yardley, Pa., Aug. 9, 2017
    Eric Kaser, ’72, of Frankford, Mo., February 27, 2017
    Sharon (Carter) Kean, ’72, of Lancaster, Calif., July 5, 2017
    Jack Rosser, ’72, of Bluffton, S.C., Sept. 8, 2017
    Mark Stingley, ’74, of Kansas City, Mo., July 9, 2017
    Wallace Buckner, ’75, of Birmingham, Ala., February 26, 2017
    Bill Hankins, ’75, of Old Bridge, N.J., January 8, 2017
    Pamela (Schupp) McClelland, ’75, of Liberty, Mo., January 21, 2017
    James Moloney, ’76, of Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 3, 2017
    Roland “Butch” Allen, ’77, of Springfield, Mo., Aug. 1, 2017
    Phillip Burdett , ’79, of Steelville, Mo., Dec. 30, 2017
    Joy (Marty) Walker, ’79, of Lake Saint Louis, Mo., May 16, 2017

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  • 1980s

    David Owen, ’81, of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2017
    Erin (Jackson) Spradling, ’81, of Mount Vernon, Mo., Jan. 17, 2017
    Thomas Hall, ’82, of Independence, Mo., Dec. 31, 2017
    Robert Nigh, Jr., ’82, of Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 24, 2017
    Icel (Weibers) Choplin, ’84, of Independence, Mo., Aug. 19, 2017
    Lisa (Austin)  Hutt, ’84, of Polo, Mo., Sept. 18, 2017
    Gia Simonie, ’86, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 28, 2017
    Sally (Conway) Scott, ’89, of  Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 12, 2017

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  • 1990s

    Iris LaRonda “Ron” (Ward) Smith, ’90, of Kansas City, Mo., June 12, 2017
    Donna (Kimm) Murray, ’94, of Warsaw, Mo., July 30, 2017
    Jonathan Bean, ’96, of Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 8, 2017
    Jody Scott Wisecup, ’98, of Kearney, Mo., Dec. 7, 2017

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  • 2000s

    Brian Thompson, ’02, of Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 25, 2017

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  • 2010s

    Chad Hall, ’14, of Kansas City, Mo., May 20, 2017

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  • Faculty, Staff and Friends

    Dr. Jean Hawkins (professor emerita), April 17, 2017, Liberty, Mo.

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