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 2019.

1940s

Bill Riggs, ’47, of Liberty, Mo., Jan. 5, 2019

 

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
    Richard “Dick” Hyder, ’47, of Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 14, 2018
    Dr. James Bercaw, ’48, of Greenville, Del., March 9, 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
    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

    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
    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
    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
    Dr. Don Hollenbeck, ’54, of Shell Knob, Mo., July 6, 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
    Robert Ramsbottom, ’58, of Branchville, Ind., Sept. 11, 2018
    Lt. Col. James Carter, ’59, of Joplin, Mo., May 31, 2018
    Rev. Stanley East, Jr., ’59, of LaPlata, Mo., May 20, 2018

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  • 1960s

    Ned Bartee, ’60, of Bellaire, Texas, Sept. 5, 2018
    Ronald Kelley, ’60, of Kansas City, Mo., April 15, 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
    Dr. Richard Sharp, ’61, of Rochester, N.Y., April 21, 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
    Mary Beth (Francis) Kerns, ’65, of Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2018
    Rev. Edgar Webb, ’66, of Blue Springs, Mo., Oct. 28, 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
    Edna (Dillon) Ervin, ’72, of Kearney, Mo., Sept. 11, 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
    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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  • 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
    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
    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
    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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  • Friends

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

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