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Bloomington High School
Class Of 1963


"Truly great friends are hard to find,

difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."

                               ≈G. Randolf ≈

Milan Jackson

The class committee is collecting money for McLean County History Museum in downtown Bloomington, in memory of Milan Jackson. 

If you would like to donate to this fund for Milan.  Make checks out to:   BHS Class of 1963.

In care of:  Phillis Giese Dever Andrews

                 1207 Newcastle

                  Bloomington, Illinois   61704

This collection will end on March 31, 2020

Thanks for your donation.

Ron Brownfield, Treasure

GREAT NEWS! Milan’s memorial gift from the BHS Class of ’63 totaled $1,500.00 $1,620.00! After many attempts over the past several months, I was finally able to make contact and meet in person with Greg Koos of the McLean County Historical Museum to present him with the funds we collected in Milan’s memory.

Greg suggested the money be used by the Museum to digitize City Directories and place them online for access by anyone who wants to do research. He said that Milan was constantly using the directories during the research projects he was asked to do as a volunteer at the museum. Many of the older directories are in poor shape and are very fragile so something has to be done to preserve these. The original thought was to have these refurbished; but with the COVID-19 restrictions and the museum being closed this has not been able to be done. Digitizing the directories and providing access to them through the museum’s web site will provide access to these valuable research records for everyone. I think Milan would agree and be pleased with this acknowledgement of his love for digging out the facts.

A huge thank you to the members of the BHS Class of ’63 for this wonderful gift in memory of Milan.

Sincerely, Phyllis



is coming.  Save the date

October 2nd - 3rd


The Birthday Party has been postponed.

New date to be announced.




55th Class Reunion

September 15, 2018

Center front-Shirley Stumm Drobnak 

The five behind Shirl left to right are Corlyne Lane Greene, Don Alsman, Louie Saunier, Betsy Harkes Terrill, and Kay Brook. 

The third row back left to right are Jeannette Butler Litherland, Pam Gillenwater Nagel, Joy Raney Franks, Joella Folks, Tim Calhoun, Vivian Toddhunter. 

Fourth row are Milan Jackson, Margaret Wilcox Currie, Kara Lynne Knight Schmitt, Loretta Feezor Terven, Dianne Pumphrey Mowrer, Bob Dierkes, and Glenn Haney. 

Fifth row are Bob Handley,  Betty BJ Nutt, Linda Reeves Dotson, Ron Maple, Arlene Prochnow Spector, Jim Jacobs, Char Lanham Clark, Sharon Ray Knott, Darlina Liska Wright, Frances Link Owen, Charlie McGrew 

Sixth row are Bob Berry, Mike Thomas, Ron Bratcher, Charlie Crowe, Norm Shaw, Leslie Calvert Frizzell, Don Ferguson, Phyllis Giese Devers Andrews, Suzie Gross Kiesewetter, Holly Harris Anderson, Mike Hardy, Mike Howard 

Back row are Carroll Lane, Mike Fonger, Joe Baker, Terry Mack, Steve White, Linda Buttry Roberts, Ron Brownfield, Paul Dillow, Dave Salch, Larry Burke, Dave Perkins, Dave Smith, Ron Monkman, George Danielson. 



50th Class Reunion
September 28, 2013


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Row 1


Mary Selk, Jan Whitman, Kay Burris, Donna Gordon, Denny Feicke, Louis Saunier, Harlan Greeneberg, Don Alsman, Ron Monkman, Ron Brownfield, Ron Maple, Tim Calhoun, Mike Chrisman, Dave Perkins, Mike Hardy, Ron Steege, Glenn Haney, Hobby Beich.


Row 2:

Betty Nutt, Larry Burke, Bonnie Koerner, Charlie McGrew, Pat Butcher, Vivian Todhunter, Betsy Harkes, Kara Lynne Knight, Kerry Meyer, Tim Hanes, Mike Hargesheimer, Mike Graybeal, Ed Brown, Leslie Calvert, Bob Lehmann, Jim Jacobs, Darlina Lishka, Sandy Martin, Rob Bicket.


Row 3:

Rollie James, Jim Bowers, Linda Reeves, Char Poorman, Rita Holly Harris, Loretta Feezor, Dianne Pumphrey, Mickey Goetsch, Pam Gillenwater, Jeannette Butler, Paul Dillow, Arlene Prochnow, Charlie Crowe, Bob Berry, Don Wheeler, Bob Dierkes, Sue Robbins, Doris Meyer, Kay Brook, Terry Mack, Bob Hull, Dave Mayfieldl


Row 4:

Milan Jackson, Suzi Gross, Warren Saunders, Sue Dillingham, Barb Mooney, Kath Woosley, Joella Folks, Jan Hoffman, Mary Jean White, Linda Buttry, Sharon Ray, Steve White, Linda Yeast, Jan Russell, Sue Myers, Shirl Stumm, Joy Raney, Gloria Erickson, Frances Link, William Becker, Joe Baker, Mike Fonger.


Back Row:

Gary McQuown, Don Ferguson, Kent Simons, Mike Howard, Phyllis Giese, Dave Smith, Burkhardt Hoeper, Bob Handley, Randy Lloyd, Carl Sneed, Carroll Lane, Ed Burwitz, Rich Rustemeyer, George Danielson, Dave Williams, Mike Thomas, Dave Salch, Steve Davenport, Ron Bratcher.





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Mini Reunion

July 18, 2009

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Kneeling: Carol Ring, Ron Brownfield, Tim Calhoun, Janet Whiteman (Brokaw), Mike Chrisman, Mike Hardy, Louis Saunier, Norm Shaw.
Row 2: Barbara Mooney (Evans), Leslie Calvert (Frizzell), Betsy Bates (Birckelbaw), Sandra Martin (Edwards), Betsy Harkes (Terrill),  Shirley Stumm (Drobnak),  Kathy Woosley (Hoyland), Sharon Ray (Knott), Suzie Gross (Kiesewetter).
Row 4: Susie Buckler (Carnahan), Char Poorman (Miller), Donald Ferguson, Carroll Lane, Mike Thomas, Randy Lloyd, Milan Jackson, Ed Burwitz, Dave Nuckels, Charlie Crowe, Bob Hull. Dave Smith is behind the camera.




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Thoughts and prayers to Phil and his sister Carol {Baker) Mishler.  Their father, Reid Baker, passed away at the age of 102.

K.Reid Baker

NORMAL - K. Reid Baker died on Friday, September 25, the day he was admitted to BroMenn Hospital. He was 102 years old. At this time, he was living with his daughter, Diane (Baker) Mishler and her husband, Richard, his primary caregiver. Currently of Normal, he lived with his wife Ethel (Olson) Baker in Chicago and Bloomington.

Reid was born in McLean, IL to Ada and Earnest Baker. His one sister, June, and her husband, Jerome Schickendanz, preceded him in death.

He was the father of Diane and Philip (Baker). Also surviving his are his three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Mishler, and great grandson, Paul; Stacy (Randy) Ash and Brian (Molly) Baker, and great grandsons, Ryan and Jeffrey and their families.

He married the love of his life, Ethel Josephine Olson on August 3, 1941, at West Olive Methodist Church in Bloomington. They were married for 73 years. It is rare to see a romance so long lasting as theirs; they were true soul mates.

This music man began his professional career as one half of the "Reid and Vin" Hawaiian guitar duet, performing regularly on WJBC radio and around Bloomington during the mid 1930's. (Vincent Myer was Reid's high school friend.)

Having moved to Chicago, Reid played stand-up bass at various hotels and night clubs in the 1940's. While there, he earned a pilot's license and enjoyed flying small aircraft at Palwauke Airport.

After returning to Bloomington, he worked at the Miller Music Co.; and for 25 years, he was hired at ISU as their piano technician and guitar teacher. During and after he retired, he tuned pianos and played jobs with a variety of local musicians, especially with Syl Legner and Armand Tosetti known as The Troubadours.

He believed himself to have had a lucky life - considering his family, his friends (whether or not they drank coffee) and his music.

His family and friends are welcome to attend his inurnment October 28 at 2:00 at Park Hill Cemetery. They must wear masks and respect distancing.


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Extending thoughts and prayers to Jim's family.

James Eardley

James W. Eardley Oct. 15, 1945 - Oct. 17, 2020 BLOOMINGTON - James W. Eardley, known to many as "Jimbo," 75, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home. His funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington. Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was born October 15, 1945 in Dundee, a son of William Eli and Lorraine Bracke Eardley. He married Carolyn Galloway on April 16, 1966; they were married for 19 years. He was married to his lovely wife, Joan Burton Anderson for 35 years, having married in Las Vegas, NV on May 22, 1990. She survives. Also surviving are three sons: James (Thongmaun) Eardley Jr. and Jon (Zandra) Eardley, both of Tampa, FL, and Andrew (Brianne) Anderson of Atlanta, IL; a daughter, Amy (Jimmy) Strohkirch of Minier; six grandchildren: Christian Anderson, Nicholas Strohkirch, Sydney Anderson, Andy Thorton-Davis, Marlee Thorton-Davis and Brooklynn Anderson, who knew him as "Papa Choo Choo"; two brothers: Thomas (Janet) Eardley of Bloomington and Richard (Linda) Eardley of Mahomet; and a sister, Vicki (Ed Martin) Eardley-Martin of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Jim first worked for GE for 17 years, then Diamond Star for 10 years. He and Joan moved to Madisonville, KY in 2000 where he worked for Autoliv for 8 years. That is where they "adopted" their "Kentucky son," Jason McKinney and his children, Zoey and Zane. They returned to Bloomington in 2008. He has worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car for the last five years. Jimbo was one of a kind. He never knew a stranger and could talk to anyone. His focus in life was to make sure everyone around him had a good time. He was a such a jokester and everyone who knows him can tell stories and laugh for hours. He loved to travel with his wife, collect coins and Lionel trains, play cards, gamble, Southern Comfort and his cigarettes. To express condolences, please visit

I'm a little late, but wanted to express a big thank you to the 55th Reunion Committee for all of your efforts! It was fun to see everyone in attendance. The location, food and decorations were great! Thanks again for the time you spend to make our reunion so memorable!


I have added a link below that is automatically configured to use as a "Refer a Friend" program.  Not only is the Class Creator site used for high school classes, but for families and any group that may benefit. If we refer someone to the site and they sign up for Class Creator, a $50 check will be sent to US!!  This is a great way to earn a little extra money and try to keep our cost down for reunions. If you know anyone that could use the service please pass along the information. To receive credit they must use the link below. If they need assistance please use the "Contact Us" button