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•   Gloria Erickson (McKittrick)  2/15
•   Mary Jean White (Iwamiya)  1/19
•   Robert E. Handley  1/13
•   Charlie McGrew  12/4
•   George Morrow  11/17
•   Kara Lynne Knight (Schmitt)  10/21
•   Mike Howard  10/11
•   Betsy Harkes (Terrill)  9/23
•   Margaret Wilcox (Currie)  9/16
•   Milan Jackson  9/7
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Terri Baxter (Whirrett)  2/23
•   Gary McQuown  2/24
•   Mike Graybeal  2/26
•   Arlene Prochnow (Spector)  3/2
•   Leslie Calvert (Frizzell)  3/3
•   Wes Hicks  3/3
•   Patricia Butcher (Dickson-Borajkiewicz)  3/7
•   Doris Meyer (McMullen)  3/8
•   Mike Hardy  3/10
•   Margaret Wilcox (Currie)  3/11
•   Suzi Denton (Merritt)  3/12
•   Joy Raney (Franks)  3/14
•   Barbara Culpepper (Merrill)  3/22

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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 ≈

 

 

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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Remembering George Patterson's family in our thoughts and prayers.  George passed away January 31, 2019.

George Patterson Jr.

George Joseph Patterson Jr., 74, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at his home.

His funeral will be at noon Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Bishop Edward T. McGhee officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday prior to services at the memorial home.

Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to the family.

George was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Bloomington, a son to George and Oleander Ross Patterson Sr.

Surviving are his siblings, Minnie (James) Patterson-Farris, Normal; Daniel (Marilyn) Patterson, Bloomington; and Willie Patterson, Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Sylvia Neal, James L. (Drue) Farris, Christine E. (Leon) Sims, Keith A. (Julie) Farris, Isaiah Farris, Nicholas Farris, Daniel LaTroy Patterson, Seneca Patterson and Christopher Powell; 22 great-nieces and -nephews; 19 great-great-nieces and -nephews; special friends, Wyatt and Bell Davis; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ferdinand Patterson.

George proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany. He worked for Eureka Williams for over 15 years and then Davis Cleaning for over 15 years, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of the Godfrey L. Miller Elks Lodge 1776 for over 45 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and loved bowling.

Condolences and memories of George may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Linda Yeast Lynch  -  Februay 1

Frncis Link Owen  -  February 6

Bonnie Koerner Stucky  -  February 7

Ron Bratcher  -  February 13

Jim Caraher  -  February 16

Phyllis Giese Dever Andrews  -  February 16

Ron Monkman  -  February 19

Gary McQuown  -  February  24

Mike Graybeal  -  February 26

 

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Keeping Steve Davenport and family in our thoughts and prayers.  Steve's mother, Dorthy Davenport, passed away October 23 at the age of 97.

 

Dorothy Davenport

Dorothy J. Davenport, 97 of Bloomington, passed away at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2018) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be at a later date at Westminster Village, Bloomington. A private burial will be Friday in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, with the Rev. Rick Tindall officiating. Memorials may be directed to Second Presbyterian Church or Westminster Village Foundation. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dorothy was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Taylorville, a daughter to Dr. William and Anna Shaw. She married Irving J. "Dave" Davenport in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 12, 1944. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Stephen W. Davenport (Diane Coutu), Belle Isle, Fla., and Judith A. (Steven) Lehmann, Bloomington; grandchildren, Todd W. (Erin) Lehmann, Tracy A. (Simon) Crawford; great-grandchildren, Alexis Lehmann, Richard Lehmann, Brady Crawford, Chase Crawford and Peyton Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Dr. William R. Shaw, and sister in-law, Elizabeth Shaw; brother in-law, Lynn Davenport, and sister in-law, Marjorie Davenport.

Dorothy was a graduate of Pawnee High School and the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority; The Dozen Club; PEO, Chapter HP; Bloomington Country Club; and Second Presbyterian Church.

Before marriage, Dorothy was a librarian at the State of Illinois Library in Springfield. After marriage, her family was her treasure and her lifelong "career." As the wife of a Naval officer, Dorothy moved numerous times before settling, after retirement from the Navy, in Bloomington. She and Dave shared the love of traveling both in the United States and abroad with family and friends.

Family and friends were the treasures of her life, as previously mentioned, and Dorothy was a treasured blessing to her family and friends. Her smile and the twinkle in her eyes lit up so many lives. She will be missed beyond words!

Condolences and memories of Dorothy may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

Update - Dec. 27, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Westminster Village, Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to Second Presbyterian Church or Westminster Village Foundation. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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!

We have two more classmates join the 50 Year Club.

Kara (Knight ) and Neal Schmitt were married August 24, 1968

Sandy (Cowart) and Otto Groth were married September 15, 1968

A big Happy Anniversary to you all and here is to many more. 

REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM

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



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