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•   Victoria Case Reid  4/5
•   Kathleen Brown Atkins  3/3
•   Mary Kirvan Veenhuis  9/22
•   Mary Cutler  9/13
•   Ann Gager Brewster Hill  8/20


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 38.6%

A:   68   Joined
B:   108   Not Joined


•   Cathy Gilmore Motter  5/1
•   Linda Keith  5/2
•   Murray Harrison  5/3
•   Bruce Gelbaugh  5/4
•   Rick Hughes  5/4
•   Nancy Schiffer  5/16
•   Kathleen Brown Atkins  5/18
•   Pamela Montgomery Markillie  5/20



Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
4 live in California
5 live in Colorado
8 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Indiana
3 live in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
121 live in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in New York
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Luxembourg
1 lives in Sweden
6 location unknown


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Plainwell Class of 1968
Home of the Mighty Trojans


"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day.

When the sun is out and the wind is still,

You're one month on in the middle of May.

But if you so much as dare to speak,

a cloud come over the sunlit arch,

And wind comes off a frozen peak,

And you're two months back in the middle of March."

                       -Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926 



     "Sweet April showers

                         Do spring May flowers."

                             -Thomas Tusser, A Hundred

                                      Good Points of Husbandry, 1557







                APRIL BIRTHDAYS


John Greer                    4/02

Bruce Snow                  4/03

Sarah Silva Chavez        4/07

Dennis Norman              4/08

Nancy Keith Colgrove     4/11




                        "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."   






       "The air is like a butterfly

                                        With frail blue wings.

                                        The happy earth looks at the sky

                                        And sings."

                                                -Joyce Kilmer - Spring



April 1st:   Do Not Smile Day!


April 2nd:  National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day


April 13thPalm Sunday


April 15th:  Income Taxes Due


April 18th:  Good Friday



April 20th:  Easter Sunday



April 22nd:  Earth Day

April 25th:  Arbor Day




    I think that I shall never see

        a poem as lovely as a tree.

Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,

    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in Summer wear

        A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

       who intimately lives with rain.

Poems a made by fools like me,

      But only God can make a tree.

                                   -Joyce Kilmer        









                        HAPPY EASTER...





*We now have a facebook page:  Plainwell Class of 1968

Come join us!  .


Our April gathering. Had a lot of fun and lots of laughs. 

Love these Ladies!  (2014)


L:  Bonnie, Ann, Kathy Peteron, Jo, Sheila and Cheryl.

R: Nancy, Kathy Hughes, Vicie Case Reid, Kathy Atkins, Suzie and Sarah.


                          Sheila, Kathy and Cheryl.  

                    Sarah Siva Chavez and Sue .

                           Jo, Sheila and Cheryl.  

           Sarah, Sue, Vickie, Kathy Hughes and Nancy.      

             Bonnie, Ann and Kathy Peterson.




Our ladies afternoon gathering in March at the Old Mill Brew Pub. (2014)



             Here are some Pictures from the Class Reunion:                       


                        Our Tribute to our Veterans


                 Honoring our deceased classmates

Getting ready to launch sky lanterns to honor our 10 classmates who have passed on.

Can you see the all 10 sky lanterns?       We will never forget...

                          The Cooper Coolies:

                 Woody, Ken, Bruce, Bob and Laura


          The Gilkey Kids (Eastside)

BR: Bruce, Paul, Joyce, Dean, Millard and Nanette

FR:  Betsy, Sheila and Kathy

       The Gilkey Kids (Westside)

BR: Dan, Gail, Nancy and Bob Wellington

MR: Cathy, Bonnie, Ann and Jill

FR:  Steve Sanders

               The Starr Kids

BR: Karen, Kathy, Ken, Bruce, Linda and Nancy

FR: Sue, Cheryl, Sharon and Murray

Millard receiving his long lost lunch bucket from long ago.

          Sheila, Bruce, Kathy and Millard

            Anne Hill, Karen Rocha and Linda Discher

                     Roger Pease and Karen

 Bruce Snow who graciously donated this beautiful painting. What a fantastic Artist!

            And....the lucky winner is:  Linda Discher

          Steve Sanders and his wonderful wife Edith

   Steve Locatis and Kathy Keith Hughes standing in background


                        Jill and Laura


             Bob Wellington and his lovely wife, April


                  Kathy with my husband, Earl

                       Roger, Bruce and Denny

                   Murray Harrison


           Kathy, Laura, Jo, Bonnie, Karen and Betsy

                          Sheila and Paul

                     Nancy and Don Colgrove


                           Cheryl and Laura

                 Bonnie and her husband, Jim


                  Ken Madden and Cathy Motter


                   Laura, Bruce and Sue


  Rick Hughes, Dan Holmes and Ken Madden have great singing voices!


         Sue Nelson and Denny Norman


     Kathy Peterson, Bob Wellington and Sue Bumpus


      Kathy, Dean, Cathy and Nancy


  We had an AWESOME Photo Booth!       Bonnie and Kathy



I'm not sure at what age you realize what a gift it is when someone offers

you his or her friendship.  Perhaps we know it intuitively as children, when we

enviously eye the cliques that form among our peers--but I doubt it.

I think then we want the companionship but we don't yet understand the gift and

obligations of a good friend.  It is not until years later; when we've lost friends or

outgrown them or failed at the attempt to reconnect with an old friend, that we

realize just how valuable a commodity a friend is.

Friends are one of the great wonders of life.  They are the gift you never expected,

rarely deserve and always treasure.                                                             







Although it is unfortunate that we have lost some of our classmates over the

years...We can help keep their spirit alive by posting a funny story or

a kind remembrance of them. 

         Visit "In Memory"



           Plainwell High School Class of 1968 - Sweet Memories...




Barry Cunningham        Navy Reserve

Bill Robertson                  Army

Bruce Snow                     Army

Craig Nelson                   Air Force (deceased)

Darwin Myland               Army

David Thomas                Army

Dennis Nelson               Army

Jim Boyce                      Navy

John Greer                    Air Force

Larry Foster                  Air Force

Lee Gorton                    Seabees

Linda Mapes Glaz        Air Force

Melvin Valkner             Army

Phil Wilson                    Army (died 12/16/1970-Viet Nam)

Rick Hughes                 Army

Stephen Sanders         Navy

Terry Kelly                Army (deceased)









                  "When we are connected to others, we

                  become better people."

                               -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


What made us friends so long ago when we first met?

Well, I think I know.  The best in me and the best in you

found each other because they knew that always since

life began...our being friends was part of God's plan.



       Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila, Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie

               Had a great time in Rockford!


           Evelyn, Laura and Jacquie - " The Cooper Coolies"






               Jo, Kathy Atkins and Margaret Polasek Korabik



                                        Sheila and Cheryl


             Be Thankful for good Friends - They are so important!  2011


       Some of us from the class met for lunch.  We had a great time.

   FR: Gail, Cherie, Bonnie, Kathy H., and Sue

   BR: Cathy, Kathy P., Jo, Kathy A., Sheila, Ann, Nancy, Cheryl, Nanette and Connie.



                         Nancy Colgrove and Cherie Holland



                          Bonnie, Sue, Connie and Nancy


                                         Jo and Nanette


                                          Gail and Sheila



                          Jacquie and Laura in Rockford in October.


                   Sheila, Jacquie, Laura, Cheryl and Kathy in Oct.


                        Cheryl, Sheila, Laura, Kathy and Jacquie


                   Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila visiting Dean in Petoskey.







Your site was created to help promote, celebrate and reconnect with classmates.  It

is hard to believe that it has been 45 years since we walked the halls of Plainwell High

School.  Throughout those years we have managed to keep in touch through reunions --

but the internet has provided us with a much easier means of communication --through 

email, facebook and now our website.  Your participation is essential for the success of this site.

Please use and enjoy it!  As you know, our class is exceptional and it's worth the time

and effort to help keep us connected.  Now, here we are in 2013 and just enjoyed our 45th

class reunion!   WOW! where have the years gone.


If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve this website, or would

like to see something added, please contact us. If you have any childhood or

updated pictures, please e-mail them to Kathy (Brown) Atkins 

      We would love to put them on the site.      

         SMILE!!  Start clicking those cameras.  


Also, please remember if your Home Address, E-mail Address or Phone Number

has changed, please give Kathy Brown Atkins a call at: (269) 685-8293

or e-mail her 

                We don't want to lose contact with any of you. Remember, we are ALL important!!!                                 




If you have any problems or complaints--


Feel free to contact us.


Class Reunion Committee:

Kathy (Brown) Atkins: Coordinator/Site Administrator

Bonnie (Mills) Hoffman: Treasurer

Jo (Reed) Golden: Secretary                      

Sheila (Gregory) Howard: Public Relations