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Class Notes Archives: 2016 to date, 2015 and 2014

 

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1920-1929
UPDATES 1920 None
MARRIAGES 1920 None
BIRTHS 1920 None
DEATHS 1929 Nancy Fern Norris White, December 22, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Nancy, who was 107, was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd.  1/14
1930-1939
UPDATES 1934 Rev. John P. Galbraith, 103 years old, is the sole remaining founding member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). After Muskingum he attended Westminster Seminary and pastored OPC congregations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He then served as General Secretary for Home and Foreign Missions committees until 1961 when he began full-time service as General Secretary for Foreign Missions, a post he held until his retirement in 1978. In retirement, he remained active with committee service.

In 2011, at the 75th anniversary of the OPC, then 98-year-old Rev. Galbraith delivered a stirring address. He is much-loved and much-honored by members of the OPC and is often called “Mr. OPC.”  6/16
MARRIAGES 1930 None
BIRTHS 1930 None
TRIANGLE DEATHS 1933 Mary Sloan Collier, May 6, 2015, Freemont, California.  5/15

Elizabeth Reid Balentine, April 30, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio.  Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Balentine.  5/14
    1934 Louise Haag Oleynik, March 24, 2015, Michigan.
Louise, 102 years of age, leaves behind her sisters, Elsie Haag Goerke '41 and Margaret Haag Smith '39.  Also surviving are nieces Lynn Smith Beard '63 and Sue Ellen Smith Barnhizer '66.  She was predeceased by her husband, John. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.  4/15
    1935 Vera Unger Polen, March 9, 2015, Windermere, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clelland and is survived by her daughter Donna Polen Berry '76.  11/15

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Curry
, May 6, 2015, Sebring, Ohio. 
Born in Buena Vista, Pennsylvania, on August 6, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Rev. George and Effie Madge Brown.Betty was a 1931 graduate of Elyria High School and furthered her education at Muskingum College, graduating in 1935.She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool, and the Rebecca Griscom Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Betty started her career in the Elyria schools teaching there from 1935 to 1940.After moving to East Liverpool in 1940, she taught in the Wellsville system from 1943 to 1945, then moved into the East Liverpool system at the former Lincoln School.Betty relocated to the Hudson, Ohio area with her husband “Mac”, where she taught at the Cleveland Boys School from 1963 to 1975.Betty and “Mac” returned to East Liverpool in 1975 and she finished her teaching career as a home tutor, retiring in 1986.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew A. “Mac” Curry, on November 12, 2004.The couple married June 21, 1940.She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Current Morrison '72 and son-in-law, Wayne D. Morrison '72;  her husband, Rev. Wayne D. Morrison, of Eaton, Ohio, three grandchildren, Amy Morrison, of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Morrison of East Alton, Illinois and Jennifer Heilbrunn, and her husband, Chris, of Columbus.There are also three great-grandchildren, Tyler Matthew Heilbrunn, Elijah Vincent Heilbrunn and Persephone Ann Morrison, and beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, James Dowling Brown '24, Madge Brown Shaw '20 and Fanny Brown Sandrock '28.  This obituary provided by the family.  5/15
    1936 Aldo L. Picetti, August 16, 2016, Caldwell, New Jersey.
He is survived by his daughter, Laura Picetti Goepfert '69.  10/16

Margaret Beal McBride
, April 5, 2016, Huron, Ohio.
She was predeceased in death by her husband, James H. McBride '35.  4/16

Anna Graham Chicka
, February 5, 2016, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania.  2/16

Marjorie Emma Sherman
, August 17, 2014, Newark, Ohio.
Marjorie was the wife of Ed Sherman,, who served Muskingum for 34 years as head football coach, athletic director and a member of the faculty, and who preceded her in death.   Marjorie was 100 years old at the time of her death.  At Muskingum, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in  biology and married Ed that year and devoted her life to caring for her family. She enjoyed traveling and reading and was particularly intrigued by history and archeology. She also enjoyed doing research, regardless of the topic. During her collegiate career she was a member of the Delta Club.  She is survived by her sons, Leigh Sherman '62 and Pat Sherman '61, a granddaughter, Bridgett Sherman '96, and a daughter-in-law, Susan Somers Sherman '62, as well as five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  8/14

Ruth Ranson Gault, April 20, 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Among those preceding Ruth in death are her husband, James D. Gault and her mother and father, Mary McCreary Ranson '07 and Neal Alexander Ranson '07.  Among those surviving are her son, James D. Gault '66, a grandson, Nathan D. Gault '96 and a sister, Mary Neal Ranson Mills '48.  5/14
    1937 Alice Smith Moody, April 28, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.  5/14

Eleanor Pospisil Hadsell, February 20, 2014. 
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William.  3/14
    1938 Mary Collins Bull, June 29, 2016, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  7/16
Mary Eleanor (Collins) Bull, age 100 years of Yellow Springs, Ohio , passed away peacefully June 29, 2016 at the Friends Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor, the only daughter of the late Harvey and Nellie Collins, was born on April 1, 1916, at her family’s home on the Routzong Road, north of Xenia, Ohio. She completed grades 1-8 at Collins School on W. Enon Road, starting a year earlier than she was eligible; without her, there would not have been enough children to keep the one-room school open.

Eleanor often traveled to school on her pony; but evidently, the pony didn’t like school, because it often escaped the pony shed and went home on its own. Eleanor graduated from Xenia Central High School, and in 1938 graduated from Muskingum College with a B.S. degree in Music Education. She taught music for three years in South Solon, Ohio – fulfilling the school board’s requirement that she start a school band. She taught for a year in the early 1960’s at Clifton School.

Read the full obituary here.  8/16

Anna Melick Mumford
, February 15, 2016, Marion, Iowa.  3/16

Hilda Graham Buyok
, May 12, 2015, Monroeville, Pennsylvania.  5/15

Mary Wilson Felton, July 10, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin.  7/14

Vera Kirkwood Duff, March 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin, and among her survivors is her son-in-law, Kenneth R. McGee '70, and her grandchildren, William M. McGee '97, Danielle McGee Killian '96 and Christie Pulley McGee '95.  4/14

Elizabeth Bay McGrew, January 11, 2014, Mansfield, Ohio.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Chester.  1/14
    1939 Betty Luce Sager, April 21, 2016, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Sager Knox '64.  4/16

Frances DeRolph Gregory
, January 31, 2016, New London, Ohio.  2/16

Ruth Mowder Paine
, February 9, 2015, Beallsville, Ohio. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Herman.  5/15

Martha Ryan Kissmeier, January 25, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Erik.  2/15

Alberta Muhleman Adams, August 13, 2014, Naples, Florida.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Adams '38 and her brother, Thomas M. Muhleman '41.  Among those surviving is her sister, Julia Gooding Rippe '42.  8/14

Marie Simpson Bond. April 2, 2014, Warren, Ohio.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde.  4/14

BETTY GRACE CUPOLIBetty Grace Garrison Cupoli, February 20, 2014, Columbus, Ohio. 
Born, January 1, 1919, in New Concord, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Vito, and is survived by her son and daughter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous other family members and dear friends. A graduate of New Concord High School, Betty graduated from Muskingum with double majors in English and music. At Muskingum, Betty was a member of the FAD sorority and Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), the international music honorary society, and was a founding member of SAI’s Columbus Alumnae Chapter, where she served as president from 1981 to 1983. She also served as the charter's permanent by-law chairperson. Betty was an accomplished pianist and violinist, performing on the violin with various orchestras beginning at the age of 14 and most recently with the Greater Columbus Community Orchestra. She retired from teaching in 1980, after 25 years at Columbus East High School, where she taught English, speech and debate and was a tireless champion of competitive forensics.  During that period, speech and debate were integral parts of the East’s  tradition, with many students qualifying for innumerable district, state and national competitions. She was instrumental in East's participation in the National Forensic League (NFL) and the school received the NFL’s prestigious Diamond Key Award. In 1987, Betty was inducted into the Ohio High School Speech League’s Hall of Fame.  She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for more than 50 years, where she began the first women's choir in the Diocese of Columbus.   2/14

Ralph B. Hawthorne, December 28, 2013, Green Valley, Arizona.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Vickers Hawthorne '40, and a sister, Wilelmina Hawthorne Jay '49.  1/14

1940-1949
updart UPDATES 1947 THE PEACOCKS 1THE PEACOCKS 2William (Bill) V. Peacock and his wife, Beatrice (Trixie) Almy Peacock, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 29, 2015. They met at Muskingum, where Trixie was an FAD and Bill was a Stag. 8/15
MARRIAGES 1940 None
BIRTHS 1940 None
DEATHS 1940 R. Keith Schaffner, July 29, 2015, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Z. Joanna Schaffner Baun '37 and John Perry Schaffner '50.  5/16

Sarah Alexander Pearce
, April 30, 2015, Greensboro, North Carolina.  5/15
    1941 James A. Applegate, October 17, 2015, Columbus, Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his brother Francis A. Applegate '34 and sister-in-law Mary Yerian Applegate '28, and he is survived by wife Marcia K. Applegate.  10/15

Vivian Cizeski Holvenstot
, August 8, 2014, Santa Barbara, California.  7/15

Margaret Wilson Shannon, June 4, 2015, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.  6/15

William J. Fisk, May 10, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Dr. Fisk was Professor Emeritus of History.  From 1946 to 1987, he served Muskingum as professor of history, dean and vice president, and in 1977 received Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest alumni honor.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Sprague Fisk '42; and their children, Elizabeth Fisk Bouyer '87 and John Fisk '89.  5/15 

Allan D. Simpson, April 27, 2015, Sperryville, Virginia.
Allan was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Yund Simpson and a son, Heath R. Simpson '66.  Surviving are their other children, Allan B. Simpson '69, April Marie Simpson Heddleston '75 and Scott Simpson '70.  5/15

Dorothy McClave Ballantine, February 23, 2015, Steubenville, Ohio.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Ballantine '40.  Surviving are two sons, Douglas Ballantine and Bradley Ballantine, both of Columbus, three grandchildren, and a brother and sister.  3/15

Harold D. Fee, January 17, 2015, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Gettman Fee ’38.  Among those surviving are their children, Mary Ann Fee Fennell '70 and Harold D. Fennell '72.  1/15

Margaret Thorpe Swartz, July 15, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Henry.  7/14

Thomas M. Muhleman, July 7, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Thomas’ survivors is his wife, Inez, and his sisters, Alberta Muhleman Adams '34 and Julia Muhleman Gooding Rippe '42.  7/14

Betty Jerrow Schnee, May 18, 2014, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
Among those preceding Betty in death were her husband, William, and her sister, Clara Laverna Jerrow '35.  5/14
    1942 Virginia Pfischner Ford, September 22, 2016, Huntington, West Virginia.  10/16

Arthur R. Kirk
, February 27, 2016, Grove City, Ohio.  3/16

Irene Henderson Way
, January 2, 2016, Savannah, Georgia.
Grace Irene Henderson Way was born May 15, 1919. She was a graduate with a B.A. in Education. She taught elementary education in New Concord, Clyde and Granville, Ohio and in Savannah, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Way, Jr.; her parents, A. Y. Henderson '14 and Agnes Paxton Henderson '16; and a sister, Ruth Henderson '40. She is survived by two sons, Walter H. Way, III, and Warren H. Way; a sister, Christine Henderson Visnich '59; and a brother, Bruce Henderson '56.  1/16

Virginia Brugger Welty
, September 9, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Welty, parents George Brugger 1903 and Bess Johnston Brugger 1903 and sister Eleanor Jane Brugger ’39.  10/15

Beatrice Sprague Fisk
, August 14, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Fisk '41 and is survived by her children, Elizabeth Fisk Boyer '87 and John Fisk '89.  8/15

Jane McMillan Ward, June 6, 2014, Lakeville, New York.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Allen Ward.  She is survived by a son, David Ward, and two daughters, Ann Ward Mathias '75 and Alice Ward Dillon, as well as five beloved grandchildren, two special great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends of all ages.  Jane moved from Ohio to Lakeville after marrying Allen in 1948. She was an active member of Lakeville United Church of Christ. As her family grew up, she worked as a substitute elementary school teacher, played piano accompaniment for school choruses and gave piano lessons in her home. Jane's love of God, life and music was evident in her generous, positive spirit and the great number of people who called her "friend." Her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her pride and joy. Jane especially treasured her Muskingum memories and enjoyed attending reunions and keeping in touch with classmates over the years.   This obituary provided by the family.  2/15

Wilbur F. Simlik, February 12, 2014, Vista, California.
Wilbur was a 1991 recipient of Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel.  5/14

Mary Shoup Robertson, April 6, 2014, Malvern, Ohio. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey.  4/14

Donald M. Azallion, April 5, 2014, Dillonvale, Ohio. 
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann.  4/14

Helen Johns MacAllister, February 14, 2014, Amherst, Ohio. 
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William.  2/14
    1943 Jean Prouty Walker, March 28, 2016, San Jose, California.  7/16

Olive Ruth Henderson Smith
, February 21, 2016, Monroe, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry L. Henderson 1906, her siblings, M. Elizabeth Henderson Fleming '36 and H. Paul Henderson '33 and her nephew, Robert A. Fleming '63.  5/16

Martha Moore Herrling
, March 25, 2016, Oneonta, New York.  4/16

Nellie Albanese Harris
, March 26, 2016, Rockville, Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest L. Albanese '31, and sisters, Ruth Albanese Fornatara '34 and Naomi Albanese '39.  4/16

Helen M. Andrews, August 29, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
Helen continued her education, after receiving a bachelor of science in Education at Muskingum, at Ohio University in Athens as served as Dean of Students in Lindley’s Hall.  She was also honored “Teacher of the Year” in 1980.  8/15

Helen Roy Huntoon, January 26, 2015, Bellingham, Washington.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her siblings Alexander McElroy Roy '35, Katherine Roy Short '39, Martha A. Roy '35 and her father, Mark S. Roy '05.  She is survived by her brother, Mark Roy, Jr. ’45.  2/15

Ruth Ann Boyd Walls, January 14, 2015, De Graff, Ohio. 
Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard.  Among those surviving is her daughter, Terri Walls Marratta '74.  1/15

Marie Miller Hubert, December 12, 2014, Torrington, West Virginia.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Fred.  1/15

Kathryn Heppel Williams, December 19, 2014, Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Among those surviving is her companion, Jerry.  1/15

Betty Briggle Freshwater, November 5, 2014, Delaware, Ohio.  11/14

Betty Kindig Burton, May 2, 2014, Penney Farms, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Burton '42.  10/14

Donald L. Stahl, September 25, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Donald’s wife, Thelma, three grandchildren, Kerry Emlich Haddox '79, Michelle Lowell Body '84 and D. Michael Haddox '79, as well as a great grandchild, Andrew H. Body '13.  10/14

Matilda Morris, January 10, 2014, Meadville, Pennsylvania.  1/14
    1944 Donald M. Castor, October 8, 2016, New Concord, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Luella Pollock Laing '17 and Samuel McPherson Laing '12, his brother, Edwin Bryce Castor '50, and his cousin, Jane Marie Castor Hosey '44. Donald is survived by his wife, Jane Laing Castor '48, his sister, Janice Castor Heston '48, his cousin, Anna Castor Glenn '42, and his son, Kim Castor '88.  10/16

Rea Joy Wise
, July 2, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Wise '37 and Eloise Wise '35. She is survived by her sister, Jean Wise Feddersen '49.  7/16

Larry Ayers
, February 13, 2016, Salisbury, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Dean Ayers '45. 2/16

Dorothy Slater Scott
, February 17, 2016, Willoughby, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Scott '49, and brother, Robert W. Slater '48. 2/16

Robert R. Russell
, June 1, 2015, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth.  8/15

Benjamin K. Furry, May 10, 2015, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Eleanor.  6/15

Marjorie Pettay Millet, February 12, 2015, Troy, Ohio.
Majorie is survived by her son and four daughters.  She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Troy.  2/15

Mary MacDonald Russell, August 25, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Russell '48, and her siblings, Robert MacDonald '41, W. Edgar MacDonald '48 and Martha MacDonald Hecker '40.  9/14

Norman A. Johnson, July 16, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Norman’s wife, JoAnn.  7/14

Ruth Keller Jones, June 1, 2014, Pensacola, Florida.  7/14

Keith W. Keidel, January 6, 2014, Skillman, New Jersey.  2/14

Frances Stingel Grafton, January 6, 2014, Ashland, Ohio. 
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore.  1/14
    1945 Dwight W. Somerville, September 14, 2016, Shelby, Ohio.  9/16

Doris Kallenberg Lambert
, April 27, 2016, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Kallenberg Cooper '45.  5/16

Ralph Rahmes
, February 2, 2016, Fort Myers, Florida.  2/16

Jay A. Buxton
, October 13, 2015, Salisbury, North Carolina.  1/16

George A. McKinley
, May 6, 2015, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
George is predeceased by his mother Lillian Arnold McKinley 1904, sister Ruth McKinley '35 and brother Frank Arnold McKinley '37. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou and sister Margaret McKinley Geran '41.  12/15

Gene A. Purdy
, September 15, 2015, Detroit, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Thomas Purdy and is survived by her sisters J. George (Margaret) Purdy and Grace A. Erwin.  9/15

Helen Gormley Tousignant,
November 27, 2014, Hamilton, Montana
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Tousignant '43.  2/15

Sara J. Bowers
, September 19, 2014, St. Petersburg, Florida.  9/14

Hilda McNinch Draher, August 16, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Hilda’s husband, Homer.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth McNinch '46.  8/14

Margaret Bradley Pettengill, February 13, 2005, Wooster, Ohio.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Beaton Pettengill '45.  7/14

E. Jean Chambers, March 22, 2014, Zelienople, Pennsylvania.  4/14
    1946 Irene Porteus Buxton, November 5, 2016, Warsaw, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Gene Porteus Buxton '46.  11/16

C. Eileen Stillion Taylor
, October 10, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.  10/16

Nella Shanks McCrory
, September 8, 2012, Rogers, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles McCrory '43.  7/16

John "Merle" Rife
, March 2, 2016, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his sister, Margaret Rife Blackburn '50.  3/16

Marion Norton Dodson
, December 4, 2015, Houston, Texas.
Marion is predeceased by her husband Parker Dodson '46.  12/15

Patricia Durbin McCombs
, March 24, 2015, North Platte, Nebraska.  5/15

Kenneth C. Shelly, November 24, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife,, Mildred.  To view the obituary, click here. 12/14

Wilda M. McNinch, September 6, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Wilda was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda McNinch Draher '45 and Ruth McNinch '46.  9/14

Rosella Hutchison Nolin, July 20, 2014, Claysville, Pennsylvania. 
Rosella is survived by her husband, Kenneth Nolin '49, and her sister, Ada Margaret Hutchison '45.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Susannah McKeown Hutchison '19 and Harry Hutchison '16 and an aunt, Rosella McKeown Hutchison '21.  8/14

Doris Holsinger Kennedy, June 14, 2014, The Plains, Ohio. 
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon.  6/14

Mary Ann Bode, August 9, 2013, Davidson, North Carolina.  3/14

Charles A. White, February 4, 2014, Normal, Illinois.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lois McCulloch White '42.  2/14

Betty Winfield Johnston, Palm Springs, California.  1/14
    1947 Bill Oshima, September 24, 2016, Las Vegas, New Mexico.  10/16

William R. Campbell
, April 18, 2016, Salisbury, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Campbell '48.  4/16

Jean Caulton Crawford
, January 7, 2016, Farmington, Michigan.
CRAWFORD, Jean C., age 90, January 7, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Willard '50. She was the mother of Kenneth (Paula) and Connie (Michael) Craig and grandmother of Ryan, Jenny, Justin, Amanda and great-grandmother of Brayden and Cullen.

Read the full obituary here.
  1/16

Mary Orr Clyne
, November 6, 2015, Hammond, Indiana.
Mary was predeceased in death by her husband Kermit and is survived by her son Kevin Clyde and daughter Carol Clyne Offutt.  12/15

Mary Jean Hill
, November 7, 2015, Monroe, Ohio.
Mary Jean was preceded in death by her parents Ralph John Hill and Josephine Orr Hill and sister Reverend Doris J. Hill.  11/15

Jane McFeely Woodward
, August 11, 2015, Hilliard, Ohio.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Woody.  8/15

James I. Doi, June 5, 2015, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 
James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.  7/15

Judith Hill Cox, June 18, 2015, Stow, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Judith’s sons, Kevin Cox '75 and Steven Cox '73.  6/15

Gene McIlvaine Koehler, May 29, 2015, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Gene was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and her parents, John McIlvaine '17 and Geneva Montgomery McIlvaine '18.  Surviving are their children, Geneva Koehler Yelle '78 and Raymond Koehler '76 and a brother, John McIlvaine '55.  6/15

Renee Joseph Powell, May 5, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Renee is survived by her sisters, Gail Joseph St. Clair '54 and Lynn Joseph '67.  6/15

Joanne Williams Pleska, February 15, 2015, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Paul Pleska.  She arranged Muskingum alumni events in the Cleveland area and is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Robert. 3/15

Ralph McCleery, July 7, 2013, Wooster, Ohio.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Eaton McCleery ’44 and a sister, Margaret Ann McCleery Wolverton '44.  Among those surviving are his daughter, Phyllis McCleery Franks '78 and son-in-law, James Franks '76.  8/14
    1948 Arlene Aldrich Rapp, October 19, 2015, Warren, Pennsylvania.  6/16

C. Trafford Dick
, April 1, 2016, Zanesville, Ohio.
He is survived by his son, Trafford Dick '79.  4/16

Julia Ferguson McClurg
, March 19, 2016, East Windsor, New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Anderson Ferguson '18 and David Ferguson '17, her brother, David Anderson Ferguson '46, and her son, Mark R. McClurg '74.  3/16

Sara "Sally" Brown York
, February 10, 2016, Akron, Ohio.
She was predeceased in death by her father, Reverend Joseph Brown '21.  2/16

James S. Bates
, January 27, 2016, Danville, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fee Bates '48.  2/16

James R. Allen
, August 13, 2015, Norwich, Ohio. 
James is survived by his wife, Doris Finley Allen '46; a daughter, Katherine Allen Gerber '94G; a sister in law, Bernice Finley Litt '55; a niece, Susan Litt Ballantine '82; and a nephew, Gordon F. Litt '80.  He was preceded in death by his son, James P. Allen '70; his brother, Phillip F. Allen '54; and a nephew, David W. Litt '78.  8/15

Rex B. Hoon, April 9, 2015, New Concord, Ohio. 
Rex Boyce Hoon, 93, died peacefully at home.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, war hero, football coach, teacher, volunteer, philanthropist, music lover, outdoor and travel enthusiast and friend to many. Rex served our country in World War II as an army rifleman from May, 1943 until October, 1045.  He was a decorated member of the “Fighting 36th,” Company F, 141st Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, which saw extensive action in Italy and France.  He was awarded the Purple Heart as a result of being hit by shrapnel Campagnatico, Italy on June 17, 1944.  He was honored with the Bronze Star for action in Velletri, Italy.  On July 29, 2009, Rex received the Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor Award, paying tribute to soldiers who fought in World War II to liberate France. He is survived by his wife, Joan Spillman Hoon '51, his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Patricia Hoon and Greg and Sandra Hoon; eight grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Hoon Shepherd; his brothers-in-law, Frank Wright and John William Spillman; his sister-in-law, Rachel (Spillman) Sweeney; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deborah Cay Hoon; his brother, Sterling Evans Hoon '36; his sisters, Evangeline (Hoon) Shooter and Alice Ruth (Hoon) Wright '41; his brothers in law, Howard Shooter, Lloyd P. Shepherd, Howard Bigony, Charles F. Spillman and William E. Green; and his sisters-in law, Leah (Spillman) Bigony, Louanna (Spillman) Green, Elnora Hoon, Glenna Spillman, Gladys I. Spillman and Freda Maxine (McCune) Spillman. Memorial contributions in Rex's name may be made to the Athletic Fund at Muskingum University, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, Ohio 43762; The Wilds, 14000 International Road, Cumberland, Ohio 43732; New Concord United Methodist Church, 20 East High Street, New Concord; or the New Concord Fire Department. 4/15

Robert W. Cope, January 17, 2014, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  3/15

Helen Coleman Fordyce, February 2, 2015, Jacksonville, Texas
A long-time piano teacher, Helen was organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert Fordyce '55.  2/15

James H. Wilcoxon, January 13, 2015, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Johnson Wilcoxon '47, and his brother, Willis E. Wilcoxon '49.  Among those surviving are his son, James Wilcoxon, Jr. '71, his sister-in-law, Louise Goehring Wlicoxon '49 and his nieces, Susan Wilcoxon Hite '70 and Sally Wilcoxon Lathrop '76.  1/15

David H. Copeland, October 8, 2014, Newark, Ohio. 12/14

Margaret Phelps Adams, November 15, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.  12/14

Kathryn Stanton Heald, June 6, 2014, Grand Junction, Colorado. 8/14

Ruth L. Nolin, July 8, 2014, Washington, Pennsylvania. 
Among those surviving are Ruth’s sister, Nancy Nolin Mast '54 and her brother, Kenneth Nolin '49.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Wallace H. Nolin '51.  7/14

James R. Hardesty, August 4, 2014, Lancaster, Ohio. 
Among those surviving are James’ wife, Mary, and their daughter, Mariam Hardesty Diehl '78.  3/14

Margaret Gordon Rambo, March 7, 2014. 
Among those preceding Margaret in death were her parents, Andrew W. Gordon '20 and Elizabeth Finley Gordon '19.  3/14
    1949 Paul Pashkevich, September 25, 2016, Parkersburg, West Virginia.  10/16

Betty Hamilton Henschel
, July 13, 2016, Willoughby, Ohio.
Betty Henschel (nee Hamilton), age 88, passed away July 13, 2016. Beloved wife of Bill. Loving mother of Steve (Gail), Barb (Bob), Judy (Joe) and Kurt (Susan). Cherished grandmother of 15, great-grandmother of 12. Betty and Bill met at Muskingum College and were married at the end of their junior year.

Read the full obituary here.  8/16

Raymond K. Janson
, March 7, 2016, Canton, Ohio.  3/16

George R. Waddell
, May 25, 2015, Saint Clairsville, Ohio.
He is survived by wife Esther G. Lewis Waddell.  1/16

Margery Roe Perrin
, November 13, 2015, Avella, Pennsylvania.
She was predeceased in death by her cousin Donald V. Roe '56 and survived by her sisters Carol Lee Roe Ball '60 and Donna Roe Williamson '62, sons Richard L. Perrin and David Perrin and cousin Marian Roe Fleming '49.  12/15

Kenneth E. Nolin
, September 15, 2015, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Rosella Hutchison Nolin '46, brother Wallace H. Nolin '51 and sister Ruth L. Nolin '48. He is survived by his sister Nancy Nolin Mast '54, three daughters, son, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  11/15

Donald R. Jameson
, October 17, 2015, Wooster, Ohio.
He is survived by wife Mary Ellen Baldridge Jameson '51.  10/15

David R. Markley,
November 7, 2014, Bellevue, Ohio
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret McFadden Markley '49 and is survived by his sister Mary Laura Markley '48.  David is also survived by his sons Bruce '77 and David Jr. '74 and daughters-in-law Kathryn Ann Power Markley '75 and Susan L. Cook Markley '88.  He was in the U.S. Army and served in World War II.  9/15

George M. Cook
, May 19, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
George is survived by his wife Nancy Campbell Cook and children Debbie (David) Beachler, Cindy (Joseph) Totten, Mimi (Michael) Loughead, and Chester R. (Mary Louise) Babst, III.  9/15

Ruth Ann Couillard Graham
, April 17, 2015, Locust Grove, Virginia.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, J. Courtney Graham.  4/15

Lois Copeland, March 14, 2015, Toledo, Ohio.
Lois was predeceased by her parents, Lois McKirahan Copeland '18, and Raymond Copeland '16. Her brother, William Copeland '46 survives as do nieces Patti Harris Spengler '71 and Linda Copeland '71.  She was predeceased by her brother Clarence Copeland '43 and a sister, Ruth Copeland Harris '42.  4/15

Lawrence W. Kukura, January 19, 2015, Brookfield, Pennsylvania.  1/15

Norma Fay Magneson, January 9, 2015, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Berney.  1/15

Leah Rickert Goddard, January 13, 2015, Canfield, Ohio.
Leah was preceded in death by her husband, Arden.  1/15

Helen Coffman Jones, September 22, 2014, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones '47.  10/14

Sally Sutton Stevens, June 6, 2013, Lake Ridge, Virginia.  2/14

James W. Caton, January 30, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is James’ wife, Diana Eskey Caton and their son, Mark Wesley Caton '76.  Preceding James in death was a son, Matthew C. Caton '78.  2/14

1950-1959
UPDART UPDATES 1952 Joyce Williams Davidson published her third historical novel in February, 2015. Along Sunken Roads is set during the Civil War and tells the story of a young planter from Hibernia, Florida, who fought with J. E. B. Stuart and the slave his helped escape, who fought for the Union Army. Joyce can be reached at davent2010@comcast.net  4/15
    1954 Doug Brackenridge has received the 2014 Best Utah History Article award from the Leroy S. Axland Memorial Foundation.  Doug’s article, titled About the Worst Man in Utah: William R. Campbell and the Crusade Against Brigham H. Roberts was published in the Journal of Mormon History Winter, 2013 edition.  10/14 
    1955 Marilyn Ansevin Austin has published a children’s book, Caddy’s Adventures, which tells the story of a young kitty named Caddy who, according to Marilyn, “(of course) thinks out loud and in English, so we know what she is thinking and what she says.She is very curious and has many adventures which conclude in her learning something about the world around her and reinforces the theme of acceptance - even though she is not perfect - and love and caring from her mistress and her companion pet named The Dog.”  Illustrated by Kendra Kirkpatrick and published by SBPRA, Caddy’s Adventures is available from Amazon.  2/15
    1958 Rena Glover Goss and her husband, Larry, have moved to Hudson, Ohio to be closer to their daughter and her family.  On June, 7, 2014, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.  Their wedding in 1964 was held in Adena, Ohio.  Rena can be reached at rlgoss@twc.com. 12/14
MARRIAGES 1950 None
BIRTHS 1950 None
DEATHS 1950 Gordon H. Brevoort, November 11, 2016, Manahawkin, New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Allison Brevoort '49.  11/16

John Merle Rife, Jr.
died March 2, 2016 at the age of 90. He served Muskingum as a Trustee from 1988-2000, and as an Emeritus Trustee from 2000-2016. A World War II United States Navy pilot and instructor, he earned a Muskingum Bachelor of Arts degree, and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Ohio State University. He joined the History Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1958, where he taught for nearly four decades, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1994.

He was a committed volunteer leader in his community, serving as President of the Indiana County Tuberculosis Society for more than a decade and then as Vice President of the newly-created Southwest Pennsylvania American Lung Association. He also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Four Footed Friends animal shelter and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the J.S. Mack Foundation. He chaired a major fundraising committee for Graystone Presbyterian Church, which led to the founding of St. Andrew’s Village continuing care retirement community in Indiana, and he was a member of the original fundraising committee for the Indiana-area drug and alcohol crisis center.

Mr. Rife was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Petty Rife. He is survived by his daughter Roseann P. Rife of Hong Kong, his son John A. Rife, of Salineville, Ohio, and three grandchildren: Ryan Stokes, Cameron Rife and Nicholas Rife.  8/16


William G. Wiley
, February 18, 2016, Washington, Iowa.  8/16

Doris Kallenberg Lambert
, April 27, 2016, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Kallenberg Cooper '45.  5/16

Harold J. Stullenburger
, March 29, 2016, Millville, New Jersey
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Cook Stullenburger '51.  4/16

Audrey Christensen Adams
, February 19, 2016, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  3/16

Lois Ellifritz Peirce
, January 17, 2016, Springfield, Virginia.  2/16

David S. Hogg
, November 14, 2015, Dayton, Ohio.
David, a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran, is survived by his three children, niece Karen Badzik Zollars '69 and four grandchildren.  11/15

Mark L. Hall
, August 4, 2015, Warren, Ohio. 
Mark is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller Hall '51.  8/15

Beverly Bell Runkle, March 10, 2015, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Runkle ’48.  6/15

Doris Williams Purdom, June 10, 2014, Powell, Ohio. 4/15

William J. Bline
, March 26, 2015, Newark, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Bill’s wife, Maxine.  4/15

Robert M. Napier, March 23, 2015, Vero Beach, Florida.
Bob is survived by his wife, Doris Watson Napier '51.  4/15

Clarence “Clancy” Biegler, March 15, 2015, Columbus, Ohio
Clancy became assistant to the president at Muskingum in 1962 and later served his alma mater as alumni  development director, director of admissions and as director of development and planned giving.  He retired from Ohio State University as director of development for the College of Agriculture, and served a fundraising consultant.  Clancy was a four-year letterman in both football and track at Muskingum and in 1987, was inducted into Muskingum’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  He was a World War II veteran and also enjoyed an earlier career as a teacher and coach. At both Muskingum and Baldwin Wallace Colleges, he coached football, swimming and track. In retirement, Clancy enjoyed many hobbies and was an active member of  a number of Masonic charities. He served on the board of the Gladden Community House and persuaded COSI to  use parts of Central High School in their new facility. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Leeper Biegler '49 and sons Chad A. Biegler '76 and Kent D. Biegler '79.  4/15

Duncan R. McQueen, March 10, 2015, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Rev. McQueen graduated from the General Theological Seminary and was ordained into the priesthood in 1954. He worked at St. Martin’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, was rector of St. Mary’s Church in Warwick, Rhode Island, and served as dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Suva, Fiji.  He served as rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Worcester, Massachusetts before becoming rector of Trinity Parish. He retired in 1996 and was predeceased by his wife, Pat. He is survived by four children and their families. 4/15

William  (Bill) F. Ruby, February 14, 2015, Murray, Kentucky.
Bill served in the Marine Corps from 1943 – 1946 in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.  He was a World War II veteran. Bill then began his career with Goodyear in 1950, retiring 36 years later in 1986. He worked in middle management at the Goodyear plants in Akron, Ohio; North Chicago, Illinois;  and Norfolk, Nebraska.  While at Muskingum, Bill played center on the basketball team and led the nation in field goal percentage his senior year. He was invited to try out with the New York Knicks.  He was inducted in 1985 into the Muskingum Athletic Hall of Fame and the John Glenn High School Hall of Fame in 2010.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Shields Ruby, son David, and daughter Diane.  3/15

Gloria Schadel Southam, September 18, 2014, Brecksville, Ohio. 
Gloria is survived by her husband, Donald.  1/15

Bettie Marshall Coburn, January 29, 2014, Conneaut, Ohio.
Bettie was preceded in death by her husband.  9/14

Carl E. Spragg, August 15, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dovenbarger Spragg '51.  He is survived by their children, Marilyn Spragg Jenrette '75, Carolyn Spragg Castor '75, Lori Spragg Beery '82, John E. Spragg '77 and Ralph W. Spragg '79, as well as a niece, Kathy Jo Spragg Rhee '70 and a son-in-law, Andrew B. Beery '82.  8/14 

Benjamin P. Davies, March 20, 2014, North Canton, Ohio.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.  4/14

Mary Bryson Neff, March 9, 2014.  3/14

George J. Demis, December 27, 2013, Bolivar, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Dennis’ wife, Bessie.  1/14

    1951 Charles R. Meyer, November 7, 2016, Lexington, North Carolina.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Susann Taylor Meyer '47, and wife, Julianne Myer Meyer '50. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Meyer Thompson '76, and sister Mary Ann Meyer Ferguson '64.  11/16

Russell W. Brown
, January 31, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Joan "Jil" Lofstrom Brown '52.  2/16

Carl R. Johnson
, November 29, 2015, Whiteville, North Carolina.
Carl is survived by his wife Brenda.  12/15

John A. Mowder
, November 12, 2015, Westerville, Ohio.
A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, John is survived by his wife Donna Jean Durigg Mowder '52, daughters Jane Mowder and Susan Mowder and sister Miriam Mowder Stubbs '48.   11/15

Mary Skinner Cowgill
, November 7, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
She preceded in death by her mother Margaret Gillespie Skinner '42 and survived by relatives Charles R. Cowgill '97 and Courtney Cowgill Dye '00.   11/15

Helen George Thomas
, July 11, 2015, Cary, North Carolina.
Helen was predeceased in death by her husband William and is survived by her sister Marian Rase and sons David and Steven Thomas.   10/15

Fred Elder
, March 29, 2015, Webster, New York.
He was predeceased by his wife Sally and is survived by his children Debbie (Galen) Mattice, Valerie Elder, Peter (Pam) Elder, and Heather (Jim McNeil) Elder. He retired from the Xerox company with more than 100 patents.  9/15

Dale Eugene Rice
, August 18, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Dale is survived by his wife, Maxine.  8/15

Glendon K. Saultz, April 30, 2015, Enon, Ohio. 
Glendon is survived by his wife, Helen.  7/15

Billie Jean Slocum Lewis, May 25, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Billie Jean’s husband, Harvey.  6/15

Ivor M. Rusk, Jr., February 10, 2015, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Ivor earned an MBA from Rutgers University and is survived by Loretta Vandagriff Bowman. 2/15

Frank Dauria, Jr., November 11, 2014, Hamburg, New York.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by their son, James M. Dauria '71.  11/14

Donna Shelly Mengert, September 27, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Donna’s brother, Kenneth C. Shelly '46.  10/14

Barbara Grimm Engelhardt, September 20, 2014, Austintown, Ohio       
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Louis F. Engelhardt.  9/14

Beverly Casey White, August 11, 2014, Dallas, Texas.
Among Beverly’s survivors is her husband, Mark.  8/14

James F. Clark, March 24, 2014, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  6/14

Francis S. Norris, May 21, 2014, Sebring, Ohio. 
Francis is survived by his wife, Eileen.  5/14

Norma Davis Wright, February 17, 2014, Issaquah, Washington.  2/14

Milton W. Patterson, March 19, 2013, Corona Del Mar, California.  2/14

Kenneth E. Grice, December 26, 2013.  1/14
    1952 C. Robert McCullough, July 17, 2016, Burton, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hoag McCullough '51.  7/16

Marion Hasson Caldwell
, December 31, 2015, Rockville, Maryland.
On Friday, December 31, 2015, Marion H. Caldwell died peacefully at Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville, Maryland. Born in 1930 in Dravasburg, Pennsylvania. She was the loving wife of the late Frederick Caldwell. Beloved mother to Judith Caldwell Cochrane (Ed) of Darnstown, Maryland, and Don Caldwell (Laurie), of Chevy Chase, Maryland. She will be missed by a host of family and friends.

Read the full obituary here.  7/16

C. Robert Bennett
, April 10, 2016, Strongsville, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Miller Bennett.  4/16

Jean Campbell Clark
, March 14, 2016, Fremont, Ohio.  3/16

Fred G. Raines
, September 23, 2015, Evertt, Washington.  3/16

K. William Harper
, January 13, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona.  2/15

Paul R. Fahringer
, October 22, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally McBride Fahringer.  2/16

Richard V. Moore
, May 24, 2015, Roswell, Georgia.
Among those surviving is Richard’s son, Gregory Moore '90.  5/15

Ervin M. Leonhard, December 12, 2014, Dayton, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Ervin’s wife, Sandy.  5/15

Dr. George R. Swan, February 7, 2015,  Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Swan practiced general surgery for 32 years in Massillon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley and three children.  His sister-in-law, Julia Swan '54 survives and he was predeceased by this brother, Dr. Thomas D. Swan '51. 2/15

Suzanne Hull, December 31, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan.
Am ong those surviving is Suzanne’s husband, Jerome.  1/15

Donald C. Pinhey, November 13, 2014, New London, Connecticut. 
Donald’s survivors include his wife, Frances Sengleitner Pinhey ’49, and his siblings, Patricia Pinhey Garrett ’56 and David W. Pinhey ’62.  12/14

Harry E. Byers, October 6, 2014, Celina, Ohio.
Harry is survived by his wife, June.  10/14

Ruth Alice Backstrom Brown, September 21, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
Ruth served as Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Shady Lane Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio for over 50 years. Among her family survivors are her husband Robert J. Brown '52, sister Eva Backstrom Marsico '58, sisters-in-law Patricia Sharp Brown Bell '50, Margaret Brown Sims ’53 and Lucille Becker Sharp '49. Among her family members preceding her in death are daughter Karen Brown Rowe (06-2014), father-in-law Rev. Lewis R. Brown '25, brother Rev. Dr. Robert E. Backstrom '55, brothers-in-laws Joseph L. Brown '50, Donald W. Sharp '49 and James R. Sims '53 and nephew Thomas L. Sims '80.  10/14

Mary McArn Yanchus, July 13, 2013, New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  2/14

Richard Warrender, February 5, 2014, Pownal, Vermont. 
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Joan.  2/14
    1953 Nancy Meyer Dupper, June 6, 2015, Dennison, Ohio.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Dupper '51 and a daughter, Donna Dupper Beckner '75.  Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Dupper Stahlnec ’73 and Bonnie Dupper Gifford '76.  6/15 

Robert D. Archer, April 16, 2015, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Martha Heller Archer '55.  4/15

John Floyd, January 11, 2015, Chico, California. 
John was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Dunley Floyd '51.  1/15 

William R. Yaggi, July 30, 2014, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
William was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis.  8/14

Billy D. Pfoutz, July 12, 2014, Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ann.  7/14
    1954 Janet Butte Christman, October 7, 2016, Schenectady, New York.  10/16

Barbara Green Beighley
, June 16, 2016, Mansfield, Ohio.  6/16

Betty King Rinald
, December 31, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  5/16

J. Richard Hershberger
, March 12, 2016, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

J. Richard Hershberger
Dr. J. Richard Hershberger, Presbyterian minister, died on March 12, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1932 to Walter and Mabel (Yoder) Hershberger in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Boardman High School (Boardman, Ohio) and Muskingum University (New Concord, Ohio), where he met Nelda Heitman Hershberger, his beloved wife of over 60 years.

While at Muskingum, he was a member of the 1953 TKA National Champion debate team. Dr. Hershberger earned masters and doctorate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and from San Francisco Theological Seminary, respectively, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of public service degree from Muskingum in 2005.


Read the full obituary as published here.  5/16

Sheldon S. Campbell
, September 28, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  2/16

Joanne Conley Alwine
, January 15, 2016, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
She was predeceased by her parents, Winifred Elizabeth Dew Conley '26 and Dale E. Conley '27. Joanne is survived by her brother, John “Jack” Conley '53, her niece Linda Conley Seitter '82 (Jeff '84) and her grandniece Kim Seitter '14.  2/16

Harold Hutchison
, July 6, 2015, Lombard, Illinois.
He is preceded in death by his sister Fannie M. Hutchison '52.  10/15

Edwin C. Johnson
, June 10, 2015, Clyde, North Carolina. 
Edwin is survived by his wife, Sara, and his brother-in-law, Bill Lovejoy '51.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Johnson Lovejoy '52.  6/15

Jeanette Chaney Shrimplin, January 20, 2015, Carroll, Ohio.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence.  1/15

Nancy Lannert Zook, December 19, 2014, Springfield, Ohio. 
Nancy is survived by her husband, Jack.  1/15

Ivan “Ike” Farrah, August 23, 2014, Louisville, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Ike’s wife, Jan.  8/14

Janet Deterding Wire, March 28, 2014, Inverness, Florida.  4/14

Thomas D. Clark, March 28, 2012, Elburn, Illinois.  3/14

    1955 E. Kay Noble Ballantine, February 24, 2016, Glenford, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Buck" Ballantine, and survived by her son, Kenneth R. Ballantine '77, daughter-in-law, Susan Litt Ballantine '82, and granddaughter, Abigail Ballantine Pardon '12.  3/16

Laurel Sherman Letler
, March 13, 2014, Hanover, New Hampshire.  3/16

Joan Gabbert Hawkins
, November 25, 2015, Columbus, Ohio.
Joan Marie Gabbert Hawkins, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015 at First Community Village in Upper Arlington. She was a member of the FAD Sorority at Muskingum University and the P.E.O. Sorority locally. Joan was an active member of several churches in the various communities in which she lived. And, she was a life-long avid reader. Joan is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Earl; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Devlin of Baldwinsville, New York and Colleen Hawkins Heacock '82 and Jeffrey W. Heacock '76 of New Concord, Ohio. Also surviving are grandchildren, Shaun and Casey Devlin, and Megan and Justin Heacock; as well as one brother, Jack Gabbert of Carmel, Indiana; one sister, Linda (Paul) Puffenberger of Ft. Myers, Florida; one sister-in-law, Dolores Hileman of Westerville; and several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her parents.

Read the full obituary as published in the Columbus Dispatch here.  12/15

J. Robert Park
, September 12, 2015, Hilliard, Ohio.
He was an Ohio Bell/At&t retiree with more than 40 years of service. He is survived by his daughters Mindi (John) Kell and Melynie (Keith) Burkhart and grandchildren John Alexander and Chrysten Kell. J. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Jodelle.  9/15

Marilyn Carroll Emery
, November 11, 2012, Washington, Pennsylvania.  2/14
    1956 Elizabeth Acker Head, November 4, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.  11/16

Mariann Sherick English
, October 31, 2016, Point Marion, Pennsylvania.  11/16

John T. Brewer
, September 23, 2016, Avon, Ohio.
82, of Avon, formerly of Rocky River. Beloved husband of Joan Caughey Brewer '56 for 60 years; loving father of David N. (Amy R.), Douglas G. (Mary M.) and James W. (Teresa J.); fondly remembered by grandchildren, Martha Motley (Scott), Dana Rymarczyk (Kevin), Erin, Hanna Marino (Paul), Ethan (Ashley), Dalton and great-grandchildren, Connor, Carter, Chase and Riley; dear brother of the Rev. Clair H. Brewer Jr. '52 and sister-in-law Janis Ashdown Brewer '52.

Read the full obituary here.  10/16

Sherman P. Liddell
, September 11, 2016, Powell, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fredolf Liddell '40. Sherman is survived by his wife, Muerl Machan Liddell, and children, Sharon Liddell Buda '82 and Sherman Liddell '79.  9/16

William A. Larrick
, June 17, 2016, Mentor, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William '30 and Margaret Stoehr Larrick '31, and his sister, Darryl Margaret Larrick Timken '54. William is survived by his wife, Jane Anderson Larrick, and sister, Jeune Larrick Tingle '57.  9/16

G. Read Backus, April 19, 2016, Sylvania, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Jane Birtcher Backus '56.  4/16

Robert Linder
, November 28, 2014, Flagstaff, Arizona.  3/16

Robert W. Bates
, July 5, 2015, Berea, Kentucky. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Joan.  7/15

Donald G. Yates, July 28, 2014, Broadview Heights, Ohio.
Among Donald’s survivors is his wife, Eileen.  8/14

Mary Lyon Mace, July 4, 2014, Yorktown, New York. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.  7/14

William A. High, April 27, 2014, Byesville, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors is his wife, Marjorie.  5/14

Artha Stoner Marmaduke, November 30, 2013, Bath, Ohio. 
Artha is survived by her husband, Ron.  4/14

William D. Vosel, March 23, 2014, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. 
Among Williams survivors is his wife, Mary Ann Murphy Vosel '58.  4/14

Robert W. Zinsmeister, February 17, 2014, Middlefield, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Robert’s wife, Marjorie.  2/14

Benjamin Dow Davis, December 16, 2013, Vero Beach, Florida.
Survivors include Benjamin’s wife, Virginia Rodgers Davis '57, and their son, Benjamin Edwin Davis '88.  1/14
    1957 Jane Barber Gibson, February 28, 2016, Hudson, Ohio.  6/16

Arthur H. Macqueen
, May 4, 2016, Towson, Maryland.  5/16

Isabel Teare Lamerdin
, January 11, 2016, Novato, California.  3/16

Mary Lou Chambers Clarke
, April 30, 2014, Grapevine, Texas.  4/15

Beverly McMorris Lloyd, February 21, 2015, Newton Falls, Ohio.
Beverly was an elementary school teacher at Warren City Schools for more than 25 years and was a member of the DAR, Warren Education Association, and Cross Trailers Square Dance Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Lloyd, Jr. '57, whom she married in 1955. Surviving are sons Robert, Russell, and Richard. 2/15

Mary Lou McCombs McBurney, March 28, 2014, Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her husband, Robert McBurney '57, and children Jamie Diana McBurney '82 and Robert A. McBurney '79. Also surviving is daughter-in-law Carol Forshey McBurney '79 and grandchildren Christine McBurney Mast '01, Robert A. McBurney '05, and Kelly E. McBurner '07.  2/15

William H. Wanger, December 14, 2014, Alna, Maine.
Among those surviving is Bill’s wife, Joyce.  1/15

Robert G. Douglas, April 28, 2014, Suwanee, Georgia. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Virginia.  5/14

Walter A. Bistline, April 26, 2014, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. 
Walter is survived by his wife, Margaret.  5/14
    1958 Robert J. Malone, November 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Griest Malone '58.  11/16

Christine Dickson Walsh
, November 11, 2015, Fairhope, Alabama.
She is survived by her husband Frank Walsh.  12/15

William D. Lawless
, August 10, 2015, Coshocton, Ohio.
William is survived by his wife, Carol Schumacher Lawless.  8/15

Gordon W. Kunde, May 18, 2014, Howy-in-the-Hills, Florida. 
Gordon is survived by his wife, Zora.  5/14

Gary L. Pike, January 1, 2014, Lisbon, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Gary’s wife, Judy.  2/14

Robert D. Ransom, February 17, 2014, Gahanna, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Robert’s long-time companion, Carole Klostermeyer Roberts '59, his son, Robert D. Ransom '84 and his brother, Charles W. Ransom '60.  2/14

C. Malcolm Fellows, February 3, 2014, Brilliant, Ohio.
Among Malcolm’s survivors are his wife, Elaine; a sister, Sandra Fellows Jeffers '63 and a brother-in-law, Lyle Gunning '59.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Fellows Gunning '60.  2/14
    1959 Dean Edward Bechtel, January 29, 2015, Frederickson, Ohio.
Dean is survived by his wife, Betty, and three sons.  11/15

Phyllis A. Modie
, April 23, 2015, Barnesville, Ohio.  4/15

Joanne Beranek, April 5, 2010, Canfield, Ohio.  11/14

Kathryn Tavenner Tillett, August 1, 2012, Delaware, Ohio.  7/14

G. William Thompson, April 26, 2014, White Cottage, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors are his wife, Nancy Clarke Thompson, their children, Tracie Thompson Hill '94, Ted C. Thompson '88, Timothy G. Thompson '86 and Tara Thompson Poorman '84, as well as a son-in-law Thomas C. Poorman '84.  Among those preceding William in death were his father, Glenn G. Thompson '26.  5/14

1960-1969
ARROW UPDATES 1961 Harry Dr. Harry “Bing” Blewitt, a native of Struthers, Ohio, went on to receive his PhD from Ohio University. After 3 years with DuPont as a research Chemist and 7 years teaching Chemistry at Tarkio College in Missouri, Bing began his career at the University of Alabama in 1975 with a joint appointment in the Chemistry department and the New College program.

Over his 30 year teaching span, he influenced thousands of UA student with his sage advice, his love and understanding of the natural world and his innovated and engaged teaching style. Bing retired from UA in 2005. However, he continues to be actively involved in science education, teaching Chemistry at American Christian Academy and volunteering daily at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, contributing nearly 6000 hours.

In 2015, family, friends, colleagues, and former students contributed a substantial sum to honor the career of Bing and to promote the education of students enrolled in the New College program. The Harry “Bing” Blewitt Endowed Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in the New College program with a depth of study (major) in the natural sciences and will be awarded annually, beginning in 2016.  6/16
    1962 Travis and BrooksTravis and GrantAlan Travis, pictured with County Commissioner Paula Brooks, was awarded a plaque for 50 years of service from the Columbus Bar Association. He is married to Fiona Henderson Travis.

Travis is also pictured with Dennis Grant, a member of the Muskingum's board of trustees and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, who was also recognized for 50 years of service.

Judge Travis was also given a special proclamation for his service as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio and a Prosecuting Attorney where he argued two cases in Washington D.C. before the United States Supreme Court. He was also a Common Pleas Court Judge and a Judge on the State of Ohio Court of Appeals where he also filled in for a Supreme Court Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Travis was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a visiting judge and is serving in the Ohio Judicial System and community.  10/15


Drs. David K. '62 and Charlette Eve Borburka '64 McQuilkin recently created the Dr. William L. Fisk Endowed Scholarship to provide financial opportunity for a Muskingum junior or senior history or political science major who intends to pursue graduate education. With the scholarship, the McQuilkins honor Dr. William Fisk, who significantly impacted generations of Muskingum students.

Dr. David McQuilkin recently retired from Bridgewater College in Virginia where he taught Russian History, Middle East History, East Asian History, and World History in addition to numerous courses in Politics and Political Science. He also served for many years as department chair. Dr. Charlette McQuilkin, also retired, has taught in various public schools and colleges and for the past three decades has been an administrator with the Rockingham County Public Schools in Virginia. Currently she is actively involved in promoting regional literacy development.

During his 40-year Muskingum career, Dr. Fisk was known for his inspiring teaching, distinguished scholarship in English and Scottish history, and dedicated leadership as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He is the author of the definitive History of Muskingum College.  12/14
    1963 On September 24, Glenn Ross Hodges was presented the 2016 Community Service Award at the annual meeting of the Kansas City Medical Society held at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He can be reached at hodg01@aol.com.  9/16

After 'retiring' a year ago, Marilyn Dambach Ruppart has returned to the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan in an interim position as the Director of Admissions, N-Grade 3. The full staffing of the department enables her to work part time, primarily conducting tours of the school and interviewing applicant families. Marilyn is welcoming the prospect of a 'balanced' life' - and is looking forward to a '63 Kianu reunion to be held in September. She can be reached at marilynruppart@mac.com.  8/16

In July, Marilyn Dambach Ruppart retired from her position as Lower School Chair at the Rudolf Steiner School, New York, NY. Throughout her career, Marilyn has served in administrative capacities in five independent schools in the greater New York City area, three of which have been Waldorf (Steiner) schools.

In January 2016, Marilyn will be going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India to work with The Bhavishya School. This new endeavor is an initiative of the Salagramam Ashram, led by Swami Sandeepananda Giri. In this school, the Swami seeks to integrate the educational perspectives of Rudolf Steiner, J Krishnamurti, Lev Vygotsky, and Mahatma Gandhi.

Interfaith pursuits, based upon the recognition of and mutual respect for the common spiritual core and goal of Love and Light inherent in various spiritual traditions, has been a longstanding interest of Marilyn. Her attendance at the Parliament of World Religions in October further solidified her commitment to this as the theme of her next life chapter. The mission of the Bhavishya School and the inclusive nature of Hinduism provide an exciting, personal and professional match for her.  11/15


JIM BURSONJim Burson
has published his second book, The Daily Nugget; Motivations for Basketball Coaches and Everyone Who Loves the Game, which is available at jimburson.com or Amazon.  The book is the first resource that helps coaches put a motivation and relationship system in place for their team and distills Jim’s more than 50 years of experience into a comprehensive 365-day guide.  Jim’s company, Solution-Based Basketball, provides resources and support for basketball coaches.  He is a consultant to Nike and other sports companies, a motivational speaker, past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, where he is also on the board of directors. An all-time top Division III coach, he taught and coached for over 40 years at Muskingum and is the author of The Golden Whistle ~ Going Beyond: Journey to Coaching Success.  4/15
  1965

JUDY RICHJudy Rich has retired to live in Alabama near her sisters and is writing her third novel. She has published Like Sheep and Like A Fox. Both mysteries feature Pastor Suzanne, who encounters quirky characters and intriguing situations in the churches she serves. Judy can be reached at Judy.rich@att.net.  4/15








    1966

JIM MURDOCKJim Murdock has "unretired" by returning to work as Controller of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  SCUP is a national membership organization of more than 5000 higher education professionals and develops individual and organizational capacities to strength and transform institutions of higher education.  Jim can be reached at jim.murdock@scup.org.  4/14

 

      Choosing and Using Handplanes book coverJ. Norman Reid has published two books. A murder mystery novel set on Capitol Hill, “The Hero of Gucci Gulch” features a public interest lobbyist as an amateur sleuth who solves a murder and unravels intrigue involving climate change deniers. “Choosing and Using Handplanes” (the cover pictured right), published by Cobbler Mountain Press, is intended for the beginning handplane user and explains how to set up and use handplanes in woodworking.

Both books are available on Amazon. Reid can be reached at jnreid@hughes.net.  7/16

    1969 Larry ThompsonAfter graduating Muskingum in 1969, Larry Thompson received an MA in African Studies at Ohio University in 1970. He was a conscientious objector and did his alternative military service with the Mennonite Central Committee, which included a year in Grenoble, France and several years teaching in the DRC Congo, all in French.

After more than 20 years in Seattle, he returned to the Midwest to St. Louis to be near younger family members. His career provided him the luxury of lots of world travel and an ongoing interest in exploring the world, and he continues a life-long interest in ham radio and world band radio. Larry can be reached at ldt747@yahoo.com.

Read the full update here.  2/16




Joel N. Allen
and Lidia H. Allen have established the Dr. Gordon L. Griffith Endowed Scholarship for Physics and Engineering Science. The purpose of the scholarship is to help make it possible for deserving and qualified students with a bent for physics and/or engineering to attend and to prosper at Muskingum. Dr. Griffith was head of the Physics Department for most of his 24-year career from 1962 to 1985 and was an extraordinary teacher: extremely knowledgeable, demanding, wildly enthusiastic about his field and profoundly respected by his students. It is his legacy that is being honored with this scholarship.  4/15

Jacquie Boris Jones was honored at the 34th graduation ceremony of Keystone Montessori School in El Cerrito, California with the creation of the Jacquie Jones Scholarship Fund.  In her work as head teacher there since 2009, Keystone’s owner/business manager said Jacquie had  “enriched Keystone’s program and set a precedent above and beyond our highest expectations.”  The scholarship will benefit families with financial need.  Jacquie is now a volunteer educational consultant for the school.  7/14

MARRIAGES 1964 Mary Phillips Arnett was married on July 28, 2015 to Rev. Franklin Sparks '57. They live in Springfield, Ohio.  10/15
BIRTHS 1960 None
DEATHS 1960 Nancy May Griffo, January 3, 2016, Petaluma, California.  11/16

Natalie Chambers Walters
, June 18, 2015, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.  7/16

Roberta A. Benson
, March 12, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.  4/16

Elaine Brown Kelvington
, March 22, 2015, Erie, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by husband Dr. James R. Kelvington '58.  10/15

Daniel E. Hennessey
, January 4, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Daniel’s wife, Linda, and his brother, Patrick L. Hennessey '72.  1/15

William R. Dessecker, June 8, 2014, Green, Ohio.
Among those surviving is William’s wife, Jane.  7/14

Thomas T. Zastudil, June 23, 2014, Marengo, Ohio.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary.  6/14

Suzann Yaschay Shearer, May 20, 2014, Richmond, Virginia.  6/14
    1961 C. Larry McCormick, September 3, 2016, Georgetown, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Tobey McCormick '59.  9/16

Charles G. Kettlewell
, August 31, 2016, Winchester, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Kettlewell '45, and his sister in law, Jean White Kettlewell '45. Charles is survived by his wife, Gail Biery Kettlewell.  9/16

Wendy Cook Posavac
, May 21, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee.  6/16

E. Kay Noble Ballantine
, February 24, 2016, Glenford, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Buck" Ballantine, and survived by her son, Kenneth R. Ballantine '77, daughter-in-law, Susan Litt Ballantine '82, and granddaughter, Abigail Ballantine Pardon '12.  3/16

Anthony Stanchina
, February 24, 2016, Moneta, Virigina.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Turner Stanchina Mechem '27, and step-father, Paul Mechem '35. He is survived by his sisters, Shirley Mechem Falck '55 and Janet Mechem Schwartz '58, and his son, John C. Stanchina '87.  3/16

Herbert "Tim" Jones
, February 9, 2016, Zanesville, Ohio.
He is survived by Marlene Wiseman Jones '62.  2/16

Mardie Wertz Robinson
, January 16, 2016, Casper, Wyoming.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bufford "Boots" Robinson '60.  1/16

Brenda Hall Schoener
, November 30, 2015, Severna Park, Maryland.
Brenda served as an educator in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After retiring, she and her husband W. Terry Schoener '60 created Backpack Buddies of Anne Arndul County, Inc., a non-profit corporation to help provide for students attending Tyler Heights Elementary School. Brenda was also an active volunteer and member for the Literacy Council, Meals on Wheels, Caring Connection, and within A.A. Co. Schools as a Right Start Advisor. She is survived by her husband, children Halle Schoener Randles '86, Matthew H. Schoener '88 and Bradley C. Schoener '98, son-in-law Steven G. Randles '85, and granddaughter Clare S. Randles '11.  12/15

Elizabeth Montgomery Schrock
, April 15, 2015, Santa Paula, California.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Dr. Jon (Larry) Schrock '61; their daughter, Jana Schrock Lord '99; and a nephew, Roderick Montgomery '90. She was preceded in death by Jesse. L. Montgomery '61 and Virginia Simpson Montgomery '56.  4/15

V. Kay Weeley Russell, January 7, 2015, Creston, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Kay’s husband, Richard.  1/15

Robert William Ferguson, August 14, 2014, Lewiston, Idaho. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Linnea.  8/14

Joseph A. Henderson, May 28, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Ruth Price Henderson '64.  6/14

Mary Branstool Eldridge, February 23, 2014, Greenville, North Carolina.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, David.  3/14
    1962 Clyde D. Everett, October 25, 2016, Uhrichsville, Ohio.  11/16

Melville C. Fordyce
, October 2, 2016, Supply, North Carolina.
He is survived by his wife, Lila Robb Fordyce '61.  11/16

David Budbill
, September 26, 2016, Montpelier, Vermont.  9/16

Clarence A. Ogletree
, July 10, 2016, Batavia, Ohio.
Clarence fell asleep in death Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the age of 76. As an elder in the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for 47 years, Clarence loved sharing in the volunteer ministry and teaching others about the bible. He is survived by his wife Carolyn (lovingly referred to for 53 years as "My Bride"), son Kevin (Lori) and daughter Kimberly Doughman (Seth).

Read the full obituary here.  8/16

Estella P. Knapper Sooy
, March 22, 2016, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  4/16

James D. Armentrout
, August 2, 2015, Tupelo, Mississippi.  2/16

Robert McDonald
, June 27, 2015, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Bob is survived by his wife, Pat.  7/15

William Don “Bill” Ferguson,  March 26, 2015, Columbus, Ohio.
Will “Bill” Ferguson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cornelia Bridges Ferguson '60.  Bill retired in 2012 after a 50-year high school and college mathematics teaching career. He was an accomplished musician, spending 20 years as a trumpeter with the Rick Brunetto Big Band. He is also survived by a son and daughter, and three grandchildren. 4/15

Donna Sue Mallett Randles, January 31, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Donna is survived by her children, Lisa Randles Norris '89 and Steven G. Randles '85, her son-in-law Tim Norris '90, her daughter-in-law Halle Schoener Randles '86 and her granddaughter, Claire S. Randles '11.  2/15

Virginia Belle Fritz, July 5, 2014, Roebling, New Jersey.
Virginia retired from Warren Snyder School in Bristol Borough after 28 years, moved to Tennessee and eventually settled in Roebling, New Jersey. She was a member of the Saints Francis and Clare Parish, taught CCD there and was professed to the Franciscan 3rd Order.  Among those surviving are her son, Mark, and his wife; two grandsons; her brother, Elwood;  her sister, Gloria and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. 7/14
    1963 Howard W. Davis, October 27, 2016, Cambridge, Ohio.  11/16

James E. Kiser
, June 16, 2016, Rancho Mirage, California.  7/16

William LePage
, May 17, 2016, Cambridge, Ohio.  5/16

Patricia Lewis Fox
, March 6, 2016, Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Brown Lewis '30, and is survived by her sister, Judith Lewis Craig '61.  3/16

Jack W. Neuer Jr.
, November 17, 2015, Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife Dianna Neuer and uncle Keith Kunkel.  12/15

David C. Kier
, September 25, 2015, Grafton, Ohio.
He is survived by his daughter, son and three grandchildren.  11/15
    1964 Patricia Robinson Jones, March 16, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Jones '63.  5/16

Margaret Renton Malmberg
, April 7, 2016, Belfast, Maine.  5/16

Lee E. Stierwalt, February 3, 2016, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  2/16

Ann Eggers Kolesar, December 22, 2015, Boulder City, Nevada.  1/16

Bruce A. Hinderliter
, November 20, 2015, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis Mann Hinderliter '64, two daughters and four grandchildren.  11/15

Daniel K. Nixon
, North Olmsted, Ohio.
Daniel is survived by his wife Carolyn Faunce Nixon.  10/15

Wilford S. Hill
, September 10, 2015, Senecaville, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his wife Judy Lucas Hill and survived by his son Scott (Tammy) Hill. Wilford was a co-owner of the company L & H Tractor Sales in Caldwell, Ohio for more than 30 years.  9/15

Diana Kline Schein,
March 25, 2015, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Diana is surved by her husband of 47 years, Dr. George Schein, and siblings Jeffrey Kline, Cathy Rainaldi and Robert Kline. She received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an elementary teacher in Wilkinsburg and was office manager for her husband.  4/15

David T. Mackay, October 20, 2014, East Palestine, Ohio.
Among those surviving is David’s wife, Karol.  10/14

Raymond W. Rhoades, October 3, 2014, Sevierville, Tennessee.  10/14
    1965 Robert K. Orndoff, August 20, 2016, Cambridge, Ohio.  9/16

Pamela J. Hollister
, February 21, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.  6/16

Douglass S. McDonald, October 5, 2015, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Douglass was preceded in death by his father, Frye McDonald '31, and his uncle and aunt, Charles McDonald '24 and Bessie McDonald Stouder '29. He is survived by his sisters Marilyn McDonald Stark '65 and Joanna McDonald Carroll '74 and cousin Dorothy McDonald Shields '52.  12/15

Ted A. Cooper, March 19, 2015, Wintergreen Resort, Virginia. 
Ted is survived by his partner, Luis R. Lugo.  6/15

Judith Wegenek Paplow, October 6, 2007, Denver, Colorado.  12/14

Fred E. Baxter, October 8, 2014, Wexford, Pennsylvania.
Among those surviving is Fred’s wife, Stephanie.  10/14

James Edward Slocum, May 13, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5/14

Joseph F. Crawford, February 8, 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland.  2/14

Charles B. Coad, January 11, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.  1/14
    1966 Carl N. Ball, October 13, 2016, Belpre, Ohio.  10/16

James A. Haueter
, August 20, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.  3/16

Deborah Powers Oliver
, February 4, 2016, Theresa, New York.  2/16
    1967 Gerald M. Eisaman, December 18, 2015, Hempfield, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his children, Adam G. Eisaman '98 and Amy Eisaman Nutting '96.  4/16

Paul Mikulak
, March 17, 2016, Hartland, Wisconsin.  4/16

Carl D. Navarro
, April 8, 2015, Brooklyn, New York.  6/15

Margaret Mitchell Alford, January 9, 2015, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Among those surviving is Margaret’s husband, John.  1/15

Jean Biggs Lower, March 12, 2014.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Lower '52.  3/14
    1968 Richard D. Sorg, September 1, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Benson Sorg '66.  9/16

Ross F. Jones
, July 29, 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ross Frank Jones, of Cincinnati, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 surrounded by family in the comfort of his home, following a valiant, eight-year battle with cancer. He was 45 days shy of his 70th birthday.

Ross was born on September 13, 1946 in Newark, Ohio. Following college at Muskingum University, he married Rebecca Kifer Jones '69, and together they had two children, Wendy and Scott. Ross re-married to Valerie Arnold in 2002. Ross worked in supply chain logistics at Procter & Gamble for 34 years until his retirement at age 54, when he embraced a full life of golfing, golden retrievers and glasses of Chardonnay, and continuing to exceed all expectations in his role as an awesome husband, dad and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Franklin and Rhea Belle of Granville, Ohio and St. Cloud, Florida.

Read the full obituary here.  8/16


John E. Kettle
, December 31, 2014, Carmel, Indiana.
John is survived by his mother, Betty Root Kettle, wife, Margaret Shaw Kettle, and daughters, Jennifer Kettle Gosset and Rebecca Kettle Martinez.  11/15

Susan White Allen
, September 6, 2015, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Susan, member of the sorority Delta Gamma Theta, is survived by her three children Reverend Brett (Debra) Carl, Lindsey (Collin) Haggas and Brook (Koa Ragudo) Carl, her sister Betty Lingle, niece Deborah Lingle Clark '94, and eight grandchildren. She is also daughter of late Bernard E. White '35.  9/15

Douglas A. Perrine
, December 12, 2014, Spotswood, New Jersey. 
Douglas is survived by his wife, Bernice.  4/15

Kenneth D. Kearsh, February 8, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Kenneth Dean Kearsh was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.  After teaching on Long Island, he started a successful franchise, building and selling Shoreline Boat Trailers. He returned to Zanesville where he spent the next 45 working in finance, 26 of those as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. He served many years on the boards of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville and the Animal Shelter. He also served as an Ohio High School Football official. He is survived by two sons.  2/15

William F. Ruschhaupt , M.D., March 1, 2014, Moreland Hills, Ohio.
William was an internist and specialist in vascular medicine and chairman of Global Patient Service at the Cleveland Clinic. Among those surviving is Williams wife, Susan.  Among those preceding him in death were his father, William Ruschhaupt '36 and a brother, Thomas H. Ruschhaupt '71.  3/14
    1969 Eric F. Kohlmyer, November 14, 2016, Pine Bush, New York.  11/16

Ruth Ann Simcox
, October 3, 2016, Springfield, Missouri.  10/16

Jean Beucler Evans
, October 4, 2016, Mystic, Connecticut.
She is survived by her husband, David J. Evans '68.  10/16

Judy Cottrell Stafford
, March 31, 2016, Peru, New Jersey.  4/16

Janet Frame Morgan, January 15, 2016, Quaker City, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry F. Morgan '72, and sister, Galen Frame '54.  1/16

Robert F. Adams
, May 5, 2015, Norwich, Ohio. 
Robert was born in Zanesville, Ohio on February 12, 1936, the son of the late Robert and Mabel (Durant) Adams. He graduated from Lash High School in 1954 (the last Lash graduating class) and from Muskingum with a degree in speech communication.

Retiring in 1997 as vice president of development for the Toledo, Ohio Promedica Health Systems, he began his career as a writer for the Zanesville Signal and Times Recorder. He was then employed as publisher of a small chain of weekly newspapers in northwest Ohio winning a number of awards in Ohio Newspaper Association competitions. In post-retirement, he served a short time as director of the Zanesville/Muskingum County Visitors Bureau and as executive director of the Zane State College Foundation.

He was an avid sailor, enjoyed spending time on the ski slopes with his wife and family, travelling and, with the help of his wife, caring for their farm.  5/15

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Hall Adams '69, he is survived by two children, Julie Ann Keirle of Norwich and her husband, Mark; and R. Gregory Adams '81 of New Concord and his wife, Eileen McComb Adams '80; granddaughters Chelsea Adams of Annapolis, Maryland; and Clare Adams of Arvada, Colorado; two sisters, Barbara White (special friend Bob Welsh) and Nancy (Bill) Black of Zanesville and several nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be observed May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church on North 6th Street, Zanesville. A family private ceremony will be observed at Zanesville Memorial Park where a plaque will be placed at the family grave site.

Memorial gifts may be made to St James Episcopal Church, 155 North 6th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; or New Concord College Drive Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 2 West High Street, New Concord, Ohio 43762.  This obituary provided by Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home.  5/15

Ruth Reed Liggett, January 23, 2015, Dennison, Ohio. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Willard.  2/15

Jean Ellen McGinley Carnahan, June 8, 2014, Bolivar, Ohio.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rick.  7/14

Patti Oberholtzer Llewellyn, January 21, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Patti’s survivors is her husband, Richard.  2/14

Janet Frame Morgan, January 15, 2016, Quaker City, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry F. Morgan '72, and sister, Galen Frame '54.  1/16

1970-1979
UPDART UPDATES 1971 Bruce Parmelee with community memebers of Hillah, IraqBruce Parmelee recently retired from a 15-year career in International Development focused on post-conflict community resettlement and recovery. Pictured with Bruce (wearing a black shirt and sunglasses) are community members of Hillah, Iraq, where he worked as a civilian and completed a new waste system as a way to improve living conditions in this southern Iraq community. He can be reached at mr200mph@aol.com.  4/16




Al Blosser
announces his retirement from the Ford Motor Company after 26 years. Al was part of the team that brought the Ford Mustang to Flat Rock, Michigan. In retirement, he hopes to improve his golf game and dote on his 3 grandchildren. He can be reached at blossers@bex.net.  2/16

WAGGONER AND SAMPSON
Jean Ann Kornbau Waggoner
and her former college roommate, Susan Zimmerman Sampson, recently participated in a one-week Road Scholar hiking trip to the Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by their husbands, they hiked in Banff and Yoho National Parks. Both Jeanne and Susan are retired.  Jeanne can be reached at wwjkw67@GMAIL.COM.  9/14












THOMAS JOHNSONThomas W. Johnson
has been appointed chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich.  As chairman, Johnson now leads the 320-person agency overseeing the regulation of electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and commercial transportation companies in Ohio.  Previously, Thomas served for 22 years in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing Southeastern Ohio.  After leaving elected office, Thomas served as Governor Bob Taft’s director of the Office of Budget and Management from 1999 to 2006. There, he earned praise for crafting fiscally responsible budget policies and Ohio’s School Facilities Program. He also reviewed and made policy recommendations regarding the PUCO’s budget and Ohio’s transportation budget.  4/14


Rose M. Grant Tyson
retired in 2012 after 32 years with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board as an attorney advisor and as associate director - office of apeals counsel.  Prior to that, she was employed as a civil division trial attorney for a municipal government and as a criminal prosecutor for a county government.  She can be reached at rosemtyson@gmail.com. 4/14
    1972 Tony Campolo was inducted into the Ohio Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was honored with the "Lifetime Service to Wrestling" Award.  4/16

Linda Whitehair Alfman
has officially retired from teaching. She keeps busy with amateur radio related activities and belongs to three clubs and the ARRL. Linda is the ARRL Ohio Public Information Officer as well as ARRL Assistant Section Manager for 22 counties in Southeastern Ohio. She is a Trustee for the Guernsey County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Celtic Society of Southeastern Ohio, the alternate Public Information Officer for the Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency and the Guernsey and on the Noble Counties Long Term Recovery Committee. Linda has served as the Newsletter Editor and Public Information Officer for the Cambridge Ohio Amateur Radio Association for 10 years. She can be reached at lynalfman@aol.com.  12/15
    1973 Glen A. Martin, PhD recently completed an elected one-year term as President of the North Carolina Psychological Association. He will continue to serve the state-wide association as its Past-President through June 2017. Glen is retired from a 30-year career as a psychologist at the University of North Carolina Counseling and Wellness Center and is now in private practice. He and his wife, Lynn Morris Martin, live in Chapel Hill, NC. They can be reached at lynn.martin401@gmail.com.  7/16


Barbara PazeyDr. Barbara Pazey
serves as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Special Education and Educational Administration at The University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at bpazey@.utexas.edu.  12/15




    1974 Larry Ray has recently published two articles: “Communication Causes Conflict (Sometimes)” can be found on the TASA website and "The Unfulfilled Dream of Community Policing," intowner.com, October issue. Ray is a 1977 graduate of Capital University Law School and is self-employed in Washington, D.C. practicing mediation and negotiation. He serves as a Senior Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University Law School. 11/16


DEBORAH BUSHDeborah E. Bush is managing editor of Dentist Profit Systems LLC and grant coordinator of The Preeclampsia Foundation. She can be reached at DeborahEBush@gmail.com. 5/14








DONALD L BARRETTDonald L. Barrett retired in 2008 after 32 years with the Columbus Health Department as the food safety education coordinator and registered sanitarian for the Environmental Division. He now works with the Giant Eagle grocery stores as the food safety/safety specialist for Ohio. Don was also recently elected to serve on the Ohio Retail Food Service Advisory Council. He can be reached at barrett6855@msn.com. 1/14
    1975

RICK HILLRick Hill is now the pastor of The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.  He is also starting a new church, Jubal's Nation, which is a folk church that uses folk music from Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary; as well as traditional folk music to explore the themes from scripture. Rick can be reached at axman_22801@yahoo.com.  4/14

 

 

    1976

JEFF HEACOCKJeff Heacock has been inducted into the West Branch High School Hall of Fame.  A 1972 graduate of West Branch, Jeff was quarterback of the varsity football team and was a letterman in football, basketball and track.  He was also captain of the football and basketball teams and received honors in All-Area, All-District and All-Ohio athletics.   As a student-athlete at  Muskingum, Jeff served as captain of the football team, was named first team in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) for two years, MVP in the OAC, first team All-American, and was named Muskingum Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1976.  He later served as Muskingum’s head football coach for 26 years and athletic director for seven years.  Today, he is Muskingum’s assistant vice president for student affairs.  . Jeff joins his two brothers, Jim '70  and Jon '83, and their father, Clint, as members of the West Branch Hall of Fame.  9/14

    1977 Tim Campbell retired from his teaching position with the Columbia Local Schools in Columbia Station, Ohio.  He had 37 years in the classroom, and, at the time of his retirement, was chair for the English Department. Tim can be reached at timothycampbell@msn.com.  6/14
    1978 Deborah Wheatley Nemo has retired from the Marion City Schools after 35 years of teaching and is now a university supervisor in education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  8/14

Nancy Stillman Gulden has retired from the Olmsted Falls City Schools in Ohio after 36 years of teaching.  She plans to pursue college level instruction or student teaching supervision.  Until then, travel is in her immediate plans.  She can be reached at ngulden_43@yahoo.com.  7/14

Donald W. Majcher has been named chief executive officer and managing partner of BDS, Incorporated, a business advisory and growth services firm in Westlake, Ohio.  In his new role, Donald will work with clients in the areas of strategic planning, operations, capital connections and financial restructuring.  In November, 2013, he was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores, a group of individuals recognized by the Governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Membership in the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s Governor in recognition for outstanding contributions to the economic development of the State of Ohio.  7/14
    1979 Digging for Ancestral Gold book coverLaurence Overmire published his 10th book, Digging for Ancestral Gold: The Fun and Easy Way to Get Started on Your Genealogy Quest. This How-To book shows how exploring one's family history and genealogy can be suspenseful, exciting and richly rewarding, not to mention how meaningful it can be for the entire family. He has an easy 6-step plan to help you find your ancestors quickly.  9/16

Laurence Overmire
published his 9th book, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland, May 27. Written as a travelogue, diary, poetry, history, and genealogy book, he traveled through Scotland to discover and learn more about his Scottish heritage, including the discovery of being a descendent of an iconic poet, Robert Burns.  4/16

Michele L. Kuhar
retired from teaching in the Brunswick City Schools with more than 28 years of experience as a music teacher and teacher-librarian in several private schools and districts in Ohio.  7/15

Mark Thomas and his wife, Ronda Lee Thomas ’80, have moved from Tempe, Arizona, to the greater Boston area.  Mark has accepted the position of director of the library for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Center for Urban Ministerial Education.  The center is located in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  4/14

 

DONALD L MASONDonald L. Mason has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. He is Of Counsel attorney with Roetzel and Andress, LPA, where he focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  3/14

 

 

 


KEVIN PECKKevin Peck was inducted into the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Ohio State High School Wrestling Tournament. Kevin, who was a member of Muskingum’s OAC championship wrestling team in 1979, coached for 21 years and was the head coach at Licking Heights High School and Westerville South High School. He retired from teaching in 2012 after 32 years. His son, Nate Peck '15 is a junior at Muskingum and is a member of the cross country and track teams.  3/14

 

 

 




David Briggs
is theatre director for the City of High Point, North Carolina, a member of the board of the High Point Arts Council and is a member of the NC Presenters Consortium.   He can be reached at: dsbriggs56@gmail.com.  2/14

MARRIAGES 1974 Deborah Bush and Ronald J. Harden wedding photoDeborah Bush married Ronald J. Harden, a retired businessman and friend of R.C. Sproul, in Dr. Sproul's church on April 25, 2015, Sanford, Florida. After the death of their respective spouses in late 2012 and early 2013, Deborah and Ronald feel blessed to have found love again. Her Muskingum roommate, Joyce Wannacott Barrett, and Joyce's husband, Donald Barrett, were in attendance. Deborah can be reached at deborahebush@gmail.com.  9/16
BIRTHS 1978 A grandson, Thaddeus Kuiper, was born on February 18, 2015 to Eavon Lee Baker Mobley.  Thaddeus joins his sister, Natalie, and a cousin Gavon Mobley.  Eavon can be reached at eavon.mobley@gmail.com.  6/15
UPDART DEATHS 1970 Rozell Hill Duncan, August 15, 2016, Fairlawn, Ohio.  8/16

Wayne M. Murfree
, November 6, 2015, Oxford, North Carolina.
He is survived by daughters Marisa Roberts Russell and Jacklyn Murfree, brother B. Gerald Murfree and three grandchildren.  11/15

Charles L. Herron
, May 19, 2014, Trinway, Ohio.  5/14

James P. Allen, January 30, 2014, Newark, Ohio.
James is survived by his wife, Pamela, and his parents, Doris Finley Allen '46 and James Allen '48. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Allen Gerber '94G.  2/14
    1971 Julie Raica Gartenberg, January 23, 2015, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Michael.  2/15

Erika Holmstrup Steinbauer, March 3, 2014, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 
Among those surviving is Erika’s brother, Robert M. Holmstrup '68.  4/14
    1973 Constance Virginia Giles, August 12, 2016, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  11/16

Mary Bartlett Reynolds
, October 18, 2016, Topsham, Maine.  11/16

David K. Amstutz
, April 1, 2016, Perrysburg, Ohio.  4/16

E. Lynne Frye Swingle
, April 4, 2016, New Philadelphia, Ohio.  4/16

Michael Paul Morrison
, March 28, 2016, Blacklick, Ohio.  4/16

Terry J. Naponic
, November 21, 2014, Jeannette, Pennsylvania.  2/16

Thomas M. Gelbach
, April 23, 2015, Canton, Connecticut.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Lesbia.  4/15

Jerald Lee Hess,
February 5, 2015, Medina, Ohio.
He had retired from a career as an underwriter in commercial lines insurance, specializing in energy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Adkins Hess '74, and their children, Janet Hess Anderson and Jerald R. Hess, and four grandchildren.  3/15

Paul N. Gard, November 22, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Among Paul’s survivors is his wife, Darleen.  12/14

Timothy W. McKee, December 3, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.  12/14

Deborah Ray Smith, February 7, 2014, Adairsville, Georgia.  3/14
    1972 Mildred Miller Wright, July 9, 2016, Cooperdale, Ohio.  7/16
    1974 Janet Hamilton Lowery, July 2, 2016, Fresno, Ohio.  7/16

Paul G. Kulp
, April 11, 2015, Finleyville, Pennsylvania.
Paul was preceded in death by his aunt, Betty Grace Garrison Cupoli '39.  4/15

Katherine Knurek Martin
, December 1, 2014, Macedonia, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Katherine’s husband, Kenneth, and their sons, Kenneth V. Martin '11 and Hugh J. Martin '07.  1/15

Hilma Rehard Thomas, June 7, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Hilma was preceded in death by her husband, William.  6/14
    1975 Michael C. Strohl, May 6, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Among those surviving are Michael’s wife, Patsy, and their son, Jon Strohl ’00.  5/15


DIANE HATHEWAY DANNEMANNDiane Hatheway Dannemann, October 20, 2014,  Wallkill, New York
Survivors include Diane’s husband, Kevin F. Dannemann, mother-in-law Sally French Dannemann '67 and brother-in-law Thomas E. Dannemann '73.  10/14










Keith Watkins, November 21, 2011, Toledo, Ohio
Keith is survived by his wife, Paula, and three children.  2/13
    1976 Linda S. Carroll, March 1, 2013, Silver Springs, Maryland.  2/14
    1977 Melinda Kerr Dillard, April 25, 2015, Lexington, Kentucky.  2/16
    1978 Martha McConnell Hatcher, May 6, 2016, Edinburg, Ohio.
She is survived by her son, Andrew R. Hatcher '01.  5/16

Michael T. Kreke
, September 13, 2014, Fairfield, Ohio.
Michael is survived by his wife, Cyndi.  9/14
    1979 Thomas L. Tykodi, March 29, 2016, New Albany, Ohio.
He is survived by his sister, Tamara Tykodi Seifert '80, and brother in law, Matthew P. Seifert '78.  4/16
1980-1989
ARROW UPDATES 1980 Julie Blankenship earned her master's degree in public policy and management from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in May, 2014, and began a new position as executive director of Hospice of Morrow County, Incorporated in January, 2015. She can be reached at frozenhillschool@yahoo.com. 4/15
  1981 Chuck Tuttle has accepted the position of CEO of the Cleveland Christian Home effective October 1. He can be reached at Tuttle929@aol.com.  10/16

Rev. Cheryl Montgomery
begins service as the transitional pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Mahopac, New York on October 1, 2016. Cheryl can be reached at mntgmrychryl@gmail.com.  8/16

Becky Dearing Wall
, vice president and treasurer at Dearing Compressor and Pump Company in Youngtown, Ohio, has been named Woman of the Year by the Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s Club for National Business Women’s Week. Becky runs the company, which was founded as Dearing Compressor by her grandfather, with her brother, Rick.  10/14
    1983

Renold Capocasale, founder and CEO of Flowmetric, Inc., received the Hepatitis B Foundation 2016 Community Commitment Award for his unwavering support of nonprofit organizations in the community, including the work of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the foundation’s nonprofit research arm.  3/16


DONNA MILLER KRIVASDonna Miller Krivas
has been working for the last year as an IT consultant based in Phoenix, Arizona, following more than 20 years in project and program management.  She is employed by Forsythe Technology and spent the last year commuting to the San Francisco Bay area each week to work with a major financial services client.  She welcomes the opportunity to connect with fellow Muskies at dkrivas49@gmail.com.  7/14

 

   

1984

 

RON EDGINGTONRon Edgington has joined Mediu LLC as vice president of professional services.  In the new job, Ron will expand and productize the company’s professional services and contact center offerings by assessing the needs of the market and developing tailored services and custom applications to address those needs. Ron earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University and his master of information, strategy systems and technology degree from Muskingum. He lives in Delaware, Ohio, with his wife, Renee, and their six children.  4/15

 

    1985 Gary J Collins is Director of Finance for West County Health Centers, Inc. located in sunny Sonoma County, CA. Gary left the corporate sector for the non-profit setting after 25 years in senior leadership and expat roles which took him to Belgium, Italy, and most recently, Shanghai, China. He enjoys giving back to the community he lives in, Timber Cove located along the Pacific coast, and enjoys biking, hiking and is actively involved with other nonprofits in Sonoma County. He completed a Century ride recently and looks forward to exploring the California coast in the coming years. Gary can be reached at gjcsonoma@gmail.com.  6/16
    1986

GIBSON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONSherri Finnell Gibson '86 and her husband, Mark Gibson '84 gathered with some fellow Muskies to celebrate Mark's 50th birthday and who were also celebrating their 50th birthdays.  The group met on August 3, 2014 in Dundee, Ohio.  Pictured are Sherri with Terri Leatherman Hall '86 and Brenda Kinsey Metzger '86.  1/15

 

 

 

    1987 After graduation, Kim Marty Stallons received a Master's degree from Nicholls State University in 1998 and an Education Doctorate at St. Louis University. She is a mother of a 14 year old daughter and works as an elementary school principal in St. Louis, Missouri. Kim can be reached at Grlzrul68@yahoo.com.  10/16

Stephanie Kleinschmidt
recently accepted the position of USA and Canada Non Production Purchasing Manager and Supplier Diversity Lead with Dana Holding Corporation. Dana is an American worldwide supplier of powertrain component. Stephanie can be reached at atthecliffs2@yahoo.com.  7/16

Younger Sukel and FrontMuskie alums in the City of Light! Here, on top of the Eiffel Tower, are 
Kathy Hovis Younger '87, Christy Hovis Sukel '83 and Torie Rundels Front '87 - MUS with a K, KIN with a G, MUS with a KIN with GUM USKINGUM - Muskingum!!  11/15








Jeff Heller
is the founding member and Principal Partner at Innovative Maintenance Solutions.  Based in Indianapolis, IMS is a full service provider of maintenance services for commercial, industrial and retail businesses throughout the Midwest.  He can be reached at jheller@indyims.com.  10/15

Scott David Johnson
completed a master’s degree in special education in December, 2013 and has accepted a new teaching position in special education at the New Haven School in Nelson County, Kentucky.   He can be reached at sdjgopack@roadrunner.com.  7/14
    1988 Bobb Robinson is currently Visiting Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Ohio University (Athens). He has previously taught at Jacksonville University (FL), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and Frostburg State University (MD). Bobb can be reached at bobbrobinson12@gmail.com.  9/16

Jared A. Farley
is now Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small, private Roman Catholic liberal arts college.  9/15

Joe Perorazio
now lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with his partner David Gray, and is employed as a cataloger with Ingram Content Group in nearby LaVergne.  Joe can be reached at joe19660307@hotmail.com.  7/14

Benjamin E. Davis has been promoted to senior director, Newspaper Operations for the Anderson Independent Mail, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Anderson, South Carolina. This promotion follows a 26-year career working in various roles for Scripps’ Treasure Coast Newspapers, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Benjamin can be reached at ben.davis@independentmail.com.  7/14
    1989 Deanne Snedeker Medina recently accepted a position as the Supervising Attorney for CALA (Community Activism Law Alliance) in Chicago, Illinois. CALA unites lawyers and activists to help underserved communities access justice and pursue social change. As Supervising Attorney, Deanne oversees all of the staff attorneys and manages litigation and advocacy issues. She can be reached at dlsmedina@yahoo.com.  10/16
MARRIAGES 1980 None
UP ARROW BIRTHS 1980 None
UP ARROW DEATHS 1980 Gary L. Gibson, September 20, 2013, Caledonia, Ohio.
Among Gary’s survivors is his wife, Beth.  10/14
    1981 Cynthia R. Funk, August 4, 2015, Beverly, Ohio.  8/15
    1982 Doris Ray Yerrall, September 14, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.  4/16
    1984 Phillip Wayne Morrow, June 7, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio.  1/14

Alec Beam Kirby, January 13, 2014, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Among those surviving is Alec’s wife, Mary Ellen.  1/14
    1987 Martha Smith Geib, April 5, 2015, London, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Martha’s husband, Marshall.  4/15
    1989 Eric Green, November 11, 2014, Champaign, Illinois.  11/14

Karen Manning Semersky, October 10, 2013, Monclova, Ohio.  5/14
1990-1999
UPDART UPDATES 1993 Bradley LaguschBradley J. Lagusch has been selected as executive director of the Toledo Bar Association. He has 20 years of experience at the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). His experience at the OSBA includes serving as Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing. Bradley is currently the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Ohio Insurance Agents Association. He began his position at the Toledo Bar Association June 6, 2016. Bradley earned his Master in Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Ohio Society of Association Executives.  7/16




Kristen Dietiker
is the Chief Information Officer for Menlo College, a small undergraduate liberal arts college in Atherton, CA. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, she was an IT Director at the University of Washington in Seattle.  6/16

Craig McKendry
has been named treasurer of the Sandy Valley Local School District.  Previously, he taught at the Green Local School District and worked in the treasurer’s office of  the Northwest Local School District during as part of an internship that qualified him for his treasurer’s license.  Craig earned his master’s degree from West Virginia University.  8/15

Heather Wile Dolen has been named partner at McLain, Hill, Rugg and Associates in Newark, Ohio.  She joined the firm in 2007 as audit manager.  As a partner, she will oversee the audit department and continue to serve clients throughout southeastern Ohio.  In addition to the accounting and business degrees she earned from Muskingum, she holds an associate degree in accounting from Zane State College. She is a certified public accountant in Ohio and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.  1/15
    1994 AMY PALMER HAINESReverend Amy Palmer Haines has been appointed as the new assistant to the district superintendent for the Northwest Plains District of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Amy has served churches in Northwest Plains District for the past 15 years as a United Methodist minister. She and her family reside in Ottawa, Ohio, and Amy can be reached at ahaines@wocumc.org.  7/14
    1995 Susan Meyer was promoted to Cardiovascular Research Program Manager of the research program for the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her new role includes oversight of the program administrative operations, the Heart Center Intramural Funding Program, and the NIH/NHLBI funded T32 Training grant providing post-doctoral training in congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.  10/15

Arjun Jolly
has moved to Singapore from Houston and would like to connect to Muskingum alumni who either live in or visit Singapore.  He can be reached at arjun.r.jolly@gmail.com.  4/15



CHRIS WOOLARDChris Woolard, director of accountability for the Ohio Department of Education, has earned the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2014 State Data Leader Award.  He was recognized for his efforts to ensure that Ohio educators have easy access to timely, relevant student data and for the training necessary to use the data in the most useful and efficient way.   DQC’s recognition program awards policymakers, district leaders and advocates who have demonstrated a focus on using education data to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement in four categories.  3/14

 

    1997 Jim Johnson has accepted the position of director of information and educational technology in the Morgan Local School District in McConnelsville, Ohio. At Muskingum, he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a secondary education certification.  He also holds a master of education degree from Ohio University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty. Jim completed his doctoral degree at Indiana State University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty.  He can be reached at jimthetechguy@gmail.com.  4/14


JOHNS KEELEYReverend Ellie Johns-Kelley has joined The Presbyterian Foundation as Ministry Relations officer, serving the Northeast. Ellie will partner with pastors and other ministry leaders to create or enhance their stewardship programs and assist donors in meeting their philanthropic and financial goals. Following her graduation from Muskingum, Ellie earned her master of divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2000.  She and her husband are living in Pittsburgh.  1/14

 

 

    1998 Jared FarleyJared A. Farley is now the Associate Professor of Political Science at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. As part of his duties, he holds an honorary commission as a Lieutenant Colonel and an aide-de-camp to the governor of New Mexico. 9/16

Jared A. Farley
 is now Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small, private Roman Catholic liberal arts college.  9/15
    1999 Jason Schatzel received a new five-year contract to remain as treasurer for Canton Local School District. His new contract with the Canton Local Board of Education starts Aug. 1, 2017. Prior to joining the Canton Local staff, Schatzel had been treasurer for Minerva Local School District.  5/16
UPDART MARRIAGES 1993 DEVOLL WEDDINGDoug Devoll married Michelle Watson Devoll, and the wedding party included Tricia Hunt '92.  10/14
















Jennifer Zornow married Jeff Allen on April 5, 2014, in Pismo Beach, California. Victoria Paul Dean '94 and Danielle Logsdon Steinhouser '95 attended the wedding.  Jennifer can be reached at jenzornow@gmail.com.  5/14
      Charlee Biddle, Jessica Biddle, Sharla Collinsworth, Jeff Denney, Arianna DenneySharla Collinsworth married Jeffrey Denney on May 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in a private ceremony in Galloway, Ohio. In the photo from left to right: Charlee Biddle, Jessica Biddle, Sharla, Jeff, Arianna Denney.  7/16
TRIANGLE BIRTHS 1997 Elliott Grey Hastie was born on October 4, 2014 to Allison Hastie and her partner, Aimee Brown. Allison can be reached at allison.hastie@gmail.com.  11/14
    1999 A baby girl, Genevieve Katherine, was born to Katie Wirt and her husband Andrew on November 4. She joins big sister Vivian.  11/16
ARROW DEATHS 1991 Amy Rice Forshey, August 18, 2016, Upland, Indiana.  9/16

Jean M. Muransky
, August 6, 2016, Youngstown, Ohio.  8/16
    1994 Craig M. Daniels, May 22, 2014, Cambridge, Ohio.
Craig is survived by his wife, Vicky Costanzo Daniels '93.  6/14
    1998 Roberta Ratcliff Howard, September 12, 2014, Chandlersville, Ohio. 
Roberta earned her master’s degree in education at Muskingum and was a member of the education faculty at Muskingum for six years. Among those surviving is her husband, Dave.  9/14
 
2000s
ARROW UPDATES 2000 Marigold Marsh earned her Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry in 2001, Master of Divinity degree in 2003, both from Ashland Seminary, and her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2005 from United Theological Seminary. Currently, she is doing chaplaincy at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center (SEORMC) in Cambridge, Ohio. She can be reached at mmarsh15@roadrunner.com.  2/16

Caryn Burns Reynolds
, BA Liberal Arts Music, is the newly appointed Institutional Research Analyst at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She will be overseeing institutional accreditation for HLC and NASM, as well as developing public facing institutional data reporting and academic program review.  1/16
    2002 JOSE FELICIANOJosé Feliciano, Jr. has been reappointed to the Ohio Commission on Hispanic-Latino Affairs (OCHLA) for a three-year term which began on October 20, 2014.  He first became a commissioner last fall and earlier this year was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Roundtable. Among his many contributions to the Hispanic community, José has served two terms as president of the Young Latino Network, which is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and was a community partner for Convención Hispana 2013.  José is employed as a business analyst for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) and serves on a committee at GCRTA assisting in the recruitment of a diverse workforce. 10/14






ANTHONY RILEYAnthony Riley is pursuing a master’s degree from the Global Field Program at Miami University.  As a part of that work, he spent the summer of 2014 studying diverse terrestrial coastal and coral reef communities in Belize. Anthony is a biology teacher at Athens High School in Athens, Ohio.  10/14
  2004 Kristin Losey Williams has been appointed Executive Director of Career Services for University College at Kent State University. She can be reached at kloseywilliams@gmail.com.  11/15

Seth McKinney
received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, in 2013.  The focus of his graduate work was on community economic development, explicitly connecting human and environmental prosperity as interdependent, mutually necessary, and synergistic.  He also earned a graduate certificate in environmental management in 2013 through the Program on the Environment, University of Washington.  3/15
    2005 Erin Klenk Molden has accepted the biotechnology faculty position at Miami Valley Career Tech Center and will begin teaching junior and senior high school students starting in August, 2015.  7/15
    2006 Molly Sout recently relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan and is working for the Spectrum Health Foundation as a Grant Writer.  11/16

Nate StrumNate Strum
has recently been hired as Director of Economic Development for the Licking County Chamber of Commerce in Newark, Ohio. In this capacity, he also serves as Executive Director for GROW Licking County, the County's Public-Private Partnership for economic development focusing on creating new, family-sustaining job opportunities in the County. Nate can be reached at nathan.strum@gmail.com.  9/16





Alainna Amicone Durfee
has been named president of Zanesville Sport’s Inc., doing business as the Fieldhouse Family of Companies. She was previously Vice President and Director of Marketing.  6/16

Laura Pettis Wentworth
was hired as full time faculty for the Teacher Education Department at Ohio University, Athens. Laura teaches early childhood courses in creativity, children's literature, foundations of early childhood, and also leads a course abroad in the country of Belize. She can be reached at wentworl@ohio.edu.  10/15


Trista SmithIn summer 2015, Trista Smith studied Buddhism and spiritual connections to nature in the Old World rain forests and diverse cultural environments of Thailand.  Trista, a teacher at Edwards Middle School in Medina, Ohio, took the graduate course as part of Miami University's Earth Expeditions program.  9/15






JUSTIN KLUMEJustin Kume is now director of compliance in the athletics department of Florida State University.  11/14









    2007 Brandon Collins got a promotion as a Procurement Analyst for the Bureau of Reclamation Upper Colorado Region in Salt Lake City.  He can be reached at bcollins07@outlook.com.  9/15

Caroline Jeannette Padro Dietz
has graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a specialization in immunology.  At Muskingum, she earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. The title of Caroline’s dissertation was A Study of the Distal Molecular Mechanism by which Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Stimulation on a B Cell Regulates IgE Production. During her time in the laboratory of Dr. Virginia M. Sanders, Caroline earned numerous travel awards and honors and regularly gave talks at national conferences. Her work resulted in a first author publication the Journal of Immunology, titled Adrenergic Regulation of IgE Involves Modulation of CD23 and ADAM10 Expression on Exosomes and several review articles. Caroline is married to Ben Dietz.  1/14
    2008 Nicklaus HessNicklaus Hess was announced as Ohio ACOFP’s Young Family Physician of the Year. He was honored at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium held April 22. Nick thinks fondly of Muskingum all the time and is very thankful because he says he wouldn’t be where he is without Muskingum.  4/16








Marc Behrendt
is visiting assistant professor in the department of biological Sciences at Ohio University. 4/15


ALEX LEUCHTAGAlex Leuchtag has joined the law firm of Day Ketterer Ltd. as part of its merger with the employment law firm of Andrews and Wyatt.   Alex works with self-insured and state-funded employers in the defense of workers' compensation claims in various courts throughout the state and hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. He also assists employers in the defense of Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) claims.  Day Ketterer is a Crain's Cleveland Top 30 law firm with Ohio locations in Canton, Hudson, Toledo, Akron and Youngstown.  1/15






Marc Behrendt earned his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Ohio University in May, 2014.  His dissertation was titled Nature of High School Students’ Experiences at a Biological Field Station.  He is now a visiting assistant professor at Ohio University’s Department of Biological Sciences. Marc can be reached at fossilprep@aol.com.  5/14
    2009 Julie Travaglini is now the Education Program Director for Allegheny Land Trust in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. She can be reached at julietrav24@gmail.com.  11/16
    2011 Nicole Wiard Duffy has been a biology and anatomy teacher at Central Crossing in Grove City for the past 5 years. During this time, she earned a master degree in school counseling through Dayton University. Nicole married Jacob Duffy on June 28, 2014. She can be reached at nwiard@gmail.com.  7/16


Shea GrovesIn summer 2015, Shea Groves studied diverse terrestrial, coastal, and coral reef communities in the Central American country of Belize.  Shea, a recruiter and educator at Advanced Testing Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.  9/15
ARROW MARRIAGES 2005 Denise Allan married Timothy Taylor on June 18, 2016 at Norris Lake in Tennessee. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. Denise is a 4th grade teacher at Reynoldsburg City Schools and Tim works for Nationwide Insurance.   8/16
    2010 Clara and John WarnerClara Pearch and John Warner '13 were married on August 8, 2015 at the Kent State Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia, Ohio. John and Clara met at a music theater camp at Muskingum and were involved in Muskingum's music program throughout their college careers. Graduating with music education degrees, they are both currently teaching in the Claymont School District. Clara teaches K-3 general music, and John teaches 6-12 choral music.   9/16
    2011 ESCHBAUGH WEDDINGAllison Wills-Eschbaugh married Jared Eschbaugh '10 on September 13, 2014.  Muskies in the wedding were Amanda Chema '11, Kaitlin Jenkins and Travis Roach. Jared is working at OhioHealth as a paramedic and is opening a gourmet popcorn company in Granville. Allison is a physical therapist at Emeritus of North Hills in Zanesville.  She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Ohio University in May, 2014. Allison can be reached at allisonmw9@gmail.com.   10/14




Jeffrey Storz married Alice Queen-Storz on September 14, 2013.  Muskies in the wedding were Mark Steiner '10, Katie Stoneman '10, Chelsea Conley '12 and Forrest Wright '12.  Jeffrey is working at the J. M. Smucker Company in its research and development corporate department.  His wife is working for the Victim Assistance Program in Akron as a court advocate.  She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Akron University in 2013.   5/14
    2012 McKensie Smith Shiplett and MuskiesMcKensie Smith Shiplett married Jim Shiplett on June 18, 2016. In attendance were Michelle Cochran '12, Kaci Huffman '13 and Lauren Tullis '13. McKensie currently is a teacher at Fairless Elementary teaching second grade and resides in Canal Fulton, Ohio. She can be reached at mrsmith3225@gmail.com.   10/16
    2013 Katrina Baker Miller married Matthew Miller on October 11, 2014.  The couple live in Cambridge, Ohio.  3/15
    2014 Amber M. Casteel Haramy married Johnathan K. Haramy on August 1, 2014.  9/14
UP ARROW BIRTHS 2000 Lily Marian GrovattLily Marian was born to Katie Zeitz Grovatt and husband, Darren, on April 6, 2015.  They live in Punta Gorda, Florida.  10/15









Keaton DanielKeaton Daniel was born to Joe Snider '01 and Stacey (Dragosin) Snider on October 2, 2014.  He was nine pounds, 10 ounces and 22 inches long. Keaton joins siblings Mason, Porter and Brielle. Stacey can be reached at ssnider@mideastctc.org.  9/15
    2001 Ryan Christopher Rae was born on August 15, 2016 to Carrie Cook Rae and her husband, Evan. Ryan joins a sister, Sophia.  8/16

Graham David was born on July 4, 2015 to Bryan Donaldson and wife, Melissa.  7/15
    2002 Addilyn Marie was born March 6, 2016 to Kim Raymond Pulley and Vance Pulley '98. She joins a sister, Kinley, 4.  4/16

Kayden Robert was born to Jodi Kusmer Moss.  Jodi can be reached at jkusmer@hotmail.com.  5/15

Kerrigan was born on April 8, 2014 to Julie Buttolph White and her husband, Paul White.  8/14
    2003 Ethan Michael was born on July 19, 2014 to Eric M. Adkins and his wife, Amy M. Tarquini Adkins '04. Ethan was born at 4:51 a.m., weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and measured 19 inches.  Eric can be reached at eadkins12@gmail.com.  8/14

Maddex Robert born January 10, 2014 to Matthew Schreiber and his wife, Ami. Maddex was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  4/14
    2004 William "Will" Dodds was born April 23, 2016 to Drew Dodds and Holly Dodds. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.  5/16

Mollie was born on August 18, 2015 to Cameron Drake '05 and Lori Torrens Drake.  She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.  10/15

Grace Hollie was born on April 22, 2014 to Jessica King McAlarney and her husband, Kyle.  Jessica can be reached at jkinglearn@yahoo.com.  7/15


HANNAH SANCHEZHannah Caroline was born on December 3, 2014 to Heather Frese Sanchez.  Hannah joined her big brother, Jonah Andrew, and was 7 pounds, 6.2 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long.  12/14

 

 

 

 

 





OLIVIA ERDMANOlivia Elizabeth was born on April 18, 2014 to Amanda Erdman and her husband, John.  Olivia joins a big sister, Maryn, age 6, and two brothers, Josiah, age 4 and Owen, age 2.  Amanda can be reached at erdmana@rocketmail.com.  11/14

 

 

Luke Steele was born on August 22, 2014 to Mark Hall and his wife, Stephanie.  Luke joins a sister, Laurel.  Proud grandparents are Larry Hall ’78 and his wife, Susan.  Grandpa Larry can be reached at ljhall74@hotmail.com.  10/14

Leah Anne was born on April 25, 2014 to Crystal Miller and her husband, Derek.  Leah joins 3-year-old brother, Eli.  9/14

Hudson was born on March 9, 2014 to Stephanie Flammang Krall and her husband, Billy.  7/14

 

ISAAC WILLIAMSIsaac Rodger was born on June 20, 2014 to Kristin Williams and her husband, Lucas.  Isaac, who joins two brothers, weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long.  The family resides in Kent, Ohio.  7/14

 

 

 

    2005 Caleb Alexander was born on April 14, 2014 to Erica McDaniel Mackley and her husband, Benjamin.  Among the many proud relatives are great-grandparents Joe McDaniel ’56 and Pat McDaniel '60.  Erica can be reached at Ericamackley@gmail.com.  7/14


LUCAS BRIANLucas Brian was born to Carrie Wilson Scheetz on September 13, 2013.  Lucas weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.  Carrie can be reached at carriew0630@gmail.com.  4/14

    2006 Twin girls Annalise and Raeya were born to Vincent Bettinazzi.  11/16

Hackett Andrew was born on May 26, 2015 to Becka Hackett Lash and her husband, Andy.  Hackett weighed nine pounds and was 20 inches long.  He joins a sister, Aria.  7/15

Luke Michael was born on September 10, 2014 to Alainna Amicone-Durfee and her husband, Zach Durfee '10.  Luke is the little brother to Sophia, 3, and Zoe, 2.  9/14


JACK BENNETTJack Bennett was born on October 23, 2013 to Samantha Eubank and her husband, Alex, in Columbus, Ohio. 7/14








Lillian Marie was born on April 1, 2014 to Stephanie Cattran and her husband, Kevin.  7/14
    2007 Zayne KanaZayne Euphrates Edward Kana was born on May 3, 2016 to parents Sarah Postlethwait and husband, Bayhas Kana, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zayne weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.  7/16







Samuel Samuel Jacob Dietz, born January 31st, 2015 at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 22 inches long, was born to Caroline (Padro) Dietz, PhD and Ben Dietz.  9/15







EVAN TIMOTHYEvan Timothy was born on April 3, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. to Brandon Clay and his wife, Christina Eichenauer Clay. The couple's first son weighed six pounds, one ounce and was 18 1/2 inches long. 4/15







 

    2008 Colt Charles was born on April 18, 2014, to Jessica Swann Youngen and her husband, Thad.  Colt, their second child, was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.  Jessica can be reached at jesantwon@gmail.com.  7/14
    2010 Erika Clegg Rohrig and Joseph Rohrig '09 welcomed their first little boy Joseph Roen into the world on October 13, 2016.  10/16
    2011 Rory Jackson (Muskingum University Class of 2037) was born to Katrina Housley Riggle.  Rory joins a brother.  8/15
ARROW DEATHS 2004 Jennifer Campbell Kunze, September 25, 2015, Alberta, Canada.
She is survived by her parents Donald and Karen Campbell, husband Nick Kunze and brother Jason Campbell.  12/15

Jolene C. Craig
, November 21, 2014, Marietta, Ohio.  12/14
    2009 Christopher D. Perkins, June 5, 2016, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  6/16
    2011 Lily S. McKee, March 19, 2015, Washington, D.C.  3/15
    2012 Melody Shiere Dickey '12G, October 19, 2014, Tippecanoe, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Melody’s husband, Kris.  11/14
    2013 Donna McGrath, October 25, 2016, Somerset, Ohio.  10/16
    2014 Jeannie Kopko DeSanto '14G, July 10, 2016, New Albany, Ohio.  7/16
Faculty & Friends
UPDATES   Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Muskingum in 1997, received a Life-Time Achievement Tony Award on June 12. One of the nation’s most renowned Broadway composer-lyricists, Harnick was in residence at Muskingum in March 1997 and his visit culminated in a revue of his work (Harnick acted as master of ceremonies) with faculty and students performing from musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, A Wonderful Life, and Fiorello! He was awarded an honorary degree on May 11, 1997, at undergraduate commencement.  7/16
MARRIAGES   None
BIRTHS   Lily Catherine was born on April 16, 2015 to Head Men's Soccer Coach Chris Limle and his wife, Grace. Lily weighted seven pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long.  4/15

Lillian Rose was born on November 18, 2014 to Samantha Hannan and her husband, Patrick. Lillian was 19 ½ inches long and weighed six pounds nine ounces.  Samantha works in Physical Plant.  11/14
DEATHS   Charles W. Humes, November 1, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona.  11/16

Betty Miller
, October 15, 2016, New Concord, Ohio.
Betty was the Secretary to the Director of Student Affairs, a position she held for twenty-four years. Betty later worked five years as a part-time secretary in the Athletic Department. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Christina Miller '81, and is survived by her son, L. Brent Miller '83.

Read the full obituary here.  10/16

Dr. Raymond D Rataiczak
, October 14, 2016, Cumberland, Ohio.
Dr. Rataiczak was Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Science Division of Muskingum University. He led the development of four new academic programs – Engineering, Nursing, Information Systems, and the Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology (MISST), directed the MISST program, and chaired the Informatics Department. He also served as the University’s Chemical Hygiene Officer and as the Special Assistant to the President for Regional Technology Partnerships. He is survived by his children, Michael P. Rataiczak '97 and Heather Rataiczak Traver '94.

Read the full obituary here.  10/16

Esther Wilson Henning
, September 16, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.  9/16

Robert E. Fellers
died June 29, 2015, at the age of 88. He served Muskingum as a Trustee from 1987- 2005 and as an Emeritus Trustee from 2005-2015. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Bowling Green State University and was a World War II United States Navy Veteran.

Beginning in 1965, he owned and operated McDonald’s restaurant franchises in Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio for nearly three decades. He was dedicated to bettering his community and its surrounding area, and was a leader in many civic and service organizations. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for more than four decades and a champion of the Zanesville Museum of Art.

Mr. Fellers was preceded in death by his wife Leona. He is survived by his daughter Debbie Moore and his son Doug Fellers, both of Zanesville; six grandchildren: Angela Hammer, Nicole Moore, Ian Fellers and Ellie Fellers, all of Zanesville, Mac Fellers of Columbus and Zack Fellers of Odenton, Maryland; and three great-grandchildren: Jaiden, Myleigh and Weston Hammer. 8/16


Dr. Stacia Ann Straley
, June 27, 2016.
Dr. Straley was Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science.  8/16

Karen Neff Cowden
, July 10, 2016, New Concord, Ohio.
Karen was a former employee of the bookstore.  8/16

Dr. Carol McKay
, January 25, 2016, Brocton, New York.
Dr. McKay was a former member of the faculty.  3/16

Harry "Scoop" McKiahan,
August 25, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Scoop retired from Muskingum in 2002 after 20 years of service as a plumber.  He was also a volunteer with the New Concord Volunteer Fire Department.  He is survived by his wife Peggy. He is also survived by his daughter Gwyn McKirahan Griffiths '88 and two other children. 8/15

Robert E. Fellers
, June 29, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Mr. Fellers was a Muskingum University trustee emeritus.  6/15

Susan A. Bonath, June 19, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio. 
Susan retired from Muskingum in 2014, having served as an administrative assistant.  6/15

Dr. William J. Fisk '41, May 10, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Dr. Fisk was Professor Emeritus of History.  From 1946 to 1987, he served Muskingum as professor of history, dean and vice president, and in 1977 received Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest alumni honor.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Sprague Fisk '42; and their children, Elizabeth Fisk Bouyer '87 and John Fisk '89.  5/15 

Howard V. Evans, April 27, 2015, Naples, Florida.
Howard was a professor of history and academic dean at Muskingum. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, who was a professor of German at Muskingum. 4/15

Dr. David B. Watermulder, April 11, 2015, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. 
Dr. Watermulder is survived by his wife, Trustee Emeritus Ruth Gullyes Watermulder '44.  4/15

John S. Kuhn, February 28, 2015, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
John was visiting assistant professor of theatre at Muskingum and served for the past 11 years as artistic director of Actors’ Theatre of Columbus.  He had taught at other universities, including Ohio State and its branch campuses.  John is survived by his wife, actress Cate Blair-Wilhelm, one daughter and two sons. 3/15

Merrill Crandell, December 4, 2014, Memphis, Tennessee.
Merrill was a member of the mathematics faculty at Muskingum and was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn.  1/15

Dr. Javad Habibi, November 23, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Dr. Habibi was a professor of mathematics and chair of the Mathematics Department at Muskingum.  Among those surviving is his wife, Gity, and their children, Marjan Habibi '89 and Mark Habibi '93.  12/14

Timothy Taylor, November 6, 2014, Newark, Ohio. 
Timothy was a lecturer in Graduate and Continuing Studies.  11/14

Alice Gates, October 27, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Alice worked as an accounts payable clerk in Muskingum’s business office. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.  10/14

Carolyn Graves Crandell, August 27, 2014, Marietta, Ohio.
Carolyn was a member of the faculty at Muskingum.  Among those surviving is her husband, Merrill Crandell.  9/14

Wendell W. Litt, June 9, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Wendell is the father of Muskingum University Trustee and past Alumni Council President Gordon F. Litt '80, who survives.   Also surviving are Wendell’s wife, Bernice Finley Litt '55; daughter, Susan Litt Ballantine '82; son-in-law, Kenneth R. Ballantine '77 and two grandchildren, Abigail Ballantine Pardon '12 and Wade H. Litt '11.  Preceding him in death was a son, David W. Litt '78.  6/14

George H. Heilmeier, April 21, 2014, Plano, Texas.
George was an electrical engineer who in the 1960s helped invent the liquid crystal display (LCD) technology that is now used in telephones, watches, computer monitors and flat-screen televisions.  Among those surviving are his wife, Janet Faunce Heilmeier ’61, their daughter and three grandchildren.  5/14

Fred J. Sharkey, February 11, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Fred worked in Muskingum’s Physical Plant department.  Among his survivors is his wife, Kathy.  2/14

Roberta Smith, January 20, 2014, Jupiter, Florida. 
Roberta was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Arndt Poland '09.  2/14

Esther Harding Browning, January 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Esther retired from Aramark Food Service in 1999 after 38 years of service.  She was known to many students as “Grandma.”  1/14

Mary C. Jones, December 15, 2013.  1/14

Patricia Ann Ellertson, January 4, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Pat served Muskingum as director of public relations for 29 years, and also as a professor of speech and communication.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jud.  1/14