Condolences to...

Janet Burnett Huchingson in the death of her father, Gene Burnett, who died June 15.

Jim Riley in the death of his mother Pauline Ikenberry Riley.

Ingrid Vosper McCarroll in the death of her mother Loraine Gjording Vosper.

Linda Norris Kohlman in the death of her son, Bradley Kohlman, who died April 25, 2011. There will be a service in Lawrence, but that date hasn't been announced.

Jim Freeman in the death of his father, Glen E. Freeman Sr, who died Jan. 25, 2011.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her daughter-in-law, Teresa Martinez, who died Jan. 19, 2011.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her brother Trinidad Chavez who died Dec. 20, 2010.

Nancy Stone Adair in the death of her grandson Matthew Scout Adair of Topeka, Nov. 15, 2010.

Marty Evans Bragg in the death of her brother David Evans of Lawrence, Oct. 28, 2010.

Freida Kimbal Green in the death of her mother, Evelyn Kimball, Aug. 22, 2010, in Lawrence.

Jim (Bosze) Rainwater in the death of his father William Bosze June 24, 2010.

Jim Freeman in the death of his mother Margaret Freeman May 27, 2010.

Helen Chavez Martinez in the death of her brother Ralph Chavez May 16, 2010.

Rob Remple in the death of his father Henry D. Remple April 9, 2010.

Gary Cooper in the death of his brother Fred Cooper, Feb. 22, 2010, in Lawrence.

Steve Robb in the death of his mother, Martha Louise Robb, Feb. 20, 2010.

Barbara Ludvicek Penning in the death of her brother, Francis (class of 1957), who died Nov. 22, 2009 in Wichita.

Freida Kimball Green in the death of her son, Ryan “Quick” Green, Dec. 8, 2009, in Lawrence.

Connie Lipp Prichett in the death of her daughter, Deborah Prentice, who died Oct. 10, 2009.

Shirley Grammer Harris in the death of her husband, Milton, who died Sept. 22, 2009.

Condolences of spouses, siblings and children can be posted if notices are sent to

Class member addresses can be found in the 50th Reunion Book. If you need a copy of the book send an email to

50th Reunion Book Corrections

Joanne Okamoto Munger lives in Anchorage, Alaska not AK.
Steve Robb lives in Pittsburg not Pittsburgh.


Questions, suggestions or comments? Send an e-mail to




Birthday trip cancelled

Not enough people signed up for the trip so it has been cancelled. Please check back for new plans for our 70th birthday celebration.
— Steve Robb, Class of ‘59

Facebook for Class of '59

Sherri Millsap has just started a Facebook group for the class of '59. To join go to

Bits 'n Pieces

Many of you may remember Marilyn Chamney Lee's family home and dairy farm west of KU. Family members came together this past week (Oct. 10-15, 2010) for a reunion at the old dairy farmstead, which was acquired by the Kansas University Endowment in 1963. HERE for the LJW article and videos.

A look at LHS today: A video class at LHS made this "LHS Winter Court Lip Dub". Though the music may not be familiar this is a wonderful opportunity to see what the interior of LHS is like today. Only some scenes outside the windows look familiar. Go to

Bob Kimbrough: I will be getting the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine  "Dean's Faculty Service Award" at an award dinner this Thursday (May 13, 2010)in Lubbock.

Ida Johnson Jepperson:
I have a bit of news, I retire May 31st.  I cannot wait!

Elaine Hartzell Dittmer: We are leaving for North Carolina on May 13.  We’ll drive one car, with the two cats, and one is being shipped ahead.
We’re in Cary, NC., a town of about 140,000 along Raleigh’s southwestern edge, 15 minutes from Josh and Chrissy [son and daughter-in-law], who live in Raleigh.
We will join the Y in Cary, and John and Josh will find things to do in the new house, I’m sure. I’m looking forward to getting settled and spending time with the grandchildren. Hope I can keep up!

In Remembrance

* Bennie Stewart (Teacher)space

* Norman Daniel
* Bob Kimbrough
* Garnett Shook
* Charles Morris
* Alan Hardtarfer
Davis Leckron
* Judy Marsell Rider
* Lester Altenbrernd
* William E. Lassman (Teacher)
* Herbert Thoren
* Carol McMillin Hacker
* Charles "Charlie" Kassinger (Teacher)
* Ann Bee Edwinson
* Donna Collins Sinks
* Mary Margaret Maertens-Pearson
* Eugenia Holliday Mullin
Ray Reed
Before 2004
Elwin Carter
Harrell Conley
* Carolyn Eacock Darby
Carol Eagle Brown
Richey Evans
Mary Lou Growden
* Sharral Hargadine Andrews
* Larry Heeb
Shirley Higgins
* Leatrice Lewis Hamm
* Janet McFarland Comstock
* Alyce Metsker Larson
* Marvin Mumford
* Joan Myers Hollingshead
Vera Neal
Gene Noble
* Karen Ott Jackson
* Judy Pearson LaFollett
Jim Powell
Dale Robinson
Joe Romero
* David Rood
Julie Russell
* Charles Saunders
* Oakley Schweda
Connie Smith
Jeannie Stewart
Joe Transue
* Jeannie Wheeler Chambers
* Chris Whitenight
Jim Wingert

* Obituaries listed. If you have information about classmates who have passed away, please send information to

October plans for your calendar

sherriThe "LHS Gals Brunch Bunch" will gather at Marisco's (SE corner of 6th & Waukarusa) on the 2nd Tuesday (October 11) at 10 a.m.
The "LHS Gals Dinner Crew" will gather at Zen Zero (811 Mass) on Monday, October 24th at 5:30 p.m. We usually meet on the last Monday, but I know that you all will be wearing your costumes and going trick or treating that night. :-)
We had such a nice visit at Debbie Beene' s home this month. Thank you Debbie for having us; everything was lovely!
If any of you have a suggestion of where to meet, please let me know. I grab at any suggestion that is made because I enjoy being with you and our visits. With the coming of the holidays and bad weather, our gatherings will probably be more sparse and "iffy", so I hope you can join us now. All my best to you all! – Sherri

Ron Landon 1941-2010

landonWe've just been notified of the death of Ron Landon on June 2, 2010, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Landon of 45 years. One son and three daughters.

HERE for his obituary.



Marvin Hubbard 1941-2010

hubbard"It is with  much sadness to inform you of the death of our good friend and fellow 1959 classmate Marvin Hubbard.  For the past 3 days I have been emailing him at the email address that he provided me during the 50th reunion preparation but kept getting return responses.  I decided to call and ended up conversing with his wife.  According to her, Marvin died February 19th, 2010, from leukemia caused by bone cancer. " – Frank Martinez
You may send condolences to his wife, Linda and family at 12721 Sebring Road; Tampa, FL 33618.
 HERE for his obituary. Check page 15 in our reunion book to read what he wrote before our 50th reunion.

Leo Souders 1941-2011

soudersLeo Souders died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Osage Beach, Mo.  Services were held there, but internment was in the North Section of Oak Hill Cemetery July 19, 2011.  Note/cards to the family may be sent to the home PO Box 762; Osage Beach, MO 65065.



James O. Chaney 1941 - 2011

chaneyJames (Joe) Chaney died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Karen Hunt sent the following:
"I got a call telling me that Joe Chaney had died yesterday from a massive heart attack.  He had had a kidney transplant about 2 weeks ago and was out with his brother.  He got to feeling ill and they were in the KU Med Center elevator going to see a doctor when he collapsed and died."

Survivors include four brothers, a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Full obituary at

Photos from our 50th Reunion

Several classmates who attended the 50th Reunion are sharing their photos. It will take several days to get all the photos up on the Web site. I've decided to go ahead and post the photos without the captions (which I will add later).

Thanks to the following for sending their photos: Fred and Elodia Adamson, Janet Burnett Huchingson, Marilyn Chamney Lee, Alan and Janet Hardtarfer, John and Rosemary Hamilton Hines, Ida Johnson Jeppersen, Barbara Ludvicek Penning, Nancy Miller Reiling, Katy Wright Young and Kathy Harley (Mary Helen Dorsey Bashlor's sister).

If you have photos from the reunion that you would like to share on the Web site please send to Ruth Bramble Humphrey at

Thursday daytime photos

Thursday evening photos

Friday daytime photos

Friday evening photos

Saturday daytime photos

Saturday evening photos

Sunday photos

Additional photos from Paul Rogers

Official 50th Reunion Photos

The official reunion photos are available. Large-format photos to copy are available along with a key to identify who's who in the photos. HERE for the key to who's who and a link to larger photos.



Eighty-four classmates are shown in the above photos — too many for one photo!

Reunion Items made to order


Kay (Melva) Franz Hodge designed and constructed many items for the class of 1959 including photo albums, photo frames and caps. The items were such a success that she thought other classes might like items made for their reunions. She sends the following message:

Are you looking for a way to make your next reunion more memorable? Contact Kay Hodge for those special items with your graduation and reunion dates on them. You can select from many, many items for your graduates to pick from. Give me a call or send an email and see about making your next reunion special. — Kay Hodge , 851 E. 300 Rd., Overbrook, KS 66524, 785-748-0939,