Class Notes

1950s

Marian Lewis ’50 moved to the Dallas, Texas area Nov. 30 to live with her son and daughter-in-law.

Barbara (Nelson) Haupt ’56 has moved to Lee’s Summit, Mo. to be closer to her granddaughters, Stephanie and Edina, daughters of the late Susan (Walz) Hardee ’83.

Margaret (Lang) Langmuir ’56 lives in Concord, Mass. with her husband, Bruce, where they are enjoying life on the scenic Sudbury River in historic Concord.

1960s

William Austin ’63 published a book about his experience with the San Blas Indians of Panama. It is titled “Coconuts for Hammocks.” The book was based on a wonderful experience he had 50 years ago as an intern. The internship was set up by the Union Churches of the Canal Zone while Rev. Austin was in seminary.

Ken Ventrella ’63 is retired from the City of Chicago and lives with his wife, Irene in Springfield, Ill.

Jim ’64 and Judy (Crigler) ’65 Hawkins have officially retired and moved to Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Thomas Mott ’65 is retired and lives in Grayslake, Ill. His wife of 52 years, Jackie, passed away from cancer in May, 2020.

1970s

Nancy (Stout) Terrell ’70 is retired and has moved with her husband, William, to Ft. Myers, Fla.

John Bush ’71 has retired as a newspaper editor and lives with his wife, Laurel, in St. Louis, Mo.

Christy (Thompsen) King ’75 is self-employed as a graphic designer for SmARTdesign Graphics. Christy lives in Roosevelt, Utah.

Jim Worrell ’76 retired after 53 years in radio and TV. He spent 30 years at KOKX FM in Keokuk as a news, sports and weatherman. He then worked for stations in Carthage, Havana, Macomb in Illinois and Carroll, Ames and Des Moines, Iowa. His wife passed away in 2017. They have two daughters, Nicole and Renee. Jim sings at weddings, funerals and karaoke and is a registered Illinois high school official in baseball, basketball, softball and football. He is currently president of the Quincy Golden K Kiwanis Club in Quincy, Ill.

Rev. John G. Williams ’77 retired from Federated Church in West Lafayette, Ind. after more than 40 years of service as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He started his service to the church at the age of 19 and held positions from camp counselor to senior minister in greater Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana and Washington. His wife of 42 years, Cherilyn (Worm) Williams ’80, remains in her communications position in the Office of General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. They have one son who resides in Washington.

Kent ‘78 and Peggy Clow have retired and moved to Prescott, Ariz. where they are looking forward to enjoying the hiking trails in the Prescott National Forest near their home and connecting with C-SC alumni in the area.

1980s

Randy ’84 and Kate Gray celebrated their 20th anniversary in October. In recent years they have visited Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. They continue to reside in Columbia, Mo., where they enjoy the arts, red wine and Mizzou sports.

Robert Culbert ’85 is the Treasury Management Division Sales Manager for U.S. Bank in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his wife, Lynne Paulsen ’86 live in Johnston, Iowa.

Dr. Richard Knittig ’87 and his wife, Dr. Sommer Knittig, have moved to Norfolk, Va., where he is Surgeon, U.S. Second Fleet for the United States Navy.

Ricky and Jeann (Menke) ’87 Morrison and family recently moved to Hannibal, Mo. Their youngest, Jacob, is a student at Culver-Stockton majoring in art education.

Darla (Raleigh) Gaus ’88 retired in June 2020 after teaching special education for 32 years. She continues part-time as a special education director at Canton R-V School District in Canton, Mo. where she resides with her husband, Wade. They have two children, Levi ’17 and Katelyn.

Trent Ball ’89 has been promoted to associate vice president for equity and access at Southeast Missouri State University. He was the assistant vice president for academic diversity and outreach. Ball joined the staff at the university in 2008.

1990s

Jeanne Kerr ’99 and her husband, Nicholas Ulmer and their family live in Pacific Grove, Calif. where Nicholas is stationed in the military. Jeanne is a stay-at-home parent.

2000s

Aaron Eisfelder ’01 lives in Jacksonville, Ill. with his wife, Misty, and their children, Jonest, Jadon, Joer, Evan, and William.

Patrick Keyser ’01 has been named Director of Marketing at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ill. Patrick and Karessa (Cooper) ’02 and their children Pierce and Grace have moved to Mount Vernon.

Jennifer (Arnold) Sousa ’04 and her husband, Brock, and children Mackenzie and Connor have moved to her childhood home in Quincy, Ill. Jenny works in EB Employee Benefits for TI Trust in Quincy, Ill.

Tim Fretwell ’05 received his doctorate of education in organizational change and leadership from the University of California. Tim and Patricia and their children Ashton and Maddison reside in Pebble Beach, Calif. Tim is the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Logistics) for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan.

Adam Gist ’06 is a truck driver for Williams Nationalease in Normal, Ill. Adam lives in Springfield, Ill.

Kelly Ratliff ’06 is assistant director of Strategic Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Arizona. Kelly resides in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Christopher Wolcott ’07 is the lead estimator/live event specialist for Electrical Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. Chris lives in Rigby, Idaho.

Rebecca Wood ’07 is the Director of Child Care Services for Memorial Health System-Memorial Child Care in Springfield, Ill. She resides in Riverton, Ill.

2010s

Joshua ’10 and Ashley (Trout) ’11 Seifert and their son, Remington, have moved to Galesburg, Ill. Josh is a professor of business and economics at Carl Sandburg College. Ashley is a project manager for FollowMyHealth Development for Allscripts.

Brian Richardson, Jr. ’11, was named as the Indianapolis Colts’ new Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Ethan Bragg ’13 is a Financial Aid Coordinator for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Ethan lives in Blue Springs, Mo.

Aiden Eilts ’13 is a registered client service representative for UMB Insurance. He lives in Prairie Village, Kans.

Cody Jankowski ’16 is the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV. Cody lives in nearby Morgantown, WV.

Katelyn Clickner ’17 graduated with a master’s of education in athletic and activities administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.

Lance Smith ’17 has joined the team at Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer in Topeka, Kans. Smith received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. He was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2020. He was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers and is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and Sam A. Crow Inns of Court.

Jose Soto ’17 has been named head coach of the Adrian College women’s volleyball team in Adrian, Mich.

Logan Steiner ’19 is an officer with the Canton Police Department. After graduation from Culver-Stockton, Logan graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Institute.