Class Notes


Dottie (Farmer) Branson '45 and her husband, Gene, live in Rockledge, Fla. They enjoy keeping in touch with their six children, 15 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Marjorie (Niemeyer) Maxwell '48 enjoyed a cruise in September 2013 to Baltic Sea ports in Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Russia.

Dan Wheatcroft '48 retired as CEO/Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America in Kansas City, Mo.  He lives in Merriam, Kan.  Recently, a fountain was dedicated on campus for his late wife, Virginia Wheatcroft '46.

Dorothy (Lidecker) Hussey '49 lives in Glenview, Ill.  Her husband, Frank, passed away in 2010.  Her children are all fine and she has seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She loves living in a retirement condo.


Don '50 and Ellin Bausler reside in Santa Barbara, Calif. They have traveled worldwide.  Their five sons reside in Arkansas, Arizona, California and Germany.

Joyce (Bloom) Kessler '50 retired from State of Florida after 30 years as a social worker.  She chose Culver-Stockton College for her first two years of college because her mother and father graduated there in 1912.

Dorothy (Gerding) Harper '50 lives in Carmel, Ind., in the independent living unit. She has been married to her husband, Guy, for 62 years.

Ina Woodworth '37 attended the 2014 C-SC Music Tour concert at Central Christian Church.  She really enjoyed the experience and said the music was great!

Bruce '59 and Faith Swenson spent some great time this past winter in southwest Florida, including visits with Bill '59 and Marilyn (Acree) '60 Bryan, Pat (Curtis) Bormann '60, Dave Rosebraugh '60, John '60 and Shirley Peterson, Joe '60 and Barb (Lohse) '60 Charles, Norm Jones '59,  and Carolyn '66 and Ross Peter.  Come on down!

Ralph Swanson '59 only attended Culver-Stockton during his senior year, which he regrets.  He met his wife, Nancy Belz, at C-SC.


Harold Willmington '60 was named Alumnus of the Year at Moody Bible Institute in February 2014.  Dr. Willmington is the dean of Liberty University's Willmington School of the Bible. He is in his forty-second year of teaching, making him the longest-serving member of Liberty's faculty to-date. He is known around the world for his book, "Willmington's Guide to the Bible," and has also written 20 other books.

Billy '62 and Ann (Lowrey) '60 Brinser are retired and live in Trenton, Mo.

Bill '63 and Karen Austin have been married for 46 years and plan to go to Germany on a river cruise this summer.  Bill retired in 2006 as senior pastor of Virginia Beach Christian Church and works part-time as a psychotherapist and grief counselor. He serves on the State of Virginia appointed Human Rights Commission that oversees mental and health facilities. He also serves as a YMCA Board and several committees.  Karen retired as a kindergarten teacher and is now working with children who are behind in their studies. They have two sons, Todd '93, a school counselor, and Brian, a clinical social worker.

In 2013, Michael Green '64 traveled as an international air courier to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico.

Jeff Baymiller '64 is semi-retired and has a dog-walking business.  He lives with his wife, Lynn, in San Diego, Calif.  He has one son, Shawn.

Jack Ricci '65 and his wife, Angela, live in Martinez, Calif.

Thomas Mott '65 has retired from Warren Township High School.  He keeps busy substitute teaching and traveling with his wife, Jackie.  They live in Grayslake, Ill., and enjoy babysitting their seven grandchildren.

William Pieper '66 retired after 34 years of teaching high school biology in Monmouth, Ill.  William lives with his wife, SuzAnn, in Monmouth.  William is proud of the fact that all three of his sons are also members of Lambda Chi Alpha at their respective alma maters.

Don Wible '67 lives in Cat Spring, Texas with his wife, Ellen.  Don says it is his second time around in marriage because the first was practice. They live on a ranch in south Texas and enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking.  He is working his lands to bring them back like when the Bison used to roam these parts. Don wrote a book that was published last year, Little Buddy Goes to Scout Camp, just to keep his brain sharp, as he has been retired for a few years. He thinks if any of his professors who had him in their English class are still alive this will amaze them, as they graded him miserably.

James Potter '67 retired Dec. 31, 2013.  He enjoys being retired and plans to travel more in the future.  He lives with his wife, Ann, in South Elgin, Ill.

Vicki Hlavacek '68 retired in 2009 after a 40-year career as a flight attendant with American Airlines. She enjoys traveling all over the world and now does volunteer work with the elderly, sings in a music group and is an usher at Bass Hall. Vicki resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rick Thurlo '69 retired from 30 years of teaching. Since 2008, he has driven a bus part-time for the OATS public transportation service. Rick and his wife, Rose, live in Browning, Mo., where they continue to farm. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Kim Andereck '69, his wife, Brenda, and son, Jack, 14, live in Helotes, Texas.  Kim is vice president of Steak 'n Shake Operations, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert '69 and Rosalyn (Tarasi) '70 Mott reside in Geneva, Ill.  Roz recently retired from teaching and is enjoying her free time. Bob is employed by Vining Sparks LLP and is still working at the office in Chicago and from home.


Jim '70 and Karen (Hasse) '71 Strickler worked in their family business, Gent-l-kleen Products, Inc., for 40 years.  They sold the business and retired in 2013.  They reside in York, Penn.

Steven Church '70 is a senior agent for AFLAC in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Steve was the founding father and president of Beta Gamma Phi, which is now Alpha Tau Omega.

Patricia (Prucha) Weichle '70 fulfilled a lifelong dream by learning French and going to France.  She is still actively singing and producing/directing musicals.  She plans more travel in the future.

James Fox '71 lives in Williamson, N.Y., where he is retired after 33 years as supervisor of tax collection for the city of Rochester.  He also served as a baseball umpire (college and minor leagues--single A, double A, and triple A level) for 35 years. He has a daughter, Kristen, who coaches at the college-level and umpires. James bought a house on Lake Ontario where he enjoys swimming and relaxing.

John Tucci '71 is a principal at O'Banion Inspiration Academy in Garland, Texas.

James (Jay) Thornton '72 just finished his fifth year of teaching beginning Spanish at Augustana's Community University Program, held at St. Ambrose University.  Teaching Spanish reminds him of his student days in his Spanish classes taught by Miss Carol Jo Sandy and Dr. Raul Diaz-Carnot. Jay lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, Margo.

Steve Samiec '73 is getting ready to retire and finish raising his daughter, Miranda.  He also enjoys visiting his three grandchildren and is an avid disc golfer.  Steve lives in Powder Springs, Ga.

Eugene Dickens, Jr. '74 is a financial analyst for KGS, Inc. in the Financial Operations Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Ft. Belvoir, Va.  He resides in Mason Neck, Va.  He has a new grandchild, Emma Elizabeth (daughter, Laura), born on March 11, 2014.

Dr. Colvin L. Davis '74 has retired from teaching at Central Texas College, where he was named Dean Emeritus.  Colvin and his wife, Lorna, are in the process of moving from Texas to Las Vegas, Nev., after Lorna retires from Killeen Independent School District in Kiulleen, Texas.

Ben Martin '75, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and president of the Summit Theatre Group, was recently recognized during the Missouri Main Street Showcase in Jefferson City.

Bob Saville '75 is retired and lives in Parachute, Colo.  His wife of 45 years passed away last October after a lengthy battle with PBC.

Joel Anderson '77 was recently honored for 35 years of service with Sigma Aldrich where he is a production chemist.  Joel and his wife, Kathy Skelton, live in St. Louis, Mo.

Stewart '77 and Marcy (Allen) '77 North have retired and moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  They have three children and three grandchildren.

Doug '79 and Susie Maddox continue to live in Bettendorf, Iowa where he has recently been assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill.  He is the senior, Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) for the entire Command. In May 2014 he will have 35 years of federal service.


Jim Haney '81 and his wife, Angel, live in Winchester, Ill.  Jim is an administrator for Community Living Options, Inc. in Jacksonville, Ill.

Scot '83 and Terri (Clark) '82 Wade will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in May 2014.  Scot works as an electrical sales representative for French Gerleman and Teri is a deputy juvenile officer for the Tenth Circuit Juvenile Office.  They have two sons, Set Wade, who is employed with Mark Twain Behavioral Health and Shay Wade, a sophomore at Hannibal High School. They reside in Hannibal, Mo.

Todd '83 and Susan (Frazier) '81 Goderstad have moved to Apple Valley, Minn.  Todd is a general counsel attorney for Ames Construction in Burnsville, Minn.

Reginald Smith '84 was appointed by the Grand Rapids (MI) City Commission to sit on the Grand Rapids Planning Commission. Also, he was elected secretary of commission. In addition, he was elected president of the Back to God Ministries International board. It is the media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

Sherry (Main) Zaerr '85 and her husband, Randy, live in Payson, Ill.  She is a K-3 Physical Education teacher at Dewey School in Quincy, Ill. They have a grandson, Jakobi Jennings-Zaerr.  Their son, Sam, joined the Missouri National Guard Military Police and is also a corrections officer for the Missouri Department of Corrections where he is on the K-9 Dog Team, CERT team and an instructor.

Don Tolly '87 lives in St. Joseph, Mo.  After 24 years as a corporate employee, Don has opened his own insurance agency in St. Joseph, Mo. He has licenses in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Dr. John Dougherty '88 was recently named the Missouri Family Physician of the Year.


Terry Thompson '90 and his wife, Kathy, live in Olive Branch, Miss.  Terry is a quality engineer for Parker Hannifin Racor in Holly Springs, Miss.

Frank '91 and Beth (Weas) '90 live in Paloma, Ill.  Frank works as a substitute teacher in four school districts in West Central Illinois. Also, he works part-time at the Quincy Herald-Whig and Quincy Notre Dame High School. Beth works at the Quincy Herald-Whig.

Cherie (Tucker) Gifford '92 works as an ISS teacher and teacher's aide for the Hardin-Central C-2 School District in Hardin, Mo.  Her son, Garrett, is in 8th grade and was selected in 2012 to go with People to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales for 19 days. Her son, Hunter, in 6th grade was chosen in 20113 to go with People to People to Northwest Canada for 13 days. Her daughter, Cheyenne, is in 4th grade and is a cheerleader.

Tammy (Kuntz) Zerbonia '92 is a program specialist for Volusia County Schools in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she assists six area schools with special education issues.  Her son, Pake, is 18 and her daughter, Peyton, is 17. She lives in Port Orange, Fla.

Kris Kerry '92 and his wife, Cathy, live in Tucson, Ariz., where Kris is a talent buyer for Rialto Theatre.

Shawn Creney '94 and his family live in Clearwater, Fla., where Shawn is an operations review specialist for the Department of Children and Families Services.

Ann (Clark) Wireman '97 lives in Eagle River, Alaska, with her husband, Brian, and children, Kelli and Joseph.  She is a RN-clinical educator for Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Charlie Wooten '98 was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of The Tom Cochran Community Service Award. Charlie is a partner with the Hillsboro law firm, Roberts Wooten & Zimmer, LLC.

Amy (Medlock) Huffman '99 is a business teacher at Herculaneum High School and resides in Festus, Mo. with her family.  She has three children, Alec, age 11, Molly, age 10, Delaney, age 17 mos.  She completed her master's in education in 2009.


Jayvee and Amy (Ward) '01 Williams are parents of a son, Braxton Wayne Williams, born Jan. 11, 2014.  The Williams family lives in Westchester, Ill.

Mark Barkhouse '02 lives in Hagerstown, Md. with his wife, Tara, and step-son, Josh.  Mark is a broadcast injest operator for Discovery Communications (Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HUB Network etc.) in Sterling, Va.

Doug '04 and Sarah (Cotton) '05 Baker live in Imperial, Mo., with their daughter, Hadley.  Doug has recently been named Head Football Coach for the DeSoto Dragons, in DeSoto, Mo. and Sarah is a Communications Specialist for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Louis.

Captain Timothy Fretwell '05 is serving in the United States Marine Corp and lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the foreign area officer for southeast Asia in the U.S. Embassy.

Brooklyn (Braun) McCrorey '07 lives with her husband, Bobby, in Camdenton, Mo. with their children, Madisen, Caden, and Jaxson.  Brooklyn works as a community support specialist at Pathways Community Health Care working in Children's Case Management Program education children with mental disorders and how to cope with their current diagnosis and also assists parents with advanced child management techniques.

Susan Minor '10 lives in Louisiana, Mo. where she is the Vertex TIC Administrator for The Mercantile Bank of Louisiana, Mo.

Thomas Eugene Carter '12 is an estimator for Industrial Construction and Engineering in St. Peters, Mo. He lives in Bowling Green, Mo.

Angela (Barry) '12 and Ben Thompson '13 were married in June, 2013.  Alumni participating in their wedding were Patrick Parsons '11, Kyle McKenna '10, Adam Lee '11, and Elise Obert '12.  Angela is getting a master's degree and is a graduate assistant at Quincy University. Ben is a nurse in the Cardiac Cath department at Blessing.