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Class Notes

1940’s

Doris (Reed) Manning Bowman '49 lives in Leawood, Kans. with her husband, Lynn.  They enjoy traveling, but most of their social life is with their two sons and nine grandchildren.

1950’s

Marianna (Williamson) Stukenbroeker '50 lives in St. Louis, Mo.  Her husband, Don '50, passed away in August 2013.  He was retired from Boeing in the aeronautical division.

Ruth (Voirol) Foster '52 just published her first book, a children's Christmas story titled, Santa and Son-We-Deliver! She lives in Ballwin, Mo.

Michael Mills '53 is enjoying retirement from the USAF and teaching.  He travels extensively, enjoys his grandchildren and plays lots of golf.  Michael resides in Ormond Beach, Fla.

1960’s

Linda (Liggett) Wiges '65 retired from University of Northern Iowa and recently published a novel, Happy Dreams. Linda has a daughter, Heather, and a grandchild, Deklan, born Nov. 27, 2014. Linda and her husband, Lee, live in Traer, Iowa.

Tom '66 and Carolynn (Holst) '65 Carlson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July, 2015.  They are happy to be retired and live in Naperville, Ill.  Both of their children (Kevin and Melissa) live very close which allows them to spend time with their three beautiful grandchildren.

Robert '66 and Jennie '66 (Gerard) Moore live in Albuquerque, N.M., after retiring from ministry and teaching.  They divide their time between Albuquerque and Liberty, Mo.

William Pieper '66 came out of retirement in 2014 after retiring in 2000.  He taught Bio 101 for Carl Sandburg Junior College.  Bill and SuzAnn live in Monmouth, Ill.

1970’s

Kenneth Bentley '71 has retired and lives in Bloomington, Ill., with his wife, Mary.  They have one son, Jeromy.

Paul '71 and Christine Larsen are retired and have moved to Sarasota, Fl.

Linda (Mannigel) Schmitz '71 has retired from teaching. She lives with her husband, Dan, near Ewing, Mo. They have two children, Aaron and Angela.

Amanda (Erdmann) McNeill '74 is a self-published author of a novel, Lifesketches, available online as paperback or e-book.  Amanda lives with her husband, Rodney, in Prophetstown, Ill.

Larry Roeder '74 was recently installed as the chair for research at the Black History Committee in Loudoun County, Virginia. Larry first became seriously interested in Black History while attending Culver-Stockton.  He also recently assembled and edited a book, "Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies."  Larry lives with his wife, Nancy Watford, in South Riding, Va.

Lori (Bastian) Butler '78 retired after 35 years in education and is presently an education consultant for Pearson Education.  She lives in Valparaiso, Fla., with her husband, Ted.  She has two daughters, Alycia Dawn Graczyk and Brooke Christine Graczyk.


1980’s

Mike Llewellyn '88 and his wife, Janet, live in Quincy, Ill. with their daughters, Michaela and Kaitlin.  Mike is the director of guidance at Quincy Senior High School and also is high school and junior high volleyball coach for the Quincy Public Schools.

Larry Gooud '89 recently celebrated his tenth year as an agent for Landstar Transporation Logistics.  Larry resides in Springfield, Ill.

Cindy (Groeninger) Jordan '89 and her husband, John live in Springfield, Ill. where Cindy is a practicing Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Owner of Balancing Touch, Inc.   They have one cat, Kudu. They enjoy scuba diving (John is a PADI instructor and Cindy is a Dive Master for their local dive shop, Adventure Dive & Travel), rock climbing, CrossFit, camping and hiking, and trail running.  Cindy has completed two marathons.  Her email address is cindy@balancingtouch.net


1990’s

Dena (Morrow) Wilt '90 works at Macon Health Care Center as a social worker.  She lives with her family in Macon, Mo.

Marc DeFalco '92 lives in Las Vegas, Nev., where he works for Wynn Las Vegas.

Beth (Meyer) Hillestad '92 is a leadership coach at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.  She recently created two programs and received a $60,000 grant to implement to help foster the development of emerging leaders in healthcare.  The program has been extremely successful and a few who went through the program have already been promoted to management positions.  Beth and her husband, Jim, live in Eureka, Mo., with their children, Emily and Nicholas.  Beth and Jim recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

J. Diane (Wade) Long '90 lives with her husband, Andy, in New London, Mo.  Diane teaches at Hannibal Public Schools in Hannibal, Mo.

Christina (Jaycox) Gawedzinski '94 lives in Florissant, Mo., with her husband, Jeffrey.  She recently took a position with Linde Healthcare as a physical consultant and is now a fully licensed professional counselor.

Nicole (Schneider) Woolard '94 and her husband, Jacob, live in Granite City, Ill., where Nicole works for Gateway Classic Cars.

Jill Cameron Michel '95 moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where she joined the staff of Central Christian Church and her husband, Jim, joined the staff of Disciples Church Extension Fund.  They have two children, Cameron (9) and Teegan (6).

Brian Dorian '96 and his wife, Alexandra, welcomed a baby boy, Camden, on April 18.  Brian, Alexandra, and Camden live in Lynwood, Ill., where Brian has just completed his seventeenth year as a police officer.

Heather (Ellis) McNamee '98 was recognized by her employer, Peabody Energy, as a 2014 Leader in the Workplace, a program sponsored by YWCA Metro St. Louis, based on her leadership, contributions to the business and community involvement throughout the past year.


2000’s

Mark Barkhouse '02 and his wife, Tara, live in Hagerstown, Md. Mark works as a Broadcast Injest Operator for Discovery Communications in Sterling, Va.

Emily Cooper '03 received her Master in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music July 26, 2014. Emily is in her twelfth year of teaching and has been teaching for 10 years in the Tioga Elementary Shcool in Bensenville, Ill. She was married Aug. 2, 2014, to Andrew Allison. Emily and Andrew live in Villa Park, Ill.

Corey Johnson '07 is manager of environmental field operation for Union Pacific Railroad in Kansas City.  Corey lives in Belton, Mo.