Class Notes

Loraine Pitman resides in Indianapolis, Ind. Many of her family attended Culver-Stockton College including sons, Steve, Bob and Greg Pitman and nieces Jackie Pitman and Anna Lee Pitman Lipka and her husband, Jim.

Sara Reardon welcomed baby girl Nora Rose on Thursday, April 21st. Nora weighed 6lbs 1 oz and was 18.5 inches long.

Holly Andress-Martin, Associate Dean of Student Success at C-SC, and husband Mike welcomed a son, Nolan, on Sunday, April 24 at 6:25 p.m. He was 7lbs. 15 oz. and 19 ¼ inches long.


Evie Anderson ’39 has moved to an assisted living facility. She is looking forward to her 100th birthday in January 2017.


Doris Manning Bowman ’49 enrolled in C-SC 70 years ago.  Not only did she meet her husband, Tom Manning ’48, but many life-long friends at C-SC.  She recently moved to Lenexa, Kan. to be closer to her children and grandchildren.


Marita (Petzoldt) McClymonds ’56 is a retired faculty/former Chair of Music from the University of Virginia. She lost her husband Clarence within the past year.

Charles '56 and Colleen (Roegge) '56 Burlingame celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 26, 2015. They live in St. Joe Beach, Fla., and are the parents of four boys.

Gilbert Wojtal ’59 has moved to Arizona with his wife and has left Illinois for good.  He recently entered into the Senior Olympics in three different events.  Gilbert won gold in Pinochle and silver in water volleyball.  He is looking forward to 2017 with his wife and enjoying his time in Arizona.

Donald Bausler ’50 has moved from Santa Barbara, Calif. to Palm Desert, Calif.


Karen (Black) Dugas ’69 lost her husband due to a head injury he incurred through a fall on June 17, 2016.

Kim Andereck ’69 was appointed CEO of Praxis Wellness Centers in San Antonio, Texas on April 1st, 2016.

Patricia Ann (Casko) Farrell’66 recently lost her beloved brother James “Jim” Farrell ’63 on April 8, 2016.  She currently resides in Naperville, Ill.

Diana Jane (Weber) Berry ’65 retired from Fairfax County Public Library in 2009.  Since then, she has enjoyed traveling, learning new things, and exercising.  In 2013, she downsized to a condo, and now lives closer to her two daughters.

William (Bill) “Pope” Pieper ’66 has retired after teaching Biology 101 for the last 14 years at Carl Sandburg College. 

Michael J. Green ’64 is currently residing in Northbrook, Ill. He is the owner of Int’l Air Courier. He has two daughters, Katharine and Elizabeth, with his wife, Sandra.   

Pete ’67 and Shirley ’67 Collier are residing in Troy, Mo.

Donald Johanson ’68 currently resides with his wife Sara in Paige, Texas.

Tom Cornelius ’60 met his lovely wife, Ruth, at C-SC and was married to her for 48 years until her passing in 2007.  She was a "GEM" of a person. Tom is retired and lives in Janesville, Wis.

Dr. Wayne McGinnis '66 was recently honored for 40 years of service at Henderson State University as a professor of English. He lives in Arkadelphia, Ark., with his wife, Sara.

Peter Zakos ’67 is a 30 year retired teamster. He lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Joyce Martello ’68 has retired and is living in Tinley Park, Ill. Joyce took a medical leave of absence from her position of CEO of the Colorado Chiropractic Association in 2011 due to AML. She received a bone marrow transplant in Sept. 2011 and is doing well. She relocated from Colorado to Illinois in July 2014.

Bev (Reeves) ’69 and Norb Twillman have four grandchildren; their daughter is due any day with a little boy! They are still enjoying life’s beauty living in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, right on Lake Coeur d’ Alene in the Bitterroot Mountains.  They traveled to Europe this fall for some extensive immersion into old Europe. She works as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children taken into custody, as their voice before the court. She has been doing this for eight years and loves helping the children.

Karen (Lane) Bane ’62 has returned to Virginia after only one year of retirement in Tennessee. Karen and her husband Warren have become innkeepers at Braehead Manor B & B, a historic Manor Home (circa 1859, restored in 2008) situated on 26 acres within the bounds of the Fredericksburg National Battlefield.  

Lee Plank '63 and his wife Linda (Anderson) Plank '62 will celebrate 55 years of marriage on June 15. Lee sold his business in 2001 and they have enjoyed 14 years of retirement. The couple has three children, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. The Planks reside in Florissant, Mo.

Tom Mott '65 has retired. He lives with his wife, Jackie, in a new location in Grayslake, Ill.


Kathryn Gibson ’75 works as the HR/Office Manager since June 2014 at Eriksson Technologies, Inc. (Structural Engineering Company) in Temple Terrace, Fla.

Tim Busch ’79 has moved to Choctaw, Miss., to work at the Choctaw Tribal Schools as a Dyslexia Therapist.

Jack Kanne ’71 continues to serve on the C-SC Board of Trustees. Jack recently moved from Palm Springs, CA. to Nashville, Tenn., in 2015.

Jo Ann (Church) Conrad ’76 currently is residing in The Villages, Florida.

Carol (Martin) ’71 married Larry Collins on April 9, 2016. She retired from work in September 2015 and is currently residing in Lake Barrington, Ill.

Linda (Wolfe) Becker ’71 and her husband are heading to Colorado for an extended mountain adventure. They sold their house and plan to rent a place in the Woodland Park area. They have bought a camper to explore the national Parks and will head westward in early June.

George Forest ’75 was recognized as one of the 2015 Top Ten African American Males by Parity Inc.  George is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force having served more than 40 years.  Upon his retirement he worked as a Senior Acquisition Manager for Serco-North America for over eight years.  George is now a full-time volunteer for various groups in his community.

Jim Worrell ’76 retired in 2013 after 42 years in the radio and T.V. business.  Jim spent 21 years at KOKX, which started as a small business and grew.  He was a news and sports information director.  He also worked in Elkhurt, Ind. in radio and provided the weather on channel 10’s sister station.  He has also worked in Havanna, Ill.; Macomb, Ill; Ames, Iowa (providing the play by play for Iowa State); and Carrollton, Iowa.  He is currently living in Hamilton, Ill.

Joe Briscoe ’71 was inducted on Saturday, March 19 into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame for fast pitch softball. 

Amanda Ramsay McNeill ’74 is currently working on Link, the third book in the Haven Trilogy. The first two books, Oracle and Infinite Chain were published in July 2015. They are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or as a POD paperback from Create Space. She offers two programs: Write Now! To help anyone wanting to write a novel and Pub Crawl which discusses the long trail to publishing.

Ellyn (Schleiffarth) Bennett ’74 retired on Dec. 21, 2015 after a 40-year career with the Girl Scouts. Ellyn served the Girl Scouts, in numerous positions, and through three Girl Scout Councils: Dogwood Trails (Springfield, Mo.), Mount Magazine (Fort Smith, Ark.) and Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas (Fayetteville, Ark.)

Carol (Martin) Borelli ’71 is getting married on April 9, 2016 and will become Carol (Martin) Collins.

Larry Roeder, Jr. ’74 retired as a diplomat in 2005, and became the Director for the United Nations Affairs at WSPA, a British non-profit. After 2009, he became a consultant on foreign affairs, information management and disaster management, which he still does, at one point advising the President of Somaliland on sustainable development. He has authored two textbooks on techniques of Diplomacy and edited or co-authored many more, as well as a novel in partnership with Professor Richard Holmes. He is an artist and is currently the Chair for Research on the Black History Committee of the Friends of the Balch Library in Leesburg, Va. Larry is heavily involved in politics and was recently elected Chair of the Democratic Party for the Dulles District of Loudoun County, Virginia. He has been riding camels since he was seven years old, enjoys rafting on the Mississippi River, and was the President of the C-SC Veteran’s Club.

Kathryn (Prosch) Gibson ’75 currently is residing in Temple Terrace, Fla. She is a senior office manager at Eriksson Technologies.

Robert ’75 and Jil Johnson have three children and four grandchildren. They recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Bob is working for Century 21 as a licensed real estate broker.   

Patricia Lynch ’72 and John Rancourt are residing in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Rachel Gieschen ’74 has moved back to Wilmington, N.C. from Raleigh, N.C. She enjoys volunteering on the NCDOT/Amtrak Piedmont train which runs between Raleigh, N.C. to Charlotte, N.C.  She has been doing this for over five years and says it is the best volunteer job anyone could ask for.  

Gary DeClue ’74 of Quincy, Ill., was named Faculty Emeritus at John Wood Community College in Quincy upon his retirement in June 2015. DeClue is an experienced actor and has received national recognition for performing the role of Senator Stephen A. Douglas in the C-Span production of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.  He has played music professionally for several years and is currently a member of Quincy’s legendary jazz group Ben Bumbry and the Messengers.  

Warren '76 and Enid (Johnson) Martin '78 were married Sept. 21, 2014. They reside in Versailles, Ill.

Douglas Finney '75 and his wife, Margaret, live in French Lick, Ind., where he is directing pastor of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and associate district superintendent of the South District of the Indiana Conference of UMC.

Earmon Colton Wilcher Jr. '74 retired after 30 years of teaching music overseas in Germany. His wife, Marquita (Hill)

Wilcher '73, retired after 23 years of teaching. They will be living in Omaha, Neb.

Mike ’75 and Mary Ann (Muffler) ’74 Schmook are retiring. Mary Ann worked with DuPont as an occupational health regulatory specialist for 26 years and Mike has completed 37 years with Cecil County Public Schools, most recently as the Director of Strategic Planning. They currently reside in Elkton, Md.

William (Bill) Brown '73 and his wife, Margaret, live in Lake St. Louis, Mo. For over 25 years, Bill has owned Psychological Services, a private behavioral health practice located in O'Fallon, Mo. Bill and Margaret have four children and 11 grandchildren.

Dr. Wayne Byrnes '72 and his wife, Linda, live in Pepperell, Mass.  Wayne retired in December 2013, on total disability due to increasing cognitive impairment due to a hemorrhagic stroke from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm in Aug. 1999.

Donald Rhodes ’75 has retired and is living the good life in Arizona.

Buena (Brown) House ’75 from Bonne Terre, Mo. has retired from her career in music education to relax with her husband Donald.

Mary Oatman '79 retired from a career in art education in 2008. Since that time, she has been active in the League of Women Voters, AAUW, P.E.O., substitute teaching, gardening, reading, painting and international travel. In 2014 and 2015, she traveled with a group of watercolorists to Spain and Mexico, respectively. She currently resides in Quincy, Ill., with her husband, Dr. C. Patrick Hotle, C-SC professor of history, and on most Saturdays, she gathers for breakfast with some "Ol' Chi-Os from Canton, Mo."

Janice (Kern) Koleszar '70 is retired as a high school and college librarian. She lives with her husband, Jay, in Warren, R.I. They realized their sons' schedules prevented them from visits home together so Jan and Jay downsized and moved to Rhode Island in December 2014. They like being closer to the water and the activities they enjoy with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. They continue to enjoy traveling by land and sea (flying only when absolutely necessary) to see family and friends.

Richard Rogers '78 retired from Boeing Company and has instructed at NCAT of Wichita Area Technical College since 2008. Richard and his wife, Kathy, live in Wichita, Kan. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and three foster children. Their youngest child and the foster children live at home.


Kurt Sangmeister ’84 retired from the State of Illinois after over 30 years, the last 21 as Court Administrator of the 12th Judicial Circuit on May 31, 2016. He and his wife (Gina) are relocating to Venice, Fla. Their new address is 200 San Lino Circle #233, Venice, Fl. 34292.

Dr. James ’83 and Brenda (Wilkey) ’84 Masters reside in Monroe City, Mo.  James is retiring from public school service after serving thirty-one years (12 years as a classroom teacher, 7 years as a middle school principal, 12 years as superintendent). He spent the last eight years as superintendent in the Monroe City R-1 School District in Monroe City, Mo.  In July (2016), he will assume duties with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the Director in the Office of Educator Quality.  Primary responsibilities will include facilitating the development and implementation of a statewide leadership development program and educator evaluation. Brenda retired from full-time teaching in 2013, but continues to teach part-time in the MCR-1 reading intervention program.  Their oldest son, Jacob, lives in Patagonia, Ariz. And is looking to pursue a Master’s Degree.  Daughter, Meredith, will be a freshman at C-SC this fall (2016).

Don Tolly ’87 has worked for American Family Insurance for the last 26 years.  He is an insurance advisor in Saint Joseph, Mo. Don does business and has licenses in Mo., Iowa, Kan., Neb., and Wis.

Amy (Luff) Petry ’89 currently resides in Independence, Mo. and works at Intimate Designs and Swimsations.

Laura Zimmer ’83 recently accepted a position at the Hook Center for Educational Renewal at the University of Missouri-Columbia in July 2015. She is a pre-employment transition specialist for Warren and St. Charles counties in Missouri. She has three boys: Jacob, Jeremiah, and Josiah.  

Larry Gooud ’89 is residing in Springfield, Ill. and continues to be the general manager of Tower Hill Express, Crop.
Donna (Williams) Slusher ’82 is currently a Special Education teacher at Lexington R-V School. She resides in Lexington, Mo.

Lori Wagner ’88 of Springfield, Ill. celebrated a 10 year anniversary with Kerber, Eck, & Braeckel CPA Firm.

Dr. John Dougherty ’88 accepted a position as the Dean of the Medical School at Touro University in Nevada. John and his family are currently residing in Henderson, Nev.

Mark Nielsen ’85 is living in Sioux City, Iowa. with his wife Barbara. They have two children Dalton (25) and Austin (23). He is the Human Resources Director of Telco Triad Community Credit Union.

Gary Gullion ’86 is residing in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Rob Porter '89 and his wife, Stacy, and daughters, Abby and Lily, live in O'Fallon, Mo. Rob has worked for 23 years as a probation and parole officer with the State of Missouri. He spends time coaching his daughter's basketball and volleyball teams.

Susan (Reem) Schlatter ’80 retired from Carthage Elementary School district in June 2015. She has taught full-time for 35 years, the last 32 years of which were in first grade. She currently resides in rural Hamilton, Ill., with her husband Joel.  

Barb (Dodd) Perkins ’85 is working in Logistics at Nordstrom in Des Peres, Mo. She currently resides in Ballwin, Mo.
Ann (Schneider) Wilson '86 went on a family trip to Germany and Switzerland this past summer. The Wilsons (Michael ’85, Ann ’86, Leslie ’19 and son Taylor) met up with Missy (Walker) Mitchell’s ’84 family in Rothenberg, Germany.

Debbie (Munoz) Riddle '87 continues to substitute teach for three school districts. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Greenville, Ill. Their daughter is a freshman at Spring Arbor University. Their son is a junior in high school. Debbie enjoys volunteering at her son's school and at church.

Donna (Williams) Slusher ’82 is currently a Special Education teacher at Lexington R-V School. She resides in Lexington, Mo.


Elizabeth Hanneken ’96 children Noelle, Bridgette and Ryan Hanneken are ages 12, 10 and 8 respectively. Her husband is an engineer for a utilities company and she returned to the principal role in the Fall of 2014. They live in Villa Ridge, Mo.

Lisa (Kult) ’93 and Jimmy ’92 Wright have five beautiful children Michaela, Amber, Laura, Samantha, and Jani. Lisa’s firm, Lisa C. Wright, CPA, LLC has moved to Cherry Hill, 2001 Corona Dr. Ste. 309, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Lynn (Widule) Edgar ’97 is working as a functional analyst for MilliporeSigma in St. Louis, Mo.

Jamie (Herndon) Robertson ’99 is working as a 2nd grade teacher at Centralia R-VI School District.

Seth ’98 & Stephanie (Weiss) ’98 Niemeier reside in Harrisburg, Mo.  They have three children Kyle, Tyler, and Aaron. Seth is currently working for State Farm and Stephanie is working for the University of Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Rachel Eisfelder ’99 currently resides in Grandview, Mo.  She works as the program coordinator of the OTA Program at National American University in the Kansas City Metro.  She is currently the president-elect for the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association.

Danice Bollman ’92 is the treasurer of Bollman’s Pool & Spa Company in Springfield, Ill. 

Sue (Kaltefleiter) ’90 and Shaun ’90 Carey currently reside in Quincy, Ill. Shaun is a teacher at St. Francis School and Sue is working at Archer Daniel Midland.  

Lori (Venvertloh) Walbring ’97 joined the Titan International Inc’s Corporate Office in the Finance Department as a senior financial analyst in October 2015.

Nancy Bleam ’94 is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Technician at Boston Children’s Hospital. She currently resides in Hull, Mass.

Jason ’97 and Dana (Schutte) ’99 Reynolds are living in Ashland, Mo.

Patricia Johnson ’98 resides in Cicero, Ill. She is currently employed as a Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst with Devry Education Group.  

Jamie Ross '93 is an ortho trauma/CMF hybrid sales consultant for DePuy Synthes Trauma, a company of Johnson & Johnson. Jamie and Dawn (Debro) '91 live in Centralia, Mo., with their son, Logan, and daughter, Kailin. Dawn is now staying at home enjoying her family and taking care of her parents in St. Louis, Mo.

Brian Dorian '96 and his wife, Alexandra, celebrated their son Camden's first birthday in April. Brian has been a police officer in Chicago's south suburbs for 17 years. He and his family live in Cedar Lake, Ind.

Damon Morrison '98 is the president of Pinnacle Bank in Marshalltown, Iowa. He lives in State Center, Iowa, with his wife, Heather, and children Emily, Kaitlyn and Brian.

Dani Leigh Van Buskirk ’98 and Christopher Crossley ’97 will be celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary on May 16th, 2016. Dani will mark 10 years of service with the Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders on Dec. 5th, 2015. In May 2015, Dani was presented with the Direct Support Professional of the Year Award by Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County- eitas. They currently reside in Independence, Mo.

Michelle (Moore) Wade ’95 currently resides in Linn, Mo. She is a counselor with the Disability Determination Services in Jefferson City, Mo.

Tony ’93 & Christine ’93 Johnson have been married 21 years and lived Naperville, Ill. (2x's), Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga. and now back to Illinois. They have a 15-year old daughter, Stephanie Johnson. Their company Midwest Salt was named to Inc. Magazine's 2015 list of fastest growing companies. They ranked #298 and had a spotlight article written about the business. This is Tony’s second time as a CFO on the Inc. 500 list.

Mario DePasquale ’96 was promoted to the Chief of Police for the McCook Illinois Police Department in August 2013 and still serves in that capacity today. He currently lives in Lemont, Ill. with his wife, Jennifer and their two children, Dominic and Marissa.

Tonya (Adams) Teasley '96 lives in Bowling Green, Mo., with her husband, Bennie, and children, Teagan and Payton.  Her husband farms and they own and operate Prairie's Edge Garden Center in Bowling Green, Mo.

Angela (Happel-Wood) Dingess '97 lives with her family in Salem, Mo. After 14 years of teaching at the elementary level, she took the plunge three years ago and switched to an elementary/middle school art teacher. She says, "The switch has been such a joy to me!" Her youngest son is a sophomore in high school and the other two have graduated.

LeGita Scott-Williams '91 is a senior human resources consultant for Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She is responsible for providing strategic and responsive human resources consulting services to campus departments and divisions in the area of employee relations, performance management and organizational development & effectiveness.


Jeff ’02 & Renee (Schroeder) ’02 Rogles welcomed son Bennett James Rogles into their family on July 28, 2016.

Percy ’04 and Tamika Thomas welcomed baby girl Cydnee Angel Thomas into the family on July 18th, 2016.

Jackie ’02 Ginther and Jeremy Fettig ’03 recently welcomed their fourth child, Mila Jane Fettig, into the world on June 25, 2016. Siblings Quinn, Logan and Dylan were excited to have their sister join them.

Laurie DeLaney '01 is in the beginning of her second year as a Predoctoral Fellow in Rehabilitation and Participation Science at Washington University School of Medicine program in occupational Therapy. She is studying the preclinical disability in the preclinical stages of Alzheimer disease.

Holly (Reiter) ’07 and Tony ’06 Luetkenhaus are currently living in Stillwater, Okla. Holly recently started a new position as the First Year Experience Librarian at Oklahoma State University in July 2016. Tony started a new position as Technical Director and Professor of Theater at Northern Oklahoma College.

Brett ’02 & Cayla Keyes reside in Springfield, Ill.  Brett is currently a Commercial Loan Officer for Havana National Bank located in Virginia, Ill.  Brett and his wife have three children, Jordan 15, Brayden 11, and Greyson who just turned 3.  They live on the west side of Springfield and their children attend Pleasant Plains Schools.  The kids are very active in athletics and other activities.  Cayla was elected to the school board last April.   

Matthew Rathbun ’08 lives with spouse Elena in Tacoma, Wash. He is a psych nurse at the Greater lakes Mental Health facility.

Coy ’09 and Alysa (Platt) ’09 Bainter welcomed a baby girl into the world on April 11, 2016.

Matthew ’06 and Casie (Blackburn) ’06 Bainbridge welcomed a son, Thomas Carl Bainbridge into the world on April 13, 2016.

Adam ’08 and Sara (Bainbridge) ’07 Moss welcomed a little girl, Hannah Josephine Moss, on May 27, 2016 into their family.

Jean (Hechler) ’03 and Devin Conkright welcomed a daughter into their family on April 24, 2016.

Mallory (Beard) ’06 and Jeremy Davidsmeyer welcomed a baby boy into their family on May 25, 2016.

Kali and Chris ’08 Powell welcomed a baby boy into the world on May 21, 2016 at 6:39 a.m.

Jon ’05 and Rebecca Hart welcomed a baby boy, Turner Jonathan Hart on June 17th, 2016 to their family.

Amber (Holthaus) ’05 & Brian Hendrian welcomed daughter Clara Doris on June 17, 2016 at 6 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 inches.

Nicole (Herrington) ’09 & Patrick ’11 Parsons are currently residing in Chicago, Ill.

Jillian Brown ’06 is currently residing in Peoria, Ill. with her four children Nora, Penelope, Margaret, and Frances.

Chelsea (Taylor) Carleton ’07 is currently residing in Columbia, Mo.

Kelli (VanDeventer) Higgins ’02 and Chris Higgins ’01 live in Greenwood, Ind. with their 2 daughters, Michaela and Melanie. Chris works at the Christian Church Disciples of Christ Center as the Director of Digital Media and General Assembly Production. Kelli works at the Autism Society of Indiana as the Community Outreach Ally.

Jessica Jones ’04 is currently residing in Washington, D.C. and is the Grassroots Advocacy Manager for the League of Women Voters.

Traci (Syring) Eppes ’04 is the owner of four commercial print companies that are located in: Loves Park, Ill., Rockford, Ill., and Elgin, Ill. She has a son, Jayce (16) and been married for 21 years.

BJ ’02 & Lisa (Noard) ’06 Berhorst have added three blessings to their family. BJ & Lisa adopted two children Abel & Tedrow recently.  They also welcomed a new baby boy to the family, Kinnik Thad, on March 2, 2016.  Kinnik weighed 10 lbs. and 5.5 ounces.  

Rebecca “Becky” (Wood) ’07 and Adam ’06 Gist welcomed a baby girl into their family on October 8, 2015 named, Avery Arlene Gist.  Becky works at memorial Child Care as an Early Childhood Supervisor in Springfield, Ill.

Katie (Gremaud) ’08 & Caleb Hedrick have added two children to their family.  Brandon Alexander Hedrick was born on September 25, 2011 and Tyler Benjamin Hedrick was born on March 8, 2014.

Brandy (Tharp) ’04 & Joseph Decker welcomed their son, JJ, into the world on April 18.

Justin ’02 & Deanna (Venvertloh) ’01 Twaddle added a son to their family on April 5, 2016.  They named him Isaac John Robert Twaddle.  He weighed 8 lbs. and 6 ounces.

Scotty ’07 & Michelle “Shellie” (Massey) ’07 Wolfskill recently added daughter Peyton Marie Wolfskill to their family on March 28, 2016.  

Chrissie (Ballard) ’04 & Andy Messina added a daughter, Kacie Paige Messina, to their family on Feb. 25, 2016.  Kacie’s brother Kaden was excited to welcome a new sibling.

Anne (Murray) Hedeman ’03 currently resides in Lockwood, Mo.

Jennifer (Ransdell) ’08 and Aaron Fults ’07 have two children Valerie and Andrea. They currently reside in Lake Ozark, Mo.

Tiffany (Stanek) ’03 and Jacob ’03 Brewer have two boys Preston (8) and Byson (4). Jake works at Peoples Bank in Canton as a loan officer and Tiffany is a professional school counselor at Clark County R-1 School District. They recently relocated to Canton, Mo. and bought a new home.

Dr. Rodney ’05 & Jessica (Schriner) ’05 Donahue are residing in Amarillo, Tx. Rodney is the program coordinator and technical director for the Drama department at Clarendon College and Jessica is a homemaker. They have one child,
Rachel Madelynne, born November 16, 2012.

Cristin Wiggins ’02 is currently residing in Dubuque, Iowa.

Justin Travis ’03 is residing in Phillipsburg, Mo. and is employed as a driver sales representative with Xpo Logistics.  

Michelle Staples ’09 is currently residing in O’Fallon, Mo.

Dustin Little '07 was married to Alexa Michelle Sprick April 11, 2015. Dustin and Alexa live in Park City, Kan.

Brian Gagnon '04 and his wife, Erin, live in Osage Beach, Mo., with their daughter, Elaina. Brian is an assistant vice president for Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks.

Sara (Licari) ’08 and Adam ’10 Enloe gave birth to Marcella Marie Enloe on July 28, 2015.

Sara (Ellis) ’03 and Jamie Hooker recently expanded their family with the addition of their daughter, Faith Cheyenne who was born on July 12, 2015.  She was welcomed home by her brothers Jack 8 and Reese 4. Sara works for Mid America Transplant and was recently promoted to onsite donation coordinator at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  

Jamie (Kenzler) Kerr '07 is married to Justin L. Kerr and currently resides in Bowling Green, Mo.

Kristi (Thurman) Meeks ’02 was awarded the “Teach of the Year” in 2014 for her accomplishments in the classroom.  

Samantha (Zaiser) ’09 and Jarrett Leverton celebrated the birth of their son, Owen Theodore Leverton, on September 16, 2015. Samantha works at OSF St. Francis Hospital. The family resides in Washington, Ill.

Chelsea (Taylor) Carleton ’07 married Brian Carleton in June 2015. They currently reside in Columbia, Mo. Chelsea is a human resource specialist at the University of Missouri.  

Melissa Rhea ’07 is currently the program manager of First Resources in Keokuk, Iowa. She has a 17-year old son Ethan Rhea.

Jennifer (Kenzler) Kerr ’07 currently resides in Bowling Green, Mo.

Nathan and Catherine (Hoeffken) Burkart '06 welcomed their baby girl, Vivyanne Jane Burkart, Aug. 26, 2015. She was 8lbs. and 20 inches.

Jessie (Lansing) '03 and Joe '04 Gray welcome their baby girl Mia Marie Gray on July 3, 2015 at 7:26 a.m. Mia weighed 8lbs and is doing wonderful.

Kory ’07 and Genevieve Buys welcomed their son Kristian Dominick Buys on July 29 2015 at 9:03 p.m.

Lindsay (Loos) ’05 and Roy Spaulding ’05 welcomed their son Evan Spaulding in November of 2014.

Jason '03 & Kayla '12 (Pickel) Richmond celebrated their marriage on March 7, 2015.


Kristy (Obert) ’13 married Cory Stegeman ’13 on June 4, 2016.

Matthew McVey '14 and Kaitlin Sparrow '15 are recently engaged and are currently residing in Peoria, Ill., with their dog Jersie. The couple plans to get married July 2017.

Monica (Wilson) ’12 and Jacob Burge gave birth to Zuko Crain Burge on July 15, 2015. Zuko is now one year old.  

Flossie Ellyson ’14 recently got engaged in December of 2015 and accepted a job as a Consulting Analyst at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

Lauren (Dent) ’11 and Adam ’10 Klingele have a son Chase Anthony Klingele who was born on January 19, 2014.

Michael ’10 and Taylor Schwarzer welcomed baby boy, Tyson, on July 15th, 2016 to their family.

Ethan Bragg ’13 currently resides in Blue Springs, Mm. He is a financial aid specialist at William Jewell College.

Jeffrey ’13 and Laney (Henry) ’14 DeGraw gave birth to a daughter, Aryanna on April 20, 2016. They currently reside in Bismarck, N.D.

On July 16, 2016, Paul Bengel '12 married Amber Kinney in front of family and friends.

Ethan ’13 and Mary Kate Stewart welcomed son Cameron James Barkley Stewart on April 6, 2016 into their family.

Lance ’11 and Lauren (Tallman) ’13 Smith welcomed Theodore Alvin Tallman Smith into the world on May 7, 2016.

Luke ’12 and Audrey (Redmon) ’11 Barton welcomed son Grayson Luke Barton into their family on May 3, 2016. He was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 19.5 inches. They currently reside in Canton, MO.

Travis ’10 and Chasitie (Hall) ’11 Twaddle welcomed a baby girl into the world on May 10, 2016.

Kelsey ’12 and Steven Icenogle welcomed a daughter to their family on 5/31/2016.

Derek ’10 and Melissa Harris welcomed son, Grayson Jon Harris, into their family on May 26, 2016. He was 7lbs. 9oz. and 20.5 inches.

Jared Howard ’12 was promoted in June 2016 to Accountant and IT Administrator at the Bank of Monticello.

Danielle (Wilson) ’11 and Josh Hedges welcomed a baby girl June 30, 2016. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 18 inches long.

Morgan Wilson ’16 & Mason DeMott ’14 moved to Ionia, Michigan and our celebrating their recent engagement.

Kaitlin Sparrow ’15 is currently residing in Peoria, Ill.

Gonzalo ’12 & Katie (JohnsonMartin) ’12 Hernandez recently purchased their first home in Waukee, Iowa.  They met at Culver-Stockton College and while attending school they were married in May of 2014.

Jordan ’08 & Josey (Wort) ’10 Harris welcomed twin daughters, Laney & Quinn on April 4, 2016.  

Jordan ’06 & Alissa (Flynn) ’07 Stults welcomed their new daughter on April 5, 2016.

Dallas Henderson ’13 recently was promoted to brand marketing coordinator at Grey Eagle Distributors in St. Louis, Mo. She has been working there since May 2014. Dallas got married on October 2, 2015 to Cole Henderson on Main Street at the Old Stone Chapel in St. Charles, Mo.

Stephanie (Espino) Kelly ’12 recently got married on June 6, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. at the Jewel Box in Forrest Park to Sean Kelly of St. Louis, Mo.

Ellie (Shoemyer) Lugena ’11 and her husband Houston recently gave birth to a son, John Bradlee Lugena on August 26, 2015.

Brandon Gehle ’15 will be permanently moving to Kansas City in May 2016. He is currently working for Edward Jones.  
Jose Mejias ’15 is residing in Olathe, Kan. and is a transfer admissions counselor for William Woods University. Jose Mejias recently married Jenny Ware ’17 on January 26, 2016.

Megan Land ’14 has been accepted into the Peacecorps and on Feb. 8th left for a 27 month tour in Zambia, Africa.  She will be part of the Rural Aquaculture Program.

Kimberly Armstrong '13 is an accountant at the Boeing Company in St. Louis where she resides.

William Ryan '11 was approved for ordination in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) May 23, 2015, at the First

Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa.  He is engaged to Hannah Fisher and will be married Dec. 31, 2015. He currently is a youth minister at Azle Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jessica (Martin) Yagyagan '13 is a 4th grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School in Hannibal, Mo. She lives in Palmyra, Mo., with her husband, Brandon, and daughter, Addilynn.

Alexis (Westerhausen) Gumm '11 graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, April 25, 2015 with a M.D. degree. She will specialize in Pediatrics with residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis. She received the Chancellor's Student Service Award for her efforts in and around the UIC campus and commitment to the community above and beyond the call of duty to serve her peers and community. She lives in Madison with her husband, Justin Gumm '09.

Kelseigh Ruths '13 and Garrett Maas gave birth to a daughter, Leighnkon Lynn-Danielle Maas, June 12, 2015, in Quincy, Ill.

Brad Baker ’10 is currently the Account Administrator of Lockton Companies. He resided in Overland Park, Kan.

Josh ’14 & Savannah Gustad gave birth to a little girl, Saige Gustad on October 6th, 2015. They currently reside in Tulsa, Okla.

Paul Bengel ’12 recently accepted a promotion as a probation officer with the State of Michigan; previously he was in investigator for the State of Michigan with Children’s Services. Paul and his fiancée Amber recently had their first child, Breslynn Tate Bengel in August 2015.

Dakota McKee ’12 recently moved from Las Cruces, N.M. to take a position as a residential life coordinator at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kelsey Stout ’10 recently moved to Susanville, Calif.

Sal Rivera ’11 is a project manager for Arrow Construction in Sacramento, Calif. He is also the head varsity baseball coach at El Camino High School.  

Whitney (Gibbler) ’11 and Tony ’12 Edmondson welcomed their son Braxton Dale Edmondson into the world on June 28, 2015.

Jimmy ’13 and Carrie (Gerberding) ’13 McKee got married on July 25, 2015.

Jamie (Janney) ’14 married Dylan ’14 McKinnon on May 30, 2015.  

Kegan Sill ’15 is an internal auditor for Steris PLC. in Mentor, Ohio. He is currently residing in Rocky River, Ohio.