Hickman Kewpie Classmates Directory
Class of 1955

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1955 - Pictures
Phyllis Whitesides - Chairperson
Rita Allee - 2009-07-21
James Ausmus
Patricia Becker - Deceased - December 4, 2008
Charles Comfort - Deceased - March 19, 2020
Joyce Cottle - 2003-08-30
Nancy Crane - Deceased - December 28, 2007
Isom Davis - 2006-10-05
Beverly Deles Dernier - Email removed 2013-05-25
Virginia Durrett - Email removed 2008-10-31
Bill Ellis
Marilyn Harris - Email removed 2008-10-31
Judy Hatch - Email removed 2010-09-25
Frances Henderson - Email removed 2006-02-08 - Christian College,UMC & University of Alaska  - Masters plus
Barbara Hitt - Email removed 2008-10-31
Patty Holloway - Deceased - May 31, 2017
Patricia Holt - Email removed 2013-02-02
Earl Hopper - Email removed 2002-12-22
Don King - BIO - 2002-03-08
Sharon Lee - 2007-11-18
Robert Martin - 2005-08-22
William McGlasson - 2008-07-15
Harold Miller - Email removed 2009-02-27
Delores Nelson - Email removed 2002-06-30
Eva Sue Palmer - Email removed 2006-07-13
Joann Ray & Robert Wood
Barbara Rice - Deceased - July 8, 2021
Nancy Roberson - 2004-08-27 - University of Missouri - BS in Education
Robert Sisson
Harry Strader - Email removed 2017-11-07
Bunny Sutton - Email removed 2006-03-03
Dean Whitesides - 2012-08-19
Patricia Williams -
Email remove 2008-10-31

Vincent WilliamsBIO - 2003-08-19
David Woodward - 2014-12-27
Lola Wyatt - 2004-12-17
Dean Zanies

Don King December 1, 2008
Attended U. of MO., finally graduated from Washington U.  Married to Signe Cook for 10 wonderful years now, with a blended family of 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Finally retired, wife retiring in Feb, 09.  Planning to build outside Cassville, Mo. and move shortly thereafter.  Would be happy to hear from any old classmates: either here, or if you are a trout fisherman, down there after we move.
Vincent Williams August 19, 2003

I have worked as a professional artist for Minneapolis Honeywell and the U. of Mo. Regional Medical Center.  Have completed two degrees. Was Director of Speech and Theatre for Brenau College in Gainesville Georgia, and Director of Theatre and Speech and Theatre teacher at Hempstead High School in Dubuque Iowa. I have acted in the feature film F.I.S.T. with Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Brian Dennehy and Melinda Dillon (directed by Norman Jewison). I also acted in a CBS series "The Mississippi" with Ralph Waite (directed by Leo Penn, father of Sean Penn). Last year I acted in a History Channel documentary "The General Slocum Disaster" (which will air on June 15, 2004 during prime time).  I play the Captain William Van Schaick in the made-for-TV drama.  I have no doubt it will be an interesting show, from what I saw of the filming.
   I am currently acting (with my acting partner, Carolyn McCoy) the role of William Ryan in an original vignette "For cRyan Out Loud" presented at The Ryan House Victorian mansion in Dubuque, Iowa. This is presented to tourists who attend the Dubuque Historical Society's Victorian Progressive Dinner. Tourists and patrons visit 4 local Victorian mansions with a tour-guide, and they enjoy a 5-course meal along the way. During the Christmas season, I act the personage of Charles Dickens in my script "A Christmas Dickens" (my adaptation of "A Christmas Carol".  Carolyn McCoy acts the role of Ellen Ternan, an actress in Dickens' time. We now have acted this 40-minute play 576 performances and would love to see any Kewpie attending sometime.  These shows run from mid-November to Epiphany (January 6).  If you get up Dubuque way, be sure to let me know.
   I also have been doing quite a lot of oil painting and currently am working on a series based on the Biblical beatitudes, with nine paintings in the series.



Row 1:  Janice Foster, Francis Powell, Marilyn Harris, Patsy Estes, Betty Turner, Eleanor Baumgrtner, Edith Jenkins, Eva Sue Palmer
Row 2:  Donna Palmer, Mary Ellen Maupin, Harry Strader, Harold Miller, Patty Holloway, Lynne Griffin, Teddy Rippeto,
Frank McQuerrey, Donna Coats, Judy Jacob, S.T. Yowell, Mrs. King
Row 3:  Beverly Dingman, Darlyne Mosby, Mary Whitesides, James Lane, Jim Dorsey, Norman Dietz, Roger Mustain,
Johnnie Old, Whitt Murray, Ralph Danley, Paul Head, Don King
Mrs. King's 6th Grade Class @ Ridgeway Elementary (1948-1949)

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Front Row:  Frances Henderson, Mary Balk, Marilyn Harris, Louise Tutt
Second Row: Carol Stankowski, Anne Ridgeway, Doris Epperson, Margie Spohrer
Back Row: S.T. Yowell, Harry Strader, Don King, Bernie Bray
J.J.H.S. Service Squad - 9th graders (1951-1952)
pictures courtesy of Harry L. Strader

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