Reunion Information Updates
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Martha Palmer - Chairperson
James Acton - 2012-10-04
Phyllis Adkisson - 2011-01-16
Marc Anderson - BIO - 2008-12-10 - Southeast Missouri State - BA-Sociology/Psychology - Financial Rep
Linda Andrews - 2007-04-27
Steve Ayers - 2014-08-31
Martha Baker - 2016-10-05
Henry Ball - 2010-04-01
Jim Ballew - BIO - 2007-08-03 - CMU - Freelance Writer / Publisher
Larsella Barnds - BIO
Lynne Baurichter - 2011-11-07 - St. Louis Community College - Medical Transcription
Dick Berkley - BIO - 2006-06-01
Jerry Bledsoe - 2009-04-10
Sally Bolstad - 2004-03-29 - University of Missouri - Journalism
Anna Brown - 2005-02-14
Barbara Brown - 2007-12-01
Nancy Burnett - Email removed 2008-09-23
Phyllis Callison - Email removed 2010-12-31 - BIO
Steve Clark - Email removed 2007-04-17
Mike Coghill - BIO - 2010-04-22
Vicki Comer - 2006-06-28
Jean Crosby & Thomas Petersen - Email removed 2007-04-17
Debbe Crum - 2007-04-14
Robert DePew - BIO & Picture - 2005-03-01
Donna Dickenson - BIO - 2009-04-12
Charles Dorrel - 2006-02-10
Darriel Douglas, deceased - May 6, 2012
Denny Douglas - 2003-03-18 - University of Missouri - BSBA
Elaine Eagle - Email removed 2015-08-11
Charlie Enochs - 2007-10-05
Eric Fields - Email removed 2008-04-03
Andy Fox - Email removed 2018-04-21
William Frost - 2010-01-28
Cathy Fuchs - BIO - 2006-11-06
Gary Gardner - BIO
Sherry Garrett - 2010-07-31
Patsy Grant - Email removed 2011-01-24
John Gruender, deceased - September 21, 2008
Mariea Hall - Email removed 2011-02-01 - Stephens/UMC - BA-Hmn Dvlpmnt '92 MA-Highr & Adult Ed '99
Cheryle Hansen - 2013-01-01
George Hansen - 2016-04-29
Karen Hansen - Email removed 2011-01-24
Susan Heisner - 2006-08-28
Jim Hentges - 2004-09-06
Jim Hill - Email removed 2018-08-20
Linda Holton - Email removed 2007-04-18
Barry Hudspeth - BIO - 2012-04-17 - MU and Univ of West Florida - BS in Ed (English/Psych) BA Acctg/MBA
Sharon Jacobs - 2011-02-11
Pat Jagger - Email removed 2016-11-11
Perry Jenkins - Email removed 2007-04-17
Linda Johnson - 2005-09-17
Marilyn Kingsley - Email removed 2009-02-27
Linda Klein - 2015-01-20
Lee Koester - 2002-11-11
Stirling Kyd - 2006-10-29
Paul Ladenson - 2011-01-09
Alicia Long - 2012-06-07
Phyllis Martin - 2003-02-26
John McAllister, deceased - October 8, 2017
Linda McBride - 2007-05-31
Glenda McCray - Email removed 2008-08-13 - UMSL, BS in Education '71, KU, Masters '87 - retired teacher
Betsy McMullen - Email removed 2009-06-11 - Stephens & MU-grad school - Ed Specialist in Elem Adm-Elementary Principal
Joyce Meyer - 2015-04-22
Carolyn Mitchell - 2003-04-14
Nancy Moore - Email removed 2009-10-29 - Harris-Stowe State University - Instructor of English
Gene Morgenthaler - Email removed 2011-11-07
Dorothy Newcomb - Email removed 2007-04-18
Cathie Newkerk - Email removed 2007-04-18 - BIO
Shirley Neiger - 2016-10-17 - University of Missouri - Physical Therapist
Anna Peschell - 2006-11-06
Jerry Porter - 2011-11-26
Tom Prewitt - BIO - Email removed 2011-11-07
Lynne Price - BIO - Email removed 2004-09-07
James Roberts - Email removed 2010-07-27
Laure Ross - 2009-01-21
Tom Shrout - BIO - 2013-04-03
Laura Smith - Email removed 2007-04-18
Sharon Stidham - Email removed 2011-11-07
Burt Stoerker - 2002-03-23
Doug Stufflebam - 2010-07-08
Kirk Sumpter - Email removed 2010-07-27 - Hannibal LaGrange College - Bachelor of Church Music
- Currently a computer programmer
Ron Tegerdine - 2009-10-26
Alice Thompson, deceased August 10, 2011
John Tinsley - 2009-11-28
Mary Trumbower - 2015-09-18
Ron Turner - Email removed 2015-09-15
Mike Volmert - Email removed 2007-04-18
Craig Weaver - Email removed 2008-10-31
Bill Weitkemper - 2013-06-10
Jackie Whipple - BIO - Email removed 2011-11-07
Charmae Willard - BIO - 2006-07-25
Ron Williams - 2007-03-29
John Wilson - 2005-10-15
Wincie Wilson - 2007-02-26
Mari Ann Woodson - BIO - 2005-10-30 - UMC - B.S and M.S. in Health & Physical Education
Lynn Zeilbeck - Email removed 2010-04-11
Marc Anderson July 30, 2002
Married with two children, David (14) and Drew (11) / yes, these are my only children and I did starte late!
I still live in Columbia and love it.
No, I don't have a motorcycle, but SOMETIMES wish I did.
E-mail me and let me know what you are doing and I will fill you in on what's going on in my life.
Jim Ballew August 3, 2007
freelance writer / publisher, boating, fishing, married, two kids (Billy will be 31 in November-an attorney / & Katie will be 23 in September-grad student). moved to Orlando, Fl 1970, to Port Charlotte, Fl 1999. Hope all are well and happy.
Larsella Barnds February 19, 2001
After CMS I lived in Columbia, then Maryland and now Atlanta. Are there any Atlanta Kewpies? I have three great kids with a not so great ex-husband. I manage operations at an import and export company and have traveled quite a bit. If you every call the Clark Howard Consumer Action Center on a Tuesday from (4-7) you just might talk to me as i am a volunteer there. It's great fun.
Dick Berkley June 21, 2002
Since graduating Hickman in 1966 I took music education degrees at Mizzou and UTexas/Austin and then from 1974 to 1999 was band director at Round Rock High School north of Austin and also served as percussionist in the Austin Symphony Orchestra. I have retirerd from band directing now but continue to play in the orchestra. I am single and have no children. Best of everything to all my fellow Kewpies....Dick
Phyllis Callison February 17, 2001
I attended MU and then married Mike Miley (class of '65)and moved to St. Louis. I lived in STL for 14 years (divorced Mike during that time and married Mark Byrne). I moved to Oklahoma City in 1981 and remained there until 1991 (divorced Mark during that time). In mid-1990 I suddenly became unemployed (I was in banking and the banking industry in Oklahoma was brutal during the 80's...new CEO...lasted 2 years and then 'resigned'). I became ill (mild form of M.S.) and moved back to Columbia in 1991 to be near family plus had a great job offer here. I have remained here and enjoy a great career at MFA Incorporated as Human Resources Manager. I have one son, Joe, who is 29 and have 2 grandsons ages 8 and 2. Joe and his family live in Oklahoma. My life now is filled with great friends and church activities.
Mike Coghill June 18, 2008
During the summer of 1965, my father moved our family to Hopkinsville, KY., Where I graduated from Christian County High School in 1966.
Even though I did not get to finish high school in Columbia, I am and always will be a “Kewpie”.
I met my wife, the former Betty Smithey in 1971, while visiting a church in Clarksville, TN. We dated from Sept. 6, 1971 until we married on Sept. 6, 1980.
We purchased our home in Clarksville in 1980,and we still live in the same home.
We have no children, unless you want to consider three Pomeranians as children.
I spent forty years in retailing. The last twenty-two at Auto Zone. After a heart attack on November 6, 2006, I am now retired, and drawing my social security disability. I pretty much live my life as a couch potato.
Betty is a switchboard operator at Premier Medical, a large medical group here, in Clarksville. She also is a minister, licensed with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN.).
Together, we are field representatives for Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, TN. As field reps, we go to churches for the purpose of raising funds for the home and sponsors for the children. My wife and I currently sponsor a cottage of eight beautiful girls. We consider them to be “our kids”. Want to see pictures?
Betty and I also have
a ministry for widows at the Clarksville Church of God. We receive no compensation
for either ministry. We choose instead, to enjoy the blessings of a wonderful
Father, and we are truly blessed.
After graduation I went to Mizzou on a NROTC scholarship and got a degree in English Ed. That and a quarter.......
Navy flight got me to Pensacola and Navy wings. Stayed active for 11 years and retired from the reserves, (after flying for around 3000 hours) in 1998. Got an MBA and an accounting degree along the way. Somehow I got into healthcare and have been an administrator in various facilities for about 15-20 years.
My wife Carol is a 4th grade teacher and my son, Brett, is a Navy Lieutenant flying F-18's and my daughter, Collyn, has two kids. I love being a Granddaddy.
Haven't been to Columbia
much lately. I enjoy Florida and the beach lifestyle. Most
of my free time is spent as a deacon at First Baptist Church, Pensacola.
In 1988 I became executive
director of a not-for-profit, Citizens for Modern Transit. We have worked
for the development and expansion of the light rail system in St. Louis.
We have two children, Thomas III who graduated from Truman State who lives
here in St. Louis and Rachael who graduated from Occidental College in
2004. Rachael is affiliated with the Broad Foundation in LA. We live in
a 100 year-old house in the Central West End of the City which keeps us
busy with constant rehabbing. My Dad and Mother moved back to Columbia
to retire after being gone for 15 years. Mother died in February of 2006.
Employer “Champion Porsche/Audi” Accounting Department
Family interests gave our family the opportunity to explore new places. We left Columbia in 1966, moved to Florida, then off to Nassau, New Providence in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. Our home base was Florida, though we had a charter boat business out of Nassau. Sailing has been in our hearts for years, as we came to Missouri from Southern California where we sailed the Pacific. Our goal in the islands was to enjoy the quiet way of life the islanders enjoyed. As they say,” rum and coca cola!” No AC, no TV, food, shelter, and clothing necessary....the essentials of life……I can’t begin to describe all the amenities we encountered in those years, I could write pages. Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel were two of the famous persons aboard our sailing vessel, “Yacht Mata Hari.” which they chartered.
Aging along…….my family arrives one after the other, one year and fourteen months apart. Two boys, Charles and Lloyd……….the loves of my life. We traveled extensively in Europe, West Indies and ……….throughout the U.S, gathering new friends along the way. Joseph, my husband, was the distributor for the “Seminole Indian Tribe” here He became a manufacturer of a “bond trader” which was useful to stocker traders. I worked with him in most all of his business; I spent most of my life creating wonderful delicious Italian dinners! A housewife! Yes, I wore an apron!
I am working with a wonderful company “Champion Porsche/Audi” a dealership in South Florida. My home is on the New River, just 1 mile from downtown Ft. Lauderdale……..the Seminole Indians traded just along side the river bank of our home.
Previously my intentions
were to join earlier reunions, but family obligations didn’t afford my
being able to take those trips. I am looking forward to paying tribute
to my fellow ”Hickman” friends, Columbia has and will always be my gentle
side……… our little town has grown and so have I.
Jackie Whipple January 2, 2002
Hello Kewpies from sunny southern California. I graduated in 1966 and am looking for fellow Kewpies in my area. Thank you for this site! I am single now and love to SCUBA, ski, dance, and travel. I have been priviledged to live an amazing life and have alot of life left in me. I will probably live to be at least a hundred. I read a book a week, often several at once. My brother, sisters, and parents live in Columbia, so I visit often. I own a home in Colorado Springs where my childrenI am an RN and the medical supervisor in a small drug and alcohol recovery facility. I feel like a real Kewpie making a difference and having fun doing it. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mari Ann Woodson October 30, 2005
I have lived my whole life in Columbia. Married Bob Bihr (class of 65) and we had two girls. We divorced in 1992 and I remarried, John Horstman, in 2003. I taught health and physical education for 30 years at Jefferson Jr. High, Oakland Jr. High, and Lange Middle School. I have enjoyed watching Columbia grow and change and feel like while I never left Columbia it is not the same place it was when we were growning up. Hickman has really grown and of course the addition of Rock Bridge High School adds another demension to the local rivarly. The last 5 years i have been employed as the State Consultant for health and physical education at the State Department of Education. I have enjoyed meeting lots of wonderful teachers from all over the state and on occasionally running into some of my old students. My boss at the department was Sharon Ford Schattgen, also a Hickman class of 1966 graduate. My two girls have been the high point of my life and I continue to be most proud of them and their accomplishments. Now I'm ready for grand children, but they are to busy with careers and having fun. I am very happily married to a Minnesota man and we do lots of trips up north (mostly in the summer of course). Plan on retiring in December of 2005 and hope to travel, and get back into shape. Life is good, I'm healthy and those I love are healthy and that is what is important. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2006 reunion. Hopefully all of us in Columbia will make it this year. i've been guilty of being overbooked and missing a few. Hope to see lots of old friends and get reacquainted.