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UPDATES 1920 None
BIRTHS 1920 None
DEATHS 1929 Nancy Fern Norris White, December 22, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Nancy, who was 107, was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd.  1/14

Dorothy Hall Knox, March 16, 2006, Stanton, Kentucky.  4/13

Dorothy Lois Johnson, April 20, 2006.  1/13

UPDATES 1930 None
BIRTHS 1930 None
TRIANGLE DEATHS 1931 Margaret Riffle Davies, February 11, 2013, Verona, Pennsylvania. 
Margaret was born September 29, 1910. A daughter of the late David and Alice Riffle, she was a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, attended Muskingum College and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan. She was a devout life-long member of Hebron Presbyterian Church. She was the secretary for Rosey Rosewell, the former Pirate broadcaster and was married to the late John Davies. She is survived by nieces, June Riffle Grace and Pauline Riffle Walter; and nephews, Bob Riffle, Jack Riffle and Kenneth Eckhardt. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold, Paul and Bob Riffle; a sister, Martha Eckhardt; a niece, Carol Klein; and nephews, Steven Riffle and David Eckhardt.  2/13
  1933 Mary Sloan Collier, May 6, 2015, Freemont, California.  5/15

Elizabeth Reid Balentine, April 30, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio. 
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Balentine.  5/14

Mary Hume Behrendt, March 24, 2010, Ashtabula, Ohio
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Behrendt ’33.  2/13

Mary Henshaw Cottrell, April 24, 2007, Washington, Iowa.  1/13

    1934 Louise Haag Oleynik, March 24, 2015, Michigan.
Louise, 102 years of age, leaves behind her sisters, Elsie Haag Goerke '41 and Margaret Haag Smith '39.  Also surviving are nieces Lynn Smith Beard '63 and Sue Ellen Smith Barnhizer '66.  She was predeceased by her husband, John. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.  4/15

Katherine Foreman Wolf, February 16, 2013, Brevard, North Carolina. 
Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Peter.  Among those surviving is her daughter, Judith K. Wolf '66.  3/13

    1935 Vera Unger Polen, March 9, 2015, Windermere, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clelland and is survived by her daughter Donna Polen Berry '76.  11/15

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Curry
, May 6, 2015, Sebring, Ohio. 
Born in Buena Vista, Pennsylvania, on August 6, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Rev. George and Effie Madge Brown.Betty was a 1931 graduate of Elyria High School and furthered her education at Muskingum College, graduating in 1935.She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool, and the Rebecca Griscom Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Betty started her career in the Elyria schools teaching there from 1935 to 1940.After moving to East Liverpool in 1940, she taught in the Wellsville system from 1943 to 1945, then moved into the East Liverpool system at the former Lincoln School.Betty relocated to the Hudson, Ohio area with her husband “Mac”, where she taught at the Cleveland Boys School from 1963 to 1975.Betty and “Mac” returned to East Liverpool in 1975 and she finished her teaching career as a home tutor, retiring in 1986.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew A. “Mac” Curry, on November 12, 2004.The couple married June 21, 1940.She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Current Morrison ’72 and son-in-law, Wayne D. Morrison ’72;  her husband, Rev. Wayne D. Morrison, of Eaton, Ohio, three grandchildren, Amy Morrison, of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Morrison of East Alton, Illinois and Jennifer Heilbrunn, and her husband, Chris, of Columbus.There are also three great-grandchildren, Tyler Matthew Heilbrunn, Elijah Vincent Heilbrunn and Persephone Ann Morrison, and beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, James Dowling Brown ’24, Madge Brown Shaw ’20 and Fanny Brown Sandrock ’28.  This obituary provided by the family.  5/15

Mitchell G. Blizzard, November 28, 2001, Millersburg, Ohio.  2/13

    1936 Marjorie Emma Sherman, August 17, 2014, Newark, Ohio.
Marjorie was the wife of Ed Sherman,, who served Muskingum for 34 years as head football coach, athletic director and a member of the faculty, and who preceded her in death.   Marjorie was 100 years old at the time of her death.  At Muskingum, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in  biology and married Ed that year and devoted her life to caring for her family. She enjoyed traveling and reading and was particularly intrigued by history and archeology. She also enjoyed doing research, regardless of the topic. During her collegiate career she was a member of the Delta Club.  She is survived by her sons, Leigh Sherman ’62 and Pat Sherman ’61, a granddaughter, Bridgett Sherman ’96, and a daughter-in-law, Susan Somers Sherman ’62, as well as five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  8/14

Ruth Ranson Gault, April 20, 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Among those preceding Ruth in death are her husband, James D. Gault and her mother and father, Mary McCreary Ranson ’07 and Neal Alexander Ranson ’07.  Among those surviving are her son, James D. Gault ’66, a grandson, Nathan D. Gault ’96 and a sister, Mary Neal Ranson Mills ’48.  5/14  

Mary Craig Neff, June 22, 2013, Crestline, Ohio. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Norman.  7/13

Louise McNabb Niswender, April 8, 2012, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald.  6/13

James D. Gault, February 24, 2013, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Dick is survived by his wife, Ruth Ransom Gault ’36, his son, James D. Gault, Jr. ’66 and his grandson, Nathan D. Gault ’96.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Addalyn Gault Zawacky ’39.  3/13

    1937 Alice Smith Moody, April 28, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.  5/14

Eleanor Pospisil Hadsell, February 20, 2014. 
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William.  3/14

Willis C. Walker, June 30, 2013, Carrollton, Ohio.  7/13

John Calvin Taylor, January 31, 2013, Seattle, Washington. 
John was a 1983 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Muskingum’s highest alumni honor.  Among his survivors are his sisters, Gladys Taylor McGarey ’41 and Margaret Taylor Courtwright ’39 and his brother, Gordon Taylor ’44.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl E. Taylor ’37. 3/13

    1938 Hilda Graham Buyok, May 12, 2015, Monroeville, Pennsylvania.  5/15

Mary Wilson Felton, July 10, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin.  7/14

Vera Kirkwood Duff, March 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin, and among her survivors is her son-in-law, Kenneth R. McGee ’70, and her grandchildren, William M. McGee ’97, Danielle McGee Killian ’96 and Christie Pulley McGee ’95.  4/14

Elizabeth Bay McGrew, January 11, 2014, Mansfield, Ohio.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Chester.  1/14

Dr. Gildo Gene Santavicca, December 25, 2012, Oxford, Ohio. 
Dr. Santavicca was professor of education emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Personnel and Guidance at Miami University. He was born May 24, 1914 in Bellaire, Ohio the son of Adam and Cleonice Santavicca.  He graduated from Muskingum cum laude with majors in math, French and economics and minors in speech and English.  He received an M.A. in foreign language education (French) from Western Reserve University in 1942, and a Ph.D. in counselor education and psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951. He was a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. He was listed in Who's Who in American Education and in the American Men of Science National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel.  He also received the Distinguished Miami University Alumni Award and was honored by Miami when the Board of Trustees in 1981 designated a reading area in the King Library to be named "The Gene Santavicca Reading Area" for the recognition of meritorious service.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Previously, he taught and coached at Bellaire High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was commissioned a second lieutenant after attending Officer Candidate School. In the European Theater he served as special services officer and first lieutenant.  He also taught French at the American‑Biarritz University in France. Following military service, he served as a counselor for the Veterans Administration in Steubenville and Youngstown. At Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA he taught statistics and psychology. He joined the faculty at Miami in 1954 and become the first chairman of what was then the Department of Guidance and Special Area. He authored articles in professional journals especially concerning Counselor Education, presented papers at professional conferences, fulfilled many professional speaking engagements, conducted several workshops in Vocational Guidance, and developed many departmental courses and the Specialist Degree. He is survived by his wife, Faye, three sons, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Edited from an obituary provided by the family. 2/13

    1939 Ruth Mowder Paine, February 9, 2015, Beallsville, Ohio. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Herman.  5/15

Martha Ryan Kissmeier, January 25, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Erik.  2/15

Alberta Muhleman Adams, August 13, 2014, Naples, Florida.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Adams ’38 and her brother, Thomas M. Muhleman ’41.  Among those surviving is her sister, Julia Gooding Rippe ’42.  8/14

Marie Simpson Bond. April 2, 2014, Warren, Ohio.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde.  4/14

BETTY GRACE CUPOLIBetty Grace Garrison Cupoli, February 20, 2014, Columbus, Ohio. 
Born, January 1, 1919, in New Concord, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Vito, and is survived by her son and daughter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous other family members and dear friends. A graduate of New Concord High School, Betty graduated from Muskingum with double majors in English and music. At Muskingum, Betty was a member of the FAD sorority and Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), the international music honorary society, and was a founding member of SAI’s Columbus Alumnae Chapter, where she served as president from 1981 to 1983. She also served as the charter's permanent by-law chairperson. Betty was an accomplished pianist and violinist, performing on the violin with various orchestras beginning at the age of 14 and most recently with the Greater Columbus Community Orchestra. She retired from teaching in 1980, after 25 years at Columbus East High School, where she taught English, speech and debate and was a tireless champion of competitive forensics.  During that period, speech and debate were integral parts of the East’s  tradition, with many students qualifying for innumerable district, state and national competitions. She was instrumental in East's participation in the National Forensic League (NFL) and the school received the NFL’s prestigious Diamond Key Award. In 1987, Betty was inducted into the Ohio High School Speech League’s Hall of Fame.  She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for more than 50 years, where she began the first women's choir in the Diocese of Columbus.   2/14

Ralph B. Hawthorne, December 28, 2013, Green Valley, Arizona.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Vickers Hawthorne ’40, and a sister, Wilelmina Hawthorne Jay ’49.  1/14

Robert Peters, Springfield, Ohio.  6/13

Edith Phillips White, March 4, 2012, West Bradenton, Florida. 
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest White ’40.  6/13

Charlotte Love, March 11, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and among those surviving is their daughter, Sue Love Brummet ’70.  3/13

updart UPDATES 1947 THE PEACOCKS 1THE PEACOCKS 2William (Bill) V. Peacock and his wife, Beatrice (Trixie) Almy Peacock, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 29, 2015. They met at Muskingum, where Trixie was an FAD and Bill was a Stag. 8/15
  1949 David P. Birch and his wife, Janet, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family and friends at Moravian Manor in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  The event was designed and executed by their children and spouses, Deborah and Ron and Tim and Jan.  David can be reached at  9/13
BIRTHS 1940 None
DEATHS 1940 Sarah Alexander Pearce, April 30, 2015, Greensboro, North Carolina.  5/15

Sarah Stauffer Goesl, October 2, 2013, Texarkana, Texas. 
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Andy.  10/13

Doris M. Haub, February 21, 2013, Aurora, Colorado.  8/13

Philip Caldwell, July 10, 2013, New Canaan, Connecticut.

A 1940 graduate, Philip Caldwell majored in economics and was a member of Muskingum’s championship debate team. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University in 1942 and served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He began his career with Ford Motor Company in 1953, and rose to become the first non-Ford family member to lead the historic corporation, succeeding Henry Ford II as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1980.  Mr. Caldwell guided Ford through an era of national economic decline, high gasoline prices, and intense competition from international automakers. By emphasizing quality, reliability, and teamwork, he orchestrated one of the most dramatic and successful turnarounds in business history.  He establish Ford as the best-selling truck brand in the nation, introduced the ground-breaking Ford Taurus which would become the best-selling car in America, and created such a strong labor-relations climate that he was named an honorary member of the United Auto Workers union.   Upon his retirement from Ford in 1985, he served as Senior Managing Director of Lehman Brothers until 1998.

Mr. Caldwell was a dedicated member of the Muskingum Board of Trustees for nearly five decades, from 1966-2013.  In 2004, Muskingum dedicated Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall, the University’s state-of-the-art home for its programs in theatre, speech communication, radio and television broadcasting, journalism and digital media design.  It honors the extraordinary lives and generosity of Mr. Caldwell and his wife, Betsey Clark Caldwell, both lifelong champions of excellence in higher education.

In 2005, Harvard Business School recognized Mr. Caldwell’s historic contributions to American business when he was included in its book, In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders Of  The Twentieth Century.  Mr. Caldwell was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame and the Automotive Hall of Fame, and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Muskingum and eight other universities.  He served on the boards of directors of many national and multi-national corporations and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Caldwell is survived by his wife, Betsey Clark Caldwell whom he married in 1945, three children, Lawrence Caldwell, Lucy Caldwell-Stair, and Desiree Caldwell Armitage, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Wilson Caldwell, and sister-in-law, Eleanor Riley Caldwell, both /members of the Muskingum Class of 1938. 7/13

William A. Smith, June 10, 2013, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
William was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hanford Smith.  7/13

Dorothy Vickers Starling, May 31, 2013, Nashport, Ohio. 
Dorothy is survived by her husband, William.  6/13

Edith Kilpatrick Brookover, March 26, 2013, Oregon, Ohio.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Ford.  4/13

Kathryn Foulk Banning, March 27, 2013, Blooming Grove, Indiana. 
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Evan.  4/13

Wilma Stewart Campbell, December 22, 2012, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Harold.  1/13

    1941 James A. Applegate, October 17, 2015, Columbus, Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his brother Francis A. Applegate ‘34 and sister-in-law Mary Yerian Applegate ’28, and he is survived by wife Marcia K. Applegate.  10/15

Vivian Cizeski Holvenstot
, August 8, 2014, Santa Barbara, California.  7/15

Margaret Wilson Shannon, June 4, 2015, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.  6/15

William J. Fisk, May 10, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Dr. Fisk was Professor Emeritus of History.  From 1946 to 1987, he served Muskingum as professor of history, dean and vice president, and in 1977 received Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest alumni honor.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Sprague Fisk ’42; and their children, Elizabeth Fisk Bouyer ’87 and John Fisk ’89.  5/15 

Allan D. Simpson, April 27, 2015, Sperryville, Virginia.
Allan was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Yund Simpson and a son, Heath R. Simpson ’66.  Surviving are their other children, Allan B. Simpson ’69, April Marie Simpson Heddleston ’75 and Scott Simpson ’70.  5/15      

Dorothy McClave Ballantine, February 23, 2015, Steubenville, Ohio.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Ballantine ’40.  Surviving are two sons, Douglas Ballantine and Bradley Ballantine, both of Columbus, three grandchildren, and a brother and sister.  3/15

Harold D. Fee, January 17, 2015, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Gettman Fee ’38.  Among those surviving are their children, Mary Ann Fee Fennell ’70 and Harold D. Fennell ’72.  1/15

Margaret Thorpe Swartz, July 15, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Henry.  7/14

Thomas M. Muhleman, July 7, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Thomas’ survivors is his wife, Inez, and his sisters, Alberta Muhleman Adams ’34 and Julia Muhleman Gooding Rippe ’42.  7/14

Betty Jerrow Schnee, May 18, 2014, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
Among those preceding Betty in death were her husband, William, and her sister, Clara Laverna Jerrow ’35.  5/14

Barbara Goode Whipkey, February 19, 2012, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  7/13

Doris Couts, December 10, 1999, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  2/13

    1942 Virginia Brugger Welty, September 9, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Welty, parents George Brugger 1903 and Bess Johnston Brugger 1903 and sister Eleanor Jane Brugger ’39.  10/15

Beatrice Sprague Fisk
, August 14, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Fisk ’41 and is survived by her children, Elizabeth Fisk Boyer ’87 and John Fisk ’89.  8/15

Jane McMillan Ward, June 6, 2014, Lakeville, New York.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Allen Ward.  She is survived by a son, David Ward, and two daughters, Ann Ward Mathias ’75 and Alice Ward Dillon, as well as five beloved grandchildren, two special great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends of all ages.  Jane moved from Ohio to Lakeville after marrying Allen in 1948. She was an active member of Lakeville United Church of Christ. As her family grew up, she worked as a substitute elementary school teacher, played piano accompaniment for school choruses and gave piano lessons in her home. Jane's love of God, life and music was evident in her generous, positive spirit and the great number of people who called her "friend." Her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her pride and joy. Jane especially treasured her Muskingum memories and enjoyed attending reunions and keeping in touch with classmates over the years.   This obituary provided by the family.  2/15

Wilbur F. Simlik, February 12, 2014, Vista, California.
Wilbur was a 1991 recipient of Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel.  5/14

Mary Shoup Robertson, April 6, 2014, Malvern, Ohio. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey.  4/14

Donald M. Azallion, April 5, 2014, Dillonvale, Ohio. 
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann.  4/14

Helen Johns MacAllister, February 14, 2014, Amherst, Ohio. 
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William.  2/14

Martha Underhill, December 10, 2013, North Canton, Ohio.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur.  12/13

Martha Belt Taylor, April 9, 2010, Bellaire, Ohio.  12/13

Betty Welden Beatty, June 20, 2013, St. Petersburg, Florida. 
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Cleon.  Among those surviving is her sister, Joanne Welden Conley ’56 and her daughter, Barbara Beatty Woodson ’72.  9/13

Robert H. Brown, August 12, 2013, Medina, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Robert’s wife, Ann.  8/13

Robert E. McNeill, July 19, 2013, New Albany, Indiana.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne G. Schaefer McNeill ’44.  7/13

Marybelle Porterfield Rutan, July 4, 2013, Ravenna, Ohio.
Marybelle was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn C. Rutan ’43.  Among those surviving is her daughter, Jayce Rutan Hutchison ’73.  7/13

Raymond Crisp, December 12, 2012, Elyria, Ohio.  3/13

Emma Gibson Cannon, February 6, 2013, Fort Pierce, Florida.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Catesby Cannon ’42.  2/13

William Starrett, January 27, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio. 2/13

ALEXANDERAnne McCowan Whitesides Alexander, January 16, 2013, Gastonia, North Carolina.
Mrs. Anne McCown Whitesides Alexander, a godly woman of high moral character whose life was a testimony of sacrifice, service, love and grace, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Covenant Village in Gastonia, North Carolina. Born on March 20, 1921, she was the oldest child of Lillian McCown Whitesides ’16 and Major Vance Whitesides ’17. A lifelong resident of Gastonia, except while serving in the Red Cross at Camp Lejeune during World War II, Anne graduated from Gastonia High School in 1938 and graduated from Muskingum cum laude.  John McAuley Alexander, Jr., who predeceased her in 2007, and Anne were married on December 17, 1943. For six years Anne was the director of Christian education at First ARP Church of Gastonia. For more than 50 years, she taught Sunday School and Circle, sang in the choir past her 90th birthday, directed children's choirs and founded and directed the youth and adult hand bell choirs. She was also instrumental in founding the Bonclarken Music Conference, including children's choirs as part of the conference. Anne was president of both the First Presbyterial and the Women's Synodical Union. In her 80s, she led a quest to bring the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a church-sponsored ministry to the homeless, to Gastonia. Anne was dedicated to Erskine College and Theological Seminary, serving as president of the Erskine College Alumni Association, as a member of the Erskine Seminary Board of Counselors and as a member and secretary of the Erskine College Board of Trustees. In the community, she was a lifetime member of the Piedmont Girl Scout Council and a Junior Scout Leader who led the first racially integrated troop in Gastonia. Anne was a charter member of the Gastonia Community Concert Association, the Sharps and Flats Music Club, the Gastonia Opera Guild and the Gaston Choral Society. She was appointed to a study commission that subsequently recommended the construction of the present Gaston Memorial Hospital and served on the Board of Trustees. She was also involved in the Downtown Faith Network and Study Club.  Many organizations recognized her for her service and leadership. She received the Juliet Lowe Award from the Pioneer Girl Scout Council, a certificate of appreciation for 50 years of service from the Community Concert Association, a certificate of appreciation from Erskine College and Seminary Board of Trustees in 1981, the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Erskine Alumni Association in 1987, the Chairman's Award by the Erskine Board of Counselors in 1993, the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award by Erskine College in 1993 and an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Erskine College in 1997. Erskine Theological Seminary awarded her the Julia Hardeman Rhodes Award for her dedication to women's work. The Gastonia Civitan Club named her "Woman of the Year" in 1987. Anne’s survivors include her three children, John Whitesides Alexander and wife, Sandy ; Dr. Robert McAuley Alexander and wife, Jeanie; Mary Elizabeth Alexander Rickenbaugh and husband, Jim; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; her brother, Dr. Edward Steele Whitesides; her sister, Mary Lou Whitesides Pearson and her brother-in-law, Bevin Ray Alexander; as well as her nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First ARP Church, 317 South Chester Street., Gastonia, North Carolina 28052;  Erskine College Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund, 2 County Road S-1-335 Due West, South Carolina 29639; Bonclarken Conference Center Grounds, 500 Pine Drive Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731; or Muskingum University, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, Ohio 43762. Condolence messages may be sent online at  This obituary edited from The Charlotte Observer.  1/13




Gene A. Purdy, September 15, 2015, Detroit, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Thomas Purdy and is survived by her sisters J. George (Margaret) Purdy and Grace A. Erwin.  9/15

Helen M. Andrews
, August 29, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
Helen continued her education, after receiving a bachelor of science in Education at Muskingum, at Ohio University in Athens as served as Dean of Students in Lindley’s Hall.  She was also honored “Teacher of the Year” in 1980.  8/15

Helen Roy Huntoon, January 26, 2015, Bellingham, Washington.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her siblings Alexander McElroy Roy ’35, Katherine Roy Short ’39, Martha A. Roy ’35 and her father, Mark S. Roy ’05.  She is survived by her brother, Mark Roy, Jr. ’45.  2/15

Ruth Ann Boyd Walls, January 14, 2015, De Graff, Ohio. 
Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard.  Among those surviving is her daughter, Terri Walls Marratta ’74.  1/15

Marie Miller Hubert, December 12, 2014, Torrington, West Virginia.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Fred.  1/15

Kathryn Heppel Williams, December 19, 2014, Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Among those surviving is her companion, Jerry.  1/15

Betty Briggle Freshwater, November 5, 2014, Delaware, Ohio.  11/14

Betty Kindig Burton, May 2, 2014, Penney Farms, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Burton ’42.  10/14

Donald L. Stahl, September 25, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Donald’s wife, Thelma, three grandchildren, Kerry Emlich Haddox ’79, Michelle Lowell Body ’84 and D. Michael Haddox ’79, as well as a great grandchild, Andrew H. Body ’13.  10/14

Matilda Morris, January 10, 2014, Meadville, Pennsylvania.  1/14

Lois McAllister Rogers, December 1, 2013, Shaker Heights, Ohio. 
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.  12/13

Lloyd D. Handschy, September 27, 2013, Venice, Florida. 
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Dale.  10/13

Ruth Warner Sherman, September 19, 2013, Cambridge, Ohio.
Among those surviving Ruth are her husband, Richard, her son, Rick D. Sherman ’68 and her daughter-in-law, Jane Tedrick Sherman ’75.  9/13 

Marjorie Priaulx Warden, June 7, 2013, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  7/13

Beulah McHattie Gilkey, June 12, 2011, Beaver, Pennsylvania.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald.  6/13

Margaret Walker, April 14, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio.  4/13

Marjorie Elbel Paxton, December 10, 2008, Churchill, Pennsylvania. 
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Jack.  3/13

Duane Guerin, January 31, 2013, Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Gene.  2/13

Thomas S. Steenson, October 8, 2011, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.  1/13

    1944 Robert R. Russell, June 1, 2015, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth.  8/15

Benjamin K. Furry, May 10, 2015, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Eleanor.  6/15

Marjorie Pettay Millet, February 12, 2015, Troy, Ohio.
Majorie is survived by her son and four daughters.  She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church in Troy. 2/15

Mary MacDonald Russell, August 25, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Russell ’48, and her siblings, Robert MacDonald ’41, W. Edgar MacDonald ’48 and Martha MacDonald Hecker ’40.  9/14

Norman A. Johnson, July 16, 2014, Youngstown, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Norman’s wife, JoAnn.  7/14

Ruth Keller Jones, June 1, 2014, Pensacola, Florida.  7/14

Keith W. Keidel, January 6, 2014, Skillman, New Jersey.  2/14

Frances Stingel Grafton, January 6, 2014, Ashland, Ohio. 
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore.  1/14

Besse Obley Boucher, May 21, 2009, Trent, Pennsylvania.  9/13

Betty Eaton McCleery, May 28, 2013, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. 
Among those surviving Betty are her husband, Ralph McCleery ’47, her daughter, Phyllis McCleery Franks ’78, and her son-in-law, James Franks ’76.  6/13

Janet Zahniser Baker, February 28, 2013, San Francisco, California. 
Janet died at age 90 in San Francisco, California after almost 30 years as a resident of Concord and Clayton, California. Mrs. Baker taught school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, served as director of the East Orange, New Jersey Senior Citizens Department and worked as a mission consultant to the Synod of the Northeast and the Presbytery of Newark of the Presbyterian Church USA until her retirement in 1983.  She was married, in 1945, to Donald Edgar Baker ’43 for 59 years until his death in 2004.  The couple moved to Contra Costa County, California, after their retirement. Mrs. Baker volunteered at the Contra Costa Food Bank, SHARE, Volunteer Center of Contra Costa, Probation Department and Project Second Chance. She was an active member of Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Baker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Aspinwall High School in Pittsburgh. She is believed to be the first female editor of the college newspaper The Black and Magenta, following her future husband at that position. She is survived by her son, Steven, and his wife, Louise, and daughter, Susan Baker-Lehne, and her husband, Richard, as well as grandchildren Sara Baker Frankenfeld, Beth Baker and Chad Baker and great grandchildren Josef and Ana Frankenfeld.  This obituary provided by the family.  3/13

    1945 Gene A. Purdy, September 15, 2015, Detroit, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Thomas Purdy and is survived by her sisters J. George (Margaret) Purdy and Grace A. Erwin.  9/15

Helen Gormley Tousignant,
November 27, 2014, Hamilton, Montana
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Tousignant '43.  2/15

Sara J. Bowers
, September 19, 2014, St. Petersburg, Florida.  9/14

Hilda McNinch Draher, August 16, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Hilda’s husband, Homer.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth McNinch ’46.  8/14

Margaret Bradley Pettengill, February 13, 2005, Wooster, Ohio.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Beaton Pettengill ’45.  7/14

E. Jean Chambers, March 22, 2014, Zelienople, Pennsylvania.  4/14

Nancy Acheson Rohrer, June 30, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio. 10/13

Petey France Hager, December 27, 2012, Sykesvill,e Maryland.
Petey was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.  1/13

Betty LaBaer, December 26, 2012, Aleppo Township, Pennsylvania. 
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.  1/13

    1946 Patricia Durbin McCombs, March 24, 2015, North Platte, Nebraska.  5/15

Kenneth C. Shelly, November 24, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife,, Mildred.  To view the obituary, click here. 12/14

Wilda M. McNinch, September 6, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Wilda was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda McNinch Draher ’45 and Ruth McNinch ’46.  9/14

Rosella Hutchison Nolin, July 20, 2014, Claysville, Pennsylvania. 
Rosella is survived by her husband, Kenneth Nolin ’49, and her sister, Ada Margaret Hutchison ’45.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Susannah McKeown Hutchison ’19 and Harry Hutchison ’16 and an aunt, Rosella McKeown Hutchison ’21.  8/14

Doris Holsinger Kennedy, June 14, 2014, The Plains, Ohio. 
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon.  6/14

Mary Ann Bode, August 9, 2013, Davidson, North Carolina.  3/14

Charles A. White, February 4, 2014, Normal, Illinois.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lois McCulloch White ’42.  2/14

Betty Winfield Johnston, Palm Springs, California.  1/14

Jack G. Graham, September 24, 2013, Sterling, Colorado. 
Among Jack’s survivors is his wife, Maxine, and a son, Lawrence Graham ’74.  10/13

Robert H. Wurster, March 2, 2012, Derby, New York.  2/13

Mary Meyer Ferguson, January 20, 2013, Traverse City, Michigan.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and is survived by her brother, Charles R. Meyer ’51. 2/13

    1947 Mary Jean Hill, November 7, 2015, Monroe, Ohio.
Mary Jean was preceded in death by her parents Ralph John Hill and Josephine Orr Hill and sister Reverend Doris J. Hill.  11/15

Jane McFeely Woodward
, August 11, 2015, Hilliard, Ohio.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Woody.  8/15

James I. Doi, June 5, 2015, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 
James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.  7/15

Judith Hill Cox, June 18, 2015, Stow, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Judith’s sons, Kevin Cox ’75 and Steven Cox ’73.  6/15

Gene McIlvaine Koehler, May 29, 2015, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Gene was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and her parents, John McIlvaine ’17 and Geneva Montgomery McIlvaine ’18.  Surviving are their children, Geneva Koehler Yelle ’78 and Raymond Koehler ’76 and a brother, John McIlvaine ’55.  6/15

Renee Joseph Powell, May 5, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Renee is survived by her sisters, Gail Joseph St. Clair ’54 and Lynn Joseph ’67.  6/15

Joanne Williams Pleska, February 15, 2015, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Paul Pleska.  She arranged Muskingum alumni events in the Cleveland area and is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Robert. 3/15

Ralph McCleery, July 7, 2013, Wooster, Ohio.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Eaton McCleery ’44 and a sister, Margaret Ann McCleery Wolverton ’44.  Among those surviving are his daughter, Phyllis McCleery Franks ’78 and son-in-law, James Franks ’76.  8/14

Julius W. Pietrangelo, November 15, 2012, Smithfield, Ohio. 
Julius was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline.  9/13

Carlie Hall Barnett, May 7, 2013, Warren, Ohio.
Carlie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.  6/13

Gwen Moore Duff, April 8, 2013, Mansfield, Connecticut.
Among Gwen’s survivors is her husband, Lloyd.  4/13

Carole Caldwell Parsons, April 9, 2013, Chester, Ohio.  4/13

Harriett Booth Gibson, July 31, 2009.
Harriett was preceded in death by her husband, James Gibson ’48.  3/13

    1948 James R. Allen, August 13, 2015, Norwich, Ohio. 
James is survived by his wife, Doris Finley Allen ’46; a daughter, Katherine Allen Gerber ’94G; a sister in law, Bernice Finley Litt ’55; a niece, Susan Litt Ballantine ’82; and a nephew, Gordon F. Litt ’80.  He was preceded in death by his son, James P. Allen ’70; his brother, Phillip F. Allen ’54; and a nephew, David W. Litt ’78.  8/15

Rex B. Hoon, April 9, 2015, New Concord, Ohio. 
Rex Boyce Hoon, 93, died peacefully at home.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, war hero, football coach, teacher, volunteer, philanthropist, music lover, outdoor and travel enthusiast and friend to many. Rex served our country in World War II as an army rifleman from May, 1943 until October, 1045.  He was a decorated member of the “Fighting 36th,” Company F, 141st Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, which saw extensive action in Italy and France.  He was awarded the Purple Heart as a result of being hit by shrapnel Campagnatico, Italy on June 17, 1944.  He was honored with the Bronze Star for action in Velletri, Italy.  On July 29, 2009, Rex received the Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor Award, paying tribute to soldiers who fought in World War II to liberate France. He is survived by his wife, Joan Spillman Hoon ’51, his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Patricia Hoon and Greg and Sandra Hoon; eight grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Hoon Shepherd; his brothers-in-law, Frank Wright and John William Spillman; his sister-in-law, Rachel (Spillman) Sweeney; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deborah Cay Hoon; his brother, Sterling Evans Hoon ’36; his sisters, Evangeline (Hoon) Shooter and Alice Ruth (Hoon) Wright ’41; his brothers in law, Howard Shooter, Lloyd P. Shepherd, Howard Bigony, Charles F. Spillman and William E. Green; and his sisters-in law, Leah (Spillman) Bigony, Louanna (Spillman) Green, Elnora Hoon, Glenna Spillman, Gladys I. Spillman and Freda Maxine (McCune) Spillman. Memorial contributions in Rex's name may be made to the Athletic Fund at Muskingum University, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, Ohio 43762; The Wilds, 14000 International Road, Cumberland, Ohio 43732; New Concord United Methodist Church, 20 East High Street, New Concord; or the New Concord Fire Department. 4/15

Robert W. Cope, January 17, 2014, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.  3/15

Helen Coleman Fordyce, February 2, 2015, Jacksonville, Texas
A long-time piano teacher, Helen was organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert Fordyce ’55.  2/15

James H. Wilcoxon, January 13, 2015, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Johnson Wilcoxon ’47, and his brother, Willis E. Wilcoxon ’49.  Among those surviving are his son, James Wilcoxon, Jr. ’71, his sister-in-law, Louise Goehring Wlicoxon ’49 and his nieces, Susan Wilcoxon Hite ’70 and Sally Wilcoxon Lathrop ’76.  1/15

David H. Copeland, October 8, 2014, Newark, Ohio. 12/14

Margaret Phelps Adams, November 15, 2014, Providence, Rhode Island.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.  12/14

Kathryn Stanton Heald, June 6, 2014, Grand Junction, Colorado. 8/14

Ruth L. Nolin, July 8, 2014, Washington, Pennsylvania. 
Among those surviving are Ruth’s sister, Nancy Nolin Mast ’54 and her brother, Kenneth Nolin ’49.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Wallace H. Nolin ’51.  7/14

James R. Hardesty, August 4, 2014, Lancaster, Ohio. 
Among those surviving are James’ wife, Mary, and their daughter, Mariam Hardesty Diehl ’78.  3/14

Margaret Gordon Rambo, March 7, 2014. 
Among those preceding Margaret in death were her parents, Andrew W. Gordon ’20 and Elizabeth Finley Gordon ’19.  3/14

Robert W. Slater, September 8, 2013, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 
Robert is survived by his sister, Dorothy Slater Scott ’44.  11/13

Alfred S. Warren, Jr., October 11, 2013, Grosse Point, Michigan.
Alfred S. Warren, Jr., former vice president of industrial relations for General Motors, died at his home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan at age 87. His wife of 62 years, Jane Stepp Warren ’49, preceded him in death in 2012. Mr. Warren served as chair of Muskingum’s Board of Trustees and received the university’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest alumni honor. Mr. Warren joined General Motors in 1955 as a teacher and conference leader at the General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan. Through the 1960s and 1970s, he managed plants in Flint, Michigan; Warren, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri. Following a term in regional plant management with Chevrolet, he was named general director of personnel for the Fisher Body Division in 1977. In 1980, Mr. Warren became the vice president for industrial relations, the company’s top negotiator, as General Motors attempted to move away from traditional adversarial contract negotiations. In that position, he negotiated the labor contracts between GM and the UAW in 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1990. He is especially remembered for promoting joint programs with the United Auto Workers (UAW). With UAW Vice President Don Ephlin, he dedicated the cornerstone of the first UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, which promoted a problem-solving approach to collective bargaining. Mr. Warren also played a major role in negotiating a breakthrough in cooperation with Japanese automakers, resulting in a joint operating agreement for a GM /Toyota automotive factory in California. He was also part of the leadership team that developed the Saturn concept for GM, a new model for management and labor collaboration. The first Saturn plant, located in Spring Hill, Tennessee, was GM’s effort to stem the growing dominance of the Japanese in the US small car market. It was considered a quantum leap in American competitiveness in the auto industry. Throughout his life, Warren was dedicated to his church and to his community. He served as a member and Clerk of Session of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church and was a member of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  He was a member of the board of the Boy Scouts of America and was honored with a Silver Buffalo Award in 2000, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor. He also served on the Board of Trustees of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and was a director emeriti of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. A Silver Birch Ring member of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Mr. Warren was a highly skilled and knowledgeable marksman. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, maintaining a membership for 55 years. The Warrens were generous philanthropists, their primary beneficiaries the Presbyterian Church and organizations that served children. Following his graduation from Muskingum, Mr. Warren earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career as a secondary education teacher and was then called to active duty by the United States Army. Mr. Warren was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania to Alfred S. Warren, Sr. and Martha Baker on April 1, 1926. His parents and his brothers, Jack and Richard, preceded him in death. 10/13

Handy B. Wolfe, January 21, 2013, North Canton, Ohio.
Handy is survived by his wife, Marilyn.  8/13

Ernest M. Found, Sr., July 16, 2013, Batavia, New York.
Among those surviving Ernest is his wife, Eleanor Ferguson Found ’46.   7/13

William W. Fee, June 25, 2013, San Diego, California.
A retired budget examiner with the Federal Office of Management and Budget, William was 88 years old at the time of his death.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenys.  Among those surviving are his son, three  sisters, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews. William was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served his country in World War II in the 11th Armored Division of the U.S. Army.  After graduating summa cum laude from Muskingum with degrees in history and German, William earned his master of public affairs degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1950.  In 1951, he joined the Bureau of the Budget as a junior budget examiner and then worked as a senior examiner from 1957 until his retirement in 1980.  In 1981, William moved to Butler Pennsylvania, where he played an active role in community affairs.  He moved to San Diego in 2011. In addition to his professional career, William pursued intensive independent studies of history, religion, philosophy and literature and taught in Washington, D.C. churches and ecumenical evening schools, as well as at American University, Butler County Community College and the Leisure World Center for Lifelong Learning. He also authored and published articles on John Milton and Samuel Johnson and published a 4 volume History of the Fee Family, a case study in western Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish Presbyterian life and thought.  7/13

Annamary Sterrett Beck, April 5, 2013, Belleville, Michigan. 
Annamary is survived by her husband, Jim.  6/13

Laura Jean McCreary Plattner, February 16, 2013.  4/13

Yvonne Stephenson Baxter, March 16, 2013, North Canton, Ohio. 
Among Yvonne’s survivors is her husband, John Baxter ’48.  3/13

Ralph Harshman, October 3, 2012, North Canton, Ohio. 2/13

George R. Young, August 27, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2/13

Charles F. Billman, July 17, 2010, Salem, Ohio.  2/13

    1949 Kenneth E. Nolin, September 15, 2015, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Rosella Hutchison Nolin '46, brother Wallace H. Nolin '51 and sister Ruth L. Nolin '48. He is survived by his sister Nancy Nolin Mast '54, three daughters, son, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  11/15

Donald R. Jameson
, October 17, 2015, Wooster, Ohio.
He is survived by wife Mary Ellen Baldridge Jameson '51.  10/15

David R. Markley,
November 7, 2014, Bellevue, Ohio
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret McFadden Markley '49 and is survived by his sister Mary Laura Markley '48.  David is also survived by his sons Bruce '77 and David Jr. '74 and daughters-in-law Kathryn Ann Power Markley '75 and Susan L. Cook Markley '88.  He was in the U.S. Army and served in World War II.  9/15

George M. Cook
, May 19, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
George is survived by his wife Nancy Campbell Cook and children Debbie (David) Beachler, Cindy (Joseph) Totten, Mimi (Michael) Loughead, and Chester R. (Mary Louise) Babst, III.  9/15

Ruth Ann Couillard Graham
, April 17, 2015, Locust Grove, Virginia.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, J. Courtney Graham.  4/15

Lois Copeland, March 14, 2015, Toledo, Ohio.
Lois was predeceased by her parents, Lois McKirahan Copeland ’18, and Raymond Copeland ’16. Her brother, William Copeland ’46 survives as do nieces Patti Harris Spengler ’71 and Linda Copeland ’71.  She was predeceased by her brother Clarence Copeland ’43 and a sister, Ruth Copeland Harris ’42.  4/15

Lawrence W. Kukura, January 19, 2015, Brookfield, Pennsylvania.  1/15

Norma Fay Magneson, January 9, 2015, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Berney.  1/15

Leah Rickert Goddard, January 13, 2015, Canfield, Ohio.
Leah was preceded in death by her husband, Arden.  1/15

Helen Coffman Jones, September 22, 2014, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones ’47.  10/14

Sally Sutton Stevens, June 6, 2013, Lake Ridge, Virginia.  2/14

James W. Caton, January 30, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is James’ wife, Diana Eskey Caton and their son, Mark Wesley Caton ’76.  Preceding James in death was a son, Matthew C. Caton ’78.  2/14

Michael A. Condio, January 29, 2013, West Palm Beach, Florida.  12/13

Richard R. Campbell, September 6, 2013, Chicago Heights, Illinois. 
Among Richard’s survivors is his wife, Lorena.  11/13

Norma McCully Thomas, October 1, 2013, Youngstown, Ohio.
Norma is survived by her husband, Robert.  10/13

David E. Bickett, August 7, 2013, Xenia, Ohio. 
David was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anna.  8/13

Raymond W. Harr, January 15, 2013, Columbus, Ohio.  8/13

Charles L. Finley.  7/13

Don A. Rushing, May 14, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis.  5/13

John P. Abel, April 23, 2009, Carrollton, Ohio.  4/13

Lenora McLeish, December 22, 2011, Newark, Ohio.  4/13

William M. Campbell, February 27, 2013, Dallas, Texas. 
Among those surviving are William’s wife, JoAnne Russell Campbell ’50 and his brother, Reed W. Campbell ’45.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Campbell Wattleworth ’52 and John Q. Campbell ’42.  3/13

Evelyn Ball Eckman, December 20, 2011, Roanoke, Virginia. 
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Guy.  2/13

Donald Ferguson, January 24, 2001, Leesburg, Florida.  2/13

UPDART UPDATES 1952 Joyce Williams Davidson published her third historical novel in February, 2015. Along Sunken Roads is set during the Civil War and tells the story of a young planter from Hibernia, Florida, who fought with J. E. B. Stuart and the slave his helped escape, who fought for the Union Army. Joyce can be reached at 4/15
    1953 MONTGOMERY ANNIVERSARYDorothy Culbertson Montgomery and her husband, John, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 25, 2013.  John is the son of Charles and Margaret (Cline) Montgomery of Lancaster, Ohio.  Dorothy is the daughter of Fred and Fronie (Paisley) Culbertson of Cumberland, Ohio.  They met at 4-H Camp Ohio and eloped to New Concord before moving to Orlando for Air Force service. They returned to Zanesville to build their home on Adamsville Road, where they reside next to their grandchildren, Jack and Eli McDonald, and their daughter Susan and son-in-law James McDonald.  Their daughter Nancy died in 1990. John is a graduate of The Ohio State University and retired from Citizens National Bank.  Dorothy is a retired school teacher and served four terms as Muskingum County Commissioner.  In 2004, she received the Distinguished Service Award, Muskingum’s highest alumni honor.  Dorothy and John are members of Ark Spring Baptist Church and have enjoyed 60 years as advisors to the Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leadership Club.  9/13
    1954 Doug Brackenridge has received the 2014 Best Utah History Article award from the Leroy S. Axland Memorial Foundation.  Doug’s article, titled About the Worst Man in Utah: William R. Campbell and the Crusade Against Brigham H. Roberts was published in the Journal of Mormon History Winter, 2013 edition.  10/14 
    1955 Marilyn Ansevin Austin has published a children’s book, Caddy’s Adventures, which tells the story of a young kitty named Caddy who, according to Marilyn, “(of course) thinks out loud and in English, so we know what she is thinking and what she says.She is very curious and has many adventures which conclude in her learning something about the world around her and reinforces the theme of acceptance - even though she is not perfect - and love and caring from her mistress and her companion pet named The Dog.”  Illustrated by Kendra Kirkpatrick and published by SBPRA, Caddy’s Adventures is available from Amazon.  2/15
    1958 Rena Glover Goss and her husband, Larry, have moved to Hudson, Ohio to be closer to their daughter and her family.  On June, 7, 2014, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house.  Their wedding in 1964 was held in Adena, Ohio.  Rena can be reached at 12/14
    1959 Donald  L. Gilbert was named was named Magician of the Year by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 158 – The Wizards of the North Ring.  Don has been a performing magician for more than 60 years.  7/13

In October, six alumnae gathered in Weaverville, North Carolina to enjoy a few days with good friends.  Carole Roberts reports everyone had a delightful time seeing the beautiful mountains in full color, The Biltmore Estate and a having picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Betsy Dutnell was a gracious hostess and Mollie Anthony, Carole Roberts, Carol Turkaly, Joyce McClelland, and Nancy Thompson had a wonderful time laughing and reminiscing about their times at Muskingum.  Carol can be reached at  12/12

MARRIAGES 1952 Thelma Anderson Maddry James married Barry James on November 24, 2012. Her first husband, Jim Maddry, died in 2008.  1/13
BIRTHS 1950 None
DEATHS 1950 David S. Hogg, November 14, 2015, Dayton, Ohio.
David, a WWII U.S. Air Force veteran, is survived by his three children, niece Karen Badzik Zollars '69 and four grandchildren.  11/15

Mark L. Hall
, August 4, 2015, Warren, Ohio. 
Mark is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller Hall '51.  8/15

Beverly Bell Runkle, March 10, 2015, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Runkle ’48.  6/15

Doris Williams Purdom, June 10, 2014, Powell, Ohio. 4/15

William J. Bline
, March 26, 2015, Newark, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Bill’s wife, Maxine.  4/15

Robert M. Napier, March 23, 2015, Vero Beach, Florida.
Bob is survived by his wife, Doris Watson Napier ’51.  4/15 

Clarence “Clancy” Biegler, March 15, 2015, Columbus, Ohio
Clancy became assistant to the president at Muskingum in 1962 and later served his alma mater as alumni  development director, director of admissions and as director of development and planned giving.  He retired from Ohio State University as director of development for the College of Agriculture, and served a fundraising consultant.  Clancy was a four-year letterman in both football and track at Muskingum and in 1987, was inducted into Muskingum’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  He was a World War II veteran and also enjoyed an earlier career as a teacher and coach. At both Muskingum and Baldwin Wallace Colleges, he coached football, swimming and track. In retirement, Clancy enjoyed many hobbies and was an active member of  a number of Masonic charities. He served on the board of the Gladden Community House and persuaded COSI to  use parts of Central High School in their new facility. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Leeper Biegler ’49 and sons Chad A. Biegler ’76 and Kent D. Biegler ’79.  4/15

Duncan R. McQueen, March 10, 2015, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Rev. McQueen graduated from the General Theological Seminary and was ordained into the priesthood in 1954. He worked at St. Martin’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, was rector of St. Mary’s Church in Warwick, Rhode Island, and served as dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Suva, Fiji.  He served as rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Worcester, Massachusetts before becoming rector of Trinity Parish. He retired in 1996 and was predeceased by his wife, Pat. He is survived by four children and their families. 4/15

William  (Bill) F. Ruby, February 14, 2015, Murray, Kentucky.
Bill served in the Marine Corps from 1943 – 1946 in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.  He was a World War II veteran. Bill then began his career with Goodyear in 1950, retiring 36 years later in 1986. He worked in middle management at the Goodyear plants in Akron, Ohio; North Chicago, Illinois;  and Norfolk, Nebraska.  While at Muskingum, Bill played center on the basketball team and led the nation in field goal percentage his senior year. He was invited to try out with the New York Knicks.  He was inducted in 1985 into the Muskingum Athletic Hall of Fame and the John Glenn High School Hall of Fame in 2010.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Shields Ruby, son David, and daughter Diane.  3/15

Gloria Schadel Southam, September 18, 2014, Brecksville, Ohio. 
Gloria is survived by her husband, Donald.  1/15

Bettie Marshall Coburn, January 29, 2014, Conneaut, Ohio.
Bettie was preceded in death by her husband.  9/14

Carl E. Spragg, August 15, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dovenbarger Spragg ’51.  He is survived by their children, Marilyn Spragg Jenrette ’75, Carolyn Spragg Castor ’75, Lori Spragg Beery ’82, John E. Spragg ’77 and Ralph W. Spragg ’79, as well as a niece, Kathy Jo Spragg Rhee ’70 and a son-in-law, Andrew B. Beery ’82.  8/14 

Benjamin P. Davies, March 20, 2014, North Canton, Ohio.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.  4/14

Mary Bryson Neff, March 9, 2014.  3/14

George J. Demis, December 27, 2013, Bolivar, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Dennis’ wife, Bessie.  1/14

ames F. Forgave, December 14, 2013, Newark, Ohio.
Among James’ survivors is his wife, Barbara.  12/13

Karl Y. Streng, Jr., May 7, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio.
Among Karl’s survivors is his wife, Mildred.  12/13

Robert F. Robbins, May 17, 2013, Catonsville, Maryland.  11/13

James Schwartz, July 10, 2013, San Jose, California. 
Among those surviving is James’ wife, Ele.  9/13

Norma James Hull, August 8, 2013, Mount Vernon, Ohio. 
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert.  8/13

Celia Ruth Selkovits Millstone, May 24, 2012, Bridgeport, West Virginia.  4/13

John B. Etnyre, December 5, 2011, Spring, Texas.  4/13

John Kachilla, March 15, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Among John survivors is his wife, Kate.  3/13

Richard Mohler, February 16, 2013, North Canton, Ohio.  3/13



John A. Mowder, November 12, 2015, Westerville, Ohio.
A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, John is survived by his wife Donna Jean Durigg Mowder ’52, daughters Jane Mowder and Susan Mowder and sister Miriam Mowder Stubbs ’48.   11/15

Mary Skinner Cowgill
, November 7, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
She preceded in death by her mother Margaret Gillespie Skinner ’42 and survived by relatives Charles R. Cowgill ’97 and Courtney Cowgill Dye ’00.   11/15

Helen George Thomas
, July 11, 2015, Cary, North Carolina.
Helen was predeceased in death by her husband William and is survived by her sister Marian Rase and sons David and Steven Thomas.   10/15

Fred Elder
, March 29, 2015, Webster, New York.
He was predeceased by his wife Sally and is survived by his children Debbie (Galen) Mattice, Valerie Elder, Peter (Pam) Elder, and Heather (Jim McNeil) Elder. He retired from the Xerox company with more than 100 patents.  9/15

Dale Eugene Rice
, August 18, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Dale is survived by his wife, Maxine.  8/15

Glendon K. Saultz, April 30, 2015, Enon, Ohio. 
Glendon is survived by his wife, Helen.  7/15

Billie Jean Slocum Lewis, May 25, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Billie Jean’s husband, Harvey.  6/15

Ivor M. Rusk, Jr., February 10, 2015, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Ivor earned an MBA from Rutgers University and is survived by Loretta Vandagriff Bowman. 2/15

Frank Dauria, Jr., November 11, 2014, Hamburg, New York.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by their son, James M. Dauria ’71.  11/14

Donna Shelly Mengert, September 27, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Donna’s brother, Kenneth C. Shelly ’46.  10/14

Barbara Grimm Engelhardt, September 20, 2014, Austintown, Ohio       
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Louis F. Engelhardt.  9/14

Beverly Casey White, August 11, 2014, Dallas, Texas.
Among Beverly’s survivors is her husband, Mark.  8/14

James F. Clark, March 24, 2014, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  6/14

Francis S. Norris, May 21, 2014, Sebring, Ohio. 
Francis is survived by his wife, Eileen.  5/14

Norma Davis Wright, February 17, 2014, Issaquah, Washington.  2/14

Milton W. Patterson, March 19, 2013, Corona Del Mar, California.  2/14

Kenneth E. Grice, December 26, 2013.  1/14

Richard G. Olinger
, October 15, 2013, New Concord, Ohio.
Among Richard's survivors is his wife, Anna Lee, and their daughter, Lisa Olinger Shaffstall ’92.  10/13

Patricia Keiser Prugh, June 24, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Robert.  10/13

Lindsey Hatheway, July 10, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana. 
Lindsey was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce.  7/13

Catherine “Cay” Dunlevy Floyd, May 31, 2013, Oroville, California. 
Among Cay’s survivors is her husband, Dr. John Floyd ’53.  6/13 

Floyd G. Stine, March 7, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
Among Floyd’s survivors is his wife, Elizabeth Stoller Sine ’52.  3/13

Paul W. Black, January 22, 2013, Mount Vernon, Ohio. 
Among Paul’s survivors is his wife, Donna.  1/13

Margaret Gordon Holquist, January 4, 2013, Sewickley, Pennsylvania. 
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.  1/13

Robert L. Thoburn, December 23, 2012, Vienna, Virginia. 
Among Robert’s survivors is his wife, Rosemary.  1/13

    1952 Richard V. Moore, May 24, 2015, Roswell, Georgia.
Among those surviving is Richard’s son, Gregory Moore ’90.  5/15

Ervin M. Leonhard, December 12, 2014, Dayton, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Ervin’s wife, Sandy.  5/15 

Dr. George R. Swan, February 7, 2015,  Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Swan practiced general surgery for 32 years in Massillon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley and three children.  His sister-in-law, Julia Swan ’54 survives and he was predeceased by this brother, Dr. Thomas D. Swan '51. 2/15

Suzanne Hull, December 31, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan.
Am ong those surviving is Suzanne’s husband, Jerome.  1/15

Donald C. Pinhey, November 13, 2014, New London, Connecticut. 
Donald’s survivors include his wife, Frances Sengleitner Pinhey ’49, and his siblings, Patricia Pinhey Garrett ’56 and David W. Pinhey ’62.  12/14

Harry E. Byers, October 6, 2014, Celina, Ohio.
Harry is survived by his wife, June.  10/14

Ruth Alice Backstrom Brown, September 21, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
Ruth served as Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Shady Lane Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio for over 50 years. Among her family survivors are her husband Robert J. Brown ’52, sister Eva Backstrom Marsico ’58, sisters-in-law Patricia Sharp Brown Bell ’50, Margaret Brown Sims ’53 and Lucille Becker Sharp ’49. Among her family members preceding her in death are daughter Karen Brown Rowe (06-2014), father-in-law Rev. Lewis R. Brown ’25, brother Rev. Dr. Robert E. Backstrom ’55, brothers-in-laws Joseph L. Brown ’50, Donald W. Sharp ’49 and James R. Sims ’53 and nephew Thomas L. Sims ’80.  10/14

Mary McArn Yanchus, July 13, 2013, New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  2/14

Richard Warrender, February 5, 2014, Pownal, Vermont. 
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Joan.  2/14

William Howard Scheuerle, February 15, 2014, Tampa, Florida.
William earned his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and his doctoral degree in Victorian Literature from Syracuse University in 1964. He taught at Westminster College in Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1958. In 1964, he became an assistant professor of English at the University of South Florida (USF), where he rose to the rank of professor.  He was then named professor emeritus, retiring from teaching in 2003. During his 46-year career at USF, he served as university marshal, associate vice president of academic affairs, acting vice president of academic affairs, acting director of the graduate school and dean of undergraduate studies. Upon retiring as dean in 1994, he was honored with the title Dean Emeritus. William is survived by his wife, Dr. Jane Frances Scheuerle, his daughter and her husband, their son and his wife and their children.  2/14

Nancy Kloppman Mason, November 7, 2013, Santa Rosa, California. 
Nancy is survived by her husband, James Mason ’51.  11/13

William H. Dunbar, May 25, 2013, Crafton, Pennsylvania.  6/13

    1953 Nancy Meyer Dupper, June 6, 2015, Dennison, Ohio.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Dupper ’51 and a daughter, Donna Dupper Beckner ’75.  Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Dupper Stahlnec ’73 and Bonnie Dupper Gifford ’76.  6/15 

Robert D. Archer, April 16, 2015, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Martha Heller Archer ’55.  4/15

John Floyd, January 11, 2015, Chico, California. 
John was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Dunley Floyd ’51.  1/15 

William R. Yaggi, July 30, 2014, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
William was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis.  8/14

Billy D. Pfoutz, July 12, 2014, Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ann.  7/14

Robert D. Heitman, October 29, 2013, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Among Robert’s survivors is his wife, Jane, and his sister, Nelda Heitman Hershberger ’54.  11/13

Betty Taylor Fischer, August 13, 2013, Boulder, Colorado.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, C. William Fischer, who served on Muskingum’s Board of Trustees.  8/13

Kathleen Kelly McMahon, October 4, 2013, Rockville, Maryland.  6/13

Nancy Bell Cope, June 10, 2013, Carrollton, Ohio. 
Nancy was born on August 6, 1931, to the late J. Wilbur and Helen Gibson Bell. She was a 1949 graduate of Carrollton High School and majored in education at Muskingum. For 20 years she was a substitute teacher for the Carrollton Schools and taught second grade full time from 1980 until her retirement in 2000. Nancy was a member of the Carrollton United Presbyterian Church since 1941. She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, a sister and a brother, as well as her grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.  6/13

Rowena Brown Sims, June 4, 2013, Columbus, Ohio.
Among Rowena’s survivors is her husband, Dick.  6/13

    1954 Harold Hutchison, July 6, 2015, Lombard, Illinois.
He is preceded in death by his sister Fannie M. Hutchison '52.  10/15

Edwin C. Johnson
, June 10, 2015, Clyde, North Carolina. 
Edwin is survived by his wife, Sara, and his brother-in-law, Bill Lovejoy ’51.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Johnson Lovejoy ’52.  6/15

Jeanette Chaney Shrimplin, January 20, 2015, Carroll, Ohio.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence.  1/15

Nancy Lannert Zook, December 19, 2014, Springfield, Ohio. 
Nancy is survived by her husband, Jack.  1/15

Ivan “Ike” Farrah, August 23, 2014, Louisville, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Ike’s wife, Jan.  8/14

Janet Deterding Wire, March 28, 2014, Inverness, Florida.  4/14

Thomas D. Clark, March 28, 2012, Elburn, Illinois.  3/14

James O. MacKenzie, May 6, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Marie.  6/13

E. Jeanne Boyd Sherer, July 24, 2011, Longmont, Colorado.  2/13

    1955 J. Robert Park, September 12, 2015, Hilliard, Ohio.
He was an Ohio Bell/At&t retiree with more than 40 years of service.  He is survived by his daughters Mindi (John) Kell and Melynie (Keith) Burkhart and grandchildren John Alexander and Chrysten Kell.  J. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Jodelle.  9/15

Marilyn Carroll Emery
, November 11, 2012, Washington, Pennsylvania.  2/14

Richard L. Stephenson, December 6, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Richard’s wife, Virginia.  12/13

Charles E. Knowlton, October 21, 2013, Columbus, Ohio.
Charles is survived by his wife, Nadine.  10/13

Colleen Mills Gibsn, March 8, 2013, Pekin, Illinois.  8/13

Robert W. Mills, April 4, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Robert’s wife, Jane.  4/13

    1956 Robert W. Bates, July 5, 2015, Berea, Kentucky. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Joan.  7/15

Donald G. Yates, July 28, 2014, Broadview Heights, Ohio.
Among Donald’s survivors is his wife, Eileen.  8/14

Mary Lyon Mace, July 4, 2014, Yorktown, New York. 
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.  7/14

William A. High, April 27, 2014, Byesville, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors is his wife, Marjorie.  5/14

Artha Stoner Marmaduke, November 30, 2013, Bath, Ohio. 
Artha is survived by her husband, Ron.  4/14

William D. Vosel, March 23, 2014, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. 
Among Williams survivors is his wife, Mary Ann Murphy Vosel ’58.  4/14

Robert W. Zinsmeister, February 17, 2014, Middlefield, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Robert’s wife, Marjorie.  2/14

Benjamin Dow Davis, December 16, 2013, Vero Beach, Florida.
Survivors include Benjamin’s wife, Virginia Rodgers Davis ’57, and their son, Benjamin Edwin Davis ’88.  1/14

Robert E. Swanson, November 25, 2013, Sarasota, Florida.  12/13

Emma Jo Lambros Phillips, September 14, 2013, St. Clairsville, Ohio.  9/13

Santo Campolo, July 25, 2013, Newark, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Santo’s wife, Patty, and his brother, Anthony John Campolo ’72.  8/13

Edwin C. Carlson, June 22, 2013, Butler, Pennsylvania. 
Among Edwin’s survivors is his wife, Audrey.  7/13

Wilbur LeRoy Gregg, December 8, 2012.  7/13

Robert J. Stokes, March 20, 2013, Monticello, Kentucky. 
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Lois.  3/13

    1957 Mary Lou Chambers Clarke, April 30, 2014, Grapevine, Texas.  4/15

Beverly McMorris Lloyd, February 21, 2015, Newton Falls, Ohio.
Beverly was an elementary school teacher at Warren City Schools for more than 25 years and was a member of the DAR, Warren Education Association, and Cross Trailers Square Dance Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Lloyd, Jr. ’57, whom she married in 1955. Surviving are sons Robert, Russell, and Richard. 2/15

Mary Lou McCombs McBurney, March 28, 2014, Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her husband, Robert McBurney ’57, and children Jamie Diana McBurney ’82 and Robert A. McBurney ’79. Also surviving is daughter-in-law Carol Forshey McBurney ’79 and grandchildren Christine McBurney Mast ’01, Robert A. McBurney ’05, and Kelly E. McBurner ’07.  2/15

William H. Wanger, December 14, 2014, Alna, Maine.
Among those surviving is Bill’s wife, Joyce.  1/15

Robert G. Douglas, April 28, 2014, Suwanee, Georgia. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Virginia.  5/14

Walter A. Bistline, April 26, 2014, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. 
Walter is survived by his wife, Margaret.  5/14

Mary Katherine Hutchman, September 23, 2013, Jamestown, New York. 
Among Mary’s survivors are her siblings, Sara Hutchman Patterson ’51, William D. Hutchman ’57, Gracie Hutchman Scott ’64, Ann Hutchman Brown ’46 and John D. Hutchman ’61,  Among those preceding her in death were her parents, Mary Ogilvie Hutchman ’21 and Paul Eugene Hutchman ’22, as well as siblings Paul Eugene Hutchman ’53, Daniel Hutchman ’51, E. Joan Hutchman ’59, her uncles William D. Ogilvie ’28, Donald M. Ogilvie ’38 and an aunt, Kathryn Ogilvie Olson ’26.  12/13   

Donald F. Marn, November 11, 2013, Franklin, Vermont. 
Donald is survived by his wife, Kathy.  11/13

Carol Cowden Sparks, August 23, 2013, Springfield, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Carol’s husband, W. Franklin Sparks.  8/13


JOANNE HADLOCKJoanne Finney Hadlock, July 20, 2013, Austinburg, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Joanne’s husband, Richard; her sister, Carolyn Finney Wipper ’60; and her grandchildren, Charles Armington ’94 and Harold Armington ’91.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Thompson Finney ’27 and Harold P. Finney ’27, for whom the Finney residence hall at Muskingum is named.  8/13





Lewis W. Clay, May 6, 2013, Green Valley, Arizona. 
Lewis is survived by his wife, Nancy.  5/13

Marjorie Vail Black, February 11, 2006, Canton, Minnesota. 
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Russell.  1/13

    1958 William D. Lawless, August 10, 2015, Coshocton, Ohio.
William is survived by his wife, Carol Schumacher Lawless.  8/15

Gordon W. Kunde, May 18, 2014, Howy-in-the-Hills, Florida. 
Gordon is survived by his wife, Zora.  5/14

Gary L. Pike, January 1, 2014, Lisbon, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Gary’s wife, Judy.  2/14

Robert D. Ransom, February 17, 2014, Gahanna, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Robert’s long-time companion, Carole Klostermeyer Roberts '59, his son, Robert D. Ransom ’84 and his brother, Charles W. Ransom ’60.  2/14

C. Malcolm Fellows, February 3, 2014, Brilliant, Ohio.
Among Malcolm’s survivors are his wife, Elaine; a sister, Sandra Fellows Jeffers ’63 and a brother-in-law, Lyle Gunning ’59.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Fellows Gunning ’60.  2/14

Barbara Averell Haley, November 1, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jules.  12/13

Rosalee Hamilton Stout, October 23, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Among Rosalee’s survivors is her husband, Raymond, and their daughter, Susan Renee Stout ’88.  11/13

Janet Olwine Gilp, August 9, 2013, Dayton, Ohio.  8/13

Frank J. Lukman, April 1, 2012, Westlake Village, California.  8/13

Janet Best Dickson, December 19, 2012, New Concord, Ohio. 
Among Janet’s survivors is her husband, Stanley.  1/13

    1959 Dean Edward Bechtel, January 29, 2015, Frederickson, Ohio.
Dean is survived by his wife, Betty, and three sons.  11/15

Phyllis A. Modie
, April 23, 2015, Barnesville, Ohio.  4/15

Joanne Beranek, April 5, 2010, Canfield, Ohio.  11/14

Kathryn Tavenner Tillett, August 1, 2012, Delaware, Ohio.  7/14

G. William Thompson, April 26, 2014, White Cottage, Ohio. 
Among William’s survivors are his wife, Nancy Clarke Thompson, their children, Tracie Thompson Hill ’94, Ted C. Thompson ’88, Timothy G. Thompson ’86 and Tara Thompson Poorman ’84, as well as a son-in-law Thomas C. Poorman ’84.  Among those preceding William in death were his father, Glenn G. Thompson ’26.  5/14

David R. Sargent, September 22, 2013, Lexington, South Carolina.
Among David’s survivors is his wife, Carolyn.  12/13

Jack Cline, July 1, 2010, Cambridge, Ohio
Jack is survived by his wife, Betty Jean.  6/13

Carol McCulley Kissinger, May 2, 2013, Cambridge, Ohio. 
Carol is survived by her husband, Ben.  6/13

Jerry Estock, March 28, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin.
Among Jerry’s survivors is his wife, Ronna.  3/13

Jon H. Blair, September 12, 2008, Franklin, Tennessee.  3/13


Travis and BrooksTravis and GrantAlan Travis, pictured with County Commissioner Paula Brooks, was awarded a plaque for 50 years of service from the Columbus Bar Association. He is married to Fiona Henderson Travis.

Travis is also pictured with Dennis Grant, a member of the Muskingum's board of trustees and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, who was also recognized for 50 years of service.

Judge Travis was also given a special proclamation for his service as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio and a Prosecuting Attorney where he argued two cases in Washington D.C. before the United States Supreme Court. He was also a Common Pleas Court Judge and a Judge on the State of Ohio Court of Appeals where he also filled in for a Supreme Court Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Travis was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a visiting judge and is serving in the Ohio Judicial System and community.  10/9

Drs. David K. ’62
and Charlette Eve Borburka ’64 McQuilkin recently created the Dr. William L. Fisk Endowed Scholarship to provide financial opportunity for a Muskingum junior or senior history or political science major who intends to pursue graduate education. With the scholarship, the McQuilkins honor Dr. William Fisk, who significantly impacted generations of Muskingum students.

Dr. David McQuilkin recently retired from Bridgewater College in Virginia where he taught Russian History, Middle East History, East Asian History, and World History in addition to numerous courses in Politics and Political Science. He also served for many years as department chair. Dr. Charlette McQuilkin, also retired, has taught in various public schools and colleges and for the past three decades has been an administrator with the Rockingham County Public Schools in Virginia. Currently she is actively involved in promoting regional literacy development.

During his 40-year Muskingum career, Dr. Fisk was known for his inspiring teaching, distinguished scholarship in English and Scottish history, and dedicated leadership as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He is the author of the definitive History of Muskingum College.  12/14

    1963 In July, Marilyn Dambach Ruppart retired from her position as Lower School Chair at the Rudolf Steiner School, New York, NY. Throughout her career, Marilyn has served in administrative capacities in five independent schools in the greater New York City area, three of which have been Waldorf (Steiner) schools.

In January 2016, Marilyn will be going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India to work with The Bhavishya School. This new endeavor is an initiative of the Salagramam Ashram, led by Swami Sandeepananda Giri. In this school, the Swami seeks to integrate the educational perspectives of Rudolf Steiner, J Krishnamurti, Lev Vygotsky, and Mahatma Gandhi.

Interfaith pursuits, based upon the recognition of and mutual respect for the common spiritual core and goal of Love and Light inherent in various spiritual traditions, has been a longstanding interest of Marilyn. Her attendance at the Parliament of World Religions in October further solidified her commitment to this as the theme of her next life chapter. The mission of the Bhavishya School and the inclusive nature of Hinduism provide an exciting, personal and professional match for her.  11/15

has published his second book, The Daily Nugget; Motivations for Basketball Coaches and Everyone Who Loves the Game, which is available at or Amazon.  The book is the first resource that helps coaches put a motivation and relationship system in place for their team and distills Jim’s more than 50 years of experience into a comprehensive 365-day guide.  Jim’s company, Solution-Based Basketball, provides resources and support for basketball coaches.  He is a consultant to Nike and other sports companies, a motivational speaker, past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, where he is also on the board of directors. An all-time top Division III coach, he taught and coached for over 40 years at Muskingum and is the author of The Golden Whistle ~ Going Beyond: Journey to Coaching Success.  4/15

JUDY RICHJudy Rich has retired to live in Alabama near her sisters and is writing her third novel. She has published Like Sheep and Like A Fox. Both mysteries feature Pastor Suzanne, who encounters quirky characters and intriguing situations in the churches she serves. Judy can be reached at 4/15

MIKE MEINKEMike Meinke recently completed a trip where he rode his bicycle across the country. He dipped his rear wheel into the Pacific Ocean on June 2, 2013, and on July 23, 2013, he dipped his front wheel into the Atlantic Ocean (pictured here). He traveled through 13 states, had four flat tires and lost 15 pounds. He was met along the way by fellow classmates Chuck Walker and Fred Vollrath in Marysville, Ohio; by Bob Kuhn ’66 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and by his wife, Joyce Bumpers Meinke ’64. The trip been a long-time dream of Mike’s, and when James White ’49 passed, he made his dream come true by riding in tribute to Jim. Word spread amongst class members, club brothers and others of a scholarship established in James W. White's honor, and donations continue to be accepted by Muskingum University.  Mike can be reached at  9/13






BURKHOLDERMark A. Burkholder, who is professor of history at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, has published Spaniards in the Colonial Empire:  Creoles vs. Peninsulars?.  5/13






JIM MURDOCKJim Murdock has "unretired" by returning to work as Controller of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  SCUP is a national membership organization of more than 5000 higher education professionals and develops individual and organizational capacities to strength and transform institutions of higher education.  Jim can be reached at  4/14






DANNIE FOUTSDannie R. Fouts has been named to the 38th Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging as an "older Ohioan who set an example by leading a life not defined by age." In being named to the honor, Dannie was cited for his extensive second career as a volunteer in myriad community causes and activities.  5/13






Carolyn Keefe retired from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky in 2009 and was awarded professor emeritus status in 2010.  1/13

    1968 Dianne Cresswell Cinnamon has retired after 30 years of private practice as an Ob-Gyn physician.  She can be reached at  9/13

BOB GRAVESBob Graves has announced that he will retire in January, 2014, as president of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC) following 24 years in that job and 40 years as a health care professional.  As president, Bob oversaw the design, construction and relocation of the medical center and, since its opening in 2006, has developed programs and expanded clinical services that have garnered national recognition for quality and patient safety. 5/13




    1969 Joel N. Allen and Lidia H. Allen have established the Dr. Gordon L. Griffith Endowed Scholarship for Physics and Engineering Science. The purpose of the scholarship is to help make it possible for deserving and qualified students with a bent for physics and/or engineering to attend and to prosper at Muskingum. Dr. Griffith was head of the Physics Department for most of his 24-year career from 1962 to 1985 and was an extraordinary teacher: extremely knowledgeable, demanding, wildly enthusiastic about his field and profoundly respected by his students. It is his legacy that is being honored with this scholarship. 4/15

Jacquie Boris Jones was honored at the 34th graduation ceremony of Keystone Montessori School in El Cerrito, California with the creation of the Jacquie Jones Scholarship Fund.  In her work as head teacher there since 2009, Keystone’s owner/business manager said Jacquie had  “enriched Keystone’s program and set a precedent above and beyond our highest expectations.”  The scholarship will benefit families with financial need.  Jacquie is now a volunteer educational consultant for the school.  7/14 

Dennis Dale Berkey has retired as president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, after nine years of service.  Dennis and his wife, Cathy, are in the process of transitioning to their home in Cotuit (Cape Cod) and are looking forward to embarking upon this new chapter.  6/13

MARRIAGES 1964 Mary Phillips Arnett was married on July 28, 2015 to Rev. Franklin Sparks ’57. They live in Springfield, Ohio.  10/15
BIRTHS 1960 None
DEATHS 1960 Elaine Brown Kelvington, March 22, 2015, Erie, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by husband Dr. James R. Kelvington '58.  10/15

Daniel E. Hennessey
, January 4, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Daniel’s wife, Linda, and his brother, Patrick L. Hennessey ’72.  1/15

William R. Dessecker, June 8, 2014, Green, Ohio.
Among those surviving is William’s wife, Jane.  7/14

Thomas T. Zastudil, June 23, 2014, Marengo, Ohio.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary.  6/14

Suzann Yaschay Shearer, May 20, 2014, Richmond, Virginia.  6/14

Clyde C. Billings, July 14, 2013, Columbiana, Ohio. 7/13

Vivian Adams, April 15, 2013, Canton, Ohio.  4/13

Dale G. Lee, January 16, 2013, Houston, Texas. 
Among Dale’s survivors is his wife, Ethel Marie.  4/13

Joe Porter, March 3, 2013, Ft. Meyers, Florida.  3/13

Dorothy Dickerson Waltz, January 6, 2013, New Concord, Ohio.  1/13

    1961 Elizabeth Montgomery Schrock, April 15, 2015, Santa Paula, California.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Dr. Jon (Larry) Schrock '61; their daughter, Jana Schrock Lord '99; and a nephew, Roderick Montgomery '90. She was preceded in death by Jesse. L. Montgomery '61 and Virginia Simpson Montgomery '56. 4/15

V. Kay Weeley Russell, January 7, 2015, Creston, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Kay’s husband, Richard.  1/15

Robert William Ferguson, August 14, 2014, Lewiston, Idaho. 
Robert is survived by his wife, Linnea.  8/14

Joseph A. Henderson, May 28, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Ruth Price Henderson ’64.  6/14

Mary Branstool Eldridge, February 23, 2014, Greenville, North Carolina.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, David.  3/14

Mary Worland Neely
, May 13, 2013, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank.  9/13

Robert M. Burns, June 22, 2013, Senecaville, Ohio. 
Among Robert’s survivors is his wife, Ruth.  6/13

Martha Hayman Henes, April 30, 2013, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 
Martha is survived by her husband, James Henes ’59.  6/13

Ruth Ann Neidig Gillool, December 7, 2012, Coral Springs, Florida. 
Ruth is survived by her husband, John.  4/13

Doris Penn Hendershot, January 2, 2013, University Park, Maryland.  1/13

    1962 Robert McDonald, June 27, 2015, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Bob is survived by his wife, Pat.  7/15

William Don “Bill” Ferguson,  March 26, 2015, Columbus, Ohio.
Will “Bill” Ferguson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cornelia Bridges Ferguson ’60.  Bill retired in 2012 after a 50-year high school and college mathematics teaching career. He was an accomplished musician, spending 20 years as a trumpeter with the Rick Brunetto Big Band. He is also survived by a son and daughter, and three grandchildren. 4/15

Donna Sue Mallett Randles, January 31, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Donna is survived by her children, Lisa Randles Norris ’89 and Steven G. Randles ’85, her son-in-law Tim Norris ’90, her daughter-in-law Halle Schoener Randles ’86 and her granddaughter, Claire S. Randles ’11.  2/15

Virginia Belle Fritz, July 5, 2014, Roebling, New Jersey.
Virginia retired from Warren Snyder School in Bristol Borough after 28 years, moved to Tennessee and eventually settled in Roebling, New Jersey. She was a member of the Saints Francis and Clare Parish, taught CCD there and was professed to the Franciscan 3rd Order.  Among those surviving are her son, Mark, and his wife; two grandsons; her brother, Elwood;  her sister, Gloria and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. 7/14

Robert B. Coyer, April 16, 2013, Clarksburg, Ohio. 
Among Robert’s survivors is his wife, Carolyn.  6/13

Wilhelmina Buntin Karcher, March 20, 2013, Bridgeport, Connecticut.  4/13

    1963 David C. Kier, September 25, 2015, Grafton, Ohio.
He is survived by his daughter, son and three grandchildren.  11/15

Joanne Irwin Ditzenberger
, December 2, 2011, Centennial, Colorado.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Jim Ditzenberger ’64.  3/13

HOWARD KOCMONDHoward C. Kocmond, January 30, 2013, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. 
Howard C. Kocmond passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina after a brief illness. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on September 23, 1941, and was the son of Henry and Catherine (Rehbock) Kocmond. After graduating from Muskingum, Howard earned his MBA from Northwestern University. In 1965, he married Susan Malone and soon after was drafted into the Army. He rose to the rank of Captain in the Medical Service Corp and served in Vietnam with the 45th Surgical Hospital in Tay Ninh. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Howard worked briefly for the United States Steel Corporation and Western Union Telegraph Company. In 1976, he joined the Minolta Corporation, retiring in 2005 as senior vice president and controller. Howard was a member of the Wyckoff Reformed Church and served as both a deacon and a treasurer. He was also on the Board of Governors, Ramapo College Foundation and was a member of the Nyack Boat Club. Four years ago Howard and Susan moved to Lake Wylie, South Carolina, where they joined the River Hills Community Church. Howard was also a member of the River Hills Lions Club as well as a certified master gardener in both New Jersey and South Carolina. Howard is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Susan Malone Kocmond ’65, two sons and their wives, five grandchildren, his brother, his sister and six nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina for their wonderful care and support during this difficult time. Memorial donations would be appreciated to any of these deserving recipients: The American Cancer Society, 901 East Street, Northwest, #500, Washington, DC, 20004; River Hill Lions Club, P.O. Box 5016, Lake Wylie, South Carolina, 29710 or River Hills EMS, 4 Heritage Drive, Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710, would be appreciated. This obituary edited from that which appeared in The Charlotte Observer. 2/13

    1964 Bruce A. Hinderliter, November 20, 2015, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis Mann Hinderliter '64, two daughters and four grandchildren.  11/15

Daniel K. Nixon
, North Olmsted, Ohio.
Daniel is survived by his wife Carolyn Faunce Nixon.  10/15

Wilford S. Hill
, September 10, 2015, Senecaville, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his wife Judy Lucas Hill and survived by his son Scott (Tammy) Hill.  Wilford was a co-owner of the company L & H Tractor Sales in Caldwell, Ohio for more than 30 years.  9/15

Diana Kline Schein,
March 25, 2015, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Diana is surved by her husband of 47 years, Dr. George Schein, and siblings Jeffrey Kline, Cathy Rainaldi and Robert Kline. She received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an elementary teacher in Wilkinsburg and was office manager for her husband.  4/15

David T. Mackay, October 20, 2014, East Palestine, Ohio.
Among those surviving is David’s wife, Karol.  10/14

Raymond W. Rhoades, October 3, 2014, Sevierville, Tennessee.  10/14

Kathy Harris, September 26, 2011, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  7/13

Ellen Gary, July 9, 2010,  San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.  6/13

Jeffery A. Holzworth, January 27, 2013, Wadsworth, Ohio.
Among Jeffery’s survivors is his wife, Linda.  2/13

    1965 Ted A. Cooper, March 19, 2015, Wintergreen Resort, Virginia. 
Ted is survived by his partner, Luis R. Lugo.  6/15

Judith Wegenek Paplow, October 6, 2007, Denver, Colorado.  12/14

Fred E. Baxter, October 8, 2014, Wexford, Pennsylvania.
Among those surviving is Fred’s wife, Stephanie.  10/14

James Edward Slocum, May 13, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5/14

Joseph F. Crawford, February 8, 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland.  2/14

Charles B. Coad, January 11, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.  1/14

Bart Taylor Toomey, June 9, 2013, Gainesville, Georgia. 
Among Bart’s survivors is his wife, Rita.  10/13

    1966 John Thomas Boehm, May 19, 2013, Newark, Ohio.  5/13

Marjorie Harstock Lower, April 15, 2013, Coshocton, Ohio.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Kermit.  4/13

    1967 Carl D. Navarro, April 8, 2015, Brooklyn, New York.  6/15

Margaret Mitchell Alford, January 9, 2015, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Among those surviving is Margaret’s husband, John.  1/15

Jean Biggs Lower, March 12, 2014.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Lower ’52.  3/14

Mildred Kostur Rowlinson, March 6, 2012.  2/13

Elizabeth Weeks Osborne, July 12, 2009, New Albany, Ohio.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Larry E. Osborne ’60.  2/13

    1968 John E. Kettle, December 31, 2014, Carmel, Indiana.
John is survived by his mother Betty Root Kettle, wife Margaret Shaw Kettle, and daughters Jennifer Kettle Gosset and Rebecca Kettle Martinez.  11/15

Susan White Allen
, September 6, 2015, Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Susan, member of the sorority Delta Gamma Theta, is survived by her three children Reverend Brett (Debra) Carl, Lindsey (Collin) Haggas and Brook (Koa Ragudo) Carl, her sister Betty Lingle, niece Deborah Lingle Clark ’94, and eight grandchildren. She is also daughter of late Bernard E. White ’35.  9/15

Douglas A. Perrine
, December 12, 2014, Spotswood, New Jersey. 
Douglas is survived by his wife, Bernice.  4/15

Kenneth D. Kearsh, February 8, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio
Kenneth Dean Kearsh was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.  After teaching on Long Island, he started a successful franchise, building and selling Shoreline Boat Trailers. He returned to Zanesville where he spent the next 45 working in finance, 26 of those as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. He served many years on the boards of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville and the Animal Shelter. He also served as an Ohio High School Football official. He is survived by two sons.  2/15

William F. Ruschhaupt , M.D., March 1, 2014, Moreland Hills, Ohio.
William was an internist and specialist in vascular medicine and chairman of Global Patient Service at the Cleveland Clinic. Among those surviving is Williams wife, Susan.  Among those preceding him in death were his father, William Ruschhaupt ’36 and a brother, Thomas H. Ruschhaupt ’71. 3/14

Anne Marshall Saunier, November 1, 2013, New Concord, Ohio.
Anne served her alma mater as a member of the Board of Trustees. In 1991, she received Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award for her “exemplary contributions as an acknowledged and respected leader in the struggle to recognize and assure the rights of women.”
To read the obituary published in the Zanesville Times Recorder, click here. 11/13

Michael McConnell, April 7, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.  7/13

Sandra Fuchs Termuhlen, March 23, 2011, Piqua, Ohio. 
Sandra is survived by her husband, Robert.  2/13

    1969 Robert F. Adams, May 5, 2015, Norwich, Ohio. 
Robert was born in Zanesville, Ohio on February 12, 1936, the son of the late Robert and Mabel (Durant) Adams.He graduated from Lash High School in 1954 (the last Lash graduating class) and from Muskingum with a degree in speech communication.

Retiring in 1997 as vice president of development for the Toledo, Ohio Promedica Health Systems, he began his career as a writer for the Zanesville Signal and Times Recorder. He was then employed as publisher of a small chain of weekly newspapers in northwest Ohio winning a number of awards in Ohio Newspaper Association competitions. In post-retirement, he served a short time as director of the Zanesville/Muskingum County Visitors Bureau and as executive director of the Zane State College Foundation.

He was an avid sailor, enjoyed spending time on the ski slopes with his wife and family, travelling and, with the help of his wife, caring for their farm.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Hall Adams ’69, he is survived by two children, Julie Ann Keirle of Norwich and her husband, Mark; and R. Gregory Adams ’81 of New Concord and his wife, Eileen McComb Adams ’80; granddaughters Chelsea Adams of Annapolis, Maryland; and Clare Adams of Arvada, Colorado; two sisters, Barbara White (special friend Bob Welsh) and Nancy (Bill) Black of Zanesville and several nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be observed May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church on North 6th Street, Zanesville. A family private ceremony will be observed at Zanesville Memorial Park where a plaque will be placed at the family grave site.

Memorial gifts may be made to St James Episcopal Church, 155 North 6th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; or New Concord College Drive Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 2 West High Street, New Concord, Ohio 43762.  This obituary provided by Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home.  5/15

Ruth Reed Liggett, January 23, 2015, Dennison, Ohio. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Willard.  2/15

Jean Ellen McGinley Carnahan, June 8, 2014, Bolivar, Ohio.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rick.  7/14

Patti Oberholtzer Llewellyn, January 21, 2014, Houston, Texas.
Among Patti’s survivors is her husband, Richard.  2/14

Theodore M. Hissam, January 8, 2013, Sheffield Lake, Ohio. 
Among Theodore’s survivors is his wife, Cynthia Lacy Hissam ’81 and their three children.  1/13


WAGGONER AND SAMPSONJean Ann Kornbau Waggoner and her former college roommate, Susan Zimmerman Sampson, recently participated in a one-week Road Scholar hiking trip to the Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by their husbands, they hiked in Banff and Yoho National Parks. Both Jeanne and Susan are retired.  Jeanne can be reached at wwjkw67@GMAIL.COM.  9/14








THOMAS JOHNSONThomas W. Johnson has been appointed chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich.  As chairman, Johnson now leads the 320-person agency overseeing the regulation of electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water and commercial transportation companies in Ohio.  Previously, Thomas served for 22 years in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing Southeastern Ohio.  After leaving elected office, Thomas served as Governor Bob Taft’s director of the Office of Budget and Management from 1999 to 2006. There, he earned praise for crafting fiscally responsible budget policies and Ohio’s School Facilities Program. He also reviewed and made policy recommendations regarding the PUCO’s budget and Ohio’s transportation budget.  4/14



Rose M. Grant Tyson retired in 2012 after 32 years with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board as an attorney advisor and as associate director - office of apeals counsel.  Prior to that, she was employed as a civil division trial attorney for a municipal government and as a criminal prosecutor for a county government.  She can be reached at 4/14

JAMES DAURIAJames Dauria has joined MS Consultants, LLC as a cost segregation specialist. MS Consultants, LLC is a subsidiary of The Bonadio Group. Previously, James worked as a cost segregation consultant with Freed Maxick CPAs.  1/13





    1972 Anthony J. Campolo has been inducted into the 2013 class of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Anthony was inducted in recognition of his 41 years as an official, including 33 state tournaments.  At Muskingum, he was a four-year letter-winner in wrestling.  10/13

Jeff Hillyer and his wife, Deb Woodburn Hillyer ’71 celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2013.  The celebration was hosted by Deb's sister Susan Woodburn Hillen ’68 and sons Andrew Hillyer and Evan Hillyer at the Hillyer's home in University Heights, Ohio.  Jeff can be reached at  9/13

DAVE PATTONDave Patton is married and living in Hong Kong.  He can be reached at davpatton@gmail.cim. 1/13




    1973 Bill Farmer retired from Ryerson Steel at the end of August, 2013, after more than 39 years of exemplary service.  8/13


CLASS OF 73The Class of 1973 had their own reunion in Colorado from June 14-16.  This photo was taken at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. From left, Leslie Green Vandevoort of Phoenix, Arizona, Karen Saum Poza of Phoenix, Janet Duncan Helvey of Foothill Ranch, California, Kris Neuman Molnar of Wheeling, West Virginia, and Polly Schoonover of Vero Beach, Florida.  7/13





has been re-appointed to the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners.  He has served on the board since 1994 and was its chair for eight years.  The board administers the twice-yearly licensing exam for prospective attorneys, including the writing and grading of essay questions.  5/13






Suzanne Godlove Gross
retired in 2007 after 34 years of teaching physical education and coaching five sports for Westfield Academy and Central School.  She lives in western New York, on Chautauqua Lake, from May to October and spends November through April at Siesta Key, near Sarasota, Florida.  Suzanne’s husband, Tom, retired from Mogen David Wine Corporation in Westfield, New York after 40 yrs of service. Their son, Scott, lives year-round in Sarasota and is an architect intern, having earned a master's degree from Norwich University 2008. Suzanne plans on attending Alumni Weekend 2013 and hopes to see everyone there.  She can be reached at  1/13


DEBORAH BUSHDeborah E. Bush is managing editor of Dentist Profit Systems LLC and grant coordinator of The Preeclampsia Foundation.  She can be reached at  5.14





DONALD L BARRETTDonald  L. Barrett retired in 2008 after 32 years with the Columbus Health Department as the food safety education coordinator and registered sanitarian for the Environmental Division.  He now works with the Giant Eagle grocery stores as the food safety/safety specialist for Ohio. Don was also recently elected to serve on the Ohio Retail Food Service Advisory Council.  He can be reached at  1/14





DEBORAH BUSHDeborah E. Bush has joined the Preeclampsia Foundation full time as director of communications. With more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications management, more than 15 years in nonprofit communications and an extensive background in medical and web-based publications, she currently manages the Preeclampsia Foundation’s online and print media outreach and public relations.  The Preeclampsia Foundation is a U.S.-based not-for-profit patient advocacy organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. In addition, The National Association for the Education of Young Children has published a book by Deborah, Walter F. Drew and Marcia A. Nell.  Titled From Play To Practice: Connecting Teacher's Play To Children's Learning, the book includes discussion and illustrations from a 10-year period in which Muskingum’s Early Childhood Summer Training Institute featured a week-long course for graduate students called “The Arts in Early Childhood Education”    Deborah can be reached at 2/13


RICK HILLRick Hill is now the pastor of The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.  He is also starting a new church, Jubal's Nation, which is a folk church that uses folk music from Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary; as well as traditional folk music to explore the themes from scripture. Rick can be reached at  4/14






JEFF HEACOCKJeff Heacock has been inducted into the West Branch High School Hall of Fame.  A 1972 graduate of West Branch, Jeff was quarterback of the varsity football team and was a letterman in football, basketball and track.  He was also captain of the football and basketball teams and received honors in All-Area, All-District and All-Ohio athletics.   As a student-athlete at  Muskingum, Jeff served as captain of the football team, was named first team in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) for two years, MVP in the OAC, first team All-American, and was named Muskingum Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1976.  He later served as Muskingum’s head football coach for 26 years and athletic director for seven years.  Today, he is Muskingum’s assistant vice president for student affairs.  . Jeff joins his two brothers, Jim ’70  and Jon ’83, and their father, Clint, as members of the West Branch Hall of Fame. 9/14 



TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENTUpjohn Institute has published Tackling Unemployment:  Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946 by Ruth Ellen Wasem. Ruth continues to work at the Library of Congress and became an adjunct professor of public policy at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in 2012. She teaches graduate courses in the LBJ Washington Program. 7/13





Walter Johnston is working with a ministry of the Coalition for Christian Outreach, reaching international students at Penn State University. He can be reached at  1/13

    1977 Tim Campbell retired from his teaching position with the Columbia Local Schools in Columbia Station, Ohio.  He had 37 years in the classroom, and, at the time of his retirement, was chair for the English Department. Tim can be reached at 6/14
    1978 Deborah Wheatley Nemo has retired from the Marion City Schools after 35 years of teaching and is now a university supervisor in education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  8/14

Nancy Stillman Gulden has retired from the Olmsted Falls City Schools in Ohio after 36 years of teaching.  She plans to pursue college level instruction or student teaching supervision.  Until then, travel is in her immediate plans.  She can be reached at  7/14

Donald W. Majcher has been named chief executive officer and managing partner of BDS, Incorporated, a business advisory and growth services firm in Westlake, Ohio.  In his new role, Donald will work with clients in the areas of strategic planning, operations, capital connections and financial restructuring.  In November, 2013, he was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores, a group of individuals recognized by the Governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Membership in the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores is only possible through appointment by Ohio’s Governor in recognition for outstanding contributions to the economic development of the State of Ohio.  7/14

Southern Ohio Medical Center, led by president and chief executive officer Randy Arnett, has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.  This is the sixth year in a row that SOMC has appeared on the list, and this year it rose five places from 36th to 29th.  In a news release, Randy said, “Being honored as one of FORTUNE’s best places to work means a lot to us at SOMC.  Our community is more than a place of business for us; it’s our home. It’s important to us that our area has a hospital that can offer cutting-edge healthcare with proven results, while also offering rewarding and meaningful employment opportunities.  We couldn’t be more proud of the 2,300 employees and physicians who helped make it happen.”  1/13

    1979 Michele L. Kuhar retired from teaching in the Brunswick City Schools with more than 28 years of experience as a music teacher and teacher-librarian in several private schools and districts in Ohio.  7/15

Mark Thomas and his wife, Ronda Lee Thomas ’80, have moved from Tempe, Arizona, to the greater Boston area.  Mark has accepted the position of director of the library for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Center for Urban Ministerial Education.  The center is located in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  4/14


DONALD L MASONDonald L. Mason has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. He is Of Counsel attorney with Roetzel and Andress, LPA, where he focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  3/14






KEVIN PECKKevin Peck was inducted into the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Ohio State High School Wrestling Tournament. Kevin, who was a member of Muskingum’s OAC championship wrestling team in 1979, coached for 21 years and was the head coach at Licking Heights High School and Westerville South High School. He retired from teaching in 2012 after 32 years. His son, Nate Peck ’15 is a junior at Muskingum and is a member of the cross country and track teams.  3/14





David Briggs
is theatre director for the City of High Point, North Carolina, a member of the board of the High Point Arts Council and is a member of the NC Presenters Consortium.   He can be reached at ]:  2/14

Donald L. Mason, of Roetzel and Andress, LPA, has been named to the 2013-14 list of Who’s Who in Energy, published by American City Business Journals. The list is comprised of key players in the energy field from across the United States, including top executives representing exploration, production, distribution, law and more.  Don focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  Don earned his law degree from Capital Law School. 12/13

Donald  L. Mason has joined Roetzel, a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive, integrated legal counsel to national and international clients.  Don focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development.  He earned his law degree from Capital Law School and will work in Roetzel’s Columbus office.  He can be reached at 6/13

BIRTHS 1978 A grandson, Thaddeus Kuiper, was born on February 18, 2015 to Eavon Lee Baker Mobley.  Thaddeus joins his sister, Natalie, and a cousin Gavon Mobley.  Eavon can be reached at  6/15
UPDART DEATHS 1970 Wayne M. Murfree, November 6, 2015, Oxford, North Carolina.
He is survived by daughters Marisa Roberts Russell and Jacklyn Murfree, brother B. Gerald Murfree and three grandchildren.  11/15

Charles L. Herron
, May 19, 2014, Trinway, Ohio.  5/14

James P. Allen, January 30, 2014, Newark, Ohio.
James is survived by his wife, Pamela, and his parents, Doris Finley Allen ’46 and James Allen ’48. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Allen Gerber ’94G.  2/14

Vernon Albery, January 23, 2013, Newark, Ohio.
Among Vernon’s survivors is his wife, Patty.  1/13

  1971 Julie Raica Gartenberg, January 23, 2015, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Michael.  2/15

Erika Holmstrup Steinbauer, March 3, 2014, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 
Among those surviving is Erika’s brother, Robert M. Holmstrup ’68.  4/14

    1972 Terry E. Morgan, December 9, 2013, Quaker City, Ohio. 
Among Terry’s survivors is his wife, Janet Frame Morgan ’69, ’05G.  12/13. 


, November 8, 2013, Bath, Ohio. 
Deborah is survived by her husband, Michael Busta.  Michael can be reached at 12/13

    1973 Thomas M. Gelbach, April 23, 2015, Canton, Connecticut.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Lesbia. 4/15

Jerald Lee Hess,
February 5, 2015, Medina, Ohio.
He had retired from a career as an underwriter in commercial lines insurance, specializing in energy. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Adkins Hess ’74, and their children, Janet Hess Anderson and Jerald R. Hess, and four grandchildren. 3/15

Paul N. Gard, November 22, 2014, Canton, Ohio.
Among Paul’s survivors is his wife, Darleen.  12/14

Timothy W. McKee, December 3, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.  12/14

Deborah Ray Smith, February 7, 2014, Adairsville, Georgia.  3/14

Ann Cowden, June 26, 2013, Elyria, Ohio.  7/13

Mark A. Weber, November 5, 2012, Kennesaw, Georgia.  4/13

  1974 Paul G. Kulp, April 11, 2015, Finleyville, Pennsylvania.
Paul was preceded in death by his aunt, Betty Grace Garrison Cupoli '39. 4/15

Katherine Knurek Martin, December 1, 2014, Macedonia, Ohio.
Among those surviving are Katherine’s husband, Kenneth, and their sons, Kenneth V. Martin ’11 and Hugh J. Martin ’07.  1/15

Hilma Rehard Thomas, June 7, 2014, Coshocton, Ohio.
Hilma was preceded in death by her husband, William.  6/14

    1975 Michael C. Strohl, May 6, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Among those surviving are Michael’s wife, Patsy, and their son, Jon Strohl ’00.  5/15

DIANE HATHEWAY DANNEMANNDiane Hatheway Dannemann, October 20, 2014,  Wallkill, New York
Survivors include Diane’s husband, Kevin F. Dannemann, mother-in-law Sally French Dannemann ’67 and brother-in-law Thomas E. Dannemann ’73.  10/14





Keith Watkins,
November 21, 2011, Toledo, Ohio
Keith is survived by his wife, Paula, and three children.  2/15

Royal R. Wilson, October 4, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio.
Royal is survived by his wife, Sharen.  10/13

    1976 Linda S. Carroll, March 1, 2013, Silver Springs, Maryland.  2/14

Michael T. Kreke, September 13, 2014, Fairfield, Ohio.
Michael is survived by his wife, Cyndi.  9/14

Joanne “Jody” Stevens Kennedy, May 7, 2013, Bexley, Ohio. 
Jody was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1955, the daughter of Shirley and Bob Stevens, who survive.  Also surviving are Jody’s husband of 33 years, Robert; their three children, a grandson, three sisters, six nieces and nephews and her in-laws. She was a 1973 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School, graduated from Muskingum with a degree in education and earned her master’s degree from University of Dayton.  She retired in December, 2012, after 35 years of teaching, most recently at Glendening Elementary in the Groveport Madison School District. In her career, she taught every grade K-8 and spent the last four years as her school's literacy coach. 5/13

ARROW UPDATES 1980 Julie Blankenship earned her master's degree in public policy and management from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in May, 2014, and began a new position as executive director of Hospice of Morrow County, Incorporated in January, 2015. She can be reached at 4/15
  1981 Becky Dearing Wall, vice president and treasurer at Dearing Compressor and Pump Company in Youngtown, Ohio, has been named Woman of the Year by the Youngstown Business and Professional Women’s Club for National Business Women’s Week. Becky runs the company, which was founded as Dearing Compressor by her grandfather, with her brother, Rick.  10/14


ADAMS AND TRIPLETTGreg Adams has been selected as the 2013 Child of Appalachia honoree by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.  The Child of Appalachia initiative is designed to instill Appalachian Ohio's citizens with pride in their region and confidence in their ability to succeed. As a fulltime volunteer director for the Ohio Appalachian Business Council, Greg has supported the incubation of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, a regional economic development organization and JobsOhio Network partner. He is also a successful entrepreneur, launching and building Resource Systems with fellow Muskie Larry Triplett, seen here at right. In addition to service on a variety of boards and civic groups, Greg is the CEO of TDPI Ventures and has served as mayor of New Concord since 1986.  The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation creating opportunities for Appalachian Ohio's citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. Each year, the foundation recognizes its Child of Appalachia honoree, an outstanding individual for his or her work in giving back to Appalachian Ohio.  12/13





DONNA MILLER KRIVASDonna Miller Krivas has been working for the last year as an IT consultant based in Phoenix, Arizona, following more than 20 years in project and program management.  She is employed by Forsythe Technology and spent the last year commuting to the San Francisco Bay area each week to work with a major financial services client.  She welcomes the opportunity to connect with fellow Muskies at  7/14





Jeffrey L. Harper
has been promoted to strategic account general manager for Xerox Corporation.  He also has a new hobby as a  distributor for Advocare products.  He can be reached  1/13




RON EDGINGTONRon Edgington has joined Mediu LLC as vice president of professional services.  In the new job, Ron will expand and productize the company’s professional services and contact center offerings by assessing the needs of the market and developing tailored services and custom applications to address those needs. Ron earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University and his master of information, strategy systems and technology degree from Muskingum. He lives in Delaware, Ohio, with his wife, Renee, and their six children.  4/15





Maria Cherubini Osborne has been promoted to principal of Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School in Elk Grove, California.  She can be reached at  11/13

Alec Kirby has co-authored a forthcoming book, Harold Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican.  Alec is an associate professor of history and government at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a member of the Wisconsin Dunn County Board of Supervisors.  1/13


KENNETH SHEETZKenneth L. Sheetz has been named associate vice president for development at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.  Previously, Ken served as the director of fund development at the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization Foundation.  He earned his M.B.A. from Ohio University and has held development positions at Muskingum, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges and Wittenberg University. 7/13


Gretchen Turner Humiston
received her law degree in May, 2012. Gretchen is practicing matrimonial and family law with the firm of Spadafora and Verrastro, located in Buffalo, New York.  She can be reached at  5/13


GIBSON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONSherri Finnell Gibson ’86 and her husband, Mark Gibson '84 gathered with some fellow Muskies to celebrate Mark's 50th birthday and who were also celebrating their 50th birthdays.  The group met on August 3, 2014 in Dundee, Ohio.  Pictured are Sherri with Terri Leatherman Hall ’86 and Brenda Kinsey Metzger ’86.  1/15






BILL GOETZBill Goetz has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Sysco Corporation.  He can reached at  9/13







CLIFF WILTSHIRECliff Wiltshire has been named development director for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, a settlement house that serves the needs of the Clintonville-Beechwold neighborhood by helping people get what they need to live safer and healthier lives.  Previously, Cliff worked for more than 26 years in the community journalism field, including more than 10 years as managing editor for Suburban News Publications. Cliff and his wife Carla Stalder Wiltshire ’89 have lived in the Clintonville area of Columbus since 1991 and they have a son and daughter who both attend college.  Cliff can be reached at  8/13


    1987 Younger Sukel and FrontMuskie alums in the City of Light! Here, on top of the Eiffel Tower, are Kathy Hovis Younger '87, Christy Hovis Sukel '83 and Torie Rundels Front '87 - MUS with a K, KIN with a G, MUS with a KIN with GUM USKINGUM - Muskingum!!  11/15

Jeff Heller
is the founding member and Principal Partner at Innovative Maintenance Solutions.  Based in Indianapolis, IMS is a full service provider of maintenance services for commercial, industrial and retail businesses throughout the Midwest.  He can be reached at  10/15

Scott David Johnson
completed a master’s degree in special education in December, 2013 and has accepted a new teaching position in special education at the New Haven School in Nelson County, Kentucky.   He can be reached at  7/14
    1988 Jared A. Farley is now Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small, private Roman Catholic liberal arts college.  9/15

Joe Perorazio
now lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with his partner David Gray, and is employed as a cataloger with Ingram Content Group in nearby LaVergne.  Joe can be reached at  7/14

Benjamin E. Davis has been promoted to senior director, Newspaper Operations for the Anderson Independent Mail, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Anderson, South Carolina. This promotion follows a 26-year career working in various roles for Scripps’ Treasure Coast Newspapers, an E. W. Scripps newspaper located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Benjamin can be reached at  7/14

William D. Hanak has been named superintendent of the Paulding Exempted Village School District.  He began his new job on August 1, 2013.  William can be reached at  7/13


DENISE SCHAFERDenise Schafer ’99G continues her career as an educator and as a visual artist. She is living on her farm in Noble County and can be reached at  3/13





    1989 Carla Stalder Wiltshire has been promoted to regional manager for the community based sales team for Cokesbury. She has been with the company for more than five years. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Cokesbury provides resources for the Christian journey.  Carla can be reached at  2/13
MARRIAGES 1989 Greg Files married Joan Matlock on October 20, 2012.  Fellow Muskie David Clark ’89 was in attendance. Greg can be reached at  3/13
UP ARROW DEATHS 1980 Gary L. Gibson, September 20, 2013, Caledonia, Ohio.
Among Gary’s survivors is his wife, Beth.  10/14

David L. Brunston, October 11, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio. 11/13

Raymond B. Stearns, October 8, 2013, Tiffin, Ohio. 11/13

    1981 Cynthia R. Funk, August 4, 2015, Beverly, Ohio.  8/15

Scott D. Hairston, May 24, 2013, Mansfield, Ohio.  6/13<

    1984 Phillip Wayne Morrow, June 7, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio.  1/14

Alec Beam Kirby, January 13, 2014, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Among those surviving iis Alec’s wife, Mary Ellen.  1/14

Phillip (Phil) Wayne Morrow, June 7, 2013, New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Phil pursued operatic arts at the Cleveland Institute of Music at Case Western Reserve University, which led to opera performances across Ohio. A love of music translated into more than 25 years of teaching music education at East High School in Cleveland and later serving the district's special needs students. He was named East High's Teacher of the Year as well as Educator of the Year for the entire district. Survivors include his mother and father, his brothers and a sister and his nieces and nephews.  6/13

    1985 Charles Robert Brown, February 15, 2013, Columbus, Ohio
Charles is survived by his wife, Brenda.  2/13
    1987 Martha Smith Geib, April 5, 2015, London, Ohio. 
Among those surviving is Martha’s husband, Marshall.  4/15
    1989 Eric Green, November 11, 2014, Champaign, Illinois.  11/14

Karen Manning Semersky, October 10, 2013, Monclova, Ohio.  5/14


CHIP WEISGERBERDr. James E. (Chip) Weisgerber has been appointed vice president for student and enrollment services at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.  Prior to his appointment, Chip served 15 years in various student-centered roles at Urbana University in Ohio, ultimately being named vice president for student and enrollment services and dean of students.  Prior to Urbana, Chip served as coordinator of international student services and director of volunteer and community service at Muskingum.  Chip earned his doctoral degree in higher education administration from Capella University. He also holds a master of arts in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Chip and his wife, Tara, have 2 children.  8/13




 Amy Rice Forshey successfully defended her dissertation Effects of Reading Attitude on Reading Achievement of Students in Grades One through Six on January 31 at Ball State University and received her Ed.D in special education on May 4, 2013.  Amy works as assistant professor of special education at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she directs the special education programs. She can be reached at  3/13

    1993 Craig McKendry has been named treasurer of the Sandy Valley Local School District.  Previously, he taught at the Green Local School District and worked in the treasurer’s office of  the Northwest Local School District during as part of an internship that qualified him for his treasurer’s license.  Craig earned his master’s degree from West Virginia University.  8/15

Heather Wile Dolen has been named partner at McLain, Hill, Rugg and Associates in Newark, Ohio.  She joined the firm in 2007 as audit manager.  As a partner, she will oversee the audit department and continue to serve clients throughout southeastern Ohio.  In addition to the accounting and business degrees she earned from Muskingum, she holds an associate degree in accounting from Zane State College. She is a certified public accountant in Ohio and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.  1/15

DAVE TINKERDave Tinker ’10G, CFRE has received the Outstanding Fund Raising Executive Award from the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He was given this award for his work raising millions of dollars for charity, for his published articles on fundraising and technology and for teaching fundraising at numerous local, regional, national and international conferences.  Dave is vice president of advancement for ACHIEVA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as an adjunct faculty member of Muskingum's Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology program and an instructor for the Muskingum Analysis Certificate Program. 12/13


AMY PALMER HAINESReverend Amy Palmer Haines has been appointed as the new assistant to the district superintendent for the Northwest Plains District of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Amy has served churches in Northwest Plains District for the past 15 years as a United Methodist minister. She and her family reside in Ottawa, Ohio, and Amy can be reached at  7/14






Erin Graham Schlesinger been approved as a clinician in movement by the American Orff Schuelwerk Association.  She will be working with her mentor teachers teaching Levels (certification classes) in the Northeast and Midwest. 1/13


VAN WINGERDENNikki Montgomery Van Wingerden wishes everyone Happy New Year and a great 2013.  1/13





    1995 Susan Meyer was promoted to Cardiovascular Research Program Manager of the research program for the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her new role includes oversight of the program administrative operations, the Heart Center Intramural Funding Program, and the NIH/NHLBI funded T32 Training grant providing post-doctoral training in congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.  10/15

Arjun Jolly
has moved to Singapore from Houston and would like to connect to Muskingum alumni who either live in or visit Singapore.  He can be reached at  4/15

CHRIS WOOLARDChris Woolard, director of accountability for the Ohio Department of Education, has earned the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2014 State Data Leader Award.  He was recognized for his efforts to ensure that Ohio educators have easy access to timely, relevant student data and for the training necessary to use the data in the most useful and efficient way.   DQC’s recognition program awards policymakers, district leaders and advocates who have demonstrated a focus on using education data to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement in four categories.  3/14



    1996 Misty D. Smith was recently recognized by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine as the Distinguished Doctorate Alumni Award recipient at the 12th Annual Black Tie/White Coat Gala held in Columbia, South Carolina. The distinguished doctorate alumni award is presented annually to an alumnus for their significant accomplishments in research and teaching.  In 2001, Misty received her doctorate in biomedical science from the University of South Carolina and is currently employed as a research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah, where she serves as an investigator in a anticonvulsant drug development program sponsored by the National Institute of Health-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  Misty and her husband, Malcolm MacKay III, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.  4/13
    1997 Jim Johnson has accepted the position of director of information and educational technology in the Morgan Local School District in McConnelsville, Ohio. At Muskingum, he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a secondary education certification.  He also holds a master of education degree from Ohio University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty. Jim completed his doctoral degree at Indiana State University in curriculum and instruction with an education technology specialty.  He can be reached at  4/14


JOHNS KEELEYReverend Ellie Johns-Kelley has joined The Presbyterian Foundation as Ministry Relations officer, serving the Northeast. Ellie will partner with pastors and other ministry leaders to create or enhance their stewardship programs and assist donors in meeting their philanthropic and financial goals. Following her graduation from Muskingum, Ellie earned her master of divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2000.  She and her husband are living in Pittsburgh.  1/14






James Johnson
has completed his Ph.D. at Indiana State University in curriculum and instruction, with an education technology specialty. His dissertation was titled, A Comparison Study of the Use of Paper versus Digital Textbooks by Undergraduate Students. Dr. Johnson is the director of Instructional and Information Technology in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University. He has been published several times and presents at several education conferences each year. He also operates his own business, JohnsonTech Computer Services. James can be reached at  5/13

    1998 Jared FarleyJared A. Farley is now Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small, private Roman Catholic liberal arts college.  9/15

DEVOLL WEDDINGDoug Devoll married Michelle Watson Devoll, and the wedding party included Tricia Hunt ’92.  10/14









Jennifer Zornow
married Jeff Allen on April 5, 2014, in Pismo Beach, California. Victoria Paul Dean ’94 and Danielle Logsdon Steinhouser ’95 attended the wedding.  Jennifer can be reached at  5/14

  1996 HOOVER MOCTEZUMAAndrea Hoover Moctezuma married Carlos Moctezuma on April 28, 2012.  1/13

RISER SHIELDSKimberly Riser Shields and Thomas Shields II ’99 were married in a surprise ceremony on October 5, 2012, in Forest Park, Illinois.  They celebrated their marriage with friends during Muskingum’s 2012 Homecoming Weekend.  Kim is currently a teacher with Rockford Public Schools and Tom is an edit assistant with Harpo Studios.  They reside in North Riverside, Illinois. 5/13



TRIANGLE BIRTHS 1995 Jackson Connor was born December 3, 2012, to Carrie Aultz Tolman and her husband, Jason. Jackson joins a brother, three year-old JD, grandparents Stanley Aultz ’62 and Lois Aultz, and great aunt Susanne Aultz ’66.  6/13
    1996 Celeste Carol and Lauren Knight were born on March 17, 2013, to Betsy Knight Casillo and her husband, Gregg, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 5/13
    1997 Elizabeth Jane was born on April 18, 2014 to the Reverend Ellie Johns-Kelley and her husband Eric E. Kelley. Ellie can be reached at  1/15

Elliott Grey Hastie was born on October 4, 2014 to Allison Hastie and her partner, Aimee Brown.  Allison can be reached at  11/14


BOBBY FOXRobert “Bobby” Alec Fox, February 5, 2013, New Concord, Ohio. 
Bobby served the university for 28 years as assistant to the athletic director, assistant wrestling coach and football equipment manager.  In addition to his bachelor’s degree in art education, he earned his master’s degree in art education from Muskingum in 2004.  He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Friendship Baptist Church. He is survived by his son, Alec Richard Fox of Montpelier; sister, Amanda Buchanan of Montpelier; and brothers, Richard "J.R." Allen Fox Jr. of Cambridge and Randal Buchanan of Montpelier. Memorial donations in his honor may be to the Muskingum University Wrestling, c/o Athletic Department, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, Ohio, 43762.  2/13



    1994 Craig M. Daniels, May 22, 2014, Cambridge, Ohio.
Craig is survived by his wife, Vicky Costanzo Daniels ’93.  6/14
    1995 Morgan J. Manuel, January 1, 2013, Parma, Ohio. 
Among Morgan’s survivors is his wife, Lisha.  1/13
    1996 Martin P. Goodfriend, November 18, 2013, Cambridge, Ohio.
Among Martin’s survivors is his wife, Tammy.  11/13
    1998 Roberta Ratcliff Howard, September 12, 2014, Chandlersville, Ohio. 
Roberta earned her master’s degree in education at Muskingum and was a member of the education faculty at Muskingum for six years. Among those surviving is her husband, Dave.  9/14
ARROW UPDATES 2000 Adam R. Tilton has completed a master of science degree in management in human resources.  12/13

JOSE FELICIANOJosé Feliciano, Jr. has been reappointed to the Ohio Commission on Hispanic-Latino Affairs (OCHLA) for a three-year term which began on October 20, 2014.  He first became a commissioner last fall and earlier this year was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Roundtable. Among his many contributions to the Hispanic community, José has served two terms as president of the Young Latino Network, which is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and was a community partner for Convención Hispana 2013.  José is employed as a business analyst for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) and serves on a committee at GCRTA assisting in the recruitment of a diverse workforce. 10/14




ANTHONY RILEYAnthony Rileyis pursuing a master’s degree from the Global Field Program at Miami University.  As a part of that work, he spent the summer of 2014 studying diverse terrestrial coastal and coral reef communities in Belize. Anthony is a biology teacher at Athens High School in Athens, Ohio.  10/14

  2004 Kristin Losey Williams has been appointed Executive Director of Career Services for University College at Kent State University. She can be reached at  11/15

Seth McKinney
received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, in 2013.  The focus of his graduate work was on community economic development, explicitly connecting human and environmental prosperity as interdependent, mutually necessary, and synergistic.  He also earned a graduate certificate in environmental management in 2013 through the Program on the Environment, University of Washington.  3/15

Kristin Losey Williams has been appointed director, Career Services Office for Kent State University's College of Business Administration and the family has relocated to Kent, Ohio.   11/13

    2005 Erin Klenk Molden has accepted the biotechnology faculty position at Miami Valley Career Tech Center and will begin teaching junior and senior high school students starting in August, 2015.  7/15

Bonnie Taylor Weston Bonnie has accepted a position at Georgia State University as the coordinator for judicial affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students.  Bonnie can be reached at  8/13

THE MOLDEN FAMILYErin Klenk Molden and her husband, Jared Molden ’06, celebrated the first birthday of their daughter,  Rosalie, in June, 2013.  They can be reached at 7/13






Brad Taracuk
is the head girls and boys track coach for Whale Branch Early College High School in Seabrook, South Carolina, and was named the South Carolina Region V Girls Track Coach of the Year and the Region V Boys Track Coach of the Year. Brad can be reached at  6/13

KIMI FOWLERKimi Fowler was named Marketo Champion of the Year at Marketo's annual awards ceremony on April 10 in San Francisco. The awards recognize customers who are creating dramatic business impact with their innovative uses of Marketo’s marketing software solutions to rise above the competition.  Kimi Fowler is at center with Heather Watkins, Marketo Senior Manager of Customer Programs and Sanjay Dholakia, Marketo Chief Marketing Officer.  4/13

COHENAnnabeth Cohen earned the Joint European Degree MSc Hydro-Informatics and Water Management degree in September 2012. In March 2013, she will be moving to New Zealand and looking for work in the environmental sector. She can be reached at, and is wondering if there are any Muskies in New Zealand.  1/13




John A. Lawrence
and his wife are teaching at the Western Academy of Beijing, following four years of teaching at the American International School of Kuwait. John would like to reconnect with anyone who was in the summer intervention specialist program at Muskingum in 2003  He can be reached at  1/13

    2006 Laura Pettis Wentworth was hired as full time faculty for the Teacher Education Department at Ohio University, Athens.  Laura teaches early childhood courses in creativity, children's literature, foundations of early childhood, and also leads a course abroad in the country of Belize.  She can be reached at  10/15

Trista SmithIn summer 2015, Trista Smith studied Buddhism and spiritual connections to nature in the Old World rain forests and diverse cultural environments of Thailand.  Trista, a teacher at Edwards Middle School in Medina, Ohio, took the graduate course as part of Miami University's Earth Expeditions program.  9/15

JUSTIN KLUMEJustin Kume is now director of compliance in the athletics department of Florida State University.  11/14

Molly Coleman Stout has earned her master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, she has earned certifications as a health education specialist and a health and wellness coach.  Molly is currently working for the City of Columbus, managing the Creating Healthy Communities Grant.  9/13
    2007 Brandon Collins got a promotion as a Procurement Analyst for the Bureau of Reclamation Upper Colorado Region in Salt Lake City.  He can be reached at  9/15

Caroline Jeannette Padro Dietz
has graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a specialization in immunology.  At Muskingum, she earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. The title of Caroline’s dissertation was A Study of the Distal Molecular Mechanism by which Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Stimulation on a B Cell Regulates IgE Production. During her time in the laboratory of Dr. Virginia M. Sanders, Caroline earned numerous travel awards and honors and regularly gave talks at national conferences. Her work resulted in a first author publication the Journal of Immunology, titled Adrenergic Regulation of IgE Involves Modulation of CD23 and ADAM10 Expression on Exosomes and several review articles. Caroline is married to Ben Dietz.  1/14
    2008 Marc Behrendt is visiting assistant professor in the department of biological Sciences at Ohio University. 4/15

ALEX LEUCHTAGAlex Leuchtag has joined the law firm of Day Ketterer Ltd. as part of its merger with the employment law firm of Andrews and Wyatt.   Alex works with self-insured and state-funded employers in the defense of workers' compensation claims in various courts throughout the state and hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. He also assists employers in the defense of Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) claims.  Day Ketterer is a Crain's Cleveland Top 30 law firm with Ohio locations in Canton, Hudson, Toledo, Akron and Youngstown.  1/15




  Marc Behrendt earned his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Ohio University in May, 2014.  His dissertation was titled Nature of High School Students’ Experiences at a Biological Field Station.  He is now a visiting assistant professor at Ohio University’s Department of Biological Sciences. Marc can be reached at  5/14 

    2011 Shea GrovesIn summer 2015, Shea Groves studied diverse terrestrial, coastal, and coral reef communities in the Central American country of Belize.  Shea, a recruiter and educator at Advanced Testing Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.  9/15
ARROW MARRIAGES 2002 Brooke Corrie married Matthew McCurdy at Carrigan Farms in North Carolina on July 13, 2013.  Brooke can be reached at 7/13

GULLING WEDDINGAdam Gulling married Sandra Blankenburg on September 3, 2011, in North Canton, Ohio. Muskies at the wedding were Matt Fockler ’00, Kathleen Frank Fockler '01, Jana Ross Crock ’03, Sarah Nines Jorgenson ’03, Carrie Glass ’03, Matt Schreiber ’03, Jason Kay ’03, Kendra Liff Kay ’03, Carrie Haines ’03, Stephanie Callan Stevens ’97, Jamie Callan ’97 and Mike Schreiber ’03.  7/13


    2004 Scott Ziegler married Darcy Anton on August 23, 2013, in Denver Colorado.  Scott can be reached at  9/13
    2007 Sarah Hughes Shuey married Douglas Shuey ’09 on August 13, 2011, in Reading, Pennsylvania.  3/13

HANKINS WEDDINGIan Hankins, married Beth Neumann Hankins on July 20, 2013, at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. See here, from left to right, are “JP” Rousseau ’10, Katie Smith ’11, Beth Neumann Hankins, Ian Hankins, Justin “JD” Walters ’08, Tom Aluise ’08 and Bri Lalley ’11.  9/13





ESCHBAUGH WEDDINGAllison Wills-Eschbaugh married Jared Eschbaugh ’10 on September 13, 2014.  Muskies in the wedding were Amanda Chema ’11, Kaitlin Jenkins and Travis Roach. Jared is working at OhioHealth as a paramedic and is opening a gourmet popcorn company in Granville.  Allison is a physical therapist at Emeritus of North Hills in Zanesville.  She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Ohio University in May, 2014.  Allison can be reached at   10/14


Jeffrey Storz married Alice Queen-Storz on September 14, 2013.  Muskies in the wedding were Mark Steiner ’10, Katie Stoneman ’10, Chelsea Conley ’12 and Forrest Wright ’12.  Jeffrey is working at the J. M. Smucker Company in its research and development corporate department.  His wife is working for the Victim Assistance Program in Akron as a court advocate.  She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Akron University in 2013.   5/14

    2013 Katrina Baker Miller married Matthew Miller on October 11, 2014.  The couple live in Cambridge, Ohio.   3/15
    2014 Amber M. Casteel Haramy married Johnathan K. Haramy on August 1, 2014.  9/14
UP ARROW BIRTHS 2000 Lily Marian GrovattLily Marian was born to Katie Zeitz Grovatt and husband, Darren, on April 6, 2015.  They live in Punta Gorda, Florida.  10/15

Keaton DanielKeaton Daniel was born to Joe Snider ‘01 and Stacey (Dragosin) Snider on October 2, 2014.  He was nine pounds, 10 ounces and 22 inches long. Keaton joins siblings Mason, Porter and Brielle. Stacey can be reached at  9/15
    2001 Graham David was born on July 4, 2015 to Bryan Donaldson and wife, Melissa.  7/15

Sophia Theresa Rae was born on September 24, 2013, to Carrie Cook Rae and her husband, Evan.  Sophia, their first child, was born at 2:17 p.m., weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  Carrie can be reached at  9/13

Garrett Liam was born on April 22, 2013, to Bryan Donaldson and his wife, Melissa.  5/13

    2002 Kayden Robert was born to Jodi Kusmer Moss.  Jodi can be reached at  5/15

Kerrigan was born on April 8, 2014 to Julie Buttolph White and her husband, Paul White.  8/14

Mitchell David was born on September 27, 2012, to Tonya Galliher Slosar and her husband, Justin Slosar ’03.  Mitchell weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, was 21 inches long and joins sisters Madeleine, Eleanor, and Quinn.    7/13

    2003 Ethan Michael was born on July 19, 2014 to Eric M. Adkins and his wife, Amy M. Tarquini Adkins ’04. Ethan was born at 4:51 a.m., weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and measured 19 inches.  Eric can be reached at  8/14

Maddex Robert born January 10, 2014 to Matthew Schreiber and his wife, Ami. Maddex was 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  4/14 

Clara Maria was born on January 30, 2013, to Adam Gulling and Sandra Blankenburg in Heppenheim Germany.  Adam can be reached at 7/13

Finn Lee was born on December 15, 2012, to Casey Mattern Smith and her husband, Joshua. 1/13

    2004 Mollie was born on August 18, 2015 to Cameron Drake '05 and Lori Torrens Drake.  She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.  10/15

Grace Hollie was born on April 22, 2014 to Jessica King McAlarney and her husband, Kyle.  Jessica can be reached at  7/15

HANNAH SANCHEZHannah Caroline was born on December 3, 2014 to Heather Frese Sanchez.  Hannah joined her big brother, Jonah Andrew, and was 7 pounds, 6.2 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long.  12/14






OLIVIA ERDMANOlivia Elizabeth was born on April 18, 2014 to Amanda Erdman and her husband, John.  Olivia joins a big sister, Maryn, age 6, and two brothers, Josiah, age 4 and Owen, age 2.  Amanda can be reached at  11/14



 Luke Steele was born on August 22, 2014 to Mark Hall and his wife, Stephanie.  Luke joins a sister, Laurel.  Proud grandparents are Larry Hall ’78 and his wife, Susan.  Grandpa Larry can be reached at  10/14

Leah Anne was born on April 25, 2014 to Crystal Miller and her husband, Derek.  Leah joins 3-year-old brother, Eli.  9/14

Hudson was born on March 9, 2014 to Stephanie Flammang Krall and her husband, Billy.  7/14


ISAAC WILLIAMSIsaac Rodger was born on June 20, 2014 to Kristin Williams and her husband, Lucas.  Isaac, who joins two brothers, weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long.  The family resides in Kent, Ohio.  7/14





OLIVER SCOTT WILLIAMSOliver Scott was born on February 28, 2013, to Kristin Losey Williams and her husband, Lucas.  Oliver, their second child, was born at 6:24 p.m., weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.  Kristin can be reached at  5/13


Kylie Marie was born on January 30, 2013, to Kathleen Oswald Bubak and her husband.  Kylie joins a sister, Michelle Anne, who was born on July 9, 2009.  The family resides in Mason, Ohio, and Kathleen can reached at  2/13

    2005 Caleb Alexander was born on April 14, 2014 to Erica McDaniel Mackley and her husband, Benjamin.  Among the many proud relatives are great-grandparents Joe McDaniel ’56 and Pat McDaniel ’60.  Erica can be reached at  7/14

LUCAS BRIANLucas Brian was born to Carrie Wilson Scheetz on September 13, 2013.  Lucas weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.  Carrie can be reached at  4/14


Hackett Andrew was born on May 26, 2015 to Becka Hackett Lash and her husband, Andy.  Hackett weighed nine pounds and was 20 inches long.  He joins a sister, Aria.  7/15

Luke Michael was born on September 10, 2014 to Alainna Amicone-Durfee and her husband, Zach Durfee ’10.  Luke is the little brother to Sophia, 3, and Zoe, 2.  9/14

JACK BENNETTJack Bennett was born on October 23, 2013 to Samantha Eubank and her husband, Alex, in Columbus, Ohio. 7/14





Lillian Marie was born on April 1, 2014 to Stephanie Cattran and her husband, Kevin.  7/14


ARIA LASHAria Mae was born to Becka Hackett Lash and her husband, Andy, on May 12, 2013. Aria weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.  7/13






ZOE ANNEZoe Anne was born on November 7, 2012, to Alainna Amicone Durfee and her husband, Zach.  Zoe is their second daughter.  Alainna can be reached at  2/13




    2007 SamuelSamuel Jacob Dietz, born January 31st, 2015 at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 22 inches long, was born to Caroline (Padro) Dietz, PhD and Ben Dietz.  9/15

EVAN TIMOTHYEvan Timothy was born on April 3, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. to Brandon Clay and his wife, Christina Eichenauer Clay. The couple's first son weighed six pounds, one ounce and was 18 1/2 inches long. 4/15

ANDREW STECKAndrew Jayden was born on October 10, 2012, to Michelle Steck and her husband, Joshua.  1/13





    2008 Colt Charles was born on April 18, 2014, to Jessica Swann Youngen and her husband, Thad.  Colt, their second child, was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.  Jessica can be reached at  7/14
    2011 Rory Jackson (Muskingum University Class of 2037) was born to Katrina Housley Riggle.  Rory joins a brother.  8/15
ARROW DEATHS 2004 Jolene C. Craig, November 21, 2014, Marietta, Ohio.  12/14
    2010 James R. Weight, July 13, 2013, Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
Among those surviving is James’s wife, Ida.  7/13
    2011 Lily S. McKee, March 19, 2015, Washington, D.C.
    2012 Melody Shiere Dickey ’12G, October 19, 2014, Tippecanoe, Ohio.
Among those surviving is Melody’s husband, Kris.  11/14
Faculty & Friends
UPDATES   George "Sonny" Alfman and his wife, Lyn, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 29, 2013.  Sonny worked at Muskingum for 12 years as broadcast engineer for WMCO radio and TV, from which he retired in 2006.  12/13

Joy Morton retired at the end of June 2013 after 50 years at Muskingum University. She started when she was 17 years old in the Development Office, where she worked for 18 years. After a stint with the Alumni, Development/Public Relations offices, she transferred to the Placement Office, now known as Career Services. Throughout her years in both the alumni and career services offices, Joy has come into contact with generations of Muskies. She is a walking encyclopedia of alumni names and facts. “She is one of the few people who at the mention of an alumnus’ name, can tell you something about them – right off the top of her head,” said one colleague. Joy’s retirement will give her more time to follow NASCAR and to enjoy life on her farm.  7/13

BIRTHS   Lily Catherine was born on April 16, 2015 to Head Men's Soccer Coach Chris Limle and his wife, Grace. Lily weighted seven pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long. 4/15

Lillian Rose was born on November 18, 2014 to Samantha Hannan and her husband, Patrick.  Lillian was 19 ½ inches long and weighed six pounds nine ounces.  Samantha works in Physical Plant.  11./14

Cecilia Jane was born to Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Zebulon Highben and his wife, Amanda, on July 31. Cecilia was 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.  8/13

DEATHS   Harry “Scoop” McKiahan, August 25, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Scoop retired from Muskingum in 2002 after 20 years of service as a plumber.  He was also a volunteer with the New Concord Volunteer Fire Department.  He is survived by his wife Peggy. He is also survived by his daughter Gwyn McKirahan Griffiths ’88 and two other children. 8/15

Robert E. Fellers
, June 29, 2015, Zanesville, Ohio.
Mr. Fellers was a Muskingum University trustee emeritus.  6/15

Susan A. Bonath, June 19, 2015, Cambridge, Ohio. 
Susan retired from Muskingum in 2014, having served as an administrative assistant.  6/15

William J. Fisk ’41, May 10, 2015, New Concord, Ohio.
Dr. Fisk was Professor Emeritus of History.  From 1946 to 1987, he served Muskingum as professor of history, dean and vice president, and in 1977 received Muskingum’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest alumni honor.  He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Sprague Fisk ’42; and their children, Elizabeth Fisk Bouyer ’87 and John Fisk ’89.  5/15 

Howard V. Evans, April 27, 2015, Naples, Florida.
Howard was a professor of history and academic dean at Muskingum. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, who was a professor of German at Muskingum. 4/15

David B. Watermulder, April 11, 2015, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. 
Dr. Watermulder is survived by his wife, Trustee Emeritus Ruth Gullyes Watermulder ’44.  4/15

John S. Kuhn, February 28, 2015, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
John was visiting assistant professor of theatre at Muskingum and served for the past 11 years as artistic director of Actors’ Theatre of Columbus.  He had taught at other universities, including Ohio State and its branch campuses.  John is survived by his wife, actress Cate Blair-Wilhelm, one daughter and two sons. 3/15

Merrill Crandell, December 4, 2014, Memphis, Tennessee.
Merrill was a member of the mathematics faculty at Muskingum and was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn.  1/15

Dr. Javad Habibi, November 23, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Dr. Habibi was a professor of mathematics and chair of the Mathematics Department at Muskingum.  Among those surviving is his wife, Gity, and their children, Marjan Habibi ’89 and Mark Habibi ’93.  12/14

Timothy Taylor, November 6, 2014, Newark, Ohio. 
Timothy was a lecturer in Graduate and Continuing Studies.  11/14

Alice Gates, October 27, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Alice worked as an accounts payable clerk in Muskingum’s business office. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.  10/14

Carolyn Graves Crandell, August 27, 2014, Marietta, Ohio.
Carolyn was a member of the faculty at Muskingum.  Among those surviving is her husband, Merrill Crandell.  9/14

Wendell W. Litt, June 9, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Wendell is the father of Muskingum University Trustee and past Alumni Council President Gordon F. Litt ’80, who survives.   Also surviving are Wendell’s wife, Bernice Finley Litt ’55; daughter, Susan Litt Ballantine ’82; son-in-law, Kenneth R. Ballantine ’77 and two grandchildren, Abigail Ballantine Pardon ’12 and Wade H. Litt ’11.  Preceding him in death was a son, David W. Litt ’78.  6/14

George H. Heilmeier, April 21, 2014, Plano, Texas.
George was an electrical engineer who in the 1960s helped invent the liquid crystal display (LCD) technology that is now used in telephones, watches, computer monitors and flat-screen televisions.  Among those surviving are his wife, Janet Faunce Heilmeier ’61, their daughter and three grandchildren.  5/14

Fred J. Sharkey, February 11, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio.
Fred worked in Muskingum’s Physical Plant department.  Among his survivors is his wife, Kathy.  2/14

Roberta Smith, January 20, 2014, Jupiter, Florida. 
Roberta was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Arndt Poland '09.  2/14

Esther Harding Browning, January 24, 2014, New Concord, Ohio.
Esther retired from Aramark Food Service in 1999 after 38 years of service.  She was known to many students as “Grandma.”  1/14

Mary C. Jones, December 15, 2013.  1/14

Patricia Ann Ellertson, January 4, 2014, Zanesville, Ohio. 
Pat served Muskingum as director of public relations for 29 years, and also as a professor of speech and communication.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jud.  1/14

Erica Mitrovich, August 12, 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan.   Erica was the wife of Professor Emeritus Mirco Mitrovich, who preceded her in death.  11/13

Edgar Dennis Morris, April 27, 2013. 
Edgar was preceded in death by his wife, S. Elizabeth Rutherford Morris ’31 and is survived by daughters Jane Morris Luthy ’63 and M. Jane Morris Kimbler ’69.  9/13

Donald E. Carr, September 9, 2013, New Concord, Ohio. 
Donald was the husband of Jane Carr, who retired from Muskingum in 2006 after serving as secretary for the education department for 27 years.  9/13

Herbert Thomson, July 24, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio.
Dr. Thomson taught economics at Muskingum from 1961 to 1987 and was Emeritus Professor of Economics, Accounting and Business.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and is survived by a third sister, his brother-in-law, four nieces and nephews, and six great nieces and nephews. Born on October 28, 1917, to Presbyterian missionaries in China, Dr. Thomson grew up in Canton, Ohio. Attending a one-room school house through the 8th grade, he then attended the Shanghai American School through the 12th grade. He later graduated from Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Thomson taught at the Gerard Institute in Sidon, Lebanon, prior to serving as a pastor in New York. Much later, he was Stated Supply Pastor of the North Salem Presbyterian Church until age 93. In addition to Muskingum, Dr. Thomson taught economics at Beginning at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Berea College in Kentucky.   This obituary edited from The Zanesville Times Recorder.  7/13

Madeline Alice Camp, July 14, 2013, Norwich, Ohio. 
Madeline was employed in Muskingum’s housekeeping department, working in both Memorial Hall and the Manse.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.  7/13


JEANNETTE MUNKRESJeannette Munkres, May 9, 2013, Estes Park, Colorado. 
Jeannette, age 82,  was the wife of Professor Emeritus of  Political Science Bob Munkres, who survives.  Born December 18, 1930 in Richwood, Ohio, Jeannette graduated from Richwood High School in 1948, received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1952 and her master’s degree from Ohio University in 1960. She was a secretary at Ohio Wesleyan University and worked in Student Personnel as a residence hall director at Muskingum. On June 15, 1962, Jeannette married Bob in Zanesville.  In 2004, they moved to Estes Park from New Concord.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, handcrafts and traveling. Jeannette knitted sweaters for Guideposts Knit For Kids, was a volunteer at the Estes Park Museum and enjoyed bridge and was a Sudoko fan.  Jeannette is also survived by a cousin and his wife and numerous friends, both in Ohio and Estes Park. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.  Memorial donations in her name may be sent to the American Indian College Fund in Denver or to St. Augustine’s Center for American Indians in Chicago in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517.  This obituary provided by the family.  5/13

 Roberta (Bobby) Malcolm Armstrong, March 25, 2013, Zanesville, Ohio.
Bobby was a reference librarian at Muskingum.  3/13

Dorothy Piatt Crossley, January 25, 2013, Norwich, Ohio. 
Dorothy was a custodian at Muskingum who retired in 1990.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur.  1/13