In memoriam

March 2008 – November 2008

1930s

Clinton Acheson, BA ’36, 94, Oct. 15, 2008, in Topeka, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Charles Banker, BA ’32, 95, April 19, 2008, in Overland Park, Kan. He was a member of Theta Kappa Nu and Alpha Delta Sigma. Survivors include a son, Douglas Banker, ’67, and his wife, Janet, Ferris Banker, ’69, a sister Susan Banker Dussell, ’68, and grandson Scott Banker, BS ’96.

Dr. Ellen Counts Binckley, BA ’38, 91, March 2, 2008, in Eureka, Calif. Survivors include her sisters, Margaret Counts, ’40, and Maryann Counts Arndt, ’43.

Clarence Browning, BS ’38, 91, Oct. 4, 2008, in Stilwell, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Helen Hersh Franklin, fs ’38, 93, Sept. 7, 2008, in Topeka, Kan. Survivors include her brother, George Hersh, ’41.

Dr. Louis Gilles, BS ’37, 92, Sept. 10, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include his daughter, Kay Gilles Pepin, MLA ’91.

Hazel Brown Hall, fs ’33, 96, May 22, 2008, in Olathe, Kan. She was a member of Phi Mu.

Geraldine “Gerry” Porterfield Haskin, ’33, 97, Dec. 6, 2008, in Lenexa, Kan. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Delta Sigma. Survivors include two sons, Mike Haskin, BA ’71, and Mark Haskin, BS ’72, and nieces Janie (Haskin) Wilson, BA ’58, and Judy (Haskin) Rapp, BA ’68.

Dana Jacobson Hollen, ’39, Aug. 3, 2008, in Ball, La. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Helen Beauchamp Peterson, BA ’33, 96, Sept. 11, 2008, in Boulder, Colo. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Jane Dice Stoner, ’38, 91, May 5, 2008, in Chambersburg, Pa. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Harry “Wuzzy” Weible, ’39, 90, June 21, 2008, in Hialeah, Fla. Survivors include his sister, Henrietta Weible Schoepflin, ’41, his son, Rev. David Weible, BA ’67, his daughter-in-law, Diane Talbot Weible, BA ’67, and his niece, Janet Schoepflin Breithaupt, BA ’74.

1940s

Dr. Clarence Garder, BA ’42, 88, July 3, 2008, in Edmond, Okla. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Cleland Miles, fs ’42, 89, May 21, 2008, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Dr. H. Chester “Chet” Moore, BA ’41, 89, July 18, 2008, in Redding, Calif. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include
his brothers, Don Moore, BA ’32, and Phil Moore, BA ’34, and a sister, Martha Moore Tipps, BA ’37.

Kletia McKinley Phillips, BS ’41, 87, May 31, 2008, in Gig Harbor, Wash. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Survivors include her husband, John Phillips, BS ’42.

Mildred Booth Stoerker, BA ’40, Nov. 11, 2008, in Claremont, Calif. Gerald Wait, ’42, age 88, June 19, 2008, in Liberty, Mo. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

1950s

Mary Beth Barnett Johnson, BA ’53, 77, Nov. 4, 2008, in Woodland, Calif. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Johnson, BA ’52.

Frank Carver, fs ’51, 77, Aug. 18, 2008, in Wilmington, Del. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Martha Denni Dorrell, fs ’51, 78, Aug. 12, 2008, in Spring Hill, Kan.

Mary Lou Morris Dyer, BS ’52, 78, Oct. 10, 2008, in Marietta, Ga. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Dr. John Hane, BS ’53, 76, Oct. 11, 2008, Warrensburg, Mo.

Marilyn Harrison Morris, BA ’50, 80, Nov. 22, 2008, in Leawood, Kan. She was a member of Phi Mu and Alpha Delta Sigma. Survivors include her husband, Wayne L. Morris, BA ’50, a daughter, Melinda Morris Kearney, BA ’78, and a son-in-law, Tom Kearney, MLA ’92.

Glenn Layton, fs ’53, 77, July, 20, 2008, in Wellsville, Kan.

Robert D. Merrill, BS ’52, 78, Oct. 27, 2008, in Raymore, Mo. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Bacher Merrill, fs ’54.

Robert Ramsey, BA ’53, 76, April 25, 2008, in Merriam, Mo.

H.R. Ritter, ’51, Aug. 26, 2008, in Bangkok. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Martin Rollert, BS ’51, 78, Dec. 1, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Survivors include a brother, Henry Rollert, BS ’51.

Robert Seitter, BS ’51, 77, April 16, 2008, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. Survivors include his wife, Liz Frandsen Seitter, ’51.

C. David Whipple, BS ’50, 80, Sept. 22, 2008, in Weatherby Lake, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include his brother, Lyle Whipple, BS ’43, and his sister, Launa Whipple Weeks, BS ’43.

Harold Williams, fs ’52, 78, Oct. 16, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Roger B. Willis, BA ’56, 73, Oct. 26, 2008, in Pittsburg, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Simmons Willis, BA ’60.

1960s

Dr. Larry Irwin, BA ’60, 70, March 23, 2008, in Philadelphia.

Linda Schendel, BS ’67, 63, Aug. 21, 2008, in Eudora, Kan.

Norman Tanner, BA ’66, 64, June 29, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo.

Darrel Volz, BS ’69, 62, July 12, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include a sister, Linda Volz Amyx, BS ’64, and a brother-in-law, Mike Amyx, BS ’64.

John R. Williams, fs ’66, 64, Sept. 2, 2008, in Lawrence, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Mary Clark Williams, fs ’66, his brother, Jim Williams, BA ’74, and his sister-in-law, Krystal Marrs Williams, BS ’75.

Ronald Wooldridge, BS ’64, 71, March 22, 2008, Ames, Iowa.

1970s

Lt. Colonel David E. Banks, BS ’76, 54, Aug. 15, 2008, in Gainesville, Fla. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. Survivors include his wife, Jan Lea Virden Banks, BA ’76, his sister, Janet Banks McDowell, BA ’68, and brother-in-law, Robert McDowell, BA ’67.

Dr. Betty J. Bullock, BS ’70, 59, Aug. 11, 2008, in Baldwin City, Kan. Survivors include her son, Evan Durnal, BS ’05.

Wayne M. Stewart, BS ’72, 57, Aug. 23, 2008, in Topeka, Kan.

1980s

John Haddad, fs ’89, 41, March 27, 2008, in Las Vegas.

1990s

Dr. William Haggerty, MLA ’94, 75, Aug. 24, 2008, in Altamont, Mo.

2000s

Emilie Brumit, fs ’06, 23, June 18, 2008, in Louisburg, Kan. Survivors include her sister, Pamela Brumit, current Baker student.

Jeremy Frye, BME ’08, 23, June 10, 2008, in Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his mother, Carol Vaughan Frye, BA ’66, and his father, Harold Frye, Baker Master of Education chair.

Roland Klundt, fs ’10, 20, June 7, 2008, in Lawrence, Kan.

Friends of the University

John Cobb, June 21, 2008, in Osage Beach, Mo. Survivors include his daughter, Myra Glover, assistant to the president, and two grandsons, Chad Glover, ’02, and Blake Glover, ’04.

Mary DiMaggio, June 25, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include her son, Dennis Long, and daughter-inlaw, Dr. Pat Long, President of Baker University.

Evelyn Doudna, 96, June 18, 2008, in Baldwin City, Kan. Survivors include her daughter, Christine Doudna, ’65.

Carl Gump, June 16, 2008, in Omaha, Neb.

Donald R. Mather, Oct. 19, 2008, in Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Martha Hardy Mather, BS ’49.

Dr. Marylouise Meder, 81, March 14, 2008.

Martha Ann Jones, 86, April 19, 2008.

Floyd Smith, retired Baker staff, 86, May 24, 2008, in Baldwin City, Kan.

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