In memoriam

December 2008 – May 2009

1930s

J. Dean McClintick, ’31, age 99, died Jan. 19, 2009, in Billings, Mont. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Margaret Gregg Ipock, ’39, age 90, died Jan. 3, 2009, in Joplin, Mo. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

1940s

Betty Coleman Deel, ’41, age 88, died Feb. 25, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Survivors include her sons, James C. Deel, ’65; Samuel A. Deel, ’66; her daughter-in-law, Connie A. Deel, ’79; a sister, Mary Anna Broadfoot, ’41; a nephew, Robert Broadfoot, ’66; nieces, Karen Broadfoot Mitchell, ’67; and Ann Barnthouse Baber, ’61.

William “Bill” Deel, ’42, age 89, died December 15, 2008, in Baldwin City, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include his sons, James C. Deel, ’65; Samuel A. Deel, ’66; his daughter-in-law, Connie A.  Deel, ’79; a sister-in-law, Mary Anna Broadfoot, ’41; a nephew, Robert Broadfoot, ’66; nieces, Karen Broadfoot Mitchell, ’67; and Ann Barnthouse Baber, ’61.

Kenneth “Ken” Jackson, ’42,
age 88, died March 10, 2009, in Lenexa, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Eleanor Norwood Gerber, ’43, age 87, died Dec. 12, 2008, in Reno, Nev.

Mary Ann Jones Fournier, ’43, age 87, died Jan. 1, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Betty Sharpe Simunac, ’44, age 86, died May 11, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Survivors include her husband, Joe A. Simunac ’49, member of Kappa Sigma; her son, Joe Simunac, ’74; and her daughter, Emily Simunac Honse, ’93.

Joan Van Dorsten Meeker, ’46, age 85, died April 10, 2009, in Omaha, Neb. She was a member of Phi Mu.

Barbara Ward Hughes, ’47, age 82, died Jan. 23, 2009, in Boise, Idaho. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Hughes Cisper, ’78; and son-in-law, Robert Cisper, ’80.

Elinor Merry Steinbrueck, ’48, age 81, died Jan. 10, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

1950s

John McClure, ’50, age 85, died Dec. 10, 2008, in Bellport, N.Y. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

James Patterson, ’50, age 77, died Dec. 17, 2008, in St. Paul, Minn. He was a member of Kappa Sigma.

Thomas “Tom” Hitchcock, ’51, age 79, died Dec. 23, 2008, in Lawrence, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Stiles Hitchcock, ’52.

Roy Doleshal, ’51, age 80, died Jan. 13, 2009, in Bella Vista, Ark. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Robert Baughman, ’54, age 74, died Feb. 7, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Kappa Sigma.

Mary Ann Bacher Merrill, ’54, age 76, died Feb. 9, 2009, in Raymore, Mo. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Fred Romereim, ’54, age 80, died Jan. 16, 2009, in Wichita, Kan.

Pauline Schwartz Nusser, ’56, age 74, died Feb. 26, 2009, in Dallas, Tex. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Survivors include her husband, Robert Nusser, ’56; he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Madge Salisbury Fraley, ’58, age 73, died May 14, 2009, in Lawrence, Kan. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

1960s

Albert Bullock, ’61, age 72, died Feb. 2, 2009, in Leon, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Maxine Bennett Howland, ’69, age 62, died April 13, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

1970s

Wallace Whitney, ’71, age 59, died Feb. 16, 2009, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Marlee Frentzen Schlick, ’73, age 58, died Mar. 29, 2009, in Olney, Ill. Survivors include her husband, William Schlick, ’72.

1990s

Brenda Day, ’90, age 49, died May 11, 2009, in Lane, Kan. She was a longtime archivist for Baker University.

Larry Fussell, BBA, ’92, age 52, died March 31, 2009, in Shawnee, Kan.

Charles Lorenz, BBA, ’95, age 54, died Jan. 22, 2009, in Osage Beach, Mo.

2000s

Patrick Fruits, AAB, ’01, age 48, died April 10, 2009, in Topeka, Kan.

Pedro Cerca-Romero, MSM, ’05, age 48, died Dec. 20, 2008, in Topeka, Kan.

Stephanie O’Toole, MBA, ’07, age 29, died Jan. 1, 2009, in Overland Park, Kan.

Friends of the University

Mike Bachman, died April 20, 2009.

Suzanne Coil, emeritus faculty, age 74, died March 1, 2009, in Eudora, Kan.

Charles Doudna, emeritus faculty, age 101, died Feb. 22, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan. Survivors include his daughter, Christine Doudna, ’65.

Al Hack, age 85, died Jan. 27, 2009, in Lawrence, Kan.

Ronald “Ron” Hoffman, age 78, died April 28, 2009, in Fairway, Kan.

Vera “Maxine” Kreutziger, emeritus faculty, age 86, died Jan. 2, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Robert Lyon, former Board of Trustee, age 93, died Jan. 18, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla.

Joel Morris, age 40, died March 23, 2009, in Lawrence, Kan. Survivors include his sister, Sarah Kempke, ’90.

James “Jim” Pearson, former Board of Trustee, died Jan. 13, 2009, in Gloucester, Mass. Survivors include his daughter, Laura Pearson Keegon, ’80.

Judith Gearhart Shields, SON alumnae, age 61, died Mar. 20, 2009, in Holton, Kan.

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