In memoriam

1930s

Erma Hibbens Barrus, ’32, age 99, Sept. 11, 2009, in Citrus Heights, Calif. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Joan Potter Berns, ’38, age 93, May 16, 2009, in Peabody, Kan. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Delta Sigma.

Charles Bonebreak, ’39, August 14, 2009, in Vista, Calif.

Robert Mize, ’34, age 98, April 21, 2010, in Topeka, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Floyd Porter, ’38, age 93, Sept. 8, 2009, in Troy, Ala. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Earl Webb, fs ’37, Dec. 31, 2009, in Gravois Mills, Mo. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

1940s

Robert A. Anderson, ’49, Nov. 22, 2009, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Heath Baker, fs ’42, age 89, May 27, 2009, in Peabody, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Barbara Bussing Bradley, ’46, age 86, Feb. 9, 2010, in Allen, Texas. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Robert K. Chubb, ’49, age 83, Aug.11, 2009, in Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Arthur Chubb, ’49.

Dr. Donald C. Coldsmith, ’49, age 83, June 25, 2009, in Emporia, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi and a former Board of Trustees member. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Matsen, ’44.

Dorothy Hathaway Clasen, fs 42, June 25, 2009, in Cincinnati. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She is survived by her husband, Robert Clasen.

Edward Dinwiddie, ’49, age 82, March 17, 2010, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.  Survivors include  his wife, Janice Brodhacker Dinwiddie, ’47.

Helen Songer Dippold, ’44, age 87, Jan. 11, 2010, in Slater, Iowa. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Survivors include a daughter, Mona Dippold Mills, ’76.

Frankie “Jeane” Harrison Ellison, ’49, age 90, March 21, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo.

L. Lorence Gregg, ’40, age 90, May 25, 2009, in Lenexa, Kan. He was a member of Kappa Sigma.

Colonel Richard C. Harder, ’49, age 82, Dec. 17, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Survivors include his brother Dr. Robert C. Harder ’51.

Anna Collins Kapelle, ’48, age 87, Feb.20, 2010, in Topeka, Kan. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Gale Bollinger Ledbetter, ’44, Feb. 7, 2010, in Clarksville, Tenn. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Robert Orr, ’42, age 89, March 15, 2010, in Kelso, Wash.  Survivors include his wife, Olive Orr.

Dorothy McLaren Pease, ’40, age 92, Feb. 1, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Winifred Dewey Peck, ’41, October 21, 2009, in Joplin, Mo.

James C. Rippey, ’46, age 83, Dec. 30, 2009, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wright Rippey, ’49.

Martha Neal Sheern, ’42, age 86, Jan. 5, 2010, in Garnett, Kan. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Elnora Knehans Stotts, ’47, June 20, 2009, in South Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors include a son Miles Stotts II, ’75.

Janice Warders Von Riesen, ’46, age 88, Oct. 19, 2009, in Manhattan, Kan. She was a member of Phi Mu.

Norman Winter, ’49, age 86, Feb. 17, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Diane Houston Wright, ’49, age 82, Jan. 10, 2010, in Topeka, Kan. Survivors include her husband, William Wright, ’50.

1950s

Jerry Bamesberger, ’58, age 73, May 25, 2010, in Derby, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. Survivors include his wife, Claire Bixby Bamesberger, ’59.

Jon Burkhart, fs ’58, died on November 16, 2009, in Lakeland, Ga.

Rodney Busey ’53, age 79, May 2, 2010, in Wichita, Kan. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Rev. Samuel Carpenter, ’57, age 79, Sept. 26, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Carpenter.

The Rev. Maurice Culver, ’53, age 79, Jan. 29, 2010, in Lenexa, Kan. Survivors include a wife, Lois Henry Culver, ’53; a daughter, Joy Culver Torchia, ’91.

Martha Carolan Hanlon, ’54, age 77, February 9, 2010, in Lewisville, Texas. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Phyllis Brown Hobbs, ’55, age 77, May 27, 2010, in Green Valley, Ariz. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Bobby Lee Hubbard, ’58, Nov. 13, 2009, in Amazonia, Mo.

Sam Knott, fs ’58, age 73, Sept. 30, 2009, in McKinney, Texas. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Lila Knott.

Robert Kundee, ’58, age 74, July 11, 2009, in Holiday Isle, Ariz. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Thomas Manson, ’50, age 83, Dec.6, 2009, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Kappa Sigma.  He is survived by his wife, Rev. Frances Baker Manson, ’48, and his daughter, Jenny Manson Weatherford, ’75.

Ralph L. Martin, ’51, age 79, Oct. 21, 2009, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Van Valkenburgh Martin, ’54.

Ralph Pyke, ’50, age 82, Feb. 1, 2010, in Denton, Texas.

Boyce D. Smith, ’51, age 80, Dec. 21, 2009, in St. Peters, Mo. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Betty Paul Smith, ’51, and his sister, Beverly Smith Schwaab, ’48.

John L. Vogt, fs ’52, age 79, Oct. 30, 2009, in Manhattan, Kan. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Donald L. Wright, ’57, age 74, Nov. 17, 2009, in Frisco, Texas. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He is survived by his wife, Donna Tira Wright, ’56.

Richard L. “Dick” Maze, ’58, Sept. 17, 2009, in Galena, Ill. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Helen Hunter Voigts, ’58, age 101, Oct. 27, 2009, in Spring Hill, Kan.

Dr. John “Jack” Warner, ’58, age 73, Nov. 30, 2009 in Buckhannon, W. Va.  He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife Judith Ebright Warner, ’61.

Alberto Zavala, ’50, age 85, March 8, 2010, in Wilbraham, Mass.

1960s

Jon Daeschner, fs ’67, age 64, Oct. 31, 2009 in Hiawatha, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi. Survivors include his brother Dr. Stephen Daeschner, ’64.

James Deel, ’65, age 67, May 10, 2010, in Cincinnati. He was a member of Alpha Delta Sigma.  Survivors include his wife, Ronda O’Hara Deel ’63; brother Sam Deel, ’66; sister-in-law Connie Fothergill Deel, ’79.

Shirley J. Hamilton, ’66, age 65, May 28, 2009, in Kansas City, Kan.

Clarence “Babe” Hawk, ’63, age 68, Oct. 8, 2009, in Osage Beach, Mo. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He is survived by his wife, Carole Curless Hawk, ’64; a sister Lois Hawk Snavley, ’66; brother Melvin Hawk, ’58, and his wife Alice Calderwood Hawk, ’61; brother Larry Hawk, ’66, and his wife Marcia Rossiter Hawk, ’66; brother Galen Hawk, ’69.

Robert Haynes, ’60, age 71, April 1, 2010, in Jefferson, Texas. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Anne Humphrey Rolin, ’69, Dec. 26, 2009, in Olathe, Kan.

William “Bill” Sears, ’69, age 62, June 6, 2009, in Leawood, Kan. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kimbrell Sears, ’72.

Cynthia Turner-Ford, fs ’68, July 25, 2009, in Pensacola, Fla.

1970s

Deborah Buckmelter, ’75, April 21, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Charles L. Chubb, ’77, May 26, 2009, in Lone Jack, Mo. He was a member of Kappa Sigma. Survivors include wife, Patricia Angelo Chubb, ’77.

Robert D. Courtney, ’73, Nov. 19, 2009, in Overland Park, Kan. He was a member of Zeta Chi.

Donald Roberts, ’78, age 53, March 10, 2010, in Hartford, Kan.

James Selzer, ’70, age 61, May 23, 2010, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and Alpha Delta Sigma. He was a former member of the Board of Trustees. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Phillips Selzer ’73; brother David Selzer 73 and John “Bob” Selzer 84; and his mother Ilene Selzer ’40.

1980s

Mike Baker, fs ’83, age 49, May 17, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sandra “Sonnie” House, MLA ’84, 72, June 2, 2009, in Cottage Grove, Minn.

William Lisby, MLA ’87, age 70, June 26, 2009, in Ridgedale, Mo.

Ronald Razz, fs ’85, age 51, Nov. 23, 2009, in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Lori Manning Wiedner, ’88, age 45, Jan. 21, 2010, in Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

1990s

Jane Beeson, BBA ’96, age 51, April 8, 2010, in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Heather Richardson Dills, BSN ’92, May 1, 2010, in Clearwater, Kan.

Iris Ozmun, BBA ’98, age 62, Jan. 3, 2010, in Topeka, Kan.

2000s

Curtis Coffman, MLA ’06, age 42, Oct. 28, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan. He was a member of the Alumni Board.  Survivors include his brother Jay E. Coffman, MBA ’98.

Elizabeth Bartkoski, MAEd ’07, age 32, Feb. 20, 2010, in Independence, Mo.

Lesley Nunemaker Maiorca, AAB ’04, age 30, May 12, 2010, in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Carolyn Miller, MBA ’04, age 42, April 6, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo.

Inger Nielsen, MBA ’02, age 41, March 28, 2010, in Wichita, Kan.

Friends of the University

Robert Browning, May 8, 2010, in Pensacola Beach, Fla. 

Vivian Courtney, Feb. 19, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan. Survivors include son, Robert Courtney, ’57; grandson R. Bruce Courtney, ’82; granddaughter, Debbie Courtney Boedeker, ’84.

Clarence Flory, March 29, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Judy Fox, former Baker University employee, age 74, March 11, 2010, in Ottawa, Kan.

R.M. Jones, Oct. 31, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Edna Jones.

Robert Kahle, Baker faculty emeritus, age 84, died Feb. 28, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Roger Lynch, Sept. 20, 2009 in Lawrence, Kan. He was a mathematics professor at Baker from 1965 to 1992. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Lynch, ’70.

Phyllis O’Neil, Sept. 16, 2009 in Wellsville, Kan. She is survived by her husband, Frank O’Neil, and her three children, Janine O’Neil Dwyer, Rick O’Neil and Roger O’Neil.

Craig Smith, April 10, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include wife, Diane Smith, and son, Christopher Smith, ’09.

Machele Timberlake, CAS faculty member, Dec. 10, 2009 in Overland Park, Kan. She is survived by her husband, Bill Timberlake.

C.E. Van Hoesen, Aug. 24, 2009, in Lawrence, Kan.

Charlotte Welborn, June 16, 2009, in Columbia, Mo.

Wanda Woodhead, July 28, 2009, in Baldwin City, Kan.

E.W. Woolverton, age 86, March 30, 2010, in Topeka, Kan.

Categories: Class Notes


Comments are closed.