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IN MEMORIAM | Forever Orange…

Select from the BakerProud issue dates below to see In Memoriam from that magazine edition.

Summer 2018

Camilla Jo (Keener) Alderfer,’76, 63, Phi Mu, Dec. 28, 2017, Centralia, Kansas. Survivors include her sisters Janice (Keener) Towell, ’75, and Jennifer (Keener) Herre, ’85.

Carol J. (Carter) Anderson, former student, 89, Alpha Chi Omega, Dec. 12, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri,

Keith Anderson, ’93, 59, Nov. 26, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri.

Penny L. (Asel) Besecke, ’65, 75, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 8, 2018, Schaumburg, Illinois. Survivors include her sister Katharine (Asel) O’Bryhim, ’70, and brother-in-law Michael O’Bryhim, ’69.

Anita (Moore) Billingsley, ’47, 92, Dec. 17, 2017, McDowell, Virginia.

Marion Bonebrake, ’47, 92, Delta Delta Delta, March 20, 2018, Fort Pierce, Florida. Survivors include her husband, David Robert (Bob) Bonebrake, ’47.

Wendell Castle, ’55, 85, Delta Tau Delta, Jan. 20, 2018, Scottsville, New York. Survivors include his brother, Wayne Castle, ’56.

Lawrence H. Channell, ’51, 90, Oct. 24, 2017, Basehor, Kansas.

Coelet (Modacure) Cotton, ’05, 57, Nov. 24, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Emmalie C. (Gessner) Cowherd, ’61, 78, Delta Delta Delta, Board of Trustees 2011-2017, Athletics Hall of Fame, Feb. 4, 2018, Carrollton, Missouri. Survivors include her sons, Benjamin Polen, ’89, andDallas Polen, ’91, and daughter-in-law Leann (Shores) Polen, ’89. Cowherd played an influential role in beginning Baker University’s softball and women’s basketball programs. She was inducted into Baker’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003 for her significant contributions to the field of education, recreational health, and sports, and in her achievements in coaching collegiate athletics at Baker. She began her teaching and coaching career at Baldwin High School. After spending time at home with her two sons, she returned to Baker University in 1976 to teach and coach full time. Her chief responsibility was to organize and coach the university’s first softball and women’s basketball programs. She coached basketball from 1976 to 1978 and softball from 1976 to 1983. At the 1981 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Softball Tournament, Baker finished ninth for Division III. The 1982 team finished third. Cowherd loved teaching and coaching, providing the educational and physical tools her students and athletes needed. She also knew that funding was essential and put in place three scholarships at Baker University that support two of her passions: softball and biology. She served on the Baker Board of Trustees.

Naomi (Cox) Dale, ’47, 93, Zeta Tau Alpha, Jan. 3, 2018, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Fredrick E. Doebbeling, ’63, 78, Delta Tau Delta, Feb. 11, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri. Survivors include his sister Dee Ann (Doebbeling) Lenkey, ’67, and brother-in-law Terry Lenkey, ’68.

Dr. John Cammel English, faculty ’65-’97, 83, April 5, 2018, Baldwin City, Kansas. English joined the faculty at Baker University in 1965, was promoted to full professor in 1968, and served as the chairman of the Department of History and Political Science from 1965 to 1973 and from 1983 to 1993. He was responsible especially for courses on English history and the techniques of historical research. He fostered the teaching of Asian civilizations and promoted the humanities’ role in undergraduate education. He played a crucial role in the design of the Shaping of Western Thought program that integrated history, literature, religion, theater, psychology, and philosophy into a two-semester sequence using primary texts that spanned the 5th century through the 20th century. The life and times of John Wesley, the principal founder of Methodism, was the focus of English’s research, and he was the first American invited to deliver the Annual Lecture of the Wesley Historical Society of Great Britain. He was the first recipient of Baker’s Distinguished Scholarship award, and in February 2018 was inducted into the Baker University Faculty Hall of Fame.

Shirley A. Erickson, former employee, 86, Nov. 10, 2017, Osawatomie, Kansas.

Gregory Evensen, ’72, 67, Kappa Sigma, Jan. 27, 2018, Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Michael A. Gayoso Sr., ’97, 69, Oct. 26, 2017, Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

Edwin N. Gentry, ’08, 65, Nov. 29, 2017, Oskaloosa, Kansas. Survivors include his mother-in-law Pat (Hahn) Blair, ’57.

Jack E. Goold III, ’04, 46, Feb. 17, 2018, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Shirley Ann (Lovelady) Grove, ’50, 88, Alpha Chi Omega, Dec. 6, 2017, Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include her brother-in-law Richard Donovan, ’51.

William K. Hall, ’64, 76, Zeta Chi, March 3, 2018, Broomfield, Colorado. Survivors include his sister, Mary Jane Hall, ’57.

Gary Hammond, ’68, 75, Jan. 25, 2018, Arvada, Colorado.

Joseph J. Hellmann, III, ’68, 72, Oct. 6, 2017, Allen, Texas. Survivors include his brother Robert Jones, ’69.

James H. Hendricks, ’51, 88, Delta Tau Delta, Nov. 24, 2017, Springfield, Missouri.

Michael M. Herbst, ’02, 58, Jan. 1, 2018, Jacksonville, Florida.

Fleetta Mae (Ray) Higgins, kitchen staff 1979-2009, 89, Feb. 12, 2018, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Doris Jo Ann (Soxman) Hill, ’52, 86, Delta Delta Delta, Dec. 10, 2017, Lenexa, Kansas.

Helen E. (Newton) Hodsden, former student, 75, Jan. 16, 2018, Lancaster, Ohio.

George Hood, ’43, 96, Feb. 20, 2017, Deland, Florida.

Violet D. (Hoehns) Hoye, ’91, 83, April 5, 2018, Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Ruth E. (Wagner) Junk, ’38, 101, Oct. 8, 2017, Bloomington, Illinois.

Marti (Butell) Kalb, ’65, 75, Jan. 31, 2018, Canon City, Colorado. Survivors include her sister Joan (Butell) Hambrick, ’50.

Rosemary A. (Loftus) Klepaczyk, ’07, 66, Nov. 10, 2017, Kansas City, Kansas.

Kent Lamb, D.D.S., ’55, 84, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 24, 2017, Forsyth, Missouri.

Jean C. Lawson ’44, 94, Delta Delta Delta, March 26, 2018, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include brother-in-law Tom Snow, ’55, and his wife, Barbara (Cochran) Snow, ’59.

Doris C. (Hart) Lewis, former student, 88, Jan. 19, 2018, Graham, Missouri.

Mary (Feuchtinger) Linss, ’44, 93, Delta Delta Delta, May 24, 2017, Alpharetta, Georgia.

Hugh R. Lockman ’53, 86, Zeta Chi, March 31, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kevin Mahogany, ’81, 59, Dec. 17, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri. (See story.)

Richard P. Mallett, ’68, 73, Feb. 10, 2018, Farmington, Maine.

Kathleen Martin, ’96, 59, Sept. 26, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri.

Margaret “Peggy” (Usher) Mayfield, ’37, 97, Zeta Tau Alpha, Oct. 16, 2013, Fort Worth, Texas.

Thomas (Larry) McDonough, ’56, 85, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Dec. 23, 2017, Burton, Michigan.

Frank E. (Butch) McGinley, ’60, 80, Kappa Sigma, Feb. 10, 2018, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Survivors include his wife Barbara (Braun) McGinley, ’60; daughter Mindy (McGinley) Brooks, ’83, and her husband, Kim Brooks, ’83; son Michael McGinley, ’86and his wife, Kristy (Iseman) McGinley, ’83; and niece Terry (Blackman) Snodgrass, ’12.

Virginia H. (Brooks) Moore, ’47, 92, Feb. 22, 2018, Phi Mu, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include her nephews Brooks Payne, ’78, and James Payne, ’90.

Marjory E. (Nelson) Mordy, ’47, 91, Delta Delta Delta, March 10, 2018, Overland Park, Kansas.

Julia (Judy) K. Morrison, ’70, 69, Nov. 1, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Marion G. Muckey, former student, 82, March 3, 2018, Lawrence, Kansas.

Penelope A. O’Brien, former student, 71, March 10, 2018, Shawnee, Kansas.

Donald E. Parker ’55, 84, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Baker Board of Trustees, April 20, 2018, Lawrence, Kansas. Survivors include his daughter Donna (Parker) Carlson, ’85Parker served on the Baker University Board of Trustees for 20 years, holding many committee chairs and offices, including Chairman of the Board. While a student at Baker, he was a member of the Letterman Club and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business in 1955. After graduation, Parker volunteered for the Officer Candidate School (OCS) program of the United States Marine Corps and was awarded commission of Second Lieutenant. He was discharged from active duty in the fall of 1958 as First Lieutenant and served in the reserves for the remainder of his military commitment. In 1959 he joined the Employers Reinsurance Corporation, progressing within the company both in the Kansas City and San Francisco offices. After 35 years, he retired in Kansas City as president of First Excess and Reinsurance Corporation, a subsidiary of Employers Reinsurance. Parker was a member of several United Methodist churches, serving for eight years on the Board of the United Methodist Church for Higher Education in Nashville, Tennessee. Parker established the Paula M. (Dick) Parker Endowed Memorial Scholarship, to honor his first wife, who graduated in 1955 and passed away in 2007. He also established the Charlotte Parker Endowed Honor Scholarship in Nursing to honor is second wife.

Louis D. Parkin, ’60, 79, Zeta Chi, March 8, 2018, Overland Park, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Deane (Collins) Parkin, ’59.

Edward Alan Pickarts, ’49, 90, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Nov. 13, 2017, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sharon Redwine, ’66, 73, Jan. 31, 2018, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Jean (Stith) Richardson, ’52, 87, Phi Mu, Nov. 15, 2016, Austin, Texas.

Charyl E. Rubin, ’95, 68, Feb. 7, 2018, Overland Park, Kansas.

Noel W. Salisbury, ’53, 85, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Nov. 30, 2017, New Albany, Indiana.

Gabriel G. Sayeg, ’70, 69, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Nov. 12, 2017, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Melvin Schwartz, ’48, 93, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Dec. 19, 2017, El Centro, California. Survivors include his sister Betty (Schwartz) Hubbell, ’53.

Richard L. Sherwood, ’86, 82, Nov. 17, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri.

George E. Shore ’54, 88, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Baker Board of Trustees member, April 12, 2018, Overland Park, Kansas. Survivors include his daughter Sandy (Shore) Durick, ’98, grandson Stephen Durick, ’07, and granddaughter Katherine Durick, ’16Shore served on the Baker Board of Trustees for many years and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. While a student he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. A dedicated athlete, Shore was an All-Conference guard in football, was a four-time letterman, and served as co-captain of the team. He also was active in intramurals and was named Co-Homecoming King. After graduation he became a pioneer in the health and fitness industry, opening numerous fitness clubs in the region and the southeast, and remained involved in the health club industry for the duration of his career. In the late 1990s, he designed and funded a new weight training facility at Baker, and the George Shore Weight Room, located in Mabee Hall, is named in his honor.

Helen M. (Graves) Silvia, ’56, 82, Oct. 17, 2017, Chicago, Illinois.

Janet (Florance) Simpson, ’69, 70, Oct. 14, 2017, Walters, Oklahoma.

Dr. Richard Simpson ’67, 72, Kappa Sigma, November 21, 2017, Leawood, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Janice (De Palma) Simpson, ’70.

Mary M. Stoskopf, ’46, 93, Delta Delta Delta, Nov. 4, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas.

Ronald P. Wentz, ’61, 81, Kappa Sigma, April 8, 2018, Denver, Colorado.

Robert B. Werner, ’61, 82, Oct. 22, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas.

Daryl Wilcox, ’61, 87, Jan. 10, 2018, Wayne, Nebraska.

Gwenolyn S. (Burnham) Williamson, ’98, 66, Jan. 24, 2018, Burlington, Kansas. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Williamson, ’98.

Marilyn S. (Hogue) Winget, ’87, 69, Feb. 18, 2018, Larned, Kansas.

Robert “Bob” Youmans, former student, 87, Feb. 17, 2018, Encinitas, California.

Fall 2017

Betty M. Allen, former student, April 16, 2017, Carbondale, Kansas.

Jean E. Attebury, former employee, 68, May 20, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Alice J. Baker, ’60, 79, Sept. 22, 2017, Mission, Kansas.

Laura M. Bartlett, former student, 86, Sept. 18, 2017, Atchison, Kansas.

Genevieve L. Basler, ’61, 77, Phi Mu, June 19, 2017, Monte Vista, Colorado.

Sharon L. (Ducate) Bedinger, ’58, 80, Alpha Chi Omega, Feb. 25, 2017, Carmel, Indiana. Survivors include her daughter Paige Lynn (Kelley) Miller ’87.

The Rev. Charles Bullock Bennett, friend of the university, 88, Aug. 24, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kevin James Bergman, ’98, 55, July 31, 2017, Leawood, Kansas.

Donald Eugene Blades, ’61, 78, July 15, 2017 Andover, Kansas.

Judy L. Botts, ’14, 62, July 27, 2017, Dearborn, Missouri.

Mary Margaret (Hart) Broadfoot, ’48, 92, May 13, 2017, Valley Falls, Kansas.

Jack T. Brookshire, former student, 86, June 10, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas.

Bette Jean (Allen) Brown, ’53, 82, Alpha Chi Omega, Oct. 8, 2015, Overland Park, Kansas.

Hal E. Bundy, ’80, 60, April 1, 2017, Ottawa, Kansas. Survivors include his sister Gina (Bundy) Minks, ’91.

Dr. Dean Calloway, former faculty, 87, Feb. 27, 2017, Louisville, Mississippi.

Joseph H. Chen, ’57, 78, April 19, 2012, Whittier, California.

Mary Jane (Callahan) Chubb, ’50, 88, Delta Delta Delta, April 29, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include her sister Charlene Potter, ’55; son Jeff Chubb, ’75; his wife, Beverly (McEndarffer) Chubb, ’77; granddaughter Lacy Ann Chubb, ’08; niece Charlene (Potter) Hannon, ’85; her husband, Philip Hannon, ’86; and their children, Andrew Hannon, ’09; and his wife, Jess (Weidler) Hannon, ’14; Aaron Hannon, ’11; and his wife, Lauren (Jaqua) Hannon, ’14; Annie Hannon, ’11; and Asher Hannon,’18.

Opal M. Cromer, former employee, 77, July 26, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include her son Stanley Cromer, ’89.

Charles H. Cutler, ’51, 91, April 9, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Richard R. Danner, ’62, 77, July 19, 2017, Abilene, Kansas.

Timothy D. Davis, former student, 59, May 21, 2017, Independence, Kansas.

Marion J. (Rhodes) DeSpain, ’47, April 18, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas. Survivors include her son Ira DeSpain, ’70; daughter-in-law Barbara (Eide) DeSpain, ’71; granddaughter Jennifer (DeSpain) Sloan, ’98; grandson Daniel DeSpain, ’01; and his wife, Alisha (Ward) DeSpain, ’01.

Peggy J. Dettmer, former student, 87, Aug. 29, 2017, Leonardville, Kansas.

Thomas G. Duckett II, ’63, 75, Delta Tau Delta, former Board of Trustees member, May 21, 2017, Broomfield, Colorado. Survivors include his wife, Ann (Clatworthy) Duckett, ’63.

Paula G. Farnham, former student, 75, July 28, 2017, Independence, Missouri.

Dr. John “Jack” B. Flickinger, ’50, 89, Delta Tau Delta, Aug. 14, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas. Survivors include his sister Phyllis (Flickinger) Braun, ’56; brother-in-law Conrad Braun, ’56; and nephews Marty Braun, ’83; and Stan Braun, ’80.

Shirley (Standish) C. Giese, ’47, 92, March 2, 2017, San Luis Obispo, California. Survivors include her daughter Gail (Giese) Mattson, ’73.

Carolyn V. Griffen, ’50, 93, Sept. 19, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio.

Alfred D. Hager Jr., Board of Trustees member 1969-1975, honorary doctorate recipient, 93, Aug. 25, 2017, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dennis E. Harman, ’79, Kappa Sigma, June 2, 2017, Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Kirk F. Heinz ’92, 47, Zeta Chi, July 28, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Charles Howell Kopke, Board of Trustees member 1996-2002, honorary alumus ’15, 95, Sept. 29, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri Charles Howell Kopke was a generous benefactor and friend to Baker University. Originally from Great Bend, Kansas, he had a successful career in banking in Kansas City. Philanthropy and extensive volunteer service were a significant and meaningful part of his life, and he served as an officer and board member for many organizations. A personal passion was his lifelong interest in and study of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Kopke served on the Baker University Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2002. In 1998, he established the Jennie Howell Kopke and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching, named in honor of his mother, Jennie, a 1921 Baker graduate, and his late wife, Verda. Kope was named an honorary alumnus of Baker University in 2015. He remained dedicated to Baker and its mission throughout his life.

Ivabelle (Snoddy) Hey, ’47, 93, Zeta Tau Alpha, June 13, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include her daughters Roxanne (Hey) Heffner, ’72; and Nancy (Hey) Arnold, ’76; son-in-law Roger Arnold, ’77; granddaughter Angela (Heffner) Portlock, ’05; and her husband, Jeremy Portlock, ’05; nephew Robert Hey, ’70; and his wife, Claudia (Pierce) Hey, ’69; niece Sally (Hey) Meador, ’69; great niece Emma (Meador) Carter, ’03; and niece Sharon Minkes, ’67.

Donald R. Hobson, ’85, 55, Dec. 3, 2016, Blue Springs, Missouri. Survivors include his sister Martha Rubottom, ’75.

Matthew P. Hodges, ’09, 30, May 29, 2017, Corona, California.

Chad A. Jolson, ’11, 37, Aug. 23, 2017, Marion, Iowa.

Brooke R. Kendall, ’69, 71, March 29,2017, Iola, Kansas.

Arlene M. (Shoemaker) Key, ’43, 94, Delta Delta Delta, May 2, 2017, Maryville, Tennessee.

Rose E. Lawson, former employee, 98, Aug. 18, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Carolee (Sauder) Leek, ’45, 93, Delta Delta Delta, Feb. 28, 2017, Leawood, Kansas.

Marjorie Louise (Elliott) Leitnaker, ’52, 89, Phi Mu, Feb. 9, 2017, Ottawa, Kansas. Survivors include her daughter-in-law Vickie Leitnaker, ’79.

Stephen Reece Locke, ’86, 55, Feb. 19, 2017, Paola, Kansas.

Evalyn L. Martell, ’45, 96, Sept. 24, 2017, Hamilton, Kansas.

Lawrence L. Mastin, former student, 70, June 28, 2017, Atchison, Kansas.

Doris J. (Bratten) Meinking, ’54, 84, Feb. 7, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Ivan J. Morgan, ’48, 93, April 20, 2017, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Warren Leroy “Roy” Moss, ’75, 63, May 4, 2017, Grain Valley, Missouri. Survivors include his sister-in-law Jean Moss, ’94.

Rozelle Judith Mossman, ’58, 80, July 9, 2017, Bakersfield, California.

Judy A. Mullin, former faculty, 59, Sept. 13, 2017, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Austin R. Palmer, former student, 30, May 8, 2017, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Lester Parman, 91, Aug. 26, 2017, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Virgie R. Pfantz, former employee, 93, Feb. 7, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas.

George L. Pollock, ’67, 74, April 10, 2017, Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Samuel Potter, ’85, March 28, 2017, La Porte, Indiana.

Colin M. Reuter, ’14, 40, May 5, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Henry H. Rollert, Sr., ’51, 88, Sept. 29, 2017, Littleton, Colorado. Survivors include his sister Johanna (Rollert) Langston, ’53.

Joan P. (Swanson) Scannell, former employee, 85, March 13, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Coralee A. (Rice) Schellie, ’52, 85, Phi Mu, Kappa Pi educational honorary, Sept. 15, 2016, Tucson, Arizona.

Ralph L. Sellmeyer, ’49, 92, Feb. 27, 2017, Houston, Texas.

Kimberly A. Sommerville, ’00, 50, Sept. 27, 2017, Overland Park, Kansas.

Scot Squires, ’14, 49, March 12, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kenneth C. Starbuck, ’54, 86, April 3, 2017, Carbondale, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Funston) Starbuck, ’54.

Richard Allen Swearingen, ’00, 65, May 23, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Romaine D. Taylor, former employee, 85, June 25, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas.

Stanley Allen Thornburgh, former student, 79, Feb. 6, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Joseph P. Trotter, ’49, 93, Sept. 10, 2017, Saint George, Kansas.

Tom R. Van Sickle, ’59, 79, Delta Tau Delta, July 3, 2016, Olathe, Kansas

Albert Walker, ’42, June 22, 2011, Dekalb, Illinois.

Mildred (Knoop) Whitney, former student, 87, July 19, 2017, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Mary F. Williams, former student, 73, Aug. 15, 2017, Lawrence, Kansas. Survivors include her son Jim Williams, ’74, and daughter-in-law Krystal Williams, ’75.

Monica J. Wilson, former student, April 18, 2017, Norton, Kansas.

Frances Louese (Strickler) Winkler, ’46, 92, May 13, 2017, Wamego, Kansas. Survivors include her daughter Sara Jane (Winkler) Carsten, ’75.

George Wood, ’43, 96, Feb. 20, 2017, Deland, Florida.

Kassanrdra L. Wright, former student, 32, Feb. 19, 2017, Paola, Kansas.

Spring 2017

Barbara (Long) Beery, ’52, 85, Zeta Tau Alpha, Nov. 11, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

Rebecca A. (Pinger) Bond, ’69, 69, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dec. 21, 2016, Troy, Kansas. Survivors include sons Christopher T. Bond, ’92, and Peter J. Bond, ’97.

Zachary “Zach” Boydston, ’07, 32, BSN, Jan. 19, 2017, Chicago, Illinois. Survivors include his sister Nikki D. Boydston, ’11.

Mary Anna (Coleman) Broadfoot, ’41, 97, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 8, 2017, San Diego, California. Survivors include a son Bob Broadfoot, ’66, a daughter Karen (Broadfoot) Mitchell, ’67, a son-in-law Cliff C. Mitchell, ’65, and a sister Betty Jean (Coleman) Deel, ’41.

William E. Brown ’67, 69, Nov. 26, 2016, Little Rock, Arkansas.

James W. Cackler, ’69, 70, Nov. 18, 2016, Shawnee, Kansas. Survivors include a son Wes Cackler, ’95.

James “J.T.” Cardens, director of the Physical Plant (1996-2003), 75, Dec. 29, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include a son Jay Cardens, ’03.

Ralph Jaquin Carlson, ’51, 86, Nov. 30, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas.

William Cassell, ’59, 80, Zeta Chi, Oct. 17, 2016, Pleasanton, California. Survivors include his wife, Francis “Fran” (DeLude) Cassell, ’59.

William D. Deel, ’71, 68, Dec. 8, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Lamb) Deel, ’72, a brother Sam Deel, ’66sisters-in-law Margy (Long) Deel, ’67Connie (Fothergill) Deel, ’79, MLA ’98, and Ronda O’Hara Deel, ’63; and a niece Mattie (Deel) Cooper, ’12.

Arthur G. Flenker, ’56, 84, Oct. 24, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas. Survivors include a daughter Robin (Flenker) Brown, ’76, and son-in-law Kendall Brown, ’75.

Joseph W. Foraker, ’50, 88, January 28, 2017, Camarillo, California.

Jared J. Grantham, M.D, ’58, 80, Zeta Chi, former Board of Trustees member, Jan. 22, 2017, Leawood, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Carol (Gabbert) Grantham, ’58, daughter Janeane (Grantham) Houchin, ’84, son Taylor Grantham, ’85, and daughter-in-law Julie (Earnshaw) Grantham, ’85. Grantham, a world-renowned nephrologist, established both the University of Kansas Kidney Institute and the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, an international organization that supports patients around the world. He served on the Baker University Board of Trustees and the President’s Advisory Council. He and his wife, Carol, were among the donor champions for the $11.3 million renovation of the science facility.

Shirley A. Gray, 81, former student, Oct. 29, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Richard Douglas Hammond, former student, 51, Jan. 24, 2017, Leawood, Kansas.

Evelyn (Copeland) Horn, ’39, 98, Nov. 2, 2016, Cedar County, Missouri. Survivors include a son Michael Horn ’64, and daughter Linda (Horn) Leaderer ’65.

Lana S. (Kessler) Koren, ’77, 62, Dec. 30, 2016, Cave Creek, Arizona.

Harold D. Leitnaker, ’50, 88, Jan. 12, 2017, Ottawa, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Marge (Elliott) Leitnaker, ’52, and daughter-in-law Vickie (Hayes) Leitnaker, ’79.

C. Alan Mauch, ’72, 67, Kappa Sigma, Board of Trustees, Dec. 11, 2016, Parkville, Missouri. Survivors include his sister,
Dr. Pam Mauch, ’70. Mauch, a history and political science major, remained engaged with his alma mater throughout his life. He was known for his dedication to the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the parMentor program in addition to supporting many of the university’s most meaningful capital projects. For the last two years, Mauch served as the Chairman of the Baker University Board of Trustees; his tenure on the board spanned 18 years and three presidencies. Mauch worked for 23 years in the reinsurance industry, retiring as executive vice president at Employers Reinsurance Corp. (G.E.).

Nancy (Blackburn) Monasmith, ’07, 42, Nov. 29, 2016 Independence, Missouri

Marcia S. Morris, former student, 63, Dec. 9, 2016, Butler, Missouri.

Ruth (Hahn) Perry, ’62, 104, Dec. 29, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include a daughter Mary (Perry) Ellis, ’66.

James E. Scott, ’91, 48, Jan. 5, 2017, Spring, Texas.

Patricia (Turner) Stigall, ’53, Nov. 6, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

Samuel T. Stump, ’50, 92, Jan. 7, 2017, Blue Mound, Kansas.

Allene (Bass) Talmage, ’45, 93, Nov. 17, 2016, East Hampton, New York.

Dr. Ralph M. Tanner, Baker President 1980-1987, 89, Nov. 24, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include son Clay Tanner, ’85; daughters Caroline Tanner, ’88, and Susanne (Tanner) Smith, ’85; and son-in-law Mark Smith, ’83Tanner, Baker’s 25th president, was a lifelong educator and active member in his community. He served as president of two universities: his alma mater, Birmingham-Southern College, as well as Baker University. After leaving the president’s post at Baker, he served in the Kansas House of Representatives, chairing the House Education Committee. Tanner’s family is directing memorial contributions to establish the Dr. Ralph M. Tanner Endowed Scholarship to honor him and his dedication to higher education. Additional contributions are invited.

Altha (Warner) Tilghman, ’44, 94, Dec. 2, 2016, Topeka, Kansas. Survivors include her sisters Helen (Warner) Atherton, ’42, and Lois (Warner) Icenogle, ’55, and a son Phil Tilghman, ’70.

Kimberly (Teel) Turner, former student, 63, Oct. 27, 2016, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Jerald C. Walker, Baker President 1974-1979, 78, Dec. 24, 2016, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Walker, Baker’s 24th president, led the university from 1974-1979 before moving to his career post as president of Oklahoma City University, where he would become OCU’s longest-serving president. Walker was an accomplished leader in the faith of the United Methodist Church and multiple academic communities.

Donald “Paul” Weimer, ’00, 68, Jan. 20, 2017, Topeka, Kansas.

Joe W. Wenzel, ’65, 74, Nov. 12, 2016, Wichita, Kansas.

Fall 2016

Pamelia (Crothers) Barkanic, ’53, 85, Jan. 31, 2016, Damascus, Maryland.

Brenton “Bently” Bennett, ’85, 52, April 13, 2016, Emporia, Kansas.

Kelly Bowland, MSM ’01, 55, March 31, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

James Brandenburgh, Jr., former student, 61, May 19, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

Dorothy (Daniels) Bussing, ’44, 92, Delta Delta Delta, Feb. 4, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

Jack A. Cole, ’57, 84, June 30, 2016, Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Gayle Eugene Cook, 49, 89, Aug. 20, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Irven Roland Cooper III, ’74, 68, Sept. 19, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.

Betty (Clarke) Corpeny, ’48, 88, April 18, 2016, Prairie Village, Kansas. Survivors include her husband, Elbert Corpeny, Jr., ’51.

Lola (Smith) Costa, former student, 86, March 25, 2016, Council Grove, Kansas.

Vonda Lynn Crain, ’98, 68, April 25, 2016, Grandview, Missouri.

Bruce K. Crockett, ’66, 72, July 29, 2016, Big Horn, Wyoming.

Carolyn (Chubb) Dale, ’48, 88, Feb. 29, 2016, Joplin, Missouri.

Dr. Charles Duboc, honorary alumnus, 93, April 16, 2016, Mission Hills, Kansas.

David Dudley, MBA ’93, 72, July 5, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

Helen (Horn) Eble, ’68, 93, June 14, 2016, Osawatomie, Kansas.

Charles Elswick, ’58, 85, March 27, 2015, Clovis, New Mexico.

J. Robert “Bob” Ewbank, ’55, 82, Aug. 2, 2016, Mobile, Alabama.

Michael Alan Farris, ’73, 68, Sept. 19, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

Richard Gray, ’43, 94, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Feb. 18, 2016, Sacramento, California. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia (White) Gray, ’47.

Barbara L. (Viets) Haberstroh, ’72, 66, Sept. 30, 2016, Olathe, Kansas.

Thomas Edwin Hart, ’37, 103, Oct.19, 2016, Westmoreland, Kansas.

Jane (Jones) Hellmann, ’68, 70, April 17, 2016, Plano, Texas.

Hannah Elizabeth (Betty) Yoe Henderson, ’42, 96, July 15, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee.

Judith (Hill) Hilliard, ’66, 72, March 28, 2016, Shawnee, Kansas.

Donald Hines, former Board of Trustee member, 90, March 20, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

R. Evelyn (Copeland) Horn, ’39, 98, Nov. 2, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Donald Earl Hufford, ’52, 86, Sept. 27, 2016, Wichita, Kansas.

Claude Wayne Icenogle, ’57, 83, Oct. 15, 2016, Topeka, Kansas.

June M. Jewett, friend of the university, 96, May 9, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Carol Jory, friend of the university, 83, March 31, 2016, Rossville, Kansas.

Kathleen (Long) Kilgore, former student, 55, July 16, 2016, Republic, Missouri.

James Russell Kinkendall, ’59, 79, Sept. 19, 2016, Hemet, California.

Doris Dean (Gabriel) Lange, ’47, 91, Sept. 25, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

Jo Lea (Plummer) Large, 59, March 18, 2016, Olathe, Kansas.

Gary Logan Lawrence, ’60, 80, Oct. 8, 2016, Sarasota, Florida.

Wanda M. (Tomlinson) Lee, ’60, 77, July 22, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas. Survivors include a son Bryan Lee, ’88, and a daughter Courtney Lee, ’92.

Jacqueline “Jackie” (Gorrie) Lloyd, ’49, 89, May 15, 2016, Prairie Village, Kansas.

Amy Lovell, ’05, 33, June 25, 2016, Lawrence, Kansas.

Chadd Lowderman, ’16, 33, Sept. 24, 2016, Ottawa, Kansas.

Ernie Mai, ’51 88, August 29, 2016, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Nina (Heidt) Mai, ’52, sons Dan Mai, ’86, Dave Mai, ’88, brother Palmer Mai, ’54, sister-in-law Beverly (Chilcote) Mai, ’53.

Catherine Maris, former student, 87, June 1, 2016, La Cygne, Kansas.

Robert “Bob” Marshall, ’54, 84, March 11, 2016, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Joan (Stuckwish) Marshall, ’51.

Francis “Frank” McGuire, Jr., MLA ’80, 71, May 24, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts.

Harry McKeever, ’52, 88, Nov. 4, 2016, Dallas, Texas.

Nancy L. (Burns) Mitts, ’54, 81, Nov. 2, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas.

Larry “Earl” Munger, former instructor, 81, June 4, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri.

Mary Beth (Thompson) Neill, ’79, 60, May 9, 2016, New Bern, North Carolina.

Tiffanie D. Ohmes, ’07, 47, July 25, 2016, Osawatomie, Kansas.

Maurice Edward Pautz, ’52, 84, Sept. 29, 2016, Parker, Colorado.

Sherrill “Sherry” (Angle) Rein, ’69, 68, March 5, 2016, Clinton, Missouri.

Pamela Rendleman, ’64, 73, Sept. 13, 2016, Lenexa, Kansas.

The Rev. Horacio Rios, ’56, 84, June 4, 2016, Hermitage, Tennessee.

Mary “Leone” (Wells) Rumbo, ’46, 91, Jan. 20, 2016, Marionville, Missouri.

Stephen Schulz, former student, 65, March 21, 2016, Pittsburg, Kansas.

Virginia (Messecar) Sheely, ’36, 102, February 14, 2016, Concord, California.

Yasuko (Fukada) Shorrock, ’55, 88, June 12, 2016, Claremont, California.

James Silvers II, ’58, 80, Nov. 4, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas.

Tom Smith, Jr., MLA ’91, 83, June 18, 2016, Independence, Missouri.

Susan Sperry, ’99, 56, May 23, 2016, Metairie, Louisiana.

Margaret “Peggy” (Miller) Stephenson, ’43, 94, June 3, 2016, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Survivors include a daughter Sally Stephenson, ’74.

Jerry Steele, ’53, 84, June 17, 2016, Pittsburg, Kansas.

Kenneth Sterns, ’52, 86, May 16, 2016, Plano, Texas.

Louise R. Taul, former employee, 89, July 16, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Jane E. Tinnin, ’61, 77 July 31, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas.

Dorothy (Speichinger) VanBooven, former professor, 74, May 12, 2016, Shawnee, Kansas.

Alvin “Al” Morris Warner ’51, 88, Sept. 29, 2016, Hutchinson, Kansas.

R. Sam Washburn, ’54, 86, Feb. 20, 2016, Katy, Texas.

Russell Whitla, ’50, 89, Aug. 7, 2016, Cottonwood, Arizona.

Darlene (Stanley) Wilds, former student, 82, July 16, 2016, Manhattan, Kansas.

Sandra “Sandy” Wilson, ’80, 57, Dec. 23, 2015, Acworth, Georgia.

Cheryl Work, MBA, 54, March 1, 2016, Sparta, New Jersey.

Chester “Chet” Wright, former employee, 95, March 23, 2016, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Spring 2016

Joseph E. Allen, ’51, Sigma Phi Epsilon, July 10, 2015, Leawood, Kansas.

Kenneth Baldwin, ’49, 88, Kappa Sigma, Sept. 25, 2015, Lenexa, Kansas. Survivors include his son Kenneth S. Baldwin, ’73.

Matthew Barber, ’02, 38, Dec. 19, 2015, Topeka, Kansas.

Dr. J.C. Breithaupt, friend of the university, 81, 2014 Baker University Family of the Year, July 30, 2015, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Critchfield) Breithaupt, ’57; son, Spencer Breithaupt, ’83; daughter-in-law, Joann (Huyett) Breithaupt, ’86; granddaughter, Lauren Breithaupt, ’13; and grandson, Carter Breithaupt, current student.

Frederick “Rick” Brown, ’63, 74, Zeta Chi, Aug. 9, 2015, Scottsdale, Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Emelyn “Gayle” (Blackwell) Brown, ’63.

Vera (Marshall) Carucci, ’45, 103, January 15, 2015, Indian Hills, Colorado.

Rose Marie (Newland) Cook, ’49, 88, Dec. 5, 2015, Topeka, Kansas. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Gayle Cook, ’49, and son, Fred Cook, MBA ’95.

James “Jim” S. Craig, ’64, 73, Sept. 19, 2015, Derby, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne (Farmer) Craig, ’64.

Frances (Thomson) Denzler, ’43, 94, Alpha Chi Omega, April 2, 2015, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

Stanley Dial, ’51, 86, Alpha Delta Sigma, June 7, 2015, Centennial, Colorado.

Janice (Brodhacker) Dinwiddie, ’47, 89, Phi Mu, Jan. 7, 2016, Overland Park, Kansas.

Mary Lou (Rader) Erickson, ’51, 86, Phi Mu, Sept. 9, 2015, Coffeyville, Kansas.

Mary Jean (Angsten) Ermey, ’45, 91, Phi Mu, Oct. 6, 2015, Glen Rock, New Jersey.

Robert L. Fickel, ’53, 87, Aug. 3, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

H.E. “Ed” Fleetwood, ’49, 88, Zeta Chi, Feb. 2, 2016, Belton, Missouri.

Jesica E. (Turner) Gainer, ’04, 33, Aug. 13, 2015, Des Moines, Iowa.

Waldine A. Garrett, 91, Kappa Sigma Women’s Club, Sept. 19, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Magnum Gaulding, former student, 34, July 20, 2015, Kansas City, Kansas.

Wayne Grindol, ’49, 92, July 1, 2015, Beloit, Kansas.

Dawn (Henderson) Grosdidier, ’90, 47, Delta Delta Delta, 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

D. Neale Hanley, ’63, 75, Kappa Sigma, July 26, 2015, Pekin, Illinois.

Edith Hawk, friend of the university, 99, April 26, 2015, Atchison, Kansas. Survivors include her son, Melvin “Mel” Hawk, ’58; daughter-in-law, Alice (Calderwood) Hawk, ’61; daughter-in-law, Carole (Curless) Hawk, ’64; son, Larry Hawk, ’66; daughter, Lois (Hawk) Snavely, ’66; daughter-in-law, Marcia (Rossiter) Hawk; ’67. and son, Galen Hawk, ’69>/b>.

Beverly (McConniff) Heist, ’69, 68, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dec. 19, 2015, Springfield, Missouri.

Patricia (Jones) Hendricks, ’69, 68, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 24, 2016, Clinton, Missouri.

Stephen E. Hobson, former student ’47, 91, Dec. 18, 2015, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Shirley (Bebermeyer) Holle, ’53, 84, Delta Delta Delta, Dec. 29, 2015, Hiawatha, Kansas.

Charles “Chuck” Hollinger, ’60, 78, Delta Tau Delta, Sept. 18, 2015, Olathe, Kansas.

Edna (Bond) Holmes, former student, 93, Nov. 4, 2015, Eudora, Kansas.

Richard “Dick” Hucke, ’50, 86, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Oct. 29, 2015, Aurora, Colorado.

Janie Ingolia, ’93, Oct. 27, 2015, Prairie Village, Kansas.

Sonia (Cole) Irwin, ’02, 56, Nov. 18, 2015, Emporia, Kansas.

Jennifer Jumps, ’07, 48, Sept. 2, 2015, Mound City, Missouri.

Ralph Kauffman, ’53, 83, Sigma Phi Epsilon, July 26, 2015, Savannah, Georgia.

Don S. Kester, ’52, 88, Delta Tau Delta, Aug. 14, 2015, Pahoa, Hawaii, Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Wood) Kester, ’51.

Jo Ann (Wolch) Krekel, ’52, 83, Alpha Chi Omega, Aug. 22, 2015, Warrensburg, Missouri.

Warren Legler, ’52, 85, Delta Tau Delta, May 12, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Hane) Legler, ’52, and daughter, Kathy (Legler) Wright, BSM ’02.

Richard D. McClain, ’67, 74, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sept. 4, 2015, San Antonio, Texas.

Lillie McClendon, former student, 83, Oct. 15, 2015, Westphalia, Kansas.

Robert McFrazier, former professor, 76, Nov. 24, 2015, Topeka, Kansas.

Jeffrey McGovern, former student, 35, Dec. 30, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas.

Brandy (Yarnell) Menzel, ’03, MBA ’06, 39, Jan. 29, 2016, Shawnee, Kansas.

R. Elvin Miller, ’47, 93, Nov. 15, 2015, Lenexa, Kansas. Survivors include his daughter, Martha (Miller) Raybourn), ’75.

Heidi (Hoffman) Ostrander, ’98, 40, Phi Mu, Dec. 10, 2015, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Don Price, ’73, 64, Aug. 30, 2015, Meridian, Mississippi.

Claude “Kent” Reeves, ’74, 67, Dec. 23, 2015, Melvern, Kansas.

Hugh Rose, ’57, 82, Zeta Chi, Oct. 30, 2015, Lebanon, Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Judy (Prosser) Rose, ’59.

Mamie Rupnicki, MBA ’06, 76, Dec. 1, 2015, Mayetta, Kansas.

Fall 2015

Barton K. Albright, ’67, 69, May 13, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Myrta J. Anderson, former Baker professor, 90, Feb. 11, 2015, Topeka, Kansas.

Helen (Hale) Brown, ’39, 96, Alpha Chi Omega, April 13, 2015, Wichita, Kansas.

Mary “Judy” Cooney, MLA ’79, 77, March 25, 2015, Leawood, Kansas.

Asa Cleavinger, ’51, 85, July 30, 2015, Topeka, Kansas.

Margaret Counts, ’40, 97, Delta Delta Delta, May 5, 2015, Baldwin City, Kansas. Survivors include her sister Maryann
(Counts) Arndt, ’43.

Hugh Crawford, ’77, 62, March 20, 2015, Loomis, California.

Dr. Elizabeth P. Davis, ’73, 63, Feb. 17, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Eugene L. “Skip” Doane, Jr., ’68, April 2015, Delta Tau Delta, McLouth, Kansas.

Ruth (Reichley) Farkas, ’50, 86, Delta Delta Delta, May 25, 2015, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Ronald V. Georgeff, ’67, 70, Feb. 7, 2015, Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Carolyn “Cary” (Hucke) Gray, ’46, 89, Phi Mu, April 2, 2015, Riverside, California. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Gray) Pierce, ’74, her brother, Richard Hucke, ’50, and her brother-in-law, Richard Gray, ’43.

Margaret (Frisbie) Grindol, ’46, 87, March 29, 2015, Beloit, Kansas. Survivors include her husband Wayne Grindol, ’49.

Kenneth E. Kalen, ’43, 90, Zeta Chi, Feb. 6, 2015, Olathe, Kansas. Survivors include his son, Daniel Kalen, ’81.

Carl M. Kawa, friend of the university, 83, Nov. 7, 2013, Overland Park, Kansas.

Rev. Lynn Grace (McClentic) MacLagan, ’57, 79, Feb. 13, 2015, Somerset, Massachusetts.

Eunice (Johnson) McCaulie, ’44, 92, Alpha Chi Omega, March 29, 2015, Jacksonville, Florida.

Manuel “Manny” B. Mendoza, ’54, 84, Sigma Phi Epsilon, member of the Baker University President’s Advisory Council, 2005 Baker University Family of the Year, June 25, 2015, Bloomington, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Margot (De Leon) Mendoza ’56, daughters, Noelle Mendoza, ’79, Lisa Anne Mendoza, ’81, and son, Marcos Mendoza, ’86.

Stephen L. Miller, Baker University adjunct professor of business and finance, 60, June 19, 2015, Independence, Mo.

Maxine (Wilson) Oshel, ’47, 92, May 31, 2015, Sierra Vista, Arizona.

James “Jim” G. Parke, ’53, 83, Delta Tau Delta, March 23, 2015, Green Valley, Arizona.

Betty (Elliot) Pontious, ’50, 89, Phi Mu, Feb. 5, 2015, Garnett, Kansas. Survivors include her husband, Eldon Pontious, ’50.

W. Clark Randall, ’44, 92, Zeta Chi, former Board of Trustee member, 1987 Distinguished Alumnus Award, April 14, 2015, Prairie Village, Kansas.

Barbara “Babs” Reed, 85, house mother at the Kappa Sigma fraternity from 1986 to 1992 and the house mother at Phi Mu sorority from 1992 to 1998, Sept. 1, 2014, Baldwin City, Kansas.

William M. Runyan, ’48, 90, Delta Tau Delta, May 1, 2015, Kingwood, Texas.

Tom Russell, 97, emeritus professor of art, July 11, 2015, Baldwin City, Kansas. | Known as a charming colleague, thoughtful mentor and excellent artist. Inducted into Baker University’s Faculty Hall of Fame in 2000, Russell was credited with rebuilding the art department, where
he was a professor of art from 1963 to 1982. He previously was an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. His longtime friend and colleague Walt Bailey, ’62, fondly remembered Russell. “His students loved him,” Bailey told the Baldwin City Signal. “He was so generous with his time. He wanted students to slow down and look more carefully, even at their own work. He was able to show students things in their own work even
they didn’t see. He wanted them to see and understand.” A memorial service was held Aug. 16 at Holt-Russell Gallery, which is named in his
honor.

Henrietta (Weible) Schoepflin, ’41, 96, Delta Tau Delta, July 2, 2015, Baldwin City, Kansans. Survivors include her son, Stephen Schoepflin, ’68; daughter, Janet (Schoepflin) Breithaupt, ’74, daughter-in-law; Brenda (Asman) Schoepflin, ’73; nephew, the Rev. David Weible, ’67, and his wife, Diane (Talbot) Weible, ’67; and great-nephew, Michael Weible, ’72.

Shirley (Pattison) Sims, ’50, 87, Delta Delta Delta, April 7, 2015, Battle Creek, Michigan.

R. Wright Spears, Honorary Doctorate, 102, Feb. 10, 2015, Canton, North Carolina.

Kent VanHoesen, MBA ’93, 67, March 29, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas.

Donna Webb, ’70, 89, May 21, 2015, Baldwin City, Kansas.

Ella Mary (Hawman) Yoe, ’46, 90, March 9, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas.

Mary Jane Zelsman, ’39, Jan. 5, 2015, Whittier, California.

Spring 2015

Elizabeth B. (Ecord) Armstrong, ’48, 89, Zeta Tau Alpha, Oct. 14, 2014, Fredonia, Kan.

Robert J. “Jack” Bowerman, Sr., ’49, 92, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Baker University Family of the Year 1998 honoree, Dec. 1, 2014, Olathe, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Carlyon) Bowerman, ’49, son, Robert “Jack” Bowerman Jr., ’70, daughter-in-law, Marcia (Hillman) Bowerman, ’70, son, Tim Bowerman, ’73, grandson, Mark Bowerman, ’91, granddaughter- in-law, Asia Lo, ’90, grandson, Blake Bowerman, ’00, granddaughter, Leslie Bowerman, ’05, and grandson, Luke Bowerman, ’09.

Dorothy L. (Kessler) Bucher, ’49, 87, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dec. 3, 2014, Overland Park, Kan.

Marion “Jan” (Gronemeyer) Carlson, ’42, 92, Zeta Tau Alpha, Nov. 19, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Mary (Zillinger) Cates, MBA ’12, 28, Dec. 19, 2014, Speed, Kan.

Dr. Jack M. Catlett, BA ’50, 87, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 21, 2014, Montecito, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Jane (Robbins) Catlett, ’53.

Curtis B. Cutting, BA ’55, 81, Nov. 20, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Thomas L. Dickerson, BS ’71, 65, Zeta Chi, Oct. 1, 2014, Houston, Texas.

Roberta “Pauline” Dubach, 88, friend of Baker, Dec. 1, 2014, Wilmington, N.C. She and her and husband, Harold, established a scholarship at Baker.

Beverly A. “Bev” (McKee) Enos, ’52, 84, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dec. 9, 2014, Spokane, Wash. Survivors include her husband, Rodney Enos, ’50.

Robert C. Enslow, ’66, 72, Oct. 11, 2014, Prairie Village, Kan.

Spyros T. Foundopoulos, ’60, 78, Oct. 31, 2014, Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Maryln (Wagner) Foundopoulos, ’60.

Alfred O. Hardy, ’51, 82, Sept. 28, 2014, Gladstone, Mo.

Marcella (Compton) Hillmer, BA ’42, 95, Oct. 20, 2014, Topeka, Kan. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Vincent) Heillman, ’68.

Nancy (Kerins) Jacobs, ’62, 74, Jan. 10, 2015, Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include her husband, John “Spook” Jacobs, ’63.

Kathleen “Kathy” A. (Weidman) Keefe, ’59, 77, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 28, 2015, Centennial, Colo. Survivors include her husband, Thomas “Tom” Keefe, ’58, and son, Patrick “Pat” Keefe, ’86.

Ann (Gore) Lanning, BME ’49, 87, Zeta Tau Alpha, Oct. 20, 2014, Prairie Village, Kan.

Virgil L. “Luke” Lucas, ’49, 90, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 20, 2014, Ridgefield, Wash. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Turner) Lucas, ’47.

Nola L. (Hagan) Magady, ’61, 75, Phi Mu, Nov. 16, 2014, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Survivors include her daughter, Nichole (Magady) Galley, ’94, and son-in-law, Kent Galley, ’93.

Sione Maumau, ’17, 20, Oct. 29, 2014, Baldwin City, Kan.

Gary E. Shaw-Nosh Mitchell, MLA ’95, 63, Jan. 23, 2015, Mayetta, Kan.

Berva M. (Miller) Phillips, AB ’47, 89, Dec.18, 2014, Wellington, Kan.

Roger K. Popkess, ’62, 74, Delta Tau Delta, Oct. 27, 2014, Sabetha, Kan.

Fred Purvis, Jr., BS ’70, 67, 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Nov. 1, 2014, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Angela M. (DeDonder) Richardson, MBA ’07, 41, Oct. 17, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Debra “Debbie” Roudebush, 56, friend of Baker, Oct. 17, 2014, El Dorado, Kan.

Mavis M. Routh, 78, former Baker University Admissions staff member, Oct. 27, 2014, Baldwin City, Kan.

Georgia “Mildred” Service, friend of Baker, 93, Oct. 13, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Richard “Dick” E. Shores, ’60, 77, 2003 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Nov. 17, 2014, Fort Scott, Kan. Survivors include his brother, Bob Shores, ’58.

Brad Simon, 53, former Baker professor, Dec. 13, 2014, Lawrence, Kan.

Loren W. Smith, ’60, 76, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sept. 18, 2014, Deerfield, Kan.

Glen D. Stecher, ’48, 91, Oct. 29, 2014, Atchison, Kan.

Robert E. Steinbrueck, ’49, 88, Zeta Chi, Nov. 30, 2014, Kansas City, Mo

Elizabeth A. (Simmons) Willis, ’60, 76, Alpha Chi Omega, Nov. 28, 2014, Pittsburg, Kan.

Richard A. Willis, BA ’57, 82, Kappa Sigma, Nov. 17, 2014, Kirwin, Kan.

Alvin “Bruce” Wilson, BS ’63, 73, Kappa Sigma, Oct. 14, 2014, Stilwell, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Carol (Park) Wilson, ’62.

Vivian (Charno) Wren, ’42, 93, Zeta Tau Alpha, Nov. 28, 2014, Ukiah, Calif.

Winter 2014

Harold G. Boone, ’56, 79, Zeta Chi, June 21, 2014, Longview, Texas.

H. Anne (Whalen) Coleman, MSM ’97, 72, June 29, 2014, Lawrence, Kan.

Carolyn (Tarvin) Evel, BS ’61, 74, Aug. 27, 2014, Hutchinson, Kan.

D. Mike Ford, ’80, 57, Zeta Chi, July 6, 2014, Abilene, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Kathy (Taylor) Ford, ’80, and daughter, Kinsey Taylor, ’18.

Edward D. Garfield, ’70, 67, July 21, 2014, Hillsboro Beach, Fla.

Katharine (London) Goodnow, ’58, 77, Alpha Chi Omega, July 19, 2014, Lenexa,
Kan.

Frank E. “Frankie” Hamell IV, BBA ’11, 33, Sept. 12, 2014, Andover, Kan.

Sarah J. (Wright) Ingle, ’64, 73, Delta Delta Delta, Aug. 1, 2014, Osawatomie, Kan.

Lillian “Lil” R. (Turner) Jewell, ’48, 87, Phi Mu, June 14, 2014, Georgetown, Texas. Survivors include a sister, Evelyn “Ev” (Turner) Lucas, ’47, and a brother-in-law, Virgil “Luke” Lucas, ’49.

Mary JoAnn (Martin) Johnson, 84, Feb. 2, 2014, Leavenworth, Kan. She attended summer school at Baker University and taught in a one-room schoolhouse with eight students in eight different grades near Baldwin City.

Elaine H. (Handlen) Kalen, BA ’44, 90, Zeta Tau Alpha, June 24, 2014, Olathe, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Kalen, ’43, and a son, Daniel A. Kalen, ’81.

Sandra M. (Villa) Kelly, ’72, 63, Zeta Tau Alpha, March 30, 2014, Overland Park, Kan.

Tong Il Kim, AAB ’61, 78, June 30, 2014, Cerritos, Calif.

Zachary T. Kindler, 35, Aug. 4, 2014, Olathe, Kan. He served seven years (2007-2014) as Baker’s head cross country coach and head track and field coach.

Amy Jo Ann Kvasnicka, MLA ’08, 45, June 7, 2014, Lawrence, Kan.

Jean M. (Thompson) Larson, BA ’32, 103, Delta Delta Delta, May 21, 2014, Garden City, Kan.

Lola “Marcene” (Landsberg) Longanecker, ’67, 91, July 20, 2014, Wellsville, Kan.

Marjorie J. (Riley) Marshall, BBL ’46, 89, Jan. 8, 2014, Florence, Ala.

Lynda (Mauch) Hayden McCray, 76, Zeta Tau Alpha, March 19, 2014, Liberty, Mo. Survivors include a brother, C. Alan Mauch, ’72, and a sister,Pam Mauch, ’70.

James B. McLaughlin, BBA ’68, 67, Kappa Sigma, Aug. 17, 2014, Prairie Village. Survivors include his wife, Annette (Miller) McLaughlin, ’69.

Susan J. (Peters) Olsen, AB ’75, 60, Delta Delta Delta, June 14, 2014, Watertown, Mass.

Ramalee E. Pearson, BA ’48, 88, Phi Mu, July 31, 2014, Tempe, Ariz.

Marc H. Rainen, 66, Aug. 23, 2014, Kansas City, Mo.

Barbara “Babs” Reed, 85, Sept. 1, 2014, Baldwin City, Kan. She was the house mother at Kappa Sigma from 1986 to 1992 and the house mother at Phi Mu from 1992 to 1998.

Dorothy J. (Filley) Rockers, ’42, 91, Alpha Chi Omega, April 15, 2014, Independence, Kan.

Duane Rowe, ’66, 70, Sept. 22, 2014, Topeka, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Kay (Lanter) Rowe, ’66.

Edward A. Rowe, ’65, 73, Kappa Sigma, Sept. 13, 2014, Lenexa, Kan.

Vicki B. (Scott) Self, BBA ’05, 58, June 12, 2014, Topeka, Kan.

Betty B. (McDougal) Stevens, 88, Aug. 2, 2014, Louisburg, Kan.

Alice M. “Monnie” (Frandsen) Van Dyck, ’42, 93, Alpha Chi Omega, Sept. 15, 2014, Paris, Tenn.

Wayne L. Walker, BA ’48, 89, Zeta Chi, May 30, 2014, Saratoga, Calif.

Dianne (Drown) Ward, ’72, 64, June 12, 2014, Chanute, Kan.

Robert G. Williams, MBA ’94, 57, June 3, 2014, Atlanta, Ga.

Summer 2014

Betty J. Baer, 85, Jan. 29, 2014, Ottawa, Kan. She was a cook at Baker sorority houses in the 1980s.

Dr. Thaine E. Billingsley, ’49, 88, February 7, 2014, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors include wife, Anita M. (Moore) Billingsley ’47.

William A. Bucher, Jr., ’49, 89, Sigma Phi Epsilon, May 8, 2014, Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Kessler) Bucher, ’49.

Frank L. Callahan Sr., ’50, 86, Delta Tau Delta, Feb. 14, 2014, Cave Creek, Ariz. He served on Baker’s Board of Trustees from1986 to 1988.

Patricia L. Castens, ’49, 87, Feb. 14, 2014, Pittsburg, Kan.

Kathryn “Kathy” L. (Simmons) Coe, ’53, 84, Phi Mu, Feb. 9, 2014, Carrollton, Ga.

Wayne T. Ebberts, ’49, 87, Delta Tau Delta, April 12, 2012, Kansas City, Mo.

Robert C. Harder, ’51, 84, Zeta Chi, April 12, 2014, Topeka, Kan. He served on Baker’s Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1976 and was a Presidential Advisory Board member in 2012. Survivors include his wife,Dorothy Lou (Welty) Harder, ’52; a daughter, Anne (Harder) Marley, ’81; and a son-in-law, Dennis G. Marley, ’79.

Gregory M. Haskin, ’72, 63, Delta Tau Delta, Sept. 17, 2013, Kansas City, Mo.

David M. Hill, ’68, 67, Jan. 28, 2014, Plano, Texas.

Mildred (Whitley) Hollister, ’35, 101, Delta Delta Delta, April 24, 2014, Mission, Kan.

Carol B. (Combs) Horn, ’47, 89, Delta Delta Delta, Jan. 28, 2014, Lacey, Wash. Survivors include her husband, Harold E. “Hank” Horn ’48; a daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” (Horn) Rogers, ’70; a son-in-law, Donald E. Rogers ’69; and a son, Steven Horn, ’73.

Jennifer R. (Mortell) Jeffries, BBA ’04, 37, April 2, 2014, Shawnee, Kan.

Nancy (Stevens) Kelly, ’68, 68, Zeta Tau Alpha, March 24, 2014, Lincoln, Neb. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey W. Kelly, ’68.

Sandy (Vinka) Kelly, ’72, 63, Zeta Tau Alpha, March 30, 2014, Overland Park, Kan.

Cody L. Kitzke, MAEd ’13, 30, Jan. 30, 2014, Haysville, Kan.

Jean M. (Thompson) Larson, ’32, 104, Delta Delta Delta, May 21, 2014, Garden City, Kan.

Craig Leitnaker, ’79, 56, Delta Tau Delta, Feb. 5, 2014, Olathe, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Vicki (Hayes) Leitnaker, ’79.

Lois M. (Schlaegel) Levering, ’36, 100,Zeta Tau Alpha, April 10, 2014, Peoria, Ariz.

Lynda (Mauch) Hayden McCray, ’58, 77, Zeta Tau Alpha, March 19, 2014, Liberty, Mo. Survivors include a brother, C. Alan Mauch ’72; and a sister,Pam (Mauch) Kane, ’70.

Allen Miller, ’73, 68, March 1, 2014, Fort Pierce, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Judy (Christy) Miller, ’70.

J. Gale (Hieronymus) Mullis, 84, March 18, 2014, Mesquite, Nev.

Barbara “Janis” (Whitley) Nichols, ’63, 83, Dec. 26, 2013, San Diego.

Carol (Getman) O’Dell, ’55, 78, Delta Delta Delta, March 24, 2014, Richardson, Texas.

Patrick A. O’Malley, MSM ’98, 72, April 5, 2014, Overland Park, Kan.

Dorothy J. (Filley) Rockers, ’42, 93, Alpha Chi Omega, April 15, 2014, Independence, Kan.

The Rev. Ralph A. Rosenblad, ’45, 92, March 3, 2014, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Helen (Streeter) Rosenblad, ’45.

Marvel L. (Rogers) Sandon, ’56, 79, April 14, 2014, Tallahassee, Fla. Survivors include her husband, Leo Sandon, ’57.

Mildred (Dahlstrom) Sellmeyer, ’50, 85, Zeta Tau Alpha, Jan. 30, 2014, Houston. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Sellmeyer, ’49.

Harold Siegrist, ’50, 89, Alpha Delta Sigma, March 10, 2014, Malden, Mo.

Ruth E. (Mangels) Williams, ’41, 93, Zeta Tau Alpha, May 4, 2014, Centralia, Kan. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Williams)
Lowry, ’77.

Spring 2014

Kenneth Bishop, MBA ’09, 47, Nov. 3, 2013, Waterville, Kan.

Donald S. Buell, BS ’52, 86, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Nov. 7, 2013, Leawood, Kan. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (Buell) Van Ness, ’84.

Merry H. Carroll, MAEd ’07, 53, Nov. 13, 2013, Atchison, Kan.

Shirley C. (Curry) Cupp, BS ’40, 95, Cooperettes, Nov. 4, 2013, Kansas City, Mo.

Jack E. Dalton, ’52, 85, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 12, 2013, Dodge City, Kan.

Norman G. Ellis, 75, former Baker security officer, Dec. 23, 2013, Baldwin City. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia A. Ellis, financial aid officer at Baker.

Richmond “Rich” M. Enochs Jr., BS ’60, 74, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Board of Trustee member from 1983 to 1991 and former Presidential Advisory Board member, Oct. 29, 2013, Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include a son,Rick M. Enochs III, ’91; a daughter, Lesleigh (Enochs) Sudenga, ’95; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Enochs, a current student.

Shirley M. (Collins) Geenens, ’58, 77, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dec. 21, 2013, Topeka, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Ronald B. Geenens, ’58; sons, Dave Geenens, ’83; and Doug Geenens, ’83; a daughter, Ronda (Geenens) Hollister, ’89; a daughter-inlaw, Terry (Buchnowski) Geenens, ’83; and a granddaughter, Aubrey L. Geenens, ’13.

Carolyn M. (Munger) Heaton, BS ’53, 82, Phi Mu, Jan. 21, 2014, Scottsdale, Ariz. Survivors include her husband, John W. Heaton Jr., ’52.

Doris H. (Hobson) Hotaling, ’39, 95, Zeta Tau Alpha, former Baker employee, Dec. 25, 2013, Kansas City, Mo.

Patricia “Pat” (Potter) Jackson, ’41, 94, Delta Delta Delta, Jan. 6, 2014, Yuba City, Calif.

Floyd W. Kinney Jr., MSM ’02, 62, Oct. 9, 2013, Topeka, Kan.

Robert L. Kulp, BS ’50, 88, Kappa Sigma, Oct. 26, 2013, Fort Morgan, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Arlene (Schooley) Kulp, ’47.

John C. Lewis, ’53, 82, Delta Tau Delta, member of the Baker Athletic Hall of Fame, Oct. 22, 2013, Oakton, Va.

Marjorie M. (Randall) Maxwell, ’41, 93, Alpha Chi Omega, Nov. 8, 2013, Topeka, Kan. Survivors include a son, Robert Maxwell, ’75; a daughter-in-law, Jan (Haley) Maxwell, ’77; a daughter, Joyce (Maxwell) Webb, ’77; a son-in-law Rick Webb, ’77; and grandson George Maxwell, ’08.

Paula J. (Clifford) Morgan, ’51, 85, Sept. 28, 2013, Midland, Texas.

Jeanne (Mueller) O’Byrne, ’53, 82, Phi Mu, former president of the Panhellenic Association, Jan. 23, 2014, Napa, Calif. Survivors include her husband, William W. “Bill” O’Byrne, ’53.

Joseph H. Peters, ’42, 93, Delta Tau Delta, former Board of Trustee member from 1972- 1980, Distinguished Civic Service Award recipient in 1982, Jan. 3, 2014, Bella Vista, Ark. Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Peters) Olsen, ’75.

Forrest K. Pontious, Jr., BS ’50, 85, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Oct. 21, 2013, Argonia, Kan.

Teresa Rabideau, MSM ’96, 53, Jan. 1, 2014, Grain Valley, Mo.

Robert W. Rieger, ’60, 76, Delta Tau Delta, Dec. 23, 2013, Libertyville, Ill.

Raymond. R. Rieling, Jr., BS ’52, 82, Zeta Chi, Dec. 17, 2013, Springfield, Va. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia (Spencer) Rieling, ’54.

Donald E. Wever, ’48 BS, 86, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 3, 2013, Fair Oaks, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Simmons) Wever, ’49; sons, Ed Schneeberger, ’70; and Steve Schneeberger, ’85; a daughter-inlaw, Rose Schneeberger, ’97; a granddaughter Carmen (Schneeberger) Palo, ’01; and a grandson-in-law, Mike Palo, ’04.

Florence L. (Latham) Wigon, ’48, 87, Alpha Chi Omega, Dec. 21, 2013, Florence, Ala.

Winter 2013

John Baker, 85, June 2, 2013, Great Bend, Kan. He was a former coach at Baker. John Bancroft, 83, April 8, 2013, Kansas City, Mo. He was a former instructor for Baker’s Master of Business Administration program.

William “Bill” Beck, ’47, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 87, Sept. 23, 2013, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lisa Michelle Clipsham, BS ’96, MASL ’06, 41, Aug. 25, 2013, Baldwin City, Kan.

Ruth (Barnett) Crawford, CAS ’36, Delta Delta Delta, 99, July 16, 2013, Tuscon, Ariz.

James L. Davis, 86, former Board of Trustee member, Sept. 9, 2013, Lenexa, Kan.

Florence Dodder, 95, May 10, 2013, Lawrence, Kan. She was a former secretary at Baker.

Harold Dubach, ’42, 92, Aug. 21, 2013, Wilmington, N.C.

David Eimann, MBA ’94, 54, May 1, 2013, Houston.

Gordon Forder, BBA ’94, 65, July 8, 2013, Kansas City, Mo.

Linda Garber, BS ’68, June 5, 2013, Hartford, Conn.

Philip Hanni, BA ’54, 80, March 21, 2013, Salem, Ore.

George Hersh Sr., BA ’41, 95, June 14, 2013, Topeka, Kan.

Lynn H. Holmes, BA ’59, Kappa Sigma, 76, Sept. 6, 2013, Blaine, Wash.

Kathryn (Bayne) Humphreys, CAS ’42, Delta Delta Delta, 92, July 4, 2013, Lenexa, Kan.

Donald Hymer, ’63, 76, June 21, 2013, Overland Park, Kan.

M. Roberta Knabe, BS ’38, 96, April 27, 2013, Edgerton, Kan.

Thomas Kolacny, CAS ’59, June 29, 2013, Mesa, Ariz.

Carolyn Lambert | Dec. 2, 1940 – July 17, 2013 | Well known on the Baldwin City campus for her kindness and helping establish the parMentors, Carolyn Faye Lambert served as first lady of Baker University from 1987 to 2006. She was recognized as an honorary alumna in 1990. The Collins House reception hall was dedicated in her honor in 2006. Her daughter,Kristian, is a 1999 graduate of Baker’s School of Nursing.

JJ Lanning, ’50 | July 5, 1928 – Feb. 1, 2013 | A lifelong supporter of Baker University and a member of the Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2011, JJ Lanning was awarded the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991 and received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, ’49.

Jimmy Lightner, Jr., ’03, 47, Aug. 15, 2013, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Margaret “Margi” (Wilson) Malicky, BS ’56, Delta Delta Delta, 79, June 21, 2013, Lawrence, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Neal Malicky, BA ’56, and a sisterin-law, Georgann (Malicky) Raney, ’55.

Eunice (Philgreen) Martin, BA ’50, 89, Aug. 20, 2013, Shawnee, Kan. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Martin, ’80, and sons, Gorby (Ray) Martin, ’73; Steve Martin, ’75; Alan Martin, ’77; Philip Martin, ’82; and daughter-in-law Deborah (Jones) Martin, ‘79.

Frederick C. Miller, ’70, Delta Tau Delta, 75, Sept. 16, 2013, Emporia, Kan.

Joseph Miller, ’71, 70, July 27, 2013, Kansas City, Mo.

Paula (Clifford) Morgan, ’51, 85, Sept. 28, 2013, Midland, Texas.

Don Mueller, 87, June 24, 2013, Baldwin City, Kan. He taught speech communication at Baker from 1969 to 1983 and was director of the traveling religious drama troupe, Baker pLaymen, later known as pLaity. He was best known for the local historical musical stage production, “The Ballad of Black Jack.”

Warren Nevins, BA ’52, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 83, May 18, 2013, Comfort, Texas.

Kathleen Olmsted, ’51, Delta Delta Delta, 83, Sept. 2, 2013, Insanti, Minn.

Larry Parkin, ’56 | Sept. 21, 1934 – Sept. 10, 2013 | Connected to the university since the 1950s, Larry Parkin, was a Baker Trustee from 1989 to 1997, serving as board chair from 1993 to 1995, and from 2007 to 2013. He was a member of Zeta Chi. His wife, Kay, ’55, and daughters, Karin, ’79, and Peggy, ’84, are Baker graduates. The University hosted a Celebration of Life in his honor on Sept. 17 at Rice Auditorium.

Mike Pryor, BS ’71, 64, March 13, 2013, Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Nothdurft) Pryor, ’70.

Frances N. Regenfuss ’37, 97, Sept. 8, 2013, Kennewick, Wash.

Elizabeth “Betty” Harvey Rhodes, ’41, Delta Delta Delta, 93, March 20, 2013, Mesa, Ariz. Survivors include daughter Elizabeth (Rhodes) Reich, ’75.

Linda (Lancey) Ridley, friend of the University, 62, May 7, 2013, Fort Collins, Colo. Several family members were connected to Baker, includingMilford White, chemistry professor; Hannah White, Zeta Chi housemother, grandmother of Linda; BU grads Roger, ’65, and Anita (Patrick) White, ’64, aunt and uncle of Linda; her daughters, Andrea (Lancey) Flake, ’98;Chandra (Lancey) Beadleston, ’00; sons-in-law Zach Flake, ’98, andScott Beadleston, ’00. A brick along the Zeta Tau Alpha walklway bears her name.

Laverne Riley, BS ’48, Phi Mu, 86, April 15, 2013, Independence, Kan.

Patricia “Pat” Robinson, MLA ’96, 66, June 17, 2013, Lawrence, Kan.

The Rev. Ralph L. Ruhlen, ’42, 92, April 9, 2013, Lawrence, Kan.

Florence Schadt, BA ’41, 98, July 17, 2013, Emporia, Kan.

Mary Catherine Signor Simpson, ’51, 83, May 18, 2013, Topeka, Kan.

Jon Stouppe, ’61, Delta Tau Delta, 75, March 16, 2013, Highland Village, Texas.

Lawrence R. Timmons ’43, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Athletic Hall of Fame member for football and track, 94, Sept. 10, 2013, Bella Vista, Ark.

Pat (Scott) Tucker, ’56, 79, Delta Delta Delta, Sept. 8, 2013, Phoenix, Ariz.

Douglas Wahl, MBA ’92, 56, July 30, 2013, Lawrence, Kan.

Heather (Wood) Watgen, MAEd ’09, 50, May 2, 2013, Lawrence, Kan.

Ardith Adelle (Felton) Wininger, ’49, 87, April, 2003, Nebraska City, Neb.

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785.594.4528
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alumni@bakerU.edu

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