In memoriam

1930s

The Rev. Hoover Rupert, ’38, 94, Oct. 4, 2012, Gaithersburg, Md. During his 43 years of ministry as a United Methodist clergy, Dr. Rupert was the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Jackson, Mich., from 1950 to 1959, First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, Mich., from 1959 to 1972, and First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Mich., from 1972 to 1983.

1940s

William C. Burcham, ’44, 90, Sept. 21, 2012, Lawrence, Kan.

Nancy Eaton Cross, ’45, Delta Delta Delta, Nov. 14, 2012, Bellingham, Wash.

G. Calvin Ermey, ’47, Nov. 2, 2012, Cherry Hill, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Angsten Ermey, ’45.

Margaret Friend, ’48, 86, Alpha Chi Omega, Oct. 20, 2012, in Nortonville, Kan.

Helen Andriana Livingston Harrison, ’44, Delta Delta Delta, Aug. 24, 2012, Kansas City, Mo.

Jean Carter Kerley, ’47, Alpha Chi Omega, Nov. 16, 2012, Springfield, Mo.

Elinor Kirby Lewallen, ’43, Sept. 14, 2012, Denver. Survivors include sister Florence Kirby Schadt, ’41, and niece, Elinor Schadt Cowell, ’65.

Jeanne Hollis McDowell, fs’43, Phi Mu, Oct. 7, 2012, Overbrook, Kan.

1950s

Courtney Drumm, BA ’53, Kappa Sigma, Oct. 8, 2012, Overland Park, Kan.

Jerald Lehman, ’58, 76, Oct. 13, 2012, Springfield, Mo.

Marilyn House McNeill, ’58, Nov. 9, 2012, Cedaredge, Colo.

Elizabeth “Ellen” Lewis Sadler, ’58, Delta Delta Delta, Sept. 20, 2012, Grand Rapids, Mich. Survivors include daughter Julia Sadler Work, ’88.

Warren L. Vance, ’51, Kappa Sigma, Oct. 1, 2012, Lake Winnebago, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Joan Sargent Vance, ’53.

1960s

Valerie Fry Hall, ’67, Nov. 21, 2012, Lenexa, Kan.

Jane Parsons Miller, ’66, Nov. 16, 2012, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Survivors include her husband, Jim Miller, ’64; brother-in-law and spouse, Cecil Miller, ’53, and Carol Lee Turk Miller, ’55, and brother-in-law, Elvin Miller, ’47.

1990s

Gloria Joffee Goodfriend, MLA ’99, 88, Oct. 11, 2012.

Esther Milree Wilson Patterson, fs, ’92, Aug. 27, 2012, Louisburg, Kan.

2000s

Becca (Snyder) Eakes, BSN ’02, Oct. 4, 2012, Blue Springs, Mo.

Eldon Wenstrand, MASL ’06, Sept. 1. 2012, Olathe, Kan.

Friends of the University

Dr. Eliot Berkley, Sept. 17, 2012, Spring Hill, Kan.

Catherine Jane (Scott) Richards, 88, Sept. 22, 2012, Baldwin City, former director of information services of Baker. Survivors include her sons John Richards, ’82, a professor at Baker, and Dean Richards III, ’73, and his wife, Nancy Olm Richards, ’74, and grandchildren Catherine Richards, ’12, Anna Richards, current student, and Sam Richards, current student.

Faculty

Mary Eugenia Askew, 70, Sept. 27, 2012. She was an assistant professor of physical education, served as dean of women and began the women’s tennis team in 1972 and was Baker’s first volleyball coach.

Dr. La Monte “Monty” Lauridsen, 76, Sept. 8, 2012, Baldwin City. He was a science and computer science professor for 36 years at Baker before retiring in 2000.

Dr. Cleda Meyer, former SON faculty, Nov. 7, 2012, Alma, Kan.

 

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