Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion

Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion (p. 1)

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Class of 1940

Frank B. Willis High School

Delaware, Ohio

50th

Class Reunion

[photo of Willis School]

May 26, 1990

Elks Club, Delaware, Ohio
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64th Annual Commencement

WILLIS HIGH SCHOOL

DELAWARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DELAWARE, OHIO

GRAY CHAPEL

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1940

8:00 P.M.

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Herschel W. Brackney, President G. K. Hoffman, Vice-Pres.

James H. Collord A. L. Everitt

Willis D. Eagon Mrs. B. H. Kettering, Clerk

Superintendent of Schools -- David R. Smith

Principal, Willis High School -- E. F. Carlisle

Principals, Elementary Schools

North -- Adelia Welch

East -- J. A. Conger

South -- R. M. Martin

West -- Ruth Boardman
Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion (p. 3)

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William Harold Andrews

2833 21st St. W.

Bradenton, FL 34205

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 4

Fairy Arnold, Mrs. John Kemper

305 W. Fair Ave.

Lancaster, OH 43130

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 2

Betty Alice Baker, Mrs. Warren Bringardner

1642 27th St., N.E.

Canton, OH 44714

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 8

Great Grandchildren: 2

Louise Banks, Mrs. Theron Harris

17 Noble St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-1893

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 9

Great Grandchildren: 6

Darlene Bauman, Mrs. Burke Show

1510 S.E. 23rd Terrace

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 4

Ruth Bell, Mrs. Duane Beard

1555 N. 3 B's & K Rd.

Sunbury, OH 43074

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 3

Great Grandchildren: 1

Lela Bierce, Mrs. Howard Millington

20 N. Perry Rd.

Cable, OH 43009

Phone: 513-834-2258

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Mary Boltinghouse, Mrs. D. B. Williams

341 Lime St.

LaHabra, CA 90631

Phone: 213-697-8849

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2

George Brey

326 Coover Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-3874

Children: 5 Grandchildren: 9

Avanelle Brocklesby, Mrs. Fred Asberry

Richard W. Burdette

3338 Horseshoe Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 362-3709

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 5

Dorothy Burgle, Mrs. Howard Conkling

Donald E. Burson

7414 9th Ave., West

Bradenton, FL 34209

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 3

George Byles

Mary Jane Carson, Mrs. Norman Halverson

R. 2, Box 93

Glenwood, MN 56334

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 4

Stanley Case

6212 Manitoba Ave.

Sacaramento, CA 95841

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 6

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Margaret Clark, Mrs. Harold Phillian

122 Grandview Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 5

Dorrance Cruikshank

4045 E. Cudia Way

Phoenix, Ariz. 85018

Phone: 602-952-8191

Children: 1

Genavie Davis, Mrs. Frank Berry

Hugh E. Diem

142 Hall Drive

Wadsworth, OH 44281

Children: 2

Robert C. Dulin

2835 Shelly Dr.

Columbus, OH 43207

Phone: 491-9209

Kathryn Eagon, Mrs. Mark H. Fuller

1156 Desconso Dr.

LaCanada, CA 91011

Phone: 213-790-7198

Children: 6

Virginia Fisher, Mrs. Dorrance Lowry

190 Grandview Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-4815

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 11

Donald E. Fitchhorn

3504 Piermont Dr., N.E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 7

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Della Fleming, Mrs. Hendrickson

119 1/2 W. Winter St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Babette Frank, Mrs. Herbert Maccoby

598 Cragmont Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94708

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 4

John Richard Frye

5801 Garden Lakes Fern

Bradenton, FL 34203

Phone: 813-756-1452

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 4

Paul E. Garey

135 Downing St., W.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-5343

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 2

Irene Graham, Mrs. H. Owen Price

221 S. Franklin St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-6437

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 4

Elizabeth Groseclose, Mrs. Wayne Thomas

P.O. Box 2423

Pahrump, Nev. 89041

Ina Gruber, Mrs. Robert Russell

4879 David Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 8

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Marjorie Harter, Mrs. Clayton Shriver

5785 Houchard Rd.

Amlin, OH 43002

Selma Lee Harter, Mrs. Lawrence Harter

1756 Bowtown Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-2259

Children: 7 Grandchildren: 12

Great Grandchildren: 5

Ralph S. Hickson

92 Woodrow Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2

Libby Hoffman, Mrs. Dennis Kuhn

3186-37th St. Ext.

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Children: 2

John W. Hoffman

7757 Lewis Center Rd.

Westerville, OH 43081

Jack Hull

7880 54th Ave., N. #63

St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Phone: 813-544-7800

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2

Charles Huntsberger

1613 Woodside Dr.

Lebanon, Tenn. 37087

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 3

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Grace Johnston, Mrs. Lewis Segner

2019 Braumiller Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 362-8220

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 5

Great Grandchildren: 1

Sarah Gwen Jones

15555 Hilliard Rd. #501

Lakewood, OH 44107

John Kellar

161 Cherrington Rd.

Westerville, OH 43081

Phone: 614-891-5622

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 3

H. Eugene Kern

1671 Garden St.

Redlands, CA 92373

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 9

Thelma Kimble, Mrs. Jesse Jackson

473 N. Sandusky St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 3

Gretchen Klein, Mrs. Robert Bradford

262 W. Fountain Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 362-0712

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 2

Thelma Kline

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Julia Knox, Mrs. Carl Long

3 King Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-3278

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 2

Donald E. Kunze

2521 Lake Bend

Carrollton, Texas 75006

Martha Kunze, Mrs. Gordon Moore

1500 Heather Ridge Blvd., Apt. 101

Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 813-734-5680

Marjorie Lambert, Mrs. John Rutherford

20 Tarpy Lane

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-1391

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2

Mary Grace Leedy - Mrs. Donald Fitchhorn

James Lehner

13109 W. Lake Rd.

Vermillion, OH 44089

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 3

James Liebendorfer

201 Chula Vista Rd.

El Dorado, Ark. 71730

Fred D. Lowery

415 N. Liberty St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 3

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50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Class of 1940

FRANK B. WILLIS HIGH SCHOOL

May 26, 1990

Welcome/Faculty Introductions Bob May

INVOCATION Bob May

MEMORIAL SERVICE Gene Peebles

PROGRAM Hugh Diem

Treasurer's Report

Presentation of Class Profile Dr. Ted Cohen

Song: ORANGE AND BLACK Audience

Music by the Sweet Adelines

Singing of the "Alma Mater" Audience

ADJOURNMENT

Music by "Just Friends"

Bob Bradford '38, Bob Higley '39,

Frank McDonnell '41

[CATHY comic:

It was so wonderful to

see all my old friends at

my 50-year high school

reunion. (balloon with 1940 on it)

...So wonderful to hear

about all their lives...]

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

George Brey

Margaret Clark Phillian

Virginia Fisher Lowry

Irene Graham Price

Selma Lee Harter

Ralph Hickson

Grace Johnson Segner

Gretchen Klein Bradford

Julia Knox Long

Marge Lambert Rutherford

Fred Lowry

Bob May

Vernon Mayes

Clara Parmer Gale

Gene Peebles

Eileen Schaffer Thrush

Dorothy Sewell Lavender

Basil Wallace

Janet Wallace Bargdill

Jim Wilson

[comic continued: Read Cathy in The Sunday Dispatch

...But like so many

great life experiences, my

favorite thing was some-

thing I can't really put

into words....

(husband:) We'll never

have to do

it again.

Thank you, dear.]

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Mary Jo McCampbell, Mrs. Eldred Kaufman

1611 Enterprise Lane

Seneca, S.C. 29678

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 2

Bob H. McCreary

2571 Berlin Station Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 362-0165

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 7

Dave McFadden

727 Cypress St.

Palmyra, PA 17078

Children: 2

Guy R. (Dick) McFarland

31707 Palomino Dr.

Warren, Mich. 48093

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 2

William H. McGrew

P.O. Box 404 (390 River Rd.)

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 7

Great Grandchildren: 5

Bob L. May

196 Georgetowne Dr., Apt. 2

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-1652

Children: 1

Vernon Mayes

6162 Oakfield Dr., East

Columbus, OH 43229

Phone: 614-888-3610

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 3

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Russell Mendenhall

1681 E. 17th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: 614-294-6192

Bob Mitchell

Harold R. Mitchell

7325 S.R. 203

Radnor, OH 43066

Joe F. Monesmith

R.D. 6, Box 160

Newton, N.J. 07860

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 7

Dorothy Morehouse, Mrs. Viron Larcom

311 N. Liberty St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 6

Paul F. Mosher

3408 Winged Foot Court

Dallas, Texas 75229

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 6

Cleora Nafus, Mrs. John Haas

44 Kirkland St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 5

Clara M. Parmer, Mrs. Elwin Gale

18 Ashley Westfield Rd.

Ashley, OH 43003

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 4

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Gene Peebles

284 Euclid Ave.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-0361

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 6

John Rugg

1062 E. North Broadway

Columbus, OH 43224

Eileen Schaffer, Mrs. Alvin Thrush

2451 Panhandle Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 5

Dorothy E. Sewell, Mrs. Paul Lavender

17 Pleasant Court

Delaware, OH 43015

Betty J. Sheets, Mrs. Carl S. Stapler

12225 S.W. 261 Terrace

Homestead, FL 33032

Children: 6 Grandchildren: 6

William D. Sheets

4628 N. Galena Rd.

Sunbury, OH 43074

Arlene Sinnett, Mrs. Richard C. Harshman

125 Holly Ave.

Clemson, S.C. 29631

Children: 5 Grandchildren: 4

Marjorie Spohn, Mrs. Rawlins

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Mary Carolyn Walker Smith

501 Webb Rd.

Newark, DE 19711

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 3

Basil Wallace

301 Hearthstone Dr.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 369-3656

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 6

Janet R. Wallace, Mrs. Richard Bargdill

97 Lake St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-0534

Children: 4 Grandchildren: 8

Gale C. Warner

2000 U.S. 23 North, Lot 124

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 4

Betty Weber

4781 County Home Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

Betty Webster, Mrs. Dick Wynkoop

491 N. Liberty St.

Delaware, OH 43015

Betty Wilson Ferrari

175 McKinley Circle

Vacaville, CA 95687

Children: 1 Grandchildren: 3

Great Grandchildren: 3

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Dorothy Wilson Cosby

247 S. Liberty St., Apt. 7

Delaware, OH 43015

Children: 3 Grandchildren: 8

Great Grandchildren: 1

James J. Wilson

22650 S.R. 37

Marysville, OH 43040

Children: 2 Grandchildren: 5

Mary Louise Winter, Mrs. Leo Houk

Box 153

Morral, OH 43337

Bob Zimmer

300 Chelsea, Apt. 201

Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: 363-3525

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IN MEMORIAM

Betty Jo Arthur Reed

Charles Bargdill

George Blydenburgh

Warren Bringardner

Roger Burch

Ralph Curry

Frances Ewing McFadden

Marge Foster Starling

Jim Hack

Paul Heineman

Martha Huffman Smith

Margaret Hummell Moore

Eldred Kaufman

Hugh Law

Leon Longworth

Maxine McCleery

Roseanna McKinnie Myers

Don Sahr

Beverly Scott

Lloyd Shannon

Lawrence E. Smith

Maxine Van De Bogart Fisher

Grace Wald Weidaw

Glendale Young

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THE ORANGE AND THE BLACK

Oh, we love the Black-eyed-Susan

Tho' humble flower it be,

and we'll often make allusion

To that flower whose charms we see;

For fond mem'ries it will kindle,

Nor honor shall it lack,

While it stands as nature's symbol

of the "Orange and the Black".

In those dear old days of high school

Drinking at that mystic spring,

Where we lived by gong and schedule,

In school-life's enchanted ring,

Clinging to our alma mater,

We shielded from attack,

The banner of our colors,

Of "The Orange and the Black".

When we've won our senior laurals,

And our high school days are o'er,

a yearning swells within us,

For the bell we hear no more,

When life's cares will have enthralled us,

Our hears will wander back

To the days when that bell called us,

To the "Orange and the Black".

-Hazel McCreary

ALMA MATER SONG

Where'er you go, There you may know

Mem'ries of High School will stand;

Thoughts of her fame, Love of her name,

Will thrill you in ev'ry land;

Honor unstained, Fair play proclaimed,

Symbolizes our band.

Delaware High, Delaware High,

This is our cry, High, High,

Delaware High.

-Charles E. Bodurtha

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Baccalaureate Service

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1940

Gray Chapel, 8:00 P.M.

Dennis Whittle, Rector, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Presiding

(President, Delaware Ministerial Association)

PRELUDE-- Gloria in Excelsis Deo Kreckel

PROCESSIONAL-- Coronation March Wilson

Organ, Dorothy K. Bussard

Piano, Mary C. Walker

INVOCATION Rev. Russell Bayliff

Pastor, William Street Methodist Church

HYMN NO. 179-- "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart"

THE SCRIPTURE LESSON-- Matthew 6:19-33

Rev. Ralph Taylor Alton, Pastor, Asbury Methodist Church

HOSANNA TO THE SON OF DAVID Harmonized by Praetorius

Gaul

GREAT AND MARVELOUS ARE THY WORKS

Willis Senior High School Choir

Sara Winters, Director

SERMON-- "Behind the Seen" Rev. John H. Bergen

Pastor, The First Presbyterian Church

BENEDICTION Rev. Anderson Brown

Pastor, St. Paul's Methodist Church

RECESSIONAL-- March of the Priests (Athalie) Mendelssohn

The audience will remain seated during the recessional

Appreciation for the courtesies extended by Ohio Wesleyan University

through the use of Gray Chapel annually for the commencement ceremonies is

hereby acknowledged.
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Commencement Program

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1940

Gray Chapel, 8:00 P.M.

Supt. David R. Smith, Presiding

PRELUDE-- Marche Solonnelle La Maigre

PROCESSIONAL

Theme from "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar-Samuelson

Organ, Dorothy K. Bussard Piano, Mary Carolyn Walker

INVOCATION Dr. E. E. Young

Pastor, The Evangelical and Reformed Church

MEMORIES OF STEPHEN FOSTER Arranged by Holmes

Willis High School Brass sextet

Mary Ellen Manville, Eugene Nutter, Jean Manville, Robert Ritter,

Donald Kunze, Robert Garey

CLASS SPEAKER Hugh Diem

President, Student Representative Assembly

CLASS ADDRESS-- "Where from Here" Dr. H. J. Burgstahler

President, Ohio Wesleyan University

(Presented by David E. McFadden, President, Senior Class)

AWARDS AND HONORS Thomas D. Graham

PRESENTATION OF THE CLASS OF 1940 Supt. David R. Smith

Principal Ervin F. Carlisle

AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS G. K. Hoffman

Vice President, Board of Education

CLASS SONG-- "Farewell Song of 1940"

Composed by Donald Kunze, '40

BENEDICTION Rev. Ira D. Rife

Pastor, Grace Methodist Church

POSTLUDE-- Grand Choeur Vincent

Flowers at speaker's rostrum are in memory of Robert Lambert

and Jarvis Askins who would have been members of the Class

of 1940.

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Title

Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion

Subject

Delaware--Delaware County--Ohio
Delaware--Schools--Frank B. Willis High School
Reunions--Ohio--Delaware--1940

Description

This is the Frank B. Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion Program from May 26, 1990. Includes information about each of the class members and the Baccalaureate and Commencement programs from 1940.

Creator

Delaware County Board of Education; Delaware, Ohio

Date

1990

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/

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Typed Paper

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English

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22221043

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Citation

Delaware County Board of Education; Delaware, Ohio, “Willis High School Class of 1940 50th Reunion,” Delaware County Memory, accessed September 27, 2021, http://delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/209.

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