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Karen (Gebhart) Ilich
28037 RIVER TRAIL LANE
VALENCIA, CA 91354

 
Mirko and I have just moved into a new 55+ community, but don't plan to retire anytime soon.  We love to travel and our business allows us to do so.  Our daughter, Angela, got married to Michael on April 1, 2006 - yes April Fools Day.  Now we have put the pressure on them to produce a grandchild - our first.  But in the meantime, Tara and her partner bought a condo in Mountain View, Calif. and are also trying to have a baby - sibling rivalry, I guess.  Tara is working at Stanford University and Renate is aquatics director at Courtside Club in Los Gatos.  Both our businesses are thriving and we are enjoying the "good life" and good health.

“Update July 31, 2008 - Mirko and I really enjoy living in a new 55+ community of only about 270 residents.  And our first class visitor was Betsy (Brough) and Tony Clark June 2007 on their cross country camping trip.  As we only had 1 day together, they had the whirlwind tour of Los Angeles area that included lunch in Malibu.  So when anyone else is heading West, please let us know – we are great local guides as well as international ones. 

 Best news in 2007 was becoming grandparents to Isabelle Anessa Owston on March 28 – I even attended the birth and snipped the umbilical cord and Mirko claims I attached it to me as I spend as much time with her as possible.  And luckily I volunteered to have her every Wed. afternoon since Angela returned to work at her Dad’s company.  Our other daughter, Tara, still works at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.  She is still looking for the right person to spend her life with.

 Travels this year included a visit to Jordan where our little granddaughter was baptized in the River Jordan – very exciting time.  The end of June found us on Holland America’s newest ship, Eurodam – sailed from England to Rotterdam for the christening ceremony by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, continuing on to Hamburg and returning home from Copenhagen.  Our next big adventure is a 7 day cruise on the River Seine from Le Havre to Paris the end of October – still have availability for a group we are escorting.  Life is good, actually great!!”

 

Maybe some of us look like we belong to the Class of 1960, but I sure don’t feel that age.  Guess my world travels with my husband keeps me wanting more of life as we still have a lot to experience.  I’m still planning client’s trips after 41 years in the travel business.  Most recently, Bobbi (Bowling) Zink and her husband John, and we were part of a group of 15 cruising down the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers for 2 weeks – what a wonderful trip!  The highlight of every week is having Wed. afternoon with my 3 year old granddaughter, Isabelle – she amazes me with how fast she is learning about life.  This past weekend was spent in San Francisco attending our daughter Tara’s graduation from San Francisco State with a Master’s Degree in Education/Administration.  She still works at Stanford University.  Our older daughter, Angela,  works with her Dad and Mirko is so proud of her that recently they acquired a new company and she was named the President.  Even Mirko is looking forward to attending our reunion – he feels like a class member having attended about 6 reunions with me.

Janet (Geisler) Herold
1070 Oak Hill Drive
Port Richy, FL 34668

 

   

Bonita "Bonnie"
(Goodwin) Van Zandt
P.O. BOX 757
LEBANON, OH 45036

 

 
After graduation I went to U.D. for 2 years, obtaining a temporary teaching certificate. Over the next few years I taught kindergarten in Trotwood and West Carrollton.  I was married to John Lummis and we had two daughters, Cindy and Connie.  We divorced after 11 years of marriage and I later married Jerry Kyle. We moved to an area near Steubenville, OH and I worked part-time as an office manager in a racquetball club.  After Jerry and I were married just 6 years, he was killed in accident on his way home from work.  I remained in the Steubenville area and was employed as a legal secretary in two different law firms.  In the mid 80’s I met and married Bob Van Zandt.  He later took a transfer to Cincinnati so I wound up coming back to the tri-state area, living in Lebanon, OH.  I have now been here for 20 years.  Bob and I divorced in 2009. I still live in Lebanon and am employed as a secretary for Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home and also have done grief counseling for many years.  My two daughters live in the area and I am blest with three grandchildren, Morgan, 22, Madison, 10 and Kellen, 6.  I love spending time with them, doing some traveling, scrapbooking, making greeting cards, reading, spending time with friends and other family and movies.  I so enjoy being a part of our class reunions and look forward to seeing everyone again in June!

Gary Griggs
3425 PENEWIT RD.
SPRING VALLEY OH 45370
 

   
Jack Grimshaw
1142 Peachcreek Rd.
Dayton, OH 45458

 
   

Perdia (Guffy) Dumas
2430 TYTUS AVE.
MIDDLETOWN, OH 45042
 

 

Jim and I will celebrate our 39th anniversary in July. We have 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren, 2 boys and 2 girls. We have started doing the little league thing all over again with softball, soccer, etc. I work at the General Motors Truck Plant in Moraine. Jim retired a couple of years ago after working 34 years with G.M. I'm looking forward to the future and would have loved to see everyone again but am scheduled to work. Have a great reunion. Hasn't the time flown by? Let's hope the future goes by a little slower than the past!

 

John "Hank" Gustin
1677 BRANDON HALL
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342
 

 

I retired from GM in 1999 after 35 years. My wife, Mary, and I moved back to Miamisburg after 30 years in Springboro. Retirement plans include travel to Colorado and Washington to visit our two sons and yearly trips to Cancun and Florida, just for fun. I'm currently working occasionally for Tobias Funeral Chapel in Dayton.

Mary Ann (Hamilton) Kidwell
112 42ND ST.
SANDUSKY, OH 44870

 
It is so hard to believe that 45 years have passed since we walked the halls of MHS. (Some of us were sneaking out of study hall) It's even harder to believe that our MHS doesn't even exist anymore.  Were we ever that young and silly and carefree?
 
I am so sorry we can't attend the reunion.  Gene and I have been involved with Relay for Life, which is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  He has been co-chair for the last six years and last year we raised over $147,000.  It is a 24 hour event and it's the same weekend as our reunion.  Maybe some of you are familiar with it.  I am so torn, because we couldn't come to our 40th either.  We were in France when we also saw Sue and Dick Scheu.  I would love to see you all.
 
I retired from the hospital last July and Gene is going to retire, for the second time, at the end of June.
 
Our daughter Beth is married and teaches biology in Fremont, about 30 minutes from here.  She has 2 children, Michael, age 9 and Emily, 7. Never thought I'd be one of those obnoxious grandparents, but they are so much fun!  I'm teaching them all my bad habits.
 
I'll miss seeing you all.  Have a wonderful time reminiscing.

Short update:  I retired from the hospital four years ago - fifteen years in X-ray and twenty years in radiation therapy.  Wonderful group of people and they still call me for get-to-gethers.  (actually one was last Wednesday)   Gene is semi-retired.  Thirty two years as teacher, dean & principal at Sandusky High, eleven years at Perkins Local Schools as curriculum director and now does curriculum for Kelleys Island Schools.  Fifteen students this year!  He rides the ferry over when the weather is good and flys over on a teeny plane during the winter.  Occasionally he gets stranded.  Fortunately we have several friends there. Our daughter, Beth teaches in Fremont and is science dept. director now. (I have to brag a little bit).  Our grandchildren, Mike & Emily are fourteen & twelve and so much fun.  The biggest kid is her husband, Ed - a great guy.  We all go to N. Carolina each summer with a group of friends.  Love it!  I'm not sending a picture, because I look the same!  Same stupid bangs and all!

 

 

Judith "Judy" (Hammon) Scarborough
4900 GAIDREW
ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
 

 

Pete and I are still living in the Atlanta suburbs (since 1970) and still in business selling telecom test & measurement instruments.  We have a home office, so no nasty Atlanta commuting, and most of our sales activity is handled over our website and by phone, so our time is rather flexible.

I spend a lot of time trying to out-smart the deer who, not content with the foliage in the woods, would rather eat my flowers and shrubs.  I'm also in a couple of bridge clubs, and Pete is in a neighborhood poker club.  We're very active in the Atlanta Jaguar Society, a social group of car lovers.  We will celebrate our 44th anniversary in August and feel we have been blessed with excellent health, great friends, and a good life!

Donald Hansen
7128 HUNTERS CREEK DR.
CENTERVILLE, OH 45459
 

 

Now in my 17th year involved in telecommunications industry after spending 27 years with Dayton-Walther in the truck component industry. I consult and sell local, long distance, and internet services to mostly medium and small businesses as an independent agent….and still enjoy working so much, that 2 years ago I became involved with selling Heavy Duty Brake Drums again into the truck parts distribution world. I moved into a new residence this past winter and have had fun decorating and making it a home. I find time to enjoy my 3 grandchildren, golf, gin rummy, and my main “squeeze”……not necessarily in that order!!! My son, Doug, moved to Pittsburgh last fall…his 2 kids(13,9) are still in the Dayton area; and my daughter Deb has been in Louisville for 10+ years and has a girl 7.  Life has been good as I usually take the half full glass of water attitude. Look forward to reviewing the last 45 years with everyone at the re-union…and making plans for the next 45.

 

Shortly after our 45th reunion, I met a very enchanting lady, and by July of 2006 we were married. CISSY has kept my life very exciting since then. Both of us are still working, and see that continuing as long as our health holds. CISSY has introduced me to cruise ships....a highlight of my first 3 cruises was the trip through the Panama Canal last December.

 Andrew (grandson) starts at Michigan State in the fall, another phase in our lives to enjoy and much more to look forward to. The grandchildren really enrich our lives to another level.

 WHY don't we try for 50 more!!!!!

Henry Harris
9734 STALEY RD.
FRANKLIN, OH 45005
 

   

Patricia "Patsy" (Harris) Fox
1833 ASHLEY DR.
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342
 

   

Theodore "Ted" Harroll
314 Muddy Fork Rd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

 

   

James "Jim" Harting
3995 COLONY HILLS CIRCLE
COLORADO SPRINGS,
CO. 80916

 

Betty and I have just celebrated our 31st anniversary this past April. We are still in the home we bought in 1974. I work in the QA dept. at RBM Precision Metals, where we build a wide variety of products for the computer and medical supply industries. Betty is an LPN with Centura Health, working with Alzheimer patients at their facility near the Broadmoor Hotel. Our eldest son, Jason is married and has 2 children. Next eldest child, Matthew is a college senior, working on a business degree here at UCCS. Our daughter, Susan, is in her junior year at CSU in Fort Collins, working toward a degree in Veterinary Science. We will not be able to attend the reunion this year. We have committed to attending the 150-year reunion of Hartings in America. We will be spending time visiting relatives most of the time we are home. One cross-country trip a summer is enough for us. I hope if there is a 45th reunion, I will be able to attend. Maybe you have heard that Colorado is a great place to vacation. Pass the word around and come out for a visit.
 

Donald Hartzell
C/O ROBERT HARTZELL
606 NETTIE DR.
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342

   

Gail Heffner
P.O. BOX 1793
DELAND, FL 32720

   

Gary Herman
1024 E. MAPLE AVE.
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342

   

Wade Hisle
472 W. 3rd STREET
MARYSVILLE, OH 43040-1000

   

Joanne (Hobbs) Patterson

   

Jean Hole Mason
1806 Wyoming Ct. Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-7492
 

   
 

Darlene (Hoops) Andes
428 S. 5th St.
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342

 

Good Grief, it’s reunion time again!

I got restless doing child care, so I looked around for something completely different.

I enrolled in the “Changes” program through M.V.C.T.C.  I studied “machining”. After graduation I worked at Thaler Machine in the inspection department. Three years later they down-sized, luckily I found a job at International Fineblanking Corp.  running a Staker machine. Last May my mother had a stroke, so I took early retirement to help take care of her and moved back into the ‘Burg.

My daughter Kim is a nurse at Grandview Hospital. Her daughter, Laura, is 20 and at Sinclair. Kim’s son, Erik, is 14 and a Freshman.  My son Jason drives a fork lift at Johnson Controls.  His daughter, Danielle, is 13. There’s nobody at home now, but me  and the two cats, Tristan and Elsie.

I’m active in Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Miamisburg Senior Center, The Hat Mommas, and Miamisburg Merchants Association, recording secretary.

I’ve enjoyed helping on this years reunion committee and joining other classmates for breakfast ( when I can remember).

 

 

The last five years have flown by.

I’m still on Fifth Street and retired.

I’m now a Life Member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, a Red Hat Mamma, bingo player at the Senior Center, recording secretary for Miamisburg Merchants Association. Lately I’ve gotten involved with Ancestry.com. I’ve found knights, fair ladies, and scoundrels. I had no idea so many families had crests.

Rosalie and I went to Sweden a couple of years ago to visit her daughter, Cindy. Sharon Zakar, Carol Homan, Sandra Kershner and I went to Alaska for ten days last year. What a hoot watching a grizzly bear walking down the road behind the bus!

It’s been fun planning this Reunion. I can’t wait to see everybody.

Donna (Hottle) Van Buren
9020 MSBG-SPRINGBORO RD.
MIAMISBURG, OH 45342

   

Francis (Howard) Savage
312 RALEIGH RD.
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225

   
 

 

 

Paul Humerick
1409 RUNNYMEAD AVE., SW
DEACATUR, AL 35601-3682
 

 

Carolyn (Hunt) Neyman
 

  Deceased

Norma Jewell
 

   


Don Johnson
2144 NORTH CROSS DR.
SHREVEPORT, LA 71107
 

 

I retired from the Air Force after 27 years of service.  Made it to Colonel but what was really great was being able to fly all kinds of aircraft, including 4-engine jet transports and jet fighter bombers.  After completing 214 combat missions in Viet Nam I attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. for a year. Then back to the transports landing on all seven continents.  Was assigned to the Airlift Headquarters, Pentagon, USAF Air War College for one year, and many other places (17 total moves) before I retired. I then became a professor at Louisiana Tech University directing their professional aviation program in Shreveport.  I loved teaching and still got to fly, but after 13 years, retired again. I stay very very busy with the grandchildren, Bible study, organic gardening, woodworking, boating, fishing and researching/ maintaining good health the natural way. Harriette and I will be married 45 years in May and have two great sons, two gorgeous daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.  I thought I was charmed for all of my adult life.  But in reality, God has blessed me all these years.  Blessed to have an exciting career, a family I dearly love and respect, and having so many friends from the "burg" and around the world that I stay in contact with.  What more could one ask for. Can’t wait to see all of you at the 2010 reunion.


Kay (Jones) Johnson
3317 Locust Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54703

 

  After graduation, I attended Sinclair for IBM Key Punch course and worked 2 years for Ohio Bell with computers. Graduated from New Life Christian College in Chicago in 1965 in Education. Married Ken Johnson and moved to Eau Claire, WI near Ken’s parents. We will celebrate 45 years of marriage in July. We have 3 children and 5 perfect grandchildren ages 4-13. Three of them live here and two in Eagan, MN near Mall of America. Attended University of WI-Eau Claire taking Accounting courses. Retired in 2004 after 30 years in the accounting field. Started an accounting business in 2008 which my son plans to take over eventually. He is a controller for Menards at present. Both daughters, Brenda & Tamie, married super young men and are successful stay at home mothers. I have been a Sunday School teacher, children’s church leader, co-youth pastor, president of Women’s Ministries and North High School Band Parents. I love to bake, throw large parties, coffee with friends, and enjoy life with my family.