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1940s

Mary Lou Brewer Akright, c’49, 92, Dec. 25 in Overland Park. She was a longtime volunteer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Kansas City. She is survived by three sons, one of whom is Bruce, ’80; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Barbara Morrison Barnes, b’49, 91, May 11, 2020, in Chicago, where she retired as a supervisor at the U.S. General Services Administration. Survivors include a daughter and a sister, Catherine Morrison Newton, f’57.

Shirley Carl Brothers, c’46, 97, Dec. 13 in Waco, Texas, where she served on the boards of several service organizations. Surviving are three sons, one of whom is Bob, g’76; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Ellen Wagenfield Church, d’45, g’49, 97, Jan. 26 in Nevada, Iowa, where she taught piano. Two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive.

Beverly Balocca Clemens, ’45, 94, Dec. 3 in Kansas City. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, one of whom is Frances “Tibby” Clemens Fort, b’76; a son; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy James Crawford, j’49, 92, Dec. 17 in Topeka, where she was a retired preschool teacher and volunteered in her community. She is survived by a daughter; two sons; a sister, Alberta James Daw, c’52; two brothers, one of whom is Don James, e’56, g’61; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Robert Crawford, e’49, 94, Dec. 17 in Peoria, Arizona. He worked for more than 40 years at Wilson and Company Engineers and Architects in Salina. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are two daughters, one of whom is Jann Crawford Rudkin, c’73; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Leatha Sanford Davison, c’47, 94, Dec. 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was active in her community. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Davison Daniels, b’79, and Diane, c’80; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Dorothea Thomas Dickey, c’48, 93, Dec. 8 in Kansas City, where for 25 years she volunteered at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She is survived by a son, Joe III, f’81; a daughter, Sarah, ’81; a brother, Christopher Thomas, m’48; a sister, Elizabeth Thomas Shafer, b’52; and a grandchild.

Lois Harkleroad Gooch, c’47, 95, Dec. 2 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She was an accountant at Halls and later worked part time at H&R Block. Surviving are a son; two stepdaughters, one of whom is Carolyn Smith, f’67; a sister, Joyce Harkleroad Smith, c’50; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Hoffman Hamilton, f’49, 93, Dec. 7 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She was an artist. Survivors include two sons; two daughters; a brother, James Hoffman, ’56; and five grandchildren.

Richard Hitt, b’49, 94, Dec. 6 in Lenexa. He worked in sales management. A daughter survives.

Reed Hoffman, b’46, 97, July 24 in Manhattan. He was president of Dickinson County Bank. Surviving are a stepson, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Ross Howard, b’48, 96, Oct. 26 in Mission. He was a CPA and internal revenue agent at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

William Jenson, c’48, 97, Nov. 26 in Yarmouth, Maine. He had a long career in internal medicine and held administrative, clinical and academic roles throughout the United States and in Saudi Arabia. Surviving are his wife, Joan Weigand Sargent-Jenson, ’52; three daughters; a son; five stepchildren; and four grandchildren. 

William Johnson, c’47, 94, June 20, 2020, in Medford, Oregon. He was a physician. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, a sister, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Norma Falconer Keck, c’41, 100, Aug. 31 in Lenexa, where she was active in her church and P.E.O. Sisterhood. Two sons, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.

Marilynn Konantz Miller, d’41, 100, Dec. 7 in Hastings, Nebraska. She was a music teacher. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Miller Koepke, d’68, and Annie Miller Young, d’72; a son, Martin, ’75; four grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Adrienne Hiscox Mitchell, c’48, 93, Aug. 12 in Hillsborough, California, where she was active in several nonprofit organizations and served on the Grand Council for Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Robert Sparling, d’48, g’51, 98, Nov. 19 in Topeka. He began his career as a teacher and later worked for the CIA’s Office of Security. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Sparling Hinton, c’75; two sons; four granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

1950s

Merilyn Richards Abel, a’53, 90, Jan. 25 in Estes Park, Colorado, where she retired as a school psychologist. She is survived by her husband, Clifford, d’51, g’58; a daughter; two sons; a sister, Virginia Richards King, n’60; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Theodore Bernard, e’50, 95, Dec. 24 in Topeka, where he retired at General Dynamics. Survivors include two sons, one of whom is John, c’80, m’85; two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Ivan Carper, m’59, 92, Dec. 8 in Westminster, Colorado. He was a general practitioner and surgeon for nearly 30 years in Halstead and Newton. He also participated in several international medical missions. Surviving are two daughters, Kristin Carper Trollinger, c’86, and Robin Carper Kluge, l’87; three sons, one of whom is Mike, c’84; a brother, Owen, m’64; a sister; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

James Detter, c’55, m’62, 87, Nov. 26 in Seattle, where he was professor emeritus of laboratory medicine at the University of Washington. He is survived by his wife, Carol Rogers Detter, n’60; two sons; a daughter; a sister, Rose Detter Alderson, s’86; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Jeanne Gaston Fehrenbaker, ’59, 82, Sept. 22 in Naples, Florida. She lived for many years in Virginia, where she and her husband founded a local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes and Research Foundation. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence, a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.

Wayne Gerstenberger, c’56, 86, Dec. 9 in Antioch, California. He was a retired U.S. Navy captain and worked for nearly 30 years in executive management at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He is survived by three sons, one of whom is Terry, d’83, g’89; a daughter; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Moulton Green, c’50, 92, Jan. 7 in Kansas City, where he taught English as a second language at Guadalupe Centers and Della Lamb Community Services. Surviving are his wife, Jean, ’92; two sons, one of whom is Stuart, g’80; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

John Greer, a’59, 85, Dec. 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He co-founded Greer Stafford Architects and earned several awards for his design projects. He is survived by his wife, Judith Nelson Greer, f’80; two sons, one of whom is Brandon, e’84, g’91; a sister; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Albert Heckes, e’52, g’56, 90, Oct. 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he retired as a chemical engineer. Two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren survive.

Richard Heiny, e’50, 90, Nov. 19 in Midland, Michigan. He retired as director of discovery development at Dow Chemical Company. Surviving are his wife, Suzanne; a daughter, Katherine, c’89; two sons; and six grandchildren. 

Charlene Turner Houts, ’51, 92, Dec. 13 in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, where she was a homemaker. Three daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.

Martha Balding Jenkins, d’56, 86, Jan. 10 in Wichita. She lived for many years in Topeka, where she taught piano and was a reading specialist. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by a son, a sister and two grandchildren.

John Kiefer, ’59, 88, Jan. 26 in Lawrence, where for nearly 55 years he owned Kief’s Record and Stereo Supply. Survivors include his wife, Helen, ’95; a son, Michael, ’88; a daughter, Alison, ’90; two stepdaughters, Heather Brown Wingate, c’89, l’93, and Hilary Brown, h’94; and five grandchildren. 

Alexander McBurney, c’54, m’58, 87, Oct. 26 in Kingston, Rhode Island, where he was a physician and founded Urology Associates. In retirement he volunteered at a local hospital. Surviving are three sons, a daughter, a stepson, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

William McGinty, c’57, 89, Nov. 20 in Overland Park. He was a dentist for nearly 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne Hartter McGinty, ’58; a daughter, Suzanne, c’83; and two grandchildren.

John Meyer, e’50, 94, Jan. 24 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had a long career at Cities Service Company. Surviving are his wife, Marge “Sherry;” three daughters, two of whom are Jan Meyer Nicodemus, d’75, and Betsey Meyer Wieding, ’78; a son; three stepdaughters; a stepson; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jesse Milan, d’53, g’54, 92, Feb. 8 in Overland Park. He was the first Black public school teacher in Lawrence and was appointed in 2002 by President George W. Bush to the commission commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. He received the KU Black Alumni Network’s Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award. Two sons, two daughters, a brother and two granddaughters survive.

Robert Morey, j’54, 92, Oct. 17 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His career in sales at the Hess Corporation spanned nearly 30 years.

William Oliver, c’57, 85, Dec. 5 in Walnut Creek, California. He had a long career in publishing and most recently worked at Harcourt. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Doreen, two daughters, four stepsons, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Albert Park, p’53, 90, Dec. 4 in Overbrook. He owned Park Pharmacy in Osage City for more than 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Lois Edwards Park, d’57; two daughters, Sarah Park Granger, p’84, and Susan Park Patton, f’86; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Manouchehr “Manny” Pedram, g’59, PhD’63, 94, Dec. 8 in Kansas City. He was a teacher for more than 35 years, and he founded the nonprofit organization Global and Multicultural Education Center in 1982. Surviving are his wife, Sara; a daughter, Jaleh Pedram Ellis, n’84; a son, Cyrus, ’99; a stepson; a brother; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Richard Peters, a’54, 92, Dec. 30 in Lawrence. He was president of Peters Kubota and Glenn architecture firm, which designed several notable buildings in Lawrence, including the public library and City Hall. Survivors include his wife, Carol Freeman Owen Peters, c’61; a daughter, Laura, ’83; two sons, one of whom is Chris, c’83, m’89; a stepson, Dan Owen, c’87, l’90; two stepdaughters, one of whom is Cisley Owen Thummel, c’95; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  

Ruth Abercrombie Pickrell, d’52, 90, Nov. 13 in Salina, where she was a teacher and volunteer in her community. She is survived by a daughter, Tina Pickrell Leiker, b’77; a son, Rob, ’81; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Wallace Richardson, b’58, 84, Nov. 19 in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was an attorney and managing partner at Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson and Endacott. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, one of whom is Carrie, c’92; a brother, Jay, c’61, m’65; and a grandson. 

Barbara Nichols Rubin, n’57, g’84, 85, Jan. 19 in Elgin, Illinois. She had a long career as a nurse and was assistant professor of nursing at Arkansas State University. Surviving are two daughters, a son, a sister and three grandsons.

Donald Schoeni, b’52, 90, Dec. 18 in Grove, Oklahoma, where he was a retired U.S. Air Force major and underwriter at an insurance company. He is survived by his wife, Donna Summers Schoeni, ’55; a son, Doug, ’80; two daughters, Diane Schoeni McLennan, c’84, and Deborah Schoeni Barnes, ’88; a brother, Terry, d’62; and a grandson.

George Schrader, g’55, 89, Dec. 31 in Dallas, where he had a long career in city management and also served on several boards in his community. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; two stepchildren; a brother, Gordon, g’64; and six grandchildren.

Richard Smith, c’54, 87, Jan. 11 in Wichita. He was founder and president of Range Oil Company and president of the Kansas Oil and Gas Association. Surviving are his wife, Sondra Hays Langel, d’63; a son, Pete, c’82; a daughter; a brother; and two stepchildren.

Richard Smith, m’57, 89, Jan. 23 in Walnut Creek, California, where he had a 50-year career in internal medicine and rheumatology. He also served as medical director of rehabilitation services at John Muir Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen; two sons; and a brother, Robert, m’56.

LaVannes Squires, b’54, 90, Feb. 19 in Pasadena, California, where he retired after a long career in the banking industry. He was the first Black men’s basketball player at KU and a member of the 1952 NCAA National Championship team.

Oura Lee Swart, b’59, 84, Jan. 17 in Fort Payne, Alabama, where he retired as a major in the U.S. Army. Survivors include a sister, Ethel Swart Smoots, f’49; and a brother.

George Tappan, c’51, 95, Nov. 7 in Kingwood, Texas, where he was a consultant in international petroleum exploration. He is survived by two sons, Gray, c’78, g’81, and Jonathan, ’81; a daughter; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Alice Schoonover Weltmer, c’50, 92, Nov. 21 in Salina. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Weltmer Korb, c’74, and Carrie Weltmer Mayhew, d’78; a son, John, j’78; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Barbara Bailey Yeokum, d’58, 84, Dec. 29 in Overland Park, where she worked as an accountant and volunteered at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She is survived by a son, Dan, b’84; a daughter, Sarah Yeokum Kelly, b’86; a brother; and two grandchildren.

1960s

Drew Anderson, d’69, 73, Oct. 24 in Red Bank, New Jersey. He had a long career in corporate travel and event planning. His wife, Patricia, survives.

Charles Bowlus, c’60, g’70, 82, Dec. 23 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was professor emeritus of history at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Frey Bowlus, ’61; a daughter, Cordelia, c’90, g’01; a son; a sister, Judith Bowlus Cronin, c’62; and four grandchildren.

Donna Reese Carlson, d’68, 74, Dec. 23 in Longmont, Colorado, where she taught for more than three decades at Longs Peak Middle School and in retirement became an elder caregiver. She is survived by her husband, Marc, d’68; a daughter; a son; a sister, Janet Reese, f’79; and seven grandchildren.

Edward Collister, c’61, l’64, 81, Dec. 1 in Lawrence, where he was an attorney and served as the Kansas Assistant Attorney General from 1968 to 1972. He also was a lecturer at KU and Washburn University schools of law. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Anita Kopmanis Collister, c’63, h’82; three daughters, two of whom are Laurie Collister Hay, n’88, and Sherri Collister Wagner, c’90; a brother, Richard, b’65; a sister, Christine, c’71, d’71, g’83; seven grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. 

Franklin Hamilton, EdD’61, 97, Feb. 3 in Flushing, Michigan. He taught English, American literature and creative writing at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. Surviving are two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Jack Hennington, g’66, 90, Oct. 8 in Rogers, Arkansas. He taught math at Lawrence High School and later joined the faculty at Johnson County Community College, where he taught for nearly 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Vernella White Hennington, ’64; a sister; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Patricia Roberts Hunt-Volmer, n’62, 80, Nov. 3 in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. She worked as a nurse and retired as a quality assurance manager at Medical Transportation Management. Her husband, Melvin, two sons, a stepdaughter, a stepson and eight grandchildren survive.

Jo Ann Johnson Klemmer, g’63, 94, Dec. 31 in Belleville. She lived for many years in Topeka, where she was an administrative assistant at Menninger and also taught English at local schools. Survivors include a sister, a stepdaughter, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. 

Ron Koger, g’64, EdD’75, 81, Jan. 3 in Marietta, Georgia. He was an administrator at several colleges and universities and served as president of the National Association of College Admission Counseling. Surviving are a son; two sisters, one of whom is Patrice Simpson, assoc.; and five grandchildren.

Robert Kroenert, b’61, 81, Dec. 12 in Centennial, Colorado. He retired as a corporate defense attorney after nearly
40 years at Morrison, Hecker, Curtis, Kuder & Parish in Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Susan Aldrich Kroenert, d’61; two daughters, Kathleen Kroenert Bahr, d’86, and Ann Kroenert Morris, c’88; a son; and three grandchildren.

James Laidlaw, c’60, m’64, 82, Dec. 13 in Kansas City. He was an orthopedic surgeon in Kansas City and Kalispell, Montana. Surviving are his wife, Lilburne Quinn Laidlaw, n’63; a son; a daughter; and five granddaughters.

Sharon Kampmeier Malcolm, d’67, 75, Jan. 31 in De Soto. She lived for many years in Kansas City, where she was a teacher. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, one of whom is Marni Malcom Mills, d’97, g’03; and two grandchildren.

Larry Markel, b’60, c’60, m’64, 83, Jan. 19 in Olathe. He was a urologist and practiced in Kansas City and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Kay Renfrow Markel, ’58; a daughter, Lori Markel Elliott, b’86; a son; a brother; and two granddaughters. 

Phyllis Wertzberger McAdoo, p’63, 80, Dec. 22 in Lawrence, where her career as a pharmacist spanned nearly 50 years. Surviving are a daughter, Lynne, c’93, j’93; and a brother, Ken Wertzberger, c’69, m’73. 

James McDaniel, b’62, 80, Nov. 20 in Henderson, Nevada. He retired as regional vice president at BrooksAmerica Mortgage Company. He is survived by his wife, Mindy; three sons; a brother, Phil, c’65; and three grandchildren.

John McElhiney, e’61, g’63, 81, Sept. 29 in La Jolla, California, where he was a chemical engineer at Marathon. Survivors include his wife, Annette, two sons and three grandchildren.

Sharon Stalcup Mendlick, d’66, g’70, 76, Jan. 25 in Omaha, Nebraska, where she was a paralegal in a family law firm and also volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate for children. She is survived by her husband, Michael, c’66, m’70; two daughters, one of whom is Marcia, ’03; a son; a sister; and a brother.

Brenda Johnson Mitts, d’60, 82, Nov. 30 in Topeka. She was a school counselor and later worked at St. Francis Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Donald, b’60; a son; and five grandchildren.

Lawrence Monahan, m’68, 79, Nov. 23 in Roanoke, Virginia, where he was an internist and clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Davida, a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.

Elizabeth Simpson Munroe, d’67, g’74, 78, Dec. 18 in Olathe. She taught for 43 years at Gardner Elementary School. A memorial has been established at KU Endowment. She is survived by her husband, Richard, d’65; three daughters; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Jane Bushfield Norton, d’64, ’00, 72, Jan. 3 in Leawood. She was a teacher and volunteered in her community. Surviving are a son, Jay, c’91, l’96; two daughters, one of whom is Sallie Ben Norton Attar, c’92; a sister; and eight grandchildren.

James Powell, d’69, 73, Jan. 12 in Andover, where he was teacher and also owned Jim Powell Photography. His wife, Barbara, two sons and nine grandchildren survive.

Ron Rardin, c’65, g’67, 80, Nov. 9 in Liberty, Missouri. He retired from a career with the federal government and later volunteered in his community. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are his wife, Nancy; a son; a daughter; a stepson; a stepdaughter; a brother, Eugene, e’64, d’71; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Roy Rawlings, e’67, 76, Jan. 19 in San Luis Obispo, California, where he retired as senior vice president for electric and gas distribution operations at Southern California Gas Company and Sempra Energy. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bahr Rawlings, d’66; two sons; a daughter; a brother, Roger, d’68; and six grandchildren.

Byron Redding, j’62, 85, Oct. 16 in Mission. He was a supervisor at Ketchum advertising company.

Judith Todd Roehrman, n’62, 81, Dec. 17 in Prescott, Arizona, where she was a registered nurse. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. A son, two daughters, a brother, a sister and two grandchildren survive.

Jean Alan Sanders, m’60, 91, Jan. 7 in Lawrence, where he was a pathologist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and  founded Lawrence Clinical Laboratory. He also was active in his community. Survivors include his wife, Diane Sandberg Sanders, c’58, c’59; two sons, Karl, c’85, m’89, and Curtis, c’88; and five grandchildren.

Rosalinda Mastricola Strand, d’68, 74, Nov. 8 in North Liberty, Iowa. She was a kindergarten teacher and homemaker. Surviving are a son, two sisters, a brother and three grandchildren.

Margaret Thrasher, c’61, 80, April 29, 2020, in Bowie, Maryland. She had a long career in library systems and retired as manager of the New Carrollton Branch Library.

Cynthia Caignon Wood, c’69, 73, Oct. 10 in Sonoma, California, where she was a real estate agent at Sotheby’s International. Surviving are her husband, Francis, two daughters, a son, a sister and four grandchildren.

William Zagar, c’61, 81, Jan. 23 in Overland Park. He was a dentist and owned a practice in Topeka. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lee Zagar, c’62; three daughters, Meya Zagar Kindred, c’87, m’91, Kesa Zagar, c’91, ’96, and Trina Zagar Brown, j’95; and 10 grandchildren. 

1970s

Jeff Allen, p’78, 65, Nov. 19 in Hutchinson, where he worked at his family’s business, Hutchinson Vending Company, and also was a pharmacist. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia “Chi-Chi” Coe Allen, c’78; a daughter, Rachel Allen Stone, d’10, g’15; a son, Danny, g’14; a brother, David, b’67; a sister, Diane Allen Hudson, d’71; and two grandchildren.

Andrew Banta, g’79, 82, Dec. 2 in Fort Bragg, California. He taught engineering design for nearly 35 years at several universities, including California State. Survivors include his wife, Linda, ’78; a daughter, Lois Banta Eberhardt, ’82; two sons; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Terry Billam, ’73, 69, Jan. 5 in Olathe, where he had a long career in the auto industry. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Luan; two sons, one of whom is Jason, l’00; his mother; a brother, Tom, j’75, l’85; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Nancy Cook Farrar, d’75, 68, Jan. 28 in Rock Island, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ben; two daughters; and three brothers, two of whom are Charles, c’76, and Richard, ’80.

David Fields, b’76, 66, Jan. 1 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he retired after a 38-year career in management at JC Penney. Surviving are his wife, Carol Yarnevich Fields, j’76; a daughter, Kathryn Fields Wilkinson, c’11; a son, Christopher, c’12; a brother, Tom, ’79; three sisters, two of whom are Susie Fields Phalen, ’81, and Jane Fields Gaunce, j’82; and four grandchildren. 

Frederick Hesse, c’72, m’75, 69, July 23 in Lawrence. He was an internist at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth. Surviving are two brothers, one of whom is Robert, c’65, m’69; and a sister, Rosemary Hesse Cromer, c’83.

Stephany Brown Hughes, g’72, PhD’03, 78, Dec. 16 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She taught in the Blue Valley School District and later volunteered at an elementary school. In 2014 she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the local chamber of commerce. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are a son, Blake, c’90; a daughter; a brother; and three grandchildren.

James Iliff, e’71, 72, Oct. 7 in Olathe, where he was a civil engineer at Black & Veatch and General Services Administration. His wife, Linda, a son and two granddaughters survive.

Doug Kelley, b’76, g’77, 66, Jan. 20 in Missouri City, Texas, where he retired as executive vice president at Colt International. He is survived by his wife, Jana Dye Kelley, j’76; a daughter; his parents; four brothers, one of whom is Mark, d’85, c’90; four sisters; and two granddaughters.

Sue Brown Lollis, g’76, 80, Nov. 4 in Norman, Oklahoma. She taught English literature, composition and humanities for nearly 25 years at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Surviving are her husband, David, two sons and eight grandchildren.

Nancy Snow Hale Martinko, EdD’79, 74, Jan. 7 in Lawrence, where she retired as assistant superintendent of Ottawa Public Schools. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by her husband, Edward, and a brother.

Harold Wayne Powers, j’70, 72, Jan. 3 in Leawood, where he was an attorney and partner at Wallace Saunders.
A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Jerre Dunaway Powers, ’71; a daughter; and three grandchildren.

Terri Hill Snyder, j’77, 65, May 15, 2020, in Plano, Texas, where she retired as chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Checker’s and Rally’s drive-in restaurants. She is survived by her husband, Steve, b’76, g’78; a daughter; and a brother.

Thomas Vaughn, g’78, l’78, 68, Nov. 26 in Chicago, where for more than 25 years he was professor of accounting and finance at Chicago State University. He also chaired the department from 1985 to ’93. He led the KU Black Alumni Network as president from 2010 to ’11 and received the Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award. In 2011 he was honored with the Association’s Dick Wintermote Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding service in his network. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Survivors include his wife, Corliss, assoc.; two sons; and a daughter.

1980s

Marion Palmer Jewell, c’80, 98, Dec. 16 in Lawrence, where she was a longtime volunteer at KU’s Audio-Reader. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Jewell Schilmoeller, c’69, g’73, PhD’78, and Glee Jewell Garlie, d’81; three sons, Jim, j’77, Glenn, c’85, and Bill, ’15; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Marianne McGarry Lafex, d’83, g’99, 73, Jan. 31 in Olathe, where she retired after teaching for 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Arthur, g’13; three daughters, Suzanne Lafex Ciotti, c’91, m’95, Elizabeth Lafex Czamanske, c’94, g’20, and Sarah Lafex McDonald, ’04; two brothers; and six grandchildren.

Steven Replogle, c’84, 63, Dec. 11 in Southern Pines, North Carolina, where he was director of sales for Legacy Golf Management. Survivors include his mother, Lois Lacy Replogle, ’52; and three sisters, Jane Replogle Barber, c’78, Susan Replogle Debes, ’82, and Anne Replogle Kutina, ’85.

Daniel Winter, j’80, 62, Feb. 3 in Portland. He lived for many years in Kansas, where he had a long career in banking before becoming the executive director of the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. Surviving are his husband, John Forsgren; three sons; his mother, Nancy Morsbach Winter, ’54; two brothers, Winton, c’75, l’78, and Adam, b’86; and two sisters, Mary Winter-Stingley, d’77, and Anne “CeCe,” ’86.

1990s

Amy Asher,  f’98, 43, Dec. 9 in Kansas City. She was an artist and landscape designer. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are her husband, Arian Gimbutas; a daughter; her parents, Bob and Marie Hutcheson Asher, d’69; and a brother, Bob Jr., a’97.

Karen Mitchell Finkbiner, PharmD’92, 52, Jan. 10 in Lawrence, where she managed the oncology pharmacy at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Eric, p’91; two sons, one of whom is Ian, d’18; her father; and a sister, Suzanne Mitchell Broddle, d’84.

Greg Shaw, ’96, 51, Dec. 12 in Pittsburg, where he was a teacher and theatre director at Pittsburg High School. He earned many awards for his productions. Surviving are his wife, Angela Casey Shaw, c’92, m’05; two daughters; his parents; a sister, Jana Shaw Fevurly, j’88; and a brother.

Kendell Warren, c’95, ’96, 49, Oct. 24 in Petersburg, Virginia. He taught history and coached the girls’ soccer team at Prince George High School. He is survived by his wife, Angelina; a son; a daughter; his mother; a brother, Christopher, c’98; and two sisters. 

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

Leonora Elkin Barker, ’43, 96, Jan. 21 in Lawrence, where she retired after nearly 30 years as an administrative assistant at the School of Education. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are a son, Bruce, j’70; a daughter, Bonnie Barker Meeder, c’72; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Howard Boyajian, 94, Dec. 4 in Lawrence, where he was professor emeritus of music and chaired the strings section. He is survived by a daughter, Julie Boyajian Lind, c’82; a son, Mark, c’89; and six grandchildren.

John “Jack” Bushman, g’66, 80, Dec. 8 in Ottawa. He was professor emeritus of teaching and leadership. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are two sons, one of whom is Eric, ’07; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Robert Carlson, 82, Nov. 26 in Lawrence, where he was professor emeritus of chemistry. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Christina, ’88; a son; and a granddaughter.

Marcia Adelman Cooper, ’02, 73, Dec. 20 in Kansas City. She worked in membership development at KCUR and KANU radio stations and was a graduate adviser in the School of Business. Surviving are two daughters, one of whom is Jenifer, c’13, ’19; and two brothers, one of whom is Ernest Adelman, c’61, l’65.

Shirley Gilham Domer, g’68, PhD’75, 85, Jan. 30 in Baldwin City. She was the founding director of KU Info and the University’s first director of affirmative action. In 2018 she received the Pioneer Award from the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, g’69, PhD’80; a son, James “Oz” Wille, ’80; two daughters, Nancy Masterson Reinking, j’83, and Carol Masterson Fraser, f’85; a brother; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Patricia Friedman, 82, Dec. 2 in Lawrence, where she was a records clerk at KU Endowment. Survivors include her husband, Phillip, c’59; two sons, one of whom is Shawn, ’87; a sister, Elizabeth Hiss Brower, c’65; and a brother.

Goodwin “Goody” Garfield, PhD’80, 95, March 11 in Lawrence. He was professor emeritus of social welfare and served as director of field practicum from 1984 to ’99, and also served as faculty adviser to KU Hillel in the ’80s and ’90s. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Smith Garfield, ’80; two sons, one of whom is David, c’88; a daughter; and a grandson.  

Samuel Gunther, 71, Jan. 14 in Lawrence, where he retired as senior plumber at facilities services. Two daughters, a son and five grandchildren survive.

Robert Hohn, 79, Dec. 25 in Lawrence, where he was professor of educational psychology and research. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are his wife, Norma Lee, g’92, ’99; two sons, Robert Jr., c’93, and Keith, e’95; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Frances Degen Horowitz, 88, March 15 in New York City. She was the founding chair of the department of human development and family life at KU and later served as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and public service. She led the Graduate Center at the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Survivors include two sons, Benjamin Levi, ’79, and Jason Horowitz, ’87.

Virginia “Ginny” Johnston, 91, Dec. 5 in Deer River, Minnesota. She was the first chair of the department of clinical laboratory science at KU Medical Center. Two daughters, a son, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren survive.

Lynne Hinkel Lipsey, g’02, 73, Jan. 10 in Lawrence, where she worked in continuing education. She is survived by her husband, Dick, g’88, g’96; two daughters, Kelly Lipsey Yates, d’99, and Kerry Lipsey Smalley, d’99; a brother; and a sister. 

Rhetta Jo Noever, ’59, 84, Jan. 5 in Lawrence, where for more than 40 years she was an administrator at the School of Business. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. A brother, Kenneth Noever, b’72, survives. 

Kirby Ostrander, d’81, 62, Dec. 27 in Hiawatha. He was a custodial supervisor at KU Memorial Unions. He is survived by two sons, one of whom is Ian, c’05, g’08; a brother, Troy, h’91; and a grandson.

Glenn Price, 96, Jan. 17 in Topeka. He was professor emeritus of speech and drama. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann Price Johnson, d’79, g’81, and Marsha Price Bales, ’80; two sons, Kenneth, f’84, and Jeffrey, e’84; three sisters; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Verlyne “Brownie” Remund, 87, Jan. 23 in Lenexa, where she retired after a 20-year career as an operating room nurse at KU Medical Center. A daughter, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive.

Mark Richter, 69, Dec. 26 in Lecompton. He was professor of molecular biosciences and twice served as department chair. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Survivors include his wife, Kimber Paschall Richter, g’94, g’96, PhD’98; three sons, two of whom are Nicholas, ’13, and Loren, ’16; a daughter; a sister; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

ASSOCIATES

Hans Fischer, assoc., 87, Aug. 27 in Lawrence. He was an architect and worked on more than 50 library projects in Kansas. Surviving are his wife, Iris, assoc.; four sons; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Mark Hill, assoc., 68, Dec. 30 in Hoxie, where he ran the family farm. He is survived by his wife, Sueanne, assoc.; three daughters, one of whom is Kelsey Hill Galle, c’12; a son; two sisters; a brother; and six grandchildren. 

Scott Kane, assoc., 58, Jan. 10 in Liberal. He was an insurance agent. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Survivors include his wife, Laura, g’09; a daughter; and seven sisters, one of whom is Salley Zirger, ’98.

Marion “Chris” Linton, assoc., 96, Jan. 11 in Lawrence, where she was a homemaker. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by her husband, Bruce, assoc.; a son, Marc, d’74, g’81; a daughter, Wendy Linton Blackwell, c’77, g’92; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joan Rice, assoc., 93, Oct. 9 in Walnut Creek, California, where she managed John Burton Machine Corp. Survivors include her husband, Harold Burton Rice, e’49; and a daughter, Lynn Rice Knize, ’73. 

Roger Sevedge, assoc., 84, Oct. 27 in Shawnee. He was president of Artco Casket Company. Surviving are a son, Keith, j’80, l’83; a daughter, Amy Sevedge Ogden, assoc.; a sister; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Vincent Vermooten, assoc., 82, Jan. 3 in Lawrence. He was an attorney and volunteered at KU’s Audio-Reader. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Koger Vermooten, c’68; a son, David, e’00, l’06; a daughter; a sister; and two granddaughters. 

Gene Wuellner, assoc., 86, Dec. 7 in Leawood, where he was a builder and developer. Surviving are his wife, Cindy Henley Frewen Wuellner, a’77, PhD’09; a son; a daughter; and a brother.



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