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In Memory: Spring 2023


James Boyd, b’42, l’48, Wichita, 101, Aug. 8, 2022. Jim, a U.S. Navy veteran, worked as an attorney and in banking. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Morris Boyd, c’48, and his second wife, Cora Thayer Boyd, ’48.

Sam Crow, c’49, Topeka, 96, Dec. 2. Sam served in the U.S. Navy and was a U.S. district court judge for 41 years. His wife, Ruth, preceded him in death.

Lee Rice Knuth, ’49, Prairie Village, 98, Jan. 21. Lee sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church. Her husband, Kenny, c’47, m’50, preceded her in death.

Owen Peck, c’48, m’51, Palm Springs, California, 97, Sept. 7. Owen played basketball at KU for coach Phog Allen. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and doctor, and later taught at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Pat Tomlinson Roth, c’49, Kansas City, 94, Nov. 27.

Marie Larson Tompkins, b’46, Kansas City, 98, Dec. 24. Marie worked alongside her late husband, Tom, b’43, g’48, in higher education.

Ann Cowan Van Doren, c’46, Manhattan, 98, May 7, 2022. Her husband, Claude, a’50, preceded her in death.



Barbara Mills Adam, ’57, Overland Park, 87, Aug. 1, 2022. Barbara was a teacher and deacon. Her husband, Jim, e’56, preceded her in death.

Norman Arnold, b’57, Overland Park, 89, Oct. 13. Norm, a U.S. Army veteran, was an accountant for Mobil Oil, Sinclair Oil and H.D. Lee. He is survived by his wife, Iola.

Thomas Bath, e’59, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 84, April 16, 2022. Tom worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and in renewable energy. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blake Bath, c’59, g’61.

Susan Lowry Bland, d’59, Newport News, Virginia, 86, March 14. Susan was a VA and cardiac nurse. She is survived by her husband, Anthony.

Patricia Hafer Buck, g’58, Grinnell, Iowa, 90, March 3. Patricia was an ordained minister and served at churches in Iowa and Texas. Her husband, John, preceded her in death.

William Cohn, b’59, Prairie Village, 85, March 15. Bill worked as an insurance agent and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. His first wife, Alice Jones Cohn, c’60, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, Barbara Eichhorn-Cohn, d’59.

Dale Corder, d’50, Kansas City, 96, Nov. 1. Dale, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a teacher for 20 years. His wife, Jean Hausserman Corder, ’52, preceded him in death.

Fred Dunmire, b’55, Overland Park, 90, March 17. A U.S. Army veteran, Fred worked at Commercial National Bank in Kansas City, retiring as president in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Campbell
Dunmire, c’55.

C. R. “Bob” Dunne, b’52, Wichita, 91, July 6, 2022; and Sara Lawrence Dunne, c’58, Wichita, 86, Nov. 3. Bob served in the U.S. Army and managed businesses in the oil, gas and ranching industries. Sara was a longtime volunteer with the Junior League of Wichita.

Weston George Jr., f’57, Cupertino, California, 87, Sept. 12. Wes served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in electronics, interior design and medical technology. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Chaney George, ’59.

Beatrice Parks Kabler, n’50, Green Valley, Arizona, 94, July 28, 2022. Beatrice championed several humanitarian causes. Her husband, JD, c’47, m’50, preceded her in death.

Lloyd Koby, d’55, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, 90, March 6, 2022. Lloyd was a captain of the 1953 KU national championship cross-country team. He worked in the aerospace and computer industries. His wife, Betty, preceded him in death.

Nannette Pitman Martin, d’55, Emporia, 88, Oct. 17, 2021. Nannette was a librarian at Emporia State University for 28 years. Her husband, Loren, d’57, preceded her in death.

Thomas McMahon, e’50, g’67, Topeka, 95, June 30, 2022. Tom, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a civil and environmental engineer. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Oliver McMahon, c’48.

Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell, f’53, Lawrence, 91, March 17; and Bill Mitchell, c’59, Lawrence, 90, March 26. Jean was a renowned quilter and displayed many of her works at the Spencer Museum of Art. Bill served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a librarian at Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

Barbara Burkholder Nordling, ’51, Lawrence, 94, March 27. Barbara was a member of the School of Fine Arts advisory board and several other committees at KU. She established a scholarship for students from western Kansas, and in 2001 received the Association’s Fred Ellsworth Medallion for her service to the University. Her husband, Bernie, l’49, preceded her in death.

Donald Relihan, c’50, m’54, Wichita, 96, Jan. 27. Don served in the U.S. Army and practiced ophthalmology for 47 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McGinty Relihan, ’51.

Bernard Rooney III, ’55, Minneola, 88, July 16, 2022. Bernard, a U.S. Army veteran, was a farmer and worked in banking.

Gene Schillie, m’55, Prairie Village, 94, Sept. 5. Gene practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Kansas City for 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Sailor Schillie, g’85.

Richard Sias, c’51, l’54, Oklahoma City, 94, July 28, 2022. A U.S. Army veteran, Richard worked in the oil industry and was a prominent philanthropist. His wife, Jeannette, preceded him in death.

Judith Scott Stallard, n’54, Orlando, Florida, 90, June 16, 2022. Judith was a registered nurse at KU Medical Center.

Robert Stephan, ’54, Overland Park, 89, Jan. 3. Bob served four terms as Kansas attorney general. A former member of the Association’s Board of Directors, he was recognized for his service to KU with the Fred Ellsworth Medallion in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Marilynn.

Ed Stollenwerck, c’50, Spring, Texas, 93, Oct. 28. His wife, Pat, preceded him in death.

Martha Nichols Swegle, c’50, Wichita, 93, Dec. 31. She is survived by her husband, William, c’50.

Keith Young, b’53, Dallas, 91, Dec. 21, 2021. Keith, a U.S. Air Force veteran, worked for General Electric. He is survived by his wife, Betty.



Frank “Bill” Addis, e’60, g’64, PhD’68, Kennewick, Washington, 84, Dec. 24. Bill was a photovoltaics researcher. He is survived by his wife, Judith Boyer Addis, c’64.

Rebecca Williamson Andrews, f’65, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 81, Dec. 18. Rebecca was an interior designer. She is survived by her husband, Jack.

Sandra Moore Annesley, c’64, Calgary, Alberta, 81, Nov. 11, 2021. Sandra worked in microbiology for over 45 years. She is survived by her husband, David.

James Brinkman, c’60, m’64, Spokane, Washington, 87, Jan. 16. James, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was a surgeon and taught at the University of Washington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Ruckdashel Brinkman, c’60.

Lorelei Richardson Brown, c’64, Overland Park, 80, July 7, 2022. Lori taught elementary school and worked at a bookstore for many years.

Connie Plummer Downing, n’63, g’87, Prairie Village, 81, July 23, 2022. Connie was a nurse and master gardener. Her husband, Don, preceded her in death.

Donald Duffy, b’65, Seal Beach, California, 80, Jan. 31. Don was an inventor and owned several businesses in the transportation industry. He is survived by his wife, Linda.

George Edman, e’69, Overland Park, 74, April 4, 2022.

Robert Friesner, g’69, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 77, May 9, 2022. Bob worked in finance and was a longtime Boy Scouts volunteer. He was fluent in Mandarin and served as an interpreter. He is survived by his wife, Kate.

Sharon Winslow Gernon, d’66, Lawrence, 78, Sept. 29. Sharon taught elementary school and was house mother for Beta Theta Pi fraternity for many years.

Jerry Glenn, b’60, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 89, March 29. Jerry served in the U.S. Army. An inventor and entrepreneur, he was awarded multiple patents for medical equipment. His wife, Arden Weston Glenn, d’59, preceded him in death.

Cesar Godinez, p’66, Wichita, 78, Sept. 22. Cesar was a pharmacist. He is survived by his wife, Karen.

Arnold Grundeman, c’63, Springfield, Virginia, 86, July 30, 2022. Arnold, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Edson Grundeman, d’62, g’64.

John Hall, g’67, Evergreen, Colorado, 86, Aug. 14, 2022.

Terry Heidner, e’68, Berryton, 77, July 27, 2022. Terry worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 40 years. He is survived by his longtime companion, Marilyn Griggs-Kozloff.

Cheryl Hentsch Hoople, j’67, Bellevue, Washington, 77, Aug. 9, 2022. Cheryl, a writer and editor, wrote two books and was a content development manager for Microsoft. She is survived by her husband, Douglas, e’68.

Sandra Kingry Hornung, c’67, d’75, Olathe, 77, Sept. 8. She is survived by her husband, George, d’67.

Joan Skinner Kampschroeder, d’69, Lawrence, 75, Oct. 8. Joan taught preschool and elementary school in Lawrence. She is survived by her husband, Halley, c’67, l’70.

Judith Clark Kerr, d’60, Aurora, Colorado, 84, Oct. 15. Judy was a teacher and owned a craft gallery for many years. She is survived by her husband, Duff.

George Long, c’68, l’82, Denver, 94, Oct. 3. George served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31 years and worked for the city of Olathe. He is survived by his wife, Betty.

Kenneth Lyons, c’62, Annapolis, Maryland, 82, Aug. 10, 2022. Ken, a U.S. Air Force veteran, worked for Aeronautical Radio Inc. for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Serio.

Suzanne Sevra Mackenzie, d’64, Overland Park, 79, Oct. 10. Sue owned a cleaning business and later worked for a mortgage company. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert.

William Martin, e’61, g’67, Huntsville, Alabama, 83, Aug. 12, 2022. Bill served in the U.S. Army and was a technology director for the military.

Fredrick Miller, e’63, g’69, Sunrise Beach, Missouri, 81, Sept. 12. Fred, a U.S. military veteran, was a businessman and civic leader in Ames, Iowa. His wife, Barbara Boots Miller, ’62, preceded him in death.

Lawrence Page, g’64, Syracuse, New York, 81, Sept. 9. Larry was a teacher and established the computer science program for the Syracuse school district. He is survived by his wife, Joan, g’64.

Reed Peterson, b’65, Lawrence, 81, July 26, 2022. Reed managed the Lawrence Salvation Army thrift store for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Marylouise Tate.

George Puckett, d’68, Wichita, 77, Aug. 6, 2022. George was a teacher, real estate agent and association executive. His wife, Barbara Rundle Puckett, ’68, preceded him in death.

Bill Robinson Jr., b’65, l’68, Basehor, 81, Aug. 24, 2022. Bill was a Kansas district court judge. He is survived by his wife, Donna.

Gary Schwartz, d’66, Springdale, Arkansas, 78, April 3. Gary was a KU track and field athlete and coached collegiate track and field and cross-country for 34 years, including 12 as head coach of the KU men’s and women’s teams. He is survived by his wife, Myrna.

David Stanton, b’65, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, 79, Aug. 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kennedy Stanton, ’66.

Alice Stone Woodburn, c’63, Glendale, Arizona, 81, Feb. 20. She is survived by her husband, Bill, j’63.



Roger Casper, c’72, Paola, 72, Feb. 7. Roger practiced dentistry for 30 years and taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Eileen.

Christopher Claterbos, e’75, g’81, Lawrence, 70, March 30. Chris, a U.S. military veteran, built business analytics systems for several prominent companies. He developed the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business analytics at KU. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Aumick Claterbos, d’75, g’83.

Stephen Cloud, b’71, Lenexa, 73, Aug. 24, 2022. Steve worked at IBT Industrial Solutions for 50 years and served in the Kansas House of Representatives. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Verron Cloud, j’72.

Julia Nunemaker Eggert, n’72, Bluffton, South Carolina, 71, July 14, 2022. Julia was a professor at Clemson University and worked in the field of cancer treatment. She is survived by her husband, Doug.

Bruce Galli, b’72, e’72, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 73, Nov. 21, 2021. Bruce was a proposal manager for Marsulex Environmental Technologies for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Kathy.

Thomas Morrill, b’74, Denver, 70, March 16. Tom developed commercial and residential properties in the southwest U.S. for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Kim Chapman Morrill, f’74.

James Owens, EdD’70, Lenexa, 89, July 24, 2022. Jim was a principal in the Shawnee Mission School District. His wife, Deborah, preceded him in death.

Joleen Schovee Patterson, d’78, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 88, June 19, 2022. Joleen was a fitness instructor and health educator. She is survived by her husband, Everett.

Douglas Price, c’76, l’79, Abilene, Texas, 67, Sept. 1. Doug taught political science and worked in district court. He is survived by his wife, Teresa.

Thomas Prochazka, c’72, Seward, Alaska, 71, July 17, 2022. Tom worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and later at a fish hatchery. He is survived by his wife, Teddy Berglund.

Glenna Long Weir, ’71, Wichita, 73, Oct. 19. Glenna taught preschool and elementary school. She is survived by her husband, John, b’70.

Raymond Wilbur, EdD’73, Lawrence, 88, Aug. 18, 2022. Ray, a U.S. Army veteran, taught math at Lawrence High School for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Marian Mathews Wilbur, ’81.



Jeanne Lee Cunningham, d’89, Lawrence, 74, March 6. Jeanne worked in information technology at KU for 35 years.

Dallas Dunn, b’84, g’85, Salina, 61, Jan. 27.

Marie Colleen McCullough Janner, n’85, Shawnee, 59, Feb. 8. Colleen was a nurse in The University of Kansas Health System for 27 years. She is survived by her husband, Bill.

Jill Jordan, c’87, Kansas City, 60, Jan. 23. Jill was an assistant producer for National Public Radio in Kansas City and a dedicated community volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Steven, e’86, g’90.

Teresa Bratton Peterson, d’80, Lawrence, 64, Jan. 1.

Thomas Wilkerson, g’80, Lawrence, 76, Aug. 23, 2022. Tom worked for the Lawrence parks and recreation department for 20 years, retiring as assistant director. He is survived by his wife, Vicki.



Leilana McKindra, g’98, Kansas City, 49, Jan. 12. Leilana was a communications coordinator at KU Medical Center.

Lois Schrag, g’90, McPherson, 82, March 21. Lois was a social worker in the McPherson school district.



Tyler Craig, c’18, Wichita, 32, May 2, 2022. Tyler was a foreman for Nowak Construction.


University community

Del Brinkman, assoc., Overland Park, 86, Feb. 19. Del was dean of the School of Journalism for 11 years and later served as vice chancellor for academic affairs. His first wife, Evie, and his second wife, Carolyn, preceded him in death.

Jack Brooking, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 95, March 14. Jack was a professor of speech and debate and was involved in numerous University Theatre productions.

Robert Campbell, assoc., Lawrence, 82, April 2. Bob was vice president of medical affairs at KU Endowment. He volunteered for Audio-Reader Network for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Trudy Rinne, g’77.

Donald Chambers, assoc., Lawrence, 93, Feb. 3. Don was a professor in the School of Social Welfare. His wife, Mary Anne McKillip Chambers, d’70, l’81, preceded him in death.

Maribeth Kirchhoff Crawford, assoc., Lawrence, 80, Jan. 14. Beth was a professor of voice and conductor of the Lawrence Civic Choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, George.

Ted Frederickson Jr., assoc., Tonganoxie, 78, March 20. Ted was a journalist and taught reporting and media law in the School of Journalism for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Merrilee Cooper.

Gary Grunewald, assoc., Lawrence, 85, Feb. 20. Gary was professor emeritus in the School of Pharmacy, where he taught for 50 years. He chaired the medicinal chemistry department from 1994 to 2003.

Grace Holmes, Lenexa, 90, Feb. 8. Grace was professor emerita of pediatrics and preventive medicine at KU Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Frederick, g’98.

Thomas Patton, assoc., St. Louis, 74, March 29. Tom was professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacy practice and served as an associate vice chancellor. He is survived by his wife, Pam.

Stanley Rolfe, assoc., Valley, Nebraska, 88, Jan. 23. Stan was on the School of Engineering faculty for over 40 years, retiring in 2012 as Distinguished Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering. He received the school’s Distinguished Engineering Service Award in 2014. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis.

Harold Rosson, assoc., Lawrence, 93, Jan. 12. Harold was professor emeritus in the School of Engineering, where he joined the faculty in 1957 and later served as associate dean. His wife, Missy, preceded him in death.

Donald Vine, Wichita, 83, April 11. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Don was a cardiologist and professor in the School of Medicine in Wichita. He is survived by his wife, Nancy.



Sharron Hamilton, assoc., Salina, 89, Feb. 21. Sharron was an elementary school secretary and a devoted KU volunteer. Her husband, Bob, d’61, preceded her in death.

Martha Poos, assoc., Wichita, 100, Feb. 11. Martha and her late husband, John, b’42, were longtime supporters of the Williams Education Fund and the School of Business.



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