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•   Jim Hand  7/25
•   Judy Frantz (Pilewski)  7/24
•   Tom Stout  3/5
•   Kathy Taylor (Heidebrecht)  2/22
•   Terry McConnaughy (McConnaughy)  1/12
•   Ewald Bunk  8/29
•   Janice Burgett (Levy)  3/10
•   Steve Stockham  2/10
•   John Kennedy  9/17
•   Jerry Taylor  8/17
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1 lives in Alabama
6 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
5 live in California
10 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
3 live in Florida
1 lives in Hawaii
95 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
12 live in Missouri
2 live in Nebraska
4 live in Nevada
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in Pennsylvania
2 live in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
3 live in Washington
4 location unknown

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 47.6%


A:   80   Joined
B:   88   Not Joined

MISSING CLASSMATES


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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Jerry Taylor  10/20
•   Brenda Anderson (Peters)  10/27
•   Kenneth Gray (Gray)  10/28
•   Linda Gayer (Totman)  10/30
•   Tom Stout  11/4
•   Richard Hazelton (Hazelton)  11/12
•   Karen Goering (Hostetler)  11/15

 

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Class of 1966 Website

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of our classmate, Barbara Janssen LeBlanc. We had contact with Barb a few years ago, about the time she moved to Baton Rouge. We hold our memories with Barb dear. 

 


BATON ROUGE, La. - Barbara Janssen LeBlanc, age 71, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas on September 10, 2019. Barbara fell ill during a visit to Dallas and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loving friends.


Born Barbara Joan Janssen in Peoria, Illinois and raised in McPherson, Kansas, Barbara graduated from McPherson High School and received a degree in Art from Bethany College in Lindsborg. She taught art in elementary schools before moving to Dallas in 1976 where she pursued a career in catering, eventually establishing her own catering business, The Moveable Feast. 


In 1988 she married Jim LeBlanc and over the following years patiently transformed their small house in the old Dallas Lakewood neighborhood into a warm inviting home surrounded by thriving seasonal gardens. Barbara and Jim were inseparable, but she was also loyal and attentive to her many close and dear friends, including the Elizabeth Circle group at Central Lutheran Church and the Woodrow Wilson Classics in Dallas, and the Dancers Workshop, Bluebonnet Library Knitting Nook, and Cottage Hill Book Club in Baton Rouge. Barbara and Jim retired to Baton Rouge in 2016, but frequently returned to Dallas to reunite with family and friends.
Barbara is preceded in death by: her father, William Dean Janssen; mother, Pearl Lorensen Janssen; sister, Deborah Janssen; brother, Jerald Janssen; step-brother, Rick Baise; aunt, Dorothy Janssen Warnke; and first husband, Harlin Sexton III.


She is survived by: her husband, Jim LeBlanc; son, Harlin (James) Sexton IV and grandchildren, Alyssa Sexton and Dylan Sexton of The Colony, Texas; stepmother, Nancy Blair Baise Janssen of McPherson, Kansas; brother, William Janssen of McPherson, Kansas; aunt, Wilma Janssen Allenspach of Peoria, Illinois; cousins, Jim Allenspach of Dunedin, Florida, Janet Allenspach of Los Osos, California, Ilene Warnke of Houston, Dennis Warnke of Houston, and Carol Warnke Peters of Livingston, Texas.


A memorial gathering for Barbara took place on Saturday, September 14 at a private home in Dallas and was attended by her family and many close and loving longtime friends.


Memorial contributions are welcome at Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance at www.ocrahope.org

 

Our dear classmate Linda Totman's father Larry has passed away. We send our heartfelt sympathies to Linda and Don. Let's keep the family in our prayers as they celebrate Larry's life but grieve his passing. 

Obituary for Lawrence E. Gayer

Lawrence E. “Larry” Gayer, 94, a lifetime resident of McPherson County, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson. He worked for National Cooperative Refinery Association for 38 years and was Supervisor of the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Dept. at the time of his retirement in 1985.

Larry was born October 10, 1924, in McPherson, KS, the son of Ellis S. and Gertrude May (Post) Gayer. He attended Mt. Pleasant Country School for five years and Roosevelt grade school. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1942 and attended McPherson College.

He joined the U.S. Navy in July, 1943. He served in a dive bomber squadron in Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged in April, 1946, as a U.S. Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate (H) 3rd Class and had received the Victory, American Campaign, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medals. Larry was very proud of his military service.

Larry was united in marriage to Betty C. Barber on October 5, 1947, in McPherson. He married Berniece M. (Moeller) Inloes on September 6, 1969, at First United Methodist Church, McPherson. 

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #24, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2715. He played semi-pro baseball and coached Babe Ruth teams, Legion Baseball teams, and ladies slow-pitch softball for 17 years. He took Boy Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and to the Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base in Minnesota while Scoutmaster of BSA Troop #117.

Larry enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, boating, and sports of any kind. He loved to attend the activities of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also spent many hours in his woodworking shop, making items for family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Berniece of the home; son, Jeffrey Gayer and wife, Valerie, of Wichita, KS; daughters, Linda Totman and husband, Don, of McPherson, KS and Nanci Shaw and husband, Dennis, of McPherson, KS; step-sons, Roger Inloes and wife, Terri, of Danville, CA and Douglas Inloes of North Smithfield, RI; step-daughters, Karen Nelson and husband, Gary, of Lawrence, KS, Diane Levens and husband, Joe, of Pittsburg, KS, and Ellen Gray and husband, Dan, of Basehor, KS; brother, Glenn Gayer of McPherson, KS; sister, Barbara Eberle of McPherson, KS; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frederick and LaMarr, sister, Geraldine Geiman, and great-granddaughter, Emeri Gayer.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, September 30, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 1, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Lacey Wheeler officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at McPherson Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

 
 

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