ALUMNI 1951-1960

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Joe S. Bicknell - Lovington High School. Still farming. Live in family home. Married 42 yrs to Anamary (Schable)('56)

Jim Foster - Lovington High School. Retired after 29 years at Blaw Knox Engineering Dept. Living in Shelbyville, IL.

William D. Lowe - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired USAF and Firestone Tire and Rubber.

Carolyn Woodard Ruff - Lovington High School. I live in Hammond, IL. I married George Ruff in l95l and we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary in Oct. We have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

M. Ray York - Lovington High School. Retired A. E. Staley 1988. Recently retired again from our own small business. Now it's fun & games!


Evelyn F. Hale - Lovington High School. Retired to Lovington in 1998. Would like to hear from anyone in H.S. when I was: 1948-1952

Lyle Dean Heit - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired Farmer.

Hal Weakly - Lovington High School. Retired and living in Spencer, NE with my wife Phyllis. (Updated June 2010).


Byron M. Grant - Lovington High School. Retirement is great in Florida We have been doing a lot of traveling. Will return to Lovington for Homecoming. 5530 Trailwinds Dr. Unit 714 Ft. Myers, FL 33907.

Patricia Ann Fisher Heit - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired.

Ronald D. McCoy - Lovington High School. Retired from Staleys in 1993-married to Nelda for 39 years. Three sons, one daughter in law. Not old enough for grand parent yet.

Patsy Thomas - Lovington High School. Still married to Leland Wright. Have some lovely grand children. (See Leland Wright for e-mail)

Leland Wright - Lovington High School. RR 2 Box 260 Clinton Il 61727. Retired from engineering and have a cattle farm and my son and I are going into the grape growing business.


Charles Black - Lovington High School. Retired; doing what I want to.

Dolores Friesner - Lovington High School.

Roger Harris - Atwood-Hammond High School. President of R. Harris Electric, Inc. and Harris International Elevator, Inc.; work at Harris Agricultural Museum.

Ron Murphy- Lovington High School. Retired, but keeping busy.

Karen Odell Woodard - Lovington High School. Married Virgil Woodard, class of 1950. Retired in Bement, IL.

Glenn Woodard- Lovington High School. Senior Vice President, DataForce International.


Pat Phelps Dahman - Lovington High School. Dick and I have been married 50 yrs. 6 kids and 13 Grandkids, 3 G Grandkids.Live in Maroa, both of us retired ands hate it!!! Anyone who did not attend 1955 class reunion missed it. A lot of memories were found and lots more made those 2 days. Was great!!! See you all in 5 yrs. this time!

Robert (Bob) Kruger - Lovington High School. We live in Norcross, GA about 20 miles NE of Atlanta. I retired from the Computer Networking business and now work for the Gwinnett Daily News in the Customer Service group. My first job in Lovington was delivering the Decatur paper. I have made the cycle as I expect this may be my last job! I have been married to my wife Lois for 41 years and we have two sons and five grandsons and they live in the Atlanta area. Phone: 770-952-2874

Sharon Foster Lindssay - Lovington High School. After being away more than 30 years, I am back in Lovington where I am caring for my 99 year old mom having fun with grandkids and great-grandkids. And, I am watching Lovington shrink :o(

Sue Elliott Sanetra - Lovington High School. I am recently widowed and living in Tijeras, N.M. where I am doing crafts and enjoying life.

Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Keyes Wacaser - Lovington High School. Dr. Wacaser passed away October 16, 2014 at 77. Dr. Wacaser was a neurosurgeon until 1992 when he retired.


Phyllis Ann Lowe Bales - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired.

Jennett Weakly Fair - Lovington High School. Married to Lavon Fair for 42 years. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Retired from Brach and Brock Confections.


Linda Hamilton Krska - Lovington High School. Retired and living in Sun City Center, FL (Updated July 2009).

Daniel Hines - Lovington High School. I have been in St. Louis for nearly 25 years, working in PR for corporations and having my own PR consulting business since 1986. Working now with my own web site, America's Seniors at My first wife, Linda, died of cancer nearly 12 years ago, and I recently remarried a St. Louis woman, Brooks. If you're interested in moving to St. Louis, check out her web site at Also doing some fund-raising and other pr consulting.

Shirley Shook (Stinson) - Lovington High School.

Ron Stinson - Lovington High School. I am retired. Presently living in Nevada but plan to move to Texas late 2007 or early 2008. Enjoying babysitting with grandchildren # 8 & 9.


Allene Gilliam - Lovington High School. Retired - after 45 yrs in education. (Updated June 2008).

Bob McCoy - Lovington High School. Retired-41 years at Mueller Co.

Ronnie J. Presley - Lovington High School. Retired.

Larry West - Atwood-Hammond High School. Engineer & Writer Houston, TX.

Ronald E. Wallace - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired.


Roger G. Blankenship - Lovington High School.

Stephen Curry - Lovington High School. After living in St. Louis for 30 years and working for McDonnell Douglas; I am now retired and living in Gold Canyon, Arizona (Phoenix area). My wife Kay and I have two sons and one granddaughter. We live at the base of Superstition Mountain, and I spend my time hiking the Superstition Wilderness Area.

Peter I Foster - Lovington High School. I am currently married (Nancy) and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have two sons, civil engineers, living in California and Hawaii. Working as a pipeline engineer for Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, a cross-country large diameter, high pressure pipeline construction company. My 97-year-old Mother still lives in Lovington with my sister, Sharon (class of '55).

Judi Pound - Lovington High School. Living in Bloomington, Indiana; still working and enjoying my grandchildren, Dalton and Madison Phillips.

Judy Tyler - Lovington High School. Retired.

Elizabeth Ellen (Betty Collins) Walthall - Lovington High School. I am a rental manager with Herriott's in Champaign. I have two daughters (Jill, 37; Suzi, 32) who also have children. The grandchildren are both 3 (Jill's child is only 7 weeks older than Suzi's!). Lou and I are really enjoying both of them very much. I have great memories of high school, and would really love to hear from you all!


Rena Johnson Franklin - Lovington High School. Married to Ivan Franklin (see class of 1958). I have worked at Moultrie Independent Telephone Co. in Lovinton since 1974. I enjoy being with our kids and grandkids.

Kaye Webb Ladd- Lovington High School. Real Estate Broker and National Trainer.

Ken Lowder - Lovington High School. I have lived in Iowa City, IA since 1968. Both my wife, Mary, and I are audiologists and I have a private practice here. I have one son, Jarryd, who has recently married and lives in New York City. I'd love to hear from old LHS friends.

Sandra Eskridge Ralston- Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired Delta Flight Attendant living in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Rebecca Stephens - Lovington High School. I have lived in Brazil for the past 30 years visiting the States occasionally. My husband and I have a hotel in an area that is a National Park -- lovely area. I have 2 daughters: one presently living in Sao Paulo and the other studying for her master's degree at the Univ. of South Carolina. Would like to say hello to all my old friends. address:Av. Tancredo Neves, 274 Bl. B. s/336 Centro Empresarial Iguatemi Salvador, BA 41820-020

William E. Wagahoft - Lovington High School. Retired after 35 yrs. trucking, married to Kris Islakar living in Lovington e-mail any time.

Kathryn Ann Wallace (Livengood) - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired.