Jarbalo High School Reunion
By Mary Ellen Seymour Sloan
The Jarbalo High School Reunion was held July 15 at Jarbalo United Methodist Church with a potluck dinner and meeting.
Judy Mohan Lynch, president, welcomed the group and Mildred New offered prayer proceeding the beautiful dinner.
Mohan, Linda Mohan Spencer, vice president, Beth Rose Smith, treasurer, and Mary Ellen Seymour Sloan, secretary, presided during the meeting. Jody called the roll from 1918 to 1966 with 73 attending.
Letters were shared from Erma Ecton Clark, Rochester, N.Y.; Floyd "Klink" Klinkenberg, Cheney, Wash.; Bernice Johnson, McPherson; Charles Burns, Dunwoody, Ga.; and Albert "Frosty" DeFrees, Bartlesville, Okla.
Deceased members were recognized: Charles Lange, class of 1943; Mary Lange Bassart, 1937; Helen Drew Owens, 1923; Mary Miller Burns, 1918; Lois Billbe Lee, 1935; Francis McNamee, 1932; LaVerne Hawkins Hoy, 1923; Clarence "Ike" Sparks, 1943; Roy Lowe, 1937; Lawrence Uhlrich, 1939; Evelyn Ruth Morgan Bierrer, 1937; Opal Somers Kendall Moore, 1921, and James Dempsey, 1952.
The present officers offered to serve for next year. A nominating committee of Thamar Rose Barnett, Gretta Lowe Ball and Helen Lohman offered to search for future officers.
The JHS traveling belt buckle has become misplaced at the Klinkenberg home in Cheney, Wash., a substitute was received from "Klink." It was presented to LaVerne Daniels of California. He left it with the secretary as he knew he wouldn't be attending in 2001.
Former teachers were introduced: Eldon and Connie Prawl of Independence, Mo., and Harold and Joann Boggs of Morrowville. The Boggs presented a beautiful scrapbook of their years at Jarbalo High School (1960 1964). It contains many pictures, letters, programs and other mementos. It is presently at the home of Mary Ellen Sloan to be lent to students during those school years and others who wish to enjoy this special book. To borrow it, please contact me.
The school song "The Purple and the Gold" was sung to close the meeting. Many remained to visit with friends and classmates. See you at 4 p.m. July 21, 2001.
Those attending were: LaVerne Daniels, Bakersfield, Calif.; Barney and Janice Mason Baragary, Boonville, Mo.; Kitty Schultz Steinmetz, St. Louis, Mo.; Evelyn Rose and Ross Hicklin, Hamilton, Mo.; Charlotte Hughes Milroy, Topeka; George and Frances Powell, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Dorothy Stone Boyd, Kansas City, Mo.; Viola New Pile and Earl Garnett, Kansas City, Kan.; Diana Chambers and Tuck Latham, Gardner; Bob and Maxine Flinner Laskey, Overland Park; Michael and Marcie Chenoweth, Bonner Springs; Elgie and Elva Luse, Shawnee; Gretta Lowe Ball, Perry; Glen and Bernice (Florine) McCune Chitwood, Paola; Gary and Georgia Vestal, Easton; Eleanor Edmonds, Oskaloosa; Aileen Klinkenberg Seeman, Basehor; Beulah Somers Lenahan, J.W. and Ferry New Evans, Iris Schultz Budenowski, Helen Bell Lohman from Tonganoxie area; Leavenworth area: Judy Mohan Lynch, Linda Mohan Spencer, Thamar Rose Barnett, Beth Rose Smith, Ed and Faye Jeffries Hiasney, Bill and Charlotte Medill Powell, Vincent and Betty Heintzleman, Robert Seymour, Marjorie Englehart, Alberta Mason Heintzleman, Jenny Murphy Lowe, Otto and Jeanie Hutchinson Schultz, Florence Hitzeman, Loleta Schultz Hartley, Mildred New, Dorothy Ehart, Frank and Barbara Burwell, Vernon and Joy Porter Waters, Jim and Frances Frick, Frances Jeannin, Leonard and Grace Wake, Selma Lohman Cleavinger, Christine Schultz Black, Thomas and Sharrilyn Chambers, Ralph Norris and Mary Ellen Seymour Sloan.