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Mary Welch Fullmer, c’37, 103, July 19, 2018, in Hutchinson, where she was a longtime member of P.E.O. Sisterhood. She is survived by a son, Don, f’74; two grandsons; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Charlotte Stafford Stevenson, c’39, c’40, 101, March 10 in Kansas City. She was a medical technologist and member of P.E.O. Sisterhood. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Anne Stevenson Demeritt, d’68, g’82, Carol, j’69, and Jean, c’72, m’76; a son; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

40s

Charles Ball, e’46, 92, March 4 in Greenbrae, California. He had a long career in the oil and gas industries and later owned Oakford Vineyards in Napa Valley. Survivors include three daughters, one of whom is Sally Ball Rosenthal, ’80; two sons; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Sarajane Graham Bodecker, c’40, 100, March 20 in Newton. She was a teacher and homemaker. Surviving are three sons, one of whom is Bruce, e’72; a daughter; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Thornton Cooke II, ’49, 90, Feb. 26 in Prairie Village, where he was founder and CEO of First American Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Joni Fordyce Cooke, ’54; two daughters; two stepdaughters, one of whom is Terre Spencer Andresen, b’79; a stepson, Stuart Spencer, c’89; a sister; two brothers; and 12 grandchildren.

Walter Garrison, e’48, g’50, 92, Feb. 24 in Vero Beach, Florida. He founded the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and was president and CEO of CDI Corp. His wife, Jayne, three sons, two daughters, a brother, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.

Fred Hirsekorn, e’49, g’50, 94, April 13 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, where he retired as vice president of manufacturing and purchasing at Economics Laboratory and was active in his community. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, three daughters, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Roger James, j’48, 95, March 14 in Overland Park. He founded James Printing in 1970 and was named Printing Industries of America’s Executive of the Year in 1989. He is survived by two sons, Andy, b’76, and Evan, j’78; a daughter; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Harriet Klein Keith, n’46, 94, April 28 in Topeka. She was a registered nurse at Stormont Vail Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Joy Keith Crevoiserat, c’72, and Robin Keith Matthews, c’76; a son; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Barbara Moffett Long, c’46, 94, March 23 in Fairway, where she and her husband formed CS Long and Associates and L & H Oil Company. She also was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by two daughters, one of whom is Anne, j’86; two sons; and six grandchildren.

Laurie King Lunenschloss, c’49, 93, March 8 in Madison, Wisconsin. She was a corporate secretary at Air-Lec Industries. A stepdaughter, two stepsons, a sister, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.

Margaret Hardie Morris, d’47, 95, March 22 in Vero Beach, Florida. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Earl Riddle, c’42, 98, Dec. 15 in Portland, Oregon. He was campus minister at Oregon State University and also served as pastor at several churches. Two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive.

Vern Schneider, c’47, 94, March 13 in St. Louis, where he practiced law for nearly 70 years at Rassieur, Long, Yawitz and Schneider. He is survived by a son, Larry, c’79; two daughters; and six grandchildren.

Sara Fair Sleeper, c’41, 101, March 7 in Hutchinson. She lived in Alden, where she was a bank teller and owned Prairie Flower Crafts. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer, c’68; a son, James, c’70; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mildred Julius Stevens, c’45, m’47, 95, April 20 in Garnett, where she was a family physician. She is survived by two daughters, Laura Stevens Bryan, c’74, m’76, and Leah Stevens Waage, c’77, m’81; three sons, Rhoads, c’76, James, c’79, l’82, g’83, and Victor, m’82; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Patrick Thiessen, c’49, l’51, 91, March 7 in Augusta. He was the Reno County district attorney from 1958 to ’60 and later became regional manager of Cargill Flour Milling. Surviving are a son, Mark, c’75; three daughters; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Turkington, j’46, 93, April 4 in Topeka. She was executive director of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association from 1968 to 1997, and she served several terms on the Kansas Turnpike Authority. She was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame in 1976. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by two daughters, a son and four grandchildren.

Norbert Zimmer, ’49, 92, April 30 in Wellington, where he was a retired U.S. Air Force major and civil engineer. He is survived by a son, James, c’71; a daughter, Terrill Zimmer Wold, ’72; a sister; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

50s

Virginia Daniels Bailey, j’50, 90, Feb. 20 in Chesterfield, Missouri. She was a homemaker. Two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.

John Beam, c’58, 82, March 26 in Lawrence. He taught high school physics in Houston for 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Grace Hiebert Beam, ’58; a son, John, ’91; two daughters; a sister; and eight grandchildren.

Charles Burch, j’53, 86, March 1, 2018, in Deltaville, Virginia, where he retired as lieutenant colonel after nearly 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. He also worked for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Marc, c’84; a daughter; a stepson; a stepdaughter; and two grandchildren.

Jack Carter, e’51, 91, March 8 in Paola. He was a plant and facilities engineer at Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. Surviving are his wife, Irene; a son, Steve, e’79, g’81; two daughters, Sally Carter Heilman, p’81, and Susan, ’84; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Harry Crain, f’51, 90, April 22 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He was a technical illustrator for McDonnell Douglas and the Baptist Press. In 1952 he painted a mural called “The Trail Scene,” which was displayed in the KU Memorial Union. Two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild survive.

Terry Dickenson, c’56, 86, Dec. 23 in Newberg, Oregon, where he worked in automotive aftermarket sales. In retirement he volunteered at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. Survivors include his wife, Helen, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Nancy Reich Esry, d’57, 83, April 12 in Sarasota, Florida, where she was active in her community. She is survived by her husband, Carroll, b’55; a daughter, Marcie Esry Johnson, c’84; two sons, one of whom is David, e’84; a sister, Carolyn Reich Weir, d’59; and five grandchildren.

Van Gillespie, b’52, 88, March 22 in Kansas City, where he was vice president of sales at WC Tingle. Survivors include his wife, Audrae; a son, Kyle, c’84; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

Earlene Hovey Gough, ’57, 84, March 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons; a brother, Robert Hovey, c’53, l’54; and a grandson.

Nita Brewster Grier, c’51, 89, April 3 in Lawrence, where she was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, one of whom is Sara, c’77; a son; a sister, Ina May Brewster Fakhoury, c’56; and six grandchildren.

Bill Groves, p’51, 91, March 30 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was a retired pharmacist. He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Groves Koehler, d’73, g’74, and Andrea Groves Yoxall, j’76; a son, William, ’80; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Wendell Gugler, b’51, 93, Feb. 11 in Abilene, where he had a 40-year career in banking and retired as president of UMB Bank. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Kurt, c’88, and Todd, b’89; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

Richard Haines, b’59, 82, March 18 in Columbus, Ohio, where he was a retired CPA. He is survived by his wife, Verna, a son, a daughter and five grandchildren.

Benjamin Hall, c’54, 86, April 2 in Bellevue, Washington, where he was professor emeritus of biology and genome sciences at the University of Washington. He received KU’s Distinguished Service Citation in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Black Hall, c’54; a son; a daughter; a brother, William, e’48; and two granddaughters.

George Hanson, e’52, 92, Jan. 28 in Kansas City. He was an engineer at Amoco for more than 30 years. Three daughters, a son, a sister and seven grandchildren survive.

Harold Hein, b’56, 84, April 19 in Arvada, Colorado, where he was a CPA and partner at Arthur Young. Surviving are his wife, Martha Olson Hein, d’56; a son; three daughters; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Howard, c’53, l’58, 91, March 8 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was a retired attorney and volunteered for the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Isabel, assoc.; a son; and a grandson.

John Jurcyk, l’57, 88, Dec. 29 in Lenexa, where he was an attorney at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips. He also served as senior policy adviser for the former mayor of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include his wife, Rita Menghini Jurcyk, c’56; three daughters, Alison Jurcyk Schieber, c’85, l’93, Ann Jurcyk Borders, c’89, g’94, and Amy Jurcyk Benitz, ’92; two sons; a sister; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Rexrode Kirk, d’55, g’72, 85, Feb. 23 in Lawrence. She was a teacher and served as principal at several area schools. Surviving are two sons, Kyle, c’91, c’94, j’94, and Lloyd, d’92; and a daughter.

Thomas Krueger, c’54, l’59, 86, March 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was senior counsel at ExxonMobil. Survivors include his wife, Jean; two sons, Randy, b’84, and Jack, d’87; a daughter; a brother, Roy, c’54; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Charles Wayne Louderback, b’52, 88, March 9 in Hurst, Texas, where he retired as a field representative for Western Insurance. He was the first student manager for the KU men’s basketball team.   A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and a daughter.

Kathryn Siler McCune, d’55, 85, March 14 in Wichita, where she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Linda McCune Woods, c’82, and two granddaughters.

Marcia Opperman Parsons, j’59, 81, April 8 in Lawrence. She lived for several years in Phoenix, where she was an executive assistant. Surviving are a son, Rex, ’87; and a daughter, Melissa, f’91.

John Quarrier II, b’56, 84, April 15 in Tallahassee, Florida. He had a 41-year career in banking and retired as senior vice president at Union Planters Bank in Miami. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann; two sons, one of whom is Lee, ’90; a sister; and a brother.

Gil Reich, e’54, 87, April 22 in Barrington, Illinois, where he was retired executive vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. He was an All-America football player and starting guard at KU and was on the 1952-’53 team that went to the men’s basketball national championship game. He chaired the Alumni Association’s national board of directors from 1996 to ’97 and received the Fred Ellsworth Medallion in 2000. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are his wife, Kay Lambert Reich, c’54; three daughters; a brother; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Albert Joseph Steinbacher, b’56, 91, March 13 in Kansas City, where he retired after 35 years at Brown & Loe. He is survived by his wife, Ann Clark Steinbacher, c’56; a daughter, Josie Steinbacher Relph, n’79; a son, Mike, c’86; three sisters; and four grandchildren.

60s

Peter Anderson, f’60, 81, March 15 in Lawrence, where he worked at Maupintour. In 1983 he received the first Kansas Governor’s Tourism Award. Surviving are his wife, Joan; a son; a brother, Philip, e’63, g’72; and two granddaughters.

Darrell Wayne Boster, e’61, 88, April 12 in Wichita, where he worked for Boeing and was active in his church. Survivors include a daughter, a sister and a granddaughter.

Ken Cole, p’60, 81, March 17 in Estes Park, Colorado, where he was a retired pharmacist and an ordained deacon and elder at his church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Robinson Cole, d’60; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Marjorie Williamson Coombs, d’60, 80, March 28 in Salt Lake City, where she was a teacher and retired as middle school principal at Rowland Hall. Survivors include her husband, Alan, c’60; a son, James, ’88; a daughter; a brother; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

William Hunter, j’69, 71, April 1 in Kansas City, where he had an 18-year career at the Kansas City Star. Surviving are his wife, Rose, and a sister, Janet Harstock, ’79.

Larry Nichols, f’68, 74, May 6 in Lawrence. He lived in Dallas, where he was a partner at the advertising agency Emerson, Nichols and Bailey and retired as creative director. He also managed a musical instrument repair shop. Survivors include a son, Christopher, ’96; a daughter; a sister, Linda Nichols Mullens, c’76, g’79; and four grandchildren. 

Alvin Ogden, g’64, 88, Jan. 15 in Olathe. He was retired dean of students at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and a daughter, the Rev. Karen Ogden, s’90, ’96.

Carol Drever Pimental, c’62, 79, Feb. 14 in Harwood, Maryland. She worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S.-Japan Business Council. She also volunteered at the National Aquarium.

Mike Rathbone, b’64, 76, Feb. 8 in Wichita, where he was a retired commercial real estate agent and property owner. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; two daughters, Molly Rathbone Maxwell, c’90, and Susanna Rathbone Jones, c’02; a son, Joey, ’94; a sister, Kay Rathbone Johnson, d’60; and two grandchildren.

Philip Roberts, PhD’68, 84, April 16 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He served on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His wife, Yvonne, a son, two daughters and nine grandchildren survive.

Bill Scofield, EdD’69, 91, April 3 in Emporia. He had a 44-year career in public education and held several teaching and administrative roles at high schools throughout the state. He retired as professor of education at Emporia State University. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou; three sons, two of whom are Reid, c’82, and Todd, ’89; and five grandchildren.

Larry Shannon, e’69, 72, April 28 in Topeka, where for 27 years he was an engineer for the city’s water division. His wife, Carol, a brother and four sisters survive.

Kenneth Welch, b’60, 80, Dec. 7 in Carmichael, California. He had a long career in sales management. Survivors include his wife, Anneliese; two sons; a daughter; a brother, Don, b’67; and six grandchildren.

Sharon Woodson-Bryant, j’69, g’75, 71, March 3 in Palm Harbor, Florida. She was a reporter and managed media relations for First 5 LA. In 2009 she received the KU Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award. Surviving are her husband, James; her mother, Ethel Ransom Parks, ’77; and a brother, James Woodson, g’89.

Margarette “Rita” Vandever Wristen, d’66, 75, March 18 in Leawood. She was an elementary school teacher and homemaker. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by her husband, David, assoc.; a daughter, Elizabeth Wristen Wakeman, j’00, n’05; a son, Christopher, j’02, g’03; a sister, Sylvia Vandever Scherrer, b’61; and three grandchildren.

70s

Elizabeth “Betsy” Fleske Cantrell, c’76, 66, April 16 in Lawrence. She was a paraeducator in the Lawrence School District and taught special needs children. Surviving are a daughter, Lindsey, c’12; her father; a brother, Leonard Fleske, c’72, m’75; and a sister, Linda Fleske Swain, f’75.

Cathy Flatt Goodger, b’77, 63, March 31 in Lake Quivira. She had a 40-year career as an accountant and financial consultant. Survivors include her husband, Tim, b’78; three sons, one of whom is Chris, b’11, ’12; her mother; two brothers, Steve, c’81, and Tim, ’83; and two grandchildren.

Margaret Dee Hansen, ’71, 70, Nov. 5 in Evanston, Illinois, where she volunteered in her community. She is survived by her husband, Charles, c’70; three daughters, one of whom is Liz Hansen Wesemann, c’96; and nine grandchildren.

Cathy Naughton Holefelder, ’79, 60, Feb. 19 in Olathe, where she was senior vice president of Heartland MLS. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are her husband, Mark, j’77; her mother; a brother, Marc Naughton, l’78; and four sisters.

Richard Mater, f’75, 69, Jan. 22 in Wichita. He was a graphic designer at Boeing. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son; a brother, Joe, assoc.; and two sisters.

Scott McBride, f’77, 63, March 12 in Dallas, where he was a computer-aided design technician for the city. He also was an artist and modeler. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Surviving are two brothers, Steven, c’74, and Mark, c’81, g’85; and a sister, Susan McBride Pike, f’76.

Loren Rabon, f’70, 79, Dec. 4 in Freehold, New Jersey, where he owned Pre-Structured Building Systems. His wife, Linda, a son, three daughters, a brother, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson survive.

Bill Reno, b’71, 72, April 8 in Kansas City. He retired as an estimator at Kansas Heavy Construction. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, one of whom is Nicki, d’97; two sons, one of whom is Joshua, ’04; two brothers; and three grandchildren.

Kathleen Winters Steineger, j’74, 66, March 1 in Kansas City. She was a fitness instructor and real estate agent. She is survived by a daughter, Kisha, c’05, ’07; her mother, Norma Loske Winters, c’48; and a brother, George Winters III, c’80.

Randolph Stevens, b’70, 70, Feb. 24 in Las Vegas, where he was a stockbroker. Surviving are his father; two sisters, one of whom is Annette, ’80; and a brother.

80s

John Whitbread, c’83, 59, March 1 in Sayville, New York, where he directed medical affairs at Merck. His wife, Barbara, a son, a daughter and his parents survive.

90s

Greg Isernhagen, c’92, 50, April 10 in Portland, Oregon. He is survived by his parents.

Bill Schrandt, e’95, 75, April 11 in Kansas City. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and retired as director of engineering and planning for the city of Louisburg. He also worked on his family’s farm. Surviving are his wife, Betty Rogers Schrandt, d’81; three daughters, Stephanie Schrandt Boone, j’92, l’95, Shawna Schrandt Mazeitis, g’98, and Suzanne, l’05; a son, William, c’93, g’95; a sister; a brother; and nine grandchildren.

00s

Thomas DesLauriers, c’06, 39, March 19 in Kansas City. He lived in Lawrence, where he worked in customer service. Survivors include a son; a daughter; his father, Austin, g’77; his mother; and a brother, Nicholas, ’03.

Julie Savute Zittergruen, j’01, 39, April 23 in Shawnee. She worked for a marketing agency for several years. Surviving are her husband, Evan; a daughter; a son; her parents; two sisters, Angela Savute, c’06, and Katie Savute-Guimond, ’08; and her grandmother.

10s

Tara Kelly, d’12, 30, April 20 in Denver. She is survived by her fiancé, her parents, a brother and her grandparents.

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

Charles Jeffries Bangert, ’79, 80, Jan. 27 in Lawrence, where he was a computer programmer and statistician. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Colette Stuebe Bangert, ’74.

Nancy Barr, g’96, 75, March 22 in Kansas City. She had a 55-year career as a nurse and was a clinical instructor at the School of Nursing. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. A brother and two sisters survive.

Barbara Young Clancy, g’81, ’92, 84, March 29 in Shawnee. She was a faculty member in the School of Nursing for 33 years and chaired the department of maternal health. Survivors include her husband, Dick, PhD’65; a daughter, Elizabeth Clancy Wood, h’83; a son; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

George Duerksen, d’55, g’56, PhD’67, 84, April 23 in Lawrence, where he was a professor and led the music education and music therapy programs from 1969 to 2011. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Beers Duerksen, c’59, d’64; a son, M. Jeffrey, ’88; a daughter, Cynthia Duerksen Rood, d’93, g’99, ’06; a sister, Patricia Duerksen Hoover, d’60; and four grandchildren.

John Garland, d’56, g’61, 84, Dec. 31 in Litchfield, New Hampshire. He was professor emeritus of business. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. A sister survives.

John Glick, 94, April 4 in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He was a clinical chemist at KU Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters, one of whom is Barbara Glick Hyatt, e’78; two sons, John III, e’79, and Bill, e’82; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bill Guy, 88, April 15 in Lawrence. He was a geologist at the Kansas Geological Survey. Surviving are two daughters, a son, a stepdaughter, two stepsons, eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Joan Sherar Hunt, c’56, c’57, PhD’83, 84, April 20 in Kansas City, where she was professor emeritus and University Distinguished Professor of anatomy and cell biology at the School of Medicine. She also served as senior associate dean for research and graduate education and vice chancellor for research at KU Medical Center. In 2007 she was inducted in the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. She is survived by a son, Thomas, m’88; a brother, James Sherar, e’72, b’72; and four grandchildren.

Douglas McGregor, 79, Feb. 27 in Kansas City. He was professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at KU Medical Center. He also was a staff pathologist at Kansas City VA Medical Center. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Mizuki; a daughter, Michelle, ’88; a son, David, ’89; a brother; and two grandsons.

Neil Roach, m’67, 80, April 8 in Wichita, where he chaired the department of psychiatry at the School of Medicine-Wichita and was medical director at Charter Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, one of whom is Kathleen Roach Johns, c’93; two brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Benjamin Sax, 69, April 13 in Lawrence, where he was professor emeritus of European history.

Robert Tomasek, 91, April 7 in Lawrence. He was a professor of political science for 35 years. Surviving are three daughters, two of whom are Katherine, c’81, g’84, and Sarah Tomasek Yost, ’83; a brother; and three grandchildren.

ASSOCIATES

Eugene Baker, assoc., 80, March 27 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves and worked for the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Oneita Taylor, m’81; a daughter; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Henry Bloch, assoc., 96, April 23 in Kansas City. He was founder and CEO of H&R Block. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jo Bloch Brown, ’79, and Elizabeth Bloch Uhlmann, ’81; two sons; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Suzan Harrington, assoc., 73, Dec. 30 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Rick, c’67; and two sons, R. Tucker, c’96, and Timothy, j’99.

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