University High School

Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1939

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28 Feb 2023 Find-A-Grave pages now exist for all members of this class.
And a curious note: This database was created as a contact list for all-school reunions. Because of this, it included 10 people who were 1939 seniors & graduates of Bloomington High School, not University High. I have removed them from the database, and from the list below.
Thirty-four people are now listed with this class.
26 Oct 2022 Mildred "Boots" Inman Davis Schoonover of Jacksonville, Florida, died July 9, 2014.
Josephine Ann "Jo Ann" Thomas Albright Kahle Steinberg Kelly of Mountain View, California, died December 13, 2016.
And so, the last members of the Class of '39 have passed.
05 Mar 2021 We find that Priscilla Dean Newton Voyles Molling of Worthington, Indiana, died August 10, 1988.
09 Mar 2020 Mildred Joanette Marshall Chattin died January 21, 2008. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
19 Apr 2019 Over the past few months, I have done extensive research, looking for information on former UHS students. Using the obituary database in the Monroe County Library, Find-A-Grave, 1930 & 1940 censuses, the Social Security Deaths Index, the database of marriages in, and, I have updated the data for many people. No new people were added for the Class of '39, as there were no earlier years the school existed. -- Dave Gray '65
09 Feb 2019 Scans of the Senior Class and underclass photo pages are now available, from the Jordannus in the Monroe County Library.
6/4/12 Marion T. “Doc” Stout, 90, of Bloomington, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Letts, Indiana, on August 3, 1921, the son of Charles A. and Mildred I. (Taylor) Stout and was a member of the first graduating class of the “new” University High School in Bloomington. Following his military service with the U. S. Navy during World War II, he became employed with the Sarkes Tarzian Corp. until they closed the plant in the late 1970’s. At the time of the plant closing, he worked as a purchasing agent for the company. For a brief time after, he worked as a sales associate for Owens, Bryan and Reed Realtors in Bloomington. Doc was a longtime member of the First Christian Church, a 50-year member and Past Master of Monroe Lodge #22, F. & A.M., a member of the Bloomington York Rite Bodies, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, the Stonebelt Shrine Club in Bloomington and Ancient Order #223 of the Eastern Star. He was also a life member of Elks Lodge #446 of Bloomington and for many years a member and longtime officer of the Bloomington Bowling Association. He was also a former City of Bloomington Bowling Champion. Survivors include his wife, Ellen (Parham) Stout of Bloomington; two daughters and sons-in-law; one granddaughter and one grandson; three great grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Shick (UHS '48) and one brother, Robert Stout (UHS '43), both of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Stout; one sister-in-law; and one brother-in-law.
9/18/10 Mary Jane Atkinson Jacobs, 88, of Bloomington, died on Monday, June 28, 2010 following an extended illness. She was born in West Baden, Indiana, the daughter of Charles C. and Minnie (Dillinger) Atkinson. She was a retired secretary with the Southern Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and a member of Arlington United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Mary Jane was also a member of the United Methodist Women and volunteered at the Opportunity House. Survivors include one daughter, Janet Sue Jacobs of Bloomington; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Jacobs of Bloomington; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion L. Jacobs, in 1999, and by two sisters and one brother.
8/14/05 In response to our mailing about the All School Reunion, Mary Thompson wrote to say that Sam Thompson died March 8, 2004.

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Updated 10 Apr 2023