University High School

Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1940

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06 Mar 2021 More research as found that the following members of the Class have died:
Mildred Louise Flynn Roberts, of Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 2019. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
Guy William Leonard Jr, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on April 30, 2017.
Emma Jean Robertson Carter, of Bloomington, on August 13, 2018. A photo & obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
Patricia Marion Still, on November 18, 2018.
24 Jul 2019 Four people who attended UHS for a short time, members of the Class of '40, are known deceased: Guy William Leonard Jr, William Hewitt Sanders, William Clinton Stigall, and Mary Louise Barrett Hetherington. Find-A-Grave pages exist for them all.
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. 9 people who were pictured in the '39 Jordannus were added to the database for this class. -- 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.
25 Apr 2018 From an extensive search of data, we find that the following members of the Class of '40 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, or has any more information, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
James Thomas Beck, of South Bend, Indiana, on January 15, 2012. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Arthur James "Jim" Fluck, of Bloomington, March 16, 2007. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Helen Louise Fulton Arney, of Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 12, 1991. She has a Find-A-Grave page, but no obituary.
Caridoyne Gray Porter, on September 15, 1993.
Ellen Dorothy "Dorothy" Pearson Hendrickson, of Clinton, Indiana, on May 20, 1994.
Martha Louise Snoddy Stellmon, of King County, Washington, on July 27, 1999. (She dropped the Stellmon after her divorce.)
Robert Crawford Wyatt, of Spokane, Washington, on April 16, 2006. He has a Find-A-Grave page, but no obituary.
6/26/11 MUNCIE — Dr. Joseph Burton (J.B.) Black Jr., died June 23, 2011, at Westminster Village in Muncie.He graduated from University High School, Bloomington, IN and Kemper Military School and Junior College in Boonville, MO. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, and with the Indiana National Guard until he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He received his B.S., MBA, and Doctor of Business Administration degrees from Indiana University. J.B. worked in the family’s business, Black Lumber Companies, recently serving as a director and chairman of the executive committee. Dr. Black first taught at Indiana University and then Miami University. He served as USAID Economic Advisor to the government of El Salvador. Dr. Black was dean of the College of Business at Wright State University and President of Kemper Military School and College. He was appointed Dean of the College of Business at Ball State University in 1973, and led the college to its first national accreditation. He was a Bloomington city councilman from 1947-1951, and a state delegate to the 1956 Indiana Democratic Convention.

He married Sue Catherine Stone of Boonville, MO, who bore him three sons, Joseph B. (Jay) III (wife-Janice), Dallas, TX, William M. (wife-Jane), Kewanee, IL, and J. Douglas, Bloomington, who survive. J.B. is also survived by his grandsons, Joseph B. Black IV (wife-Nicole), and David J. Black. After the death of his first wife, he married Mary Jane Hughes, who survives him, as do his stepdaughters, Claudia Covalt Auger, Bali, Indonesia, and Ann Covalt, Arlington, VA.
2/7/04 Marilyn Seward Warden, 80, died on Feb. 5th, 2004 at home in Bloomington, Indiana. She was born May 3rd, 1923 in Bloomington, Indiana to Edith Regester Seward and William Austin Seward. The Seward family was one of Bloomington's founders. Austin Seward settled in Bloomington in 1821 as a blacksmith and forged the fish which has served as the weather vane for the Monroe County Courthouse since 1826. Marilyn was the fifth generation of the Seward family.

While serving as a teaching associate for the School of Business, Marilyn met Lt. Wayne Warden, Jr. (USAF) and they were married on June 8th, 1947. In addition to her husband, Marilyn is survived by her sister Nancy Seward Taylor (UHS '43), her four children, all IU graduates, and their spouses.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10th, 2004, at the First United Church, 2420 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Private burial services will be at Dunn Cemetery on the Indiana University campus. Friends may call at Allen Funeral Home on Monday, February 9th, 2004 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IU School of Music or the Monroe County Humane Association in care of Allen Funeral Home.

Reunion Information

October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 10/26/2005 for:
'40 - J B Black & Mary Jane, Helen Holland Gross & Jim, Anne Kinsey Call
2005 - Sixty fifth

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Updated 07 Feb 2022