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Class of 1942

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16 Jan 2023 We find that Robert Walter "Bob" Tompkins, of Spring, Texas, died November 20, 2010. His Find-A-Grave page has little information.
06 Mar 2021 More research has found that the following members of the Class have died:
Alice Marie Brummett Lawson Bagnell, of San Antonio, Texas, on April 16, 2015. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
Harriett E Haas Zelek, of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania, on May 27, 2014.
Mary Louise Harris Frautschi, of Amelia, Ohio, on May 12, 2015. A photo & obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
Helen Marie Hoadley Ritz, in Ohio, on October 12, 2017.
18 May 2019 Sara Josephine "Sara Jo" Ranard Brummett died May 10, 2019, in Bloomington. A short 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. 26 people who were pictured in earlier Jordannuses were added to the database for this class. -- Dave Gray '65
19 Apr 2019 Scans of the Senior Class and underclass photo pages are now available, from the Jordannus in the Monroe County History Center.
07 Jan 2019 Catherine "Cay" Smith died on January 2, 2019, in Bloomington. She attended UHS and graduated from BHS. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
25 Apr 2018 From an extensive search of data, we find that the following members of the Class of '42 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, or has any more information, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
William Asbury "Bill" Elliott, of Tucson, Arizona, on July 17, 1980.
Betty Jean McDonald Callahan, of King County, Washington, on July 1, 2004.
James Harold "Jim" Wells, Jr, of Shirley, Indiana, on December 6, 2009. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
13 Mar 2017 From an extensive search of the Social Security Death Index and Find-A-Grave, we find that Alice Baker Beutler died on January 19, 2003, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
07 Aug 2017 Arthur Wayne Aynes, who went by Wayne, died May 5, 2013. We did not know this until his brother Harold passed, and Wayne's first name was in Harold's obituary. An obituary for Wayne is on his Find-A-Grave page.
3/20/17 William Parker Tennell died in Greenwood, IN. Obituary & photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
2/5/17 Wilma Nell Keck Jacobs died in Greenville, SC. Obituary & photo are on her Find-A-Grave page.
1/29/17 Joanne Easton Rowland died January 21. A short obituary from the Herald-Times is on her Find-A-Grave page.
1/25/11 extracted from the Jan 20, 2011 Bloomington Herald-Times
Juanita Ruth (Graebe) Gifford passed away on January 17, 2011 in Bloomington. She was born in Clark County, Indiana, to Lee and Geneva (Ross) Graebe. She married William Gifford in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1972. “Nita” is survived by her children, William Gifford, of Las Vegas, Janet Gifford, of Boston, and Gloria Reed (Chipper), of Bloomington; sisters, Irma Curry, of Bloomington and Lou (UHS '44) Souers (Bernie), of Zionsville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers, Gene and Ross Graebe, and sisters, Ruby Truelock and Betty Stevens. Nita often stated “family is the most important thing.” She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed gardening, and was a knowledgeable sports enthusiast. She volunteered for years at the First Christian Church, where she had belonged since the age of 12.
1/25/11 extracted from the Jan 19, 2011 Bloomington Herald-Times
Carolyn Nan (Weir) Thompson died January 18, 2011 in Bloomington. She was the daughter of E.T. Weir and Grace (Watson) Weir. The family moved to Bloomington in 1928 where her parents operated Weir Funeral Home until World War II. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William Franklin Weir, Major Charles Weir and Warren Weir; and her son Eric J. Thompson. She is survived by her husband, James F. Thompson; one son, Col. George C. Thompson; and a granddaughter, Joanna Thompson; along with surviving members of University School, Class of 1942.

She attended Fairview and McCalla schools, University School and Indiana University. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Quill and Scroll society. She was a staff member of the “Quad” and wrote a column of school news for the Daily Telephone. During her married life of 63 years, as an Army wife she lived in Japan, Germany and France and at numerous Air Force and Army stations in the United States, returning to Bloomington in 1965. She traveled widely and was a member of the “Trod the 24” (time zone clubs) and Bloomington Sexton Ballroom Dance Club. She worked as a saleslady at the King’s Shop and the Vogue in Bloomington, as a library assistant at I.U., as a poll taker for Lou Harris Polling Service, and as an assistant in her husband’s law office.
1/21/09 Joan Kinsey Reid died on January 14, 2009, at Annapolis, Maryland. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, she resided in Columbus, Indiana. She is survived by two daughters; her sister, Anne Kinsey Call (UHS '42) of Bloomington, Indiana; her brother, Bruce M. Kinsey (UHS '46), of Northville, Michigan; and by two grandchildren.
5/12/05 Arthur Leible's son, Arthur, wrote to confirm that his father died in 1996. If anyone who knew Arthur would like to share any memories or information with his son, email Margaret Olson '52 for his son's address and email address.

Reunion Information

October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'42 - Bonnie Clipp Anderson & Philip, Joan Kinsey Reid, Jane Ruble Howard, Robert Staats, William Tennell & Wanda Taylor
2007 - Sixty fifth

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Updated 10 Apr 2023