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Class of 1947

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12 Jan 2023 The 1950 US Census has recently been released, and we have been able to find information on many members of the Class. This does not help us find current contact information; mostly, it allows us to find parents & siblings, and death records. Sixteen members of the Class have been moved from the first two tables into the Deceased table. They are:
Patricia Cozette "Patty" Briscoe Williams, of Shelbyville, Indiana, died September 21, 2000; 8th grade only.
Robert Allen "Bob" Burgess, of Centerville, Ohio, died December 8, 1997; not pictured in any Jordannus. (Did he actually attend UHS?)
Donald E W "Don" Campbell, little information available; believed to have died before 2003; 9th & 10th grades.
Betty Margaret Davis Mills, of Danville, Virginia, died February 5, 2012; 9th grade only.
Charlotte Louise Faris DeMattos Ahrens, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died February 14, 2002; 4th, 5th & 9th grades.
William Edward "Bill" Helton, of Richmond, Indiana, died March 31, 2021; 9th & 10th grades, graduated from BHS.
James Edward "Jim" Lane, of Plant City, Florida, died April 28, 1996; 5th, 7th, and 9th through 11th grades (may have missed some picture days!)
Patricia "Pat" Moran Lenan, of Friendhip, Indiana, died January 23, 2022; 7th through 12th grades, with the Class of '48 the first years & graduated with the Class of '47.
Elizabeth June "Betsy" Martin Egan, died June 16, 1978; 9th through 12th grades.
Ernest Lynne Martin, Jr, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died December 22, 2005; 11th grade only.
Marilyn Bloom Meyer Freeman, Gulf Breeze, Florida, died May 31, 2013; 9th through 11th grades.
Losianne "Lois Anne" Noe Flick, of Indianapolis, died June 2, 2014; 9th through 12th grades.
Suzanne Elizabeth Smith Stegner Bartsch, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, died February 5, 1985; 8th grade only.
Frances Marie Taylor Dickson, of Frankfort, Indiana, died August 8, 2020; 7th through 12th grades (missed picture day in 9th grade).
Barbara Jane Turner Washburn, of New Oxford, Pennsylvania, died January 7, 2022; 9th grade only.
Thomas Edward Zirkle, of Boulder, Colorado, died May 3, 2022; 7th grade only.
The grades listed are based on the individual photo pages of the Jordannus yearbooks.
23 Aug 2022 Margaret Katherine Rush McLaughlin died in Bloomington on August 19, 2022. Based on photos in the Jordannuses, she was at UHS for 9th grade only.
24 Apr 2022 Mary Edith Wampler Young died April 21, 2022, in Bloomington. She was with the Class of '48 for some years, and graduated with the Class of '47. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but her picture & obituary will not be visible for 3 months.
21 Feb 2022 Thomas Albert Hoadley Jr died in Palm Beach, Florida, on January 31, 2022. A photo and an obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page. Due to new Find-A-Grave rules, these may not be visible for 3 months.
04 Jan 2022 Joseph Ellsworth May died in Bloomington, on December 31, 2021. He was with the Class of '48 some years and graduated with the Class of '47. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
28 Oct 2021 John David Stoner died October 20, 2021, in San Mateo, California. He is pictured with both the Class of '48 and the Class of '47 in 5 Jordanusses, as a Senior in 1947. However, his obituary says he graduated in 1946 at age 16. The obituary & a photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
03 Jun 2021 Bonnie Maxine Ridge Nichols Creech, of Bloomington, died May 26, 2021. A photo and an obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
24 Feb 2021 John Greenleaf Noyes died in Springfield, Illinois, on February 11, 2021. A photo and an obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
01 Feb 2021 Wanda May Winkler Metzel's niece informs us that Wanda died in San Diego, California, in June 2017. She is pictured in the '44 Jordannus, and graduated from BHS.
01 Jan 2021 Chester Earl Hacker died in Bloomfield, Indiana, on December 27, 2020. A photo and an obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
His wife, Martha Joyce Scales Hacker '47, died September 29, 2018, also in Bloomfield.
17 June 2019 From examination of Jordannuses from '39 through '47, 94 more people who attended UHS at one time or another as members of this class have been added to the database. Most of these are listed below as "misssing." However, Charles "Chick" Dewar is known deceased. A Find-A-Grave page has been created.
24 Dec 2018 Elizabeth "Betty" Irene Mobley Riggle died on December 17, 2018. 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 '47 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, or has any more information, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
Barbara Jean Dorsey Korinek MaCauley, of Bloomington, on February 26, 1995. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
Betty Louise "Louise" Hubbard Kinder Frazee, of Bedford, Indiana, on April 25, 1981. An obituary should be on her Find-A-Grave page soon. --- Well, it took over 3 years, but the obit is there now. [28 Oct 2021]
26 Mar 2018 Donna Jean Stapleton Suhrheinrich died March 20, 2018 in Bloomington. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
19 Mar 2018 From an extensive search of the Social Security Death Index and Find-A-Grave, the following members of the Class of '47 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
Joyce D Adams Harris, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, November 4, 2006.
Wiliam P Adams, of Longwood, Florida, July 6, 2007. A short obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Phyllis S Coleman, of Indianapolis, on October 1, 2008. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
William Virgil "Bill" Franklin, of Plainfield, Indiana, on November 21, 2010.
Dorothy Marie Goodwin Roberts, of Tucson, Arizona, on June 25, 2008.
Mary Helen Haven Apeland, of Glen Allen, Virginia, on December 1, 2010.
James E "Jim" Lane, of Plant City, Florida, on April 28, 1996.
David Henry "Dave" Pollack, of Elk Grove Village, Wisconsin, on April 7, 2009.
Elizabeth Eloise "Betty" Richardson Waltz, of Richmond, Indiana, on April 7, 2006.
Philip Stroube Richardson, of Carmichael, California, on September 7, 2011. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
23 Feb 2018 Dennis Scanlon informs us that his mother, Sarah Christina "Tina" Hoffzimmer Schable, died on May 16, 2016. There is a photo on her Find-A-Grave page.
20 Feb 2018 Robert E "Bob" Crider died on February 17, 2018. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
7/22/10 John W. Seeber, 81, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010. He was born in Rochester, NY. A graduate of University High School, he attended Oberlin College and Indiana University and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. John was a successful local businessman and farmer. He loved the outdoors, nature, his home on Lake Monroe and the family Hoosier Homestead farm. His most recent hobby was photography and researching Indiana wildflowers. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Ferguson) Seeber (UHS '48); three sons; five grandchildren; and one brother, Rev. Gilbert (wife Diana) Seeber of Oak Park, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Seeber.
9/14/08 From the Herald Times Obituaries on 9/14/08
W. Lee Shick, 79, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008. Lee graduated from University High School in 1947 and attended both Indiana University and the Radio Engineering Institute of Omaha, Nebraska. He also proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force. Lee went on to work for RCA, Lefferson Radio and then Indiana University in the Medical Sciences Department as an electronic technician for 25 years before retiring in 1991. He was a lifelong member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a member of the Columbus Region Model “A” Club, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed driving his 1930 Model “A” Ford and was very proud of all the restoration work. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling all over the United States in his RV camper. Lee is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie E. Stout Shick (UHS '48); two daughters; two sons;and twin brother William L. Shick Jr. (UHS '47) and his wife Sue of Bloomington. He also had nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents.
8/9/05 Sue Davis Gabbay writes: "Looking at this page brings back lots of memories. Brief update (can I cover nearly 60 years in a few words?): I married Jacob Gabbay whom I met at I.U. We had 4 children, then I went back to school for a librarian's degree. This was my career for 30 years, during which time we became grandparents to 7 boys and 2 girls, and moved around a lot. We have settled now in Warrenton, about an hour south of Washington, D.C., a few minutes away from one of our daughters and her family. I would love to hear from classmates, or if anyone is in the Capital area, come see us! Best wishes to all!
Sue Davis Gabbay

Reunion Information

October 29, 2005
All School Reunion
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'47 - Alice Allman Boyd, Frank Barnhart & Pat, Jack Beaty, Suzanne Cornacchione Headley & Max, Max Headley & Suzanne, Rose Hoadley McIlveen, Tom Hoadley & Marcia, Pat Pless Weir & Buddy, David Pollack & Kay, John Seeber & Mary Ann, Robert Snoddy & Catherine, David Stoner
2007 - Sixtieth

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Updated 10 Apr 2023