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Class of 1953

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09 Jun 2021 Adams Peter "Pete" McClennen, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died November 11, 2020. In some Jordannuses he is with the Class of '53; he graduated with the Class of '54. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
15 Dec 2020 Janet Faye Waldrip Ping died december 11, 2020, in Bloomington. An obituary and photo are on her Find-A-Grave page.
14 Sep 2020 Ralph Jennings "Ditto" Nelson II died September 30, 2019. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
7 July 2020 Paul Frederick Kinser died in Bloomington on July 7, 2020. An obituary and photo are on his Find-A-Grave page.
2 Oct 2019
11 Jun 2021
Art Fell informs me that he has lost his copy of the '53 Jordannus, and would like to acquire one. You can contact him by clicking on his name.
We found one for him, and thankfully he had me ship it to Florida rather than France!
17 June 2019 From examination of Jordannuses from '39 through '53, 51 more people who attended UHS at one time or another have been added to the database. Most of these are listed below as "misssing." However, Phyllis Joan Floyd Terrell is known deceased. A Find-A-Grave page has been created.
09 Sep 2018 I have acquired a copy of the 1953 Jordannus, and scanned the senior photo pages, plus the photo pages for nursery school through 6th grades and 7th through 11th grades. Use the Jordannus Scans button to view them.
25 Apr 2018 From an extensive search of data, we find that the following members of the Class of '53 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, or has any more information, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
Mary Ellen Bowers Toschlog, or Fort Wayne, Indiana, on December 4, 1979. She has a Find-A-Grave page, but no obituary.
Luella Grace McCammon Deckard, of Harrodsburg, Indiana, on September 18, 2015. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
22 Mar 2018 I used the Commemcement Program to add middle names for many Class members. If there is an error in your name, please let me know. Dave Gray '65
22 Mar 2018 From an extensive search of the Social Security Death Index and Find-A-Grave, the following members of the Class of '53 have died. If anyone knows otherwise, please let Dave Gray '65 know.
John Benjamin Andrews, of Bloomington, on September 17, 2005. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Phyllis Evelyn Prince Duncan, of Bloomington, on September 24, 1997. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
Jon Edward Rickert, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on June 8, 2008. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
Russell Leon Turley, of Marlow, Oklahoma, on August 128, 1996.
July 6 2017 James Michael "Mike" Kinser died June 30, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
1/03/08 Phyllis Rich Hackler of Bloomington passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008. Phyllis was born in Bloomington, the daughter of Claude and Gertrude Spraker Rich. She was a graduate of University High School and Indiana University. Surviving is her husband of 51 years, Richard Hackler of Bloomington; 2 sons and daughters-in-law; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and her brother, David Rich (UHS '59), and his wife, of Bloomington. Preceding her in death was one grandson.
11/07/01 Art Fell writes: Warm regards to all fellow classmates at UHS. I just attended the 50th of my sister held chez Sue Fox in Bloomington and it was a delight. I think I missed some fellow classmates the first evening, arriving late, but saw many from '51. Congratulations to Margaret Edmondson for starting this website and thanks. If any of you come to France and wish to contact me, do not hesitate to do so. I cannot promise anything particular but if possible maybe we could meet up. regards, art fell
08/07/02 The class of 1952 is inviting all members of the classes of 1951 and 1953 to a picnic in September 28 during their 50th Reunion celebration.

Reunion Information

October 2005
All School Reunion

'52, '53, '54 meeting together
Friday, Oct 28 at the home of
Jay ('54) & Judi Ellis
6025 E Kerr Creek Road
4:30pm - dinner at 6:30pm
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'53 - Art Fell & Teri, Norma Jean Honeycutt Fox & Boyd, Ed Hudelson & Debbie, Paul Kinser, Bill Knapp & Liz,
Phyllis Rich Hackler & Dick, Judy Ross Stoops, John Smith & Kay, George Weymouth
2003 - Fiftieth Class of 1953 50th Reunion activities in Bloomington began May 29th, which is the exact date of our graduation in Alumni Hall 50 years ago.

Dinner in the Federal Room of the Indiana Memorial Union that evening.
Ya'll Come party at Murray and Sue Fox Robinson's home in Bloomington the next evening, Friday May 30th.
Wind-up with a picnic at Ed and Debbie Walden Huddleson's home Saturday afternoon, May 31st.

If we haven't been able to contact you, please contact one of us:

    Phyllis Rich Hackler
    Roberta Fox Somach
    Harlyne Hilliker Joy

To see the Find-A-Grave page, click here
Then copy the number into the "# Memorial ID" field.

Updated 11 Jun 2021