University High School

Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1957

'57 Contact: Deniese McDaniel Smith
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18 Aug 2021 Leanna Jane "Jane" Stangle Breedlove Hunt died July 18, 2021 in Gorham, Maine. A photo and obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
28 Jun 2021 Clyde Marvin Whaley died in Bloomington June 14, 2021. He was at UHS in 7th & 8th grades, and graduated from BHS. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
14 May 2021 Daisy Ellen Deckard Sympson died in Bloomington on May 9, 2021. A photo and obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
16 Jun 2020 Rev Richard Eugene Deckard died in Bloomington June 14, 2020. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
16 Jun 2020 Jonquil Frances Bartle Haberer died January 5, 2020 in Milford, Nebraska. An obituary should be on her Find-A-Grave page soon.
05 May 2020 Janet Sue Meadows Miller died in Greenwood on May 2, 2020. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
13 Mar 2020 Robert Eugene Deckard died in Bloomington on March 7, 2020. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
16 Sept 2019 William Cecil "Bill" Krueger, of Mooresville, Indiana, died September 12, 2019. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
3 July 2018 Ruth Gisela Kenter McNeil of Bloomington died June 4, 2018. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
17 May 2018 Marcia Anne Meyer died May 21, 2018 in Bloomington. 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
27 Dec 2017 We just learned of the death of Helen Adams "Honey" McClennen Hope Dale, on June 11, 2017. She has a Find-A-Grave page, but it does not contain an obituary.
22 June 2017 Larry Leon Sinn died May 9, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
25 Sept 2017 Robert Reed "Bob" Wylie died February 27, 2915. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
11/28/11 NAPLES, Fla. — David Wayne Foster, of Bloomington, IN, currently residing in Naples, FL, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Indiana Historical Society, Jaycee’s, Kiwanis, Boy Scout Council and Eagle Scouts. David served as a Greenwood City Councilman and volunteer police officer. He also served as a Monroe County Historical Society Board Member. He was an avid genealogist, gardener, collector, and enjoyed bocce ball. Survivors include his wife, Karen K. (nee Sims) Foster (UHS '57); his 4 children and stepchildren and their spouses; brother, Gary Foster; sister, Carolyn Sexton (UHS '50); sister-in-law, Janet Foster; six grandchildren; and beloved dog, Barney. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother Don Foster (UHS '50).
8/13/11 Maude Elizabeth (Richardson) Reynolds of Bloomington passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Maude was born in Bloomington. She was a member of the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple. Maude worked at CE Richardson Excavation, Ladyman’s Cafe, Mays Greenhouse and the South Indiana Conference of United Methodists. She had a love of painting. She was preceded in death by her brother, Melville Richardson; sisters; Dorothy Lammey, Barbara Noys, and Phyllis Naylor; and one nephew. She is survived one son; two grandchildren; brother, Charles E. Richardson of Bloomington; sisters, Wilma Fiscus, Peggy Krebbs (UHS '59), and Alice Whitlow, all of Bloomington.
12/08/08 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — Nancy Ellen Thayer Liao passed away on November 9, 2008. Nancy was a brilliant and highly accomplished woman. She began music training in her hometown of North Vernon, Indiana. She went on to graduate with a Master’s degree in piano performance from Indiana University, under the illustrious Professor Walter Robert. Nancy was a selfless person and always gave more than she could to charity and family. Nancy is survived by her three children; three grandchildren; and two brothers.
12/08/08 Extracted from the Herald-Times
Robert J. (Bobby) Dodds of Bloomington, passed away December 5th, 2008. He was devoted to his grandchildren, which were the love of his life. Robert was also an avid coin collector and wood worker. He also enjoyed going the Monroe County YMCA and playing volleyball at the Banneker Community Center. Robert graduated from University High school in 1957 and enlisted in the United States Army. After the returning home from the Army, Robert continued on in the Army Reserves and worked for Otis Elevator, where he retired after 35 years of service. Robert leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Roseann (Stidd) Dodds of Bloomington; three sons; one daughter; four sisters, Peggy (Frank) Martin of Summerville, SC, Mary (Paul) Foster of Gosport, Colene (Dale) Allenof New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Linda (Joe) Fenley of Louisville, KY; and one aunt. Robert also leaves behind six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Dodds; three sisters, Ruth Weddle, Patricia Oliver and Joyce Miller, and one granddaughter.
5/24/06 Updated Plans for our 50th - Hope to see you there, classmates!
10/12/05 Phil Terman ('62) sent a photo of Jim Terman in his UHS band uniform. See it on the the '57 photos page.
9/30/05 David Foster reports on reunions: "We have 2 breakfasts scheduled for the month of October. One is scheduled for Friday the 14th at 9:00 am at Opie Taylor's on North Walnut Street. This will allow us to visit with those who are leaving for winter quarters before the end of October. The second breakfast is scheduled for Friday the 28th also at 9:00 am at Opie Taylor's. People who are coming into town for the all class reunion will have a chance visit with us. Thanks go to Bob Wylie for reserving those date with the restaurant.
3/15/05 A telephone call from the family tells us that Glenna White Eveland of Terre Haute passed away yesterday, March 14. John Eveland adds in an email that there is an online guestbook at and that a full obituary notice will appear there in a few days.

Click on the obituaries tab at the top, then on Glenna Eveland's name and then on the guestbook icon at the bottom to leave comments/memories for the family. (If you don't see the icons, try using Internet Explorer. I use Mozilla instead of IE, and the icons were not visible - MJO)
4/03/04 Ruth Kenter McNeil writes: "I finally did it! Moved to Bloomington and enjoying myself every day."
2/09/03 45th REUNION PHOTO is online finally!
10/01/02 Bob Walden writes: Just returned home from our 45 reunion. Really enjoyed the get togethers and seeing everyone. I hope that more of our classmates can attend our 50th, and look forward to going. Thanks for the web page. Didn't know one existed until the reunion. I plan on passing it along to my brother Bryan (class of 62) and sister Beverly (class of 55).
9/1/02 James Terman writes: Unable to attend 45th reunion of Class of '57, but was in Bloomington in May, 2002 and met with several classmates for breakfast. It was great! Would like to hear from classmates and any UHS friends.
8/12/02 We have Photos!! See '57 Commencement Program and Photos of '57 reunions.
2/18/02 Mackey McRoberts would like reunion information. "I am really a member of class '55, but want to attend the class reunion of class '57. Being married to Mary Lynn Sikes I would like to get together for good times
2/10/02 Jim Work '56 sends a link from the Internet Movie Database about Kirk Mee, who died on June 9, 1982.

Reunion Information

50th Reunion **** Oct 12-14, 2007 **** Bloomington
Friday, Oct 12
Social Evening
Buffet and get together, 5:30 pm at Ruth Kenter McNeil's, 469 Kenwood Place
Saturday, Oct 13
Dinner at Chapman's. 308 S. Knightridge Rd/Hwy 46
      Cocktails 5:00-7:00    Class Picture 6:45    Dinner 7:00-8:00    Program 8:00
Sunday, Oct 14
Breakfast at Norman Deckard's 9:00-12:00 330 S Smith Rd.
Contacts (812): Deniese McDaniel Smith 336-7297
Ruth Kenter McNeil 323-8623
Bob Wylie 333-9646
Dave Foster, Tom Weir, Steve Weiser.
October 2005
All School Reunion

Friday October 28th at 9:00 am
Breakfast at Opie Taylor's
212 N. Walnut
Reservations Received as of 11/01/2005 for:
'57 - Charles Barnhill & Linda, Norman Deckard & Mary Lee, David Foster, Ann Goby, Ruth Kenter McNeil, Deniese McDaniel Smith (who also taught at UHS), Richard McFall, Marcia Meyer, Tiiu Raun Robison & Roger, Claire Shadley Cruse & Jack, Anne Smith Vondracek, Pauline Smith Winters & Todd, Jim Terman & Nancy, Mike Timms & Jane, Thomas Weir & Jan, Robert Wylie & Nancy
Mini-Reunion Breakfast
Friday October 14th at 9:00 am
Opie Taylor's on 212 N. Walnut
Visit with those who are leaving for winter quarters before the end of October.
45th Reunion **** Sept 27-29, 2002 **** Bloomington
Friday, Sept 27
Social Evening
Bloomington Parks & Recreation Shelter near the Bloomington YMCA
There will be drinks, snacks, grilled is casual.
Saturday, Sept 28
Chapman's Restaurant (east side of town).
It will be a buffet and will be the main festivities
Sunday, Sept 29
Catered brunch at a Norman Deckard's home on Smith Rd.

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Updated 07 Feb 2022