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10th Anniversary!
OHS Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA  USA
Friday October 31, 2014
1956
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60 Year Reunion Announcement!

Class of 1956 60th REUNION - - Friday/Saturday October 7/8, 2016

Ottumwa Hotel Ballroom  

Details are being developed as you read this !

Our classmates, who gathered for the 55th Reunion, unanimously felt they would like to continue the current 5 year frequency for our class Reunions.

Serious thought is being given to a SIT DOWN Dinner. Comments, if any. Should be directed to Rich Oakes. Just click on his name below and e-mail him.

Volunteers are needed for the developing Committee !
 

Event Contact: Richard Oakes


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Class News

11/21/2012
Jim Snook's wife
Janet Lea Snook - (May 27, 1943 - January 12, 2012) Mrs. Janet Lea Teters-Snook, age 68, passed away at 6:13 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Bolivar, MO after a year long battle with ova . . .  Continued

10/20/2012
Juanita Zellers-Bradley has Died
We have lost another classmate, Juanita Zellers Bradley died October 19, 2012 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. . . .  Continued

7/13/2012
Bob Roush 1938-2012
Prayers and thoughts go out to Bob Roush family, Bob died July 11,2012 . . .  Continued

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MISSING Classmates...... If you know where they are, Please contact Me (Jim Snook): Eddie Baugh, Leo Brewer, Janet Dabney-Davidson..... MISSING Classmates...... Gary Fisk, Bruce J Flanders, Patsy Friend..... MISSING Classmates...... Joe Gayer, Norma Granneman-Watson..... MISSING Classmates...... Patricia “Patty” Ann Green-Wilson, John Grier, Wayne Hammersly..... MISSING Classmates...... Catherine Harvey-Jones, Larry Hayes, Gary Huffmann..... MISSING Classmates...... Judy Kellogg-Redmon, Lorene Kent-McLain, Earl D Kindall..... MISSING Classmates...... Jerry Kinnamon, Leona Mae Kinney, Stephen Lerche..... MISSING Classmates...... Allen R Martin, Nancy Martin-McCauley, Cloyd McCarty..... MISSING Classmates...... Mary McConnell-Miller, Francis Mesotten, Stan Monroe..... MISSING Classmates...... David Parson, David Patrick, Dick Petrie..... MISSING Classmates...... Sharon Lee Power, Connie Savage-Hillman, Clifford Smith..... MISSING Classmates...... Walter Snook, Patti Sparks, Larry W Speer..... MISSING Classmates...... John T Swafford, Janice Teeter, Mary Walker-Parcel


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  Clyde Williams made it back to Ottumwa f

Mon 10/27/2014 8:55 AM

  Gary Schulz' brother died....... The Wandrinstar - Jim Snook

  A considerable search was initiated by f

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   Allen V. Ford passed away - July 17, 2014 The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  I was notified August 27, 2014 by his wi

Thu 8/28/2014 4:34 PM

  Lost another classmate, Rodney Hart The Wanderingstar

  Rodney Hart died August 6, 2014 in the D

Tue 8/12/2014 7:37 AM

  Jack Vincent passed away..... The Wanderingstar

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  Will miss Sue's wake, miss her too The Wanderingstar

  Was always heart warming to see Sue at o

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  OHS History book that's being sold. Terry Griggs

  As you receive the calls about confirmin

Fri 6/27/2014 1:45 PM

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  Jim Eaves has Passed away (Obit) The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

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Tue 6/17/2014 9:50 AM

  Clyde Williams' mother passed (Obit) The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  OTTUMWA — Violet Grace Williams, 101, pa

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  Ottumwa-Wapello County Picnic in Mesa, AZ The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Several of our classmates attended the 5

Thu 3/13/2014 2:30 PM

  NEW.... Great Video JukeBox site The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Take a look and click on the link I've a

Thu 3/13/2014 11:49 AM

  Jim Madden: 1938-2007 Just found Information The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  While searching Internet the following i

Thu 3/13/2014 8:50 AM

  Larry Terrell passed away in Ottumwa, IA..... The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  OTTUMWA - Larry W. Terrell, 75, of Ottum

Sat 1/11/2014 1:23 PM

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Joyce Dowd Bishop


I too am from the west end, and like a lot of them I did not graduate. Reason-- I got married on July 16, 1955 and went back to school for my last year. My husband was in the A.F. and due to be sent to England, the school would not give me permission to stay out of school for 2 wks. so I quit.
I started school at Douglas, then to Washington and on to OHS.
As I said I got married on July 16, 1955. My husband was from S.C. and stationed at Lincoln, NE. I went to live in Lincoln in 1956. Our first son Roy Lyle, was born May 28, 1956. He passed shortly after being born. On Nov. 13, 1957 our son Jerry Jr.(Dusty)arrived. In July 1959 Jerry was sent to Japan and Dusty and I soon followed. We were there until Aug. 1963. Then we went to Schertz, Texas to Randolph AFB,close to San Antonio. We left there in June 1965 for Hickham AFB in Honolulu, HI. Our son Matthew was born in Hawaii Mar. 1967. We left there in July 1968 for Shaw AFB, SC, and after being there one year Jerry was sent to Vietman. The boys and I came back to Ottumwa to stay the year and in Sept. 1969 Jerry was sent to Topeka, KS. and so that became our home. While there our son Joshua was born Mar. 1973 and in June 1973 we left KS for Arkansas and Little Rock AFB. And so Dec. 1977, after being in the AF for 23 1/2 years Jerry decided to retire. We came back to Ottumwa, and started out life as civilians. It has been a life I never dreamed of living, and I wouldn't change a day of it.
Dusty retired from the AF after 20 yrs and is single, Matt, married to Robin is an Army Recruiter in Ft. Dodge, IA. They adopted Kellen,(5 yrs), from Korea when he was 2, and have a little one Nathaniel(1yr). Josh has 2 sons, Gabe(14) and Justin(8), and is currently attending IHCC full time, and in the process of getting a divorce.
Jerry was diagnosed with lung cancer Sept. 29, 2006 and passed away Jan. 14, 2007. We were married almost 52 years. Not long enough!!
Our plan was to travel and so I have started doing that. Judy Minear(friend since kindergarten) and I went to Louisville, KY and will go again this year. I drove to Branson, OK City, Little Rock and Wis. If the car starts I am ready to travel. I go by myself, except KY, as most people can't go that much. When I can't travel I spend my time reading, doing genealogy,quilting and spending time with my 4 grandsons.


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 Patty Fincher-Buchanan's Mom passed  Patty Fincher( Buchanan) My mom passed away March
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 Gene Fuller's Mother passed  Dorothy Fuller Anonymous Ottumwa Courier The Ottum
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 9/9/2013

 Death of my brother Robert.... Jim  Hi Cassmates, I forgot to share with you the deat
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 6/24/2013

 Son of Maxine Parks Heckethorne died  Maxine (Parks) Heckethorn son dies Our prayers a
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 11/21/2012

 Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's Mom passes  Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's mother Mrs Mimmie Hawley
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 3/5/2011

 Terry Griggs brother Frank has passed away  Terry Griggs brother Frank has passed away, Decemb
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 12/18/2010

 Mick White's mother dies  OTTUMWA — Nina Elizabeth Criswell White Poling, 94
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 9/18/2010

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