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10th Anniversary!
OHS Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA  USA
Saturday April 19, 2014
1956
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60 Year Reunion Announcement!

There WILL be a 60th Class REUNION

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.

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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  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

  Patty Ann Brooks has passed away in StL, MO The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  FREMONT — Patricia Ann Capps (nee Brooks

Sat 1/11/2014 1:19 PM

  We have lost Sue Gray-Anderson...... The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  We received this from husband, Larry....

Mon 12/23/2013 11:24 AM

  Slide show Terry Griggs

  GREAT job on the slide show, Jim!

Tue 11/5/2013 6:56 PM

  Chet Cousins Obituary Jim Cruchelow

  You may view Chet Cousins Obituary by pl

Fri 9/6/2013 6:54 AM

  Gene 'Buddy' Fuller's mother The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Gene 'Buddy' Fuller's mother passed away

Thu 9/5/2013 11:51 AM

  Chet Cousins passed away today Jim Cruchelow

  Chet Cousins passed away this afternoon

Mon 9/2/2013 6:38 PM

  New Slideshow The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Any comments about the New slideshow tha

Wed 8/14/2013 9:54 AM

   Another of our dear Classmates has Passed The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Remember prayerfully and with thanksgivi

Mon 8/5/2013 2:06 PM

  Anyone with more info 'bout Rich O ? ? ? The Wanderingstar - Jim Snook

  Please Post, trying to find out what Hos

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  If you have a chance, Give Richard Oakes

Sun 8/4/2013 2:36 PM

  Richard Oakes Update Jim Cruchelow

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Byron J. (B.J.) Vest


I was born on Sherman Street in the West End part of town, and shortly after I was born we moved to Central Addition where my had Dad built our house. After the 1947 flood we were forced to move back to Sherman Street and that’s where I lived until I joined the Air Force in June 1955. I attended Douglas School, Washington Junior High and Ottumwa High School.
In our part of town it was not unusual to quit school and go to work, or join the service. At the end of our Junior year I elected to join the United States Air Force and left home (Ottumwa) on June 1, 1955, my 17th birthday. Traveling by bus to Des Moines for induction and then by train to Lackland Air Force Base (A.F.B.) for Basic Training. On completing Basic Training I was transferred to Keesler A.F.B., Biloxi, Mississippi where I attend Air Traffic Control School and graduated as a Radar Controller. I retired as a Master Sergeant from the Air Force, July 31, 1975 after serving 20 years. During my Air Force career I was stationed in Texas (twice), North Carolina New Mexico, Michigan and Georgia. It was while I stationed in North Carolina that I met and married my first wife. We had three children, Debra, Ricky and Sharyn, unfortunately Ricky died in 1985. My first wife and I were divorced in 1983, the same year I had my first Triple By-Pass Surgery.

I also served in Hawaii, Guam, France, Newfoundland and Greenland. Interesting point, on the flight from Hawaii to Guam we flew on a Navy Super Connie, and one of the flight crew was from Ottumwa, and I think from the class of 56. While stationed in the Pacific I visited Japan, Iwo Jima, Wake Island, Johnson Island and the Island of Kwajalein. While stationed in France my family and I spend 30 days of the summer of 1962 camping throughout Europe and visited every free country in Europe during our three years in Europe.

After retiring from the Air Force I was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Air Traffic Controller at Macon, Georgia. During the early 80’s I became interested in computer and about the same time I got involved in training and was promoted to Training Specialist. On June 1, 1985 (My Birthday) Betty and I were married. With my marriage to Betty I got Dianne, Deborah, Judith and Van. As of this date, between us we have five Daughters and one Son, eleven Grandchildren and one Great Grand Daughter. Later that month I was promoted to Supervisor and transferred to Fort Myers, Florida. What a place, we lived 10 minutes from the beach, but it didn’t last long and we were on the move again. This time to Dothan, Alabama, as Facility Manager, where we stayed until March 1990. Then back to Macon as Assistant Manager for Training. Retiring at Macon April 30, 1994. The following year I had my second By-Pass (five this time) Surgery.

Along the way I obtained my GED in 1956 and while stationed in Michigan I attended Gwen High School and graduated with the Class of 1973. I am a graduate of the Air Force Non Commissioned Officers Academy. I am also a graduate of the FAA Air Traffic Control Academy, FAA Instructor School, FAA Supervisor’s Training School and Facility Manager Training School.

Since retirement Betty and I have been traveling the country, and touring every place we can think of with two other couples, Pat and Bob Parker, and Gene and Mickey Zolman. We have driven from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf to Upper reaches of Canada and most, if not all our trips usually pass through Las Vegas or some place where there is a casino. We have been lost in the desert at night, caught in a blizzard while trying to drive through Donner Pass during the winter trying to get to Reno and rode out a Hurricane while on a cruise in the Gulf.

Most recently (August 2003) Betty and I flew to Germany where we spend 31 days traveling throughout Europe by car and train, visiting 9 countries, returning in September to join Pat and Bob for a three week trip in October through the New England States and Canada.

Now we’re slowly getting back on the road again. We’ve completed 6 months of chemotherapy, and spent a couple of months resting and getting things back in order. Betty is doing absolutely terrific and getting stronger every day. We’ve made a short trip to Mississippi and doing a little traveling around Georgia and I can tell it sure feels good to both of us to be out and about again.


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 Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's Mom passes  Patsy Aldersholf-Wolfe's mother Mrs Mimmie Hawley
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 3/5/2011

 Terry Griggs brother Frank has passed away  Terry Griggs brother Frank has passed away, Decemb
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 12/18/2010

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

 9/18/2010

 Dick Newell's mother passes away   Veona L. Newell, 97, formerly of 1811 W Finley A
 Posted by: James (Jim) Snook

 3/23/2010

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