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SHS Southern High School
Louisville, KY  USA
Sunday March 26, 2017
1961
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Welcome, SHS Class of 1961



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Purple lockers and colorful banners brighten the SHS first floor Hall of Fame wall as we finish our tour near the school's front office. Scroll down to camera icons for more photos from all of our reunion activities.

Most celebrants in town for our Saturday night reunion headed out to the spacious home of Richard and Marcella Brooks for laughs, hugs, reminiscing and food, food, food provided by the Louisville classmates. Scroll down to camera icon to see 100 more shots!




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5/2/2016
JoAnn (Cummings) Sinclair has passed away
JoAnn (Cummings) Sinclair On May 1, I received a very short email from George Sinclair (Southern High Class of 1960) with the sad news that his wife, JoAnn (Cummings) Sinclair (SHS 1961) . . .  Continued

6/9/2015
Peggy Shepard Haise
Peggy is now in Glen Ridge Nursing Home on Calm River Way off Billtown Road doing therapy after her surgery. She is looking great, and just wants to be well enough to go home. She would love . . .  Continued

9/14/2014
Patricia A. (Riggs) Strohmeier passed away
Patricia A. (Riggs) Strohmeier 73 passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Sherman Lee (Augie) Shrohmeier. She is survived by her three daughters, Dina . . .  Continued

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Southern Majorettes

The Southern High Fight Song boasted “those Southern boys are hard to beat,” but the coed athletes, above and below, were quite a treat! The nimble-fingered, leggy majorettes marched with the band, the slim, trim drill team performed at halftime, and the bouncy, bubbly cheerleaders coaxed “Fight, team, fight” throughout the ball games. Since these gals were always “out front,” as teens we knew them by all by name. But if the past 50 years has dimmed your memory, we have a crib sheet: The enlargements are complete with maiden names.
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Southern Drill Team

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Our Wildwood Saturday Night

Our 50th reunion was at Wildwood Country Club and class vice president Gary Steedly was our master of ceremonies.

 

Anne Esarey Smith accompanied on the piano as we all joined in to sing the alma mater and the Southern fight song.

 

Peggy Shepard Haise, Jenny Snyder Richey and Marsha Fulkerson Nelson were among former SHS choir members. The gals led us in singing about "those Southern boys."

 

Floyd Spencer is one of the 68 alumni who attended. In all, counting guests and spouses, we had more than 120 in attendance. Floyd's favorite SHS memory is Mrs. Lee's English class.

 

Southern cheerleader Dina Jones Higdon is one of our more than two dozen Louisville area classmates who planned and coordinated our reunion events.

 

Pat Blazanovich Shader has three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild!

 

Buel and Carolyn Caudill Goodin. Carolyn and Buel, who is a flower wholesaler, donated all of the beautiful table centerpieces and fresh-cut floral arrangements.

 

Richard Brooks finally has a moment to rest. Once a member of the SHS track and cross country teams, for months he has been on the run as point man for Marcella's many reunion planning activities.

 

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   JoAnn (Cummings) Sinclair has passed away James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

  JoAnn (Cummings) Sinclair On May 1, I r

Mon 5/2/2016 1:39 AM

  Walter Longacre passes away. James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

  Walter Armstrong Longacre, 72, of Mt. Wa

Thu 1/7/2016 7:12 AM

  Paul W. Porter passes away Marcella

  Published in the Courier Journal: Paul W

Mon 9/15/2014 4:18 PM

  Paul Porter passes away Marcella

  Paul W. Porter passed away Tuesday, Sept

Sun 9/14/2014 7:05 PM

   Don Morton passes away James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

  Our hearts are heavy for the Morton fami

Mon 4/14/2014 12:24 AM

  Birthday Kenny

  Charles Kenneth Robinson Kenny will be 7

Wed 4/9/2014 10:11 AM

  Donald Morton passes away Marcella

  One of our well-known classmates, Don Mo

Fri 4/4/2014 2:06 PM

  William (Bill) Edward Poston passes away Marcella

  William Edward Poston passed away Thursd

Wed 4/2/2014 3:30 PM

  Keith Thomas Passed Away Sally Allien Knoefel Wilkins

  Keith Thomas, Class of 1961, died Januar

Wed 2/19/2014 5:00 PM

  Richard Brooks' surgery Marcella

  We were first told that Richard's surger

Wed 1/29/2014 3:12 PM

  Richard Brooks' Surgery Marcella

  Richard had out-patient surgery today to

Thu 11/7/2013 12:05 AM

  Corky Haise notice in Louisville newspaper James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

  Published in The Courier-Journal on Augu

Thu 8/29/2013 1:30 PM

  Corky Haise passes away James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

  Those in the Southern High Class of 1961

Mon 8/26/2013 11:01 PM

  Update on Corky Marcella

  Just wanted to give you an update on Cor

Mon 3/11/2013 1:15 PM

  Corky Haise, our classmate Marcella

  I know many of you remember Corky. He w

Fri 3/8/2013 9:16 PM

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Today's Featured Biography

 

 
Patricia Rose "Pat" Blazanovich Shader


After graduating from Southern, I went to work at General Motors Parts Department as an IBM operator.

I met my husband, Bob, at GM, and we were married on my 20th birthday, June 29, 1963, at St. Rita Church.

Bob and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary with our three wonderful children: Sheri, Lori, and son, Rob. We are blessed with six beautiful grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

I was a stay-at-home mom, keeping active with the kids in school and their activities.

Down the road, I held two part-time jobs, one as an assistant manager at the Brooks Fashion Store in the Jefferson Mall. My other part-time job involved delivering flowers for Lloyd’s Florist.

As my parents grew older and their health declined, my focus changed. With my family’s help, we were able to care for my parents, keeping them in their home, and we thank the Lord for every day he gave us to share the love.

Presently, I am very active at the Okolona VFW Post, where I hold the office of auxiliary president, which I’ve held for the past seven years. I volunteer at the VA Hospital and at Wesley Manor Nursing Center on a regular basis.

I also deliver food and clothing to the homeless shelters and support our military and their families.

After 40 years in the Okolona area, we moved to Fern Creek, into a patio home, and we love it.

My goals in life are spreading patriotism, filling community needs, winning the lottery, and I always count my blessings by thanking God for all my tomorrows.

My motto is life is, “You have to get older, but you don’t have to get old.”


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We need detective work.
We have yet to find a number of folks.
Maybe you can supply a lead.
Let's find our missing SHS 1961 classmates





Richard David Adams

Jeffrey Bilger

Nancy Lea (Byrd) Bundy

Charles Burnett

Jewell (Smith) Burress

Lynn Maureen Damon

Barry Dean Edwards

Edna M. (Parton) Edwards

Betty Gayle Hoskins

Carolyn Sue (Smith) Johnson

Delores Johnson

James Martin

Billy McBride

Sherman Edward McClaron

Sandra Rogers

Joyce (Ables) Schroeder

Linda (Latham) Sherard

William M. Smith

Keith Thomas

Sharon (Miller) Zielberg


Let's join forces to locate all of our classmates.



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Anniversary, Award, Birth, Death, Diagnosis, Engagement, Graduation, Lottery, Retirement, Vacation, Wedding, Other.

 Death  Walter Armstrong Longacre, 72, of Mt. Washington f
 Posted by: James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

 1/7/2016

 Death  Don Morton passes away. Our hearts are heavy fo
 Posted by: James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

 4/14/2014

 Death  William (Bill) Edward Poston passed away Thursday,
 Posted by: Marcella "Mar" Riggs Brooks

 4/2/2014

 Anniversary  Kenneth and Sharon Robinson celebrated their 50 an
 Posted by: Charles Robinson

 2/7/2014

 Death  Corky Haise passes away Those in the Southern H
 Posted by: James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

 8/26/2013

 Death  Fred Pape Loses Sister Carole Alumni of Souther
 Posted by: James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

 3/8/2013

 Death   Charlotte Hannold's mother passes away. Jessie H
 Posted by: James (Jim) Reed [Class of 1960]

 1/25/2013

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Gary Lee Harmon

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Below are a few photos from our monthly planning meetings and our mailing session. Hint: Hover your mouse over the bottom right of the show and click on the square icon to display photos full screen!


We have distributed our class photo directory and the DVDs. The cover is shown above. Contact Barbara Ann Fultz to order your copy, and ask her about also getting the DVD slide shows with most of the photos from the reunion events and this web site!



Billy Guest has two sweethearts in the same photo: Ellen Boyd was a 14 year old freshman when an older guy, Billy, a 15 year old sophomore, asked her to the 1959 Sweetheart Dance in Southern’s cafeteria. "That was our first date," recalls Bill. "However, this snapshot was at Ellen’s house in 1961." They married in 1963 and have four sons and seven grandchildren. His other sweetie in the picture was "my ’56 Chevy. I was showing off the new metallic green, custom paint job. It had a Corvette cam, solid lifters and three deuces, in order to beat that ’57 Chevy at Cedar Creek Drag Strip. Share your own snapshots with all of us!

Before Southern, many of us attended Okolona Elementary.
Do you have snapshots from our high school days?

Hey, SHS Class of 1961, we need your help!
Please send us your own photos for display here!

Beauty and the Beast:
Marsha Fulkerson borrows the rooftop sun deck
of Jenny Snyder's family pet, Sally.

Southerners Walter and Keata (Hogan) Longacre were married in 1963. They have two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. While they were in Indianapolis, they were really in the chips! Read about that in their biographies right here on our web site.



Reunion Planners: Ready for a repeat!
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Been in Louisville lately? This is Waterfront Park.
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