The Golf Outing for our 50th Reunion is June 23, 2018 at Red Tail Run in Decatur. The outing is dedicated to Mike Rusk who passed away this past year. Mike arranged all of the outings for our class reunions since we began having reunions.
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11/15/2018 Two of our classmates passed on during the month of October 2018
Julia Terneus died October 24, 2018.
Gwendolyn Sain Hawkins died October 25, 2018.
Here is Julia J. Ward’s online obituary. Please accept Everhere.com’s sincere condolences
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6/19/2018 David Leon Rhodes, 67, of Decatur, IL passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018,
David Leon Rhodes, 67, of Decatur, IL passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his home.
David was born July 12, 1950, in Decatur, IL, son of Joseph D. and Nina M. (Langston) Rhodes. He marrie
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4/20/2018 Our classmate David Richardson passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018
David's daughter sent this message to our class:
This is Holly Richardson, David Richardson's daughter.
You (or other classmates) may have heard via Facebook, but unfortunately, my fa
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Well that was a quick 40 yrs. Anyone up for another 40? I'be been thinking about having that Reunion at my place. I'll fly you all out here. Just let me know if you're in. Hope to see you sooner, but if not, it's a 'go' for 2048.
Email Received from Bill on April 12, 2018 concerning our 50th Reunion:
Sounds like so much fun. Just wanted to check in and let you know I won’t be able to get back there for this one. Fill my empty seat with a sack of rocks and a note that says, “hi, I’m Bill’s sister…the family genius. My brother, the real gem, sends his regrets.”
I do want to acknowledge and thank you and others on the planning committee for your time & energy. Part of our 1968 legacy is a willingness, and sometimes eagerness, to get involved in social causes. This reunion is one with more common ground than most. I hope it’s a grand success for all.
Just a short update on my journey through time. I live in Tacoma, WA with my wife, Bonnee. Our two sons also live in the Puget Sound area: Quinn (37), his wife & daughter (3) in Seattle; Lee (33) in Tacoma. Both Bonnee and I retired from behavioral health careers in 2012 & 2013. After 33+yrs in the field, we walked away with great respect, satisfaction, and many lifelong friends. We had settled in WA for various reasons....mountains, saltwater, and Bonnee’s side of the family lived here. A great place to raise a family. It turned out to also be a place of progressive, challenging, stimulating colleagues…an easy place to lean left.
Our IL friends and family are fewer with each passing yr. Dad passed away in 2007; Mom in 2015. Three of my 4 siblings still live in IL, none in Decatur. My older sister lives just outside of Tacoma, WA. I’m organizing a “cousin” reunion here in Aug, so will get to reconnect with some family then. There’s also a small, strong network of college friends that we still see who live in the SIU area near Carbondale. I’ve had recent contact with a few of our HS graduating class when we all met in Tucson (Moe & Carla Wilcox, Steve Whitfill, Steve Pellegrini, Dave Wortman). I would enjoy seeing others….maybe next yr.
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