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CCHS Class of 1944 gathers for 73rd reunion

The Post & Mail June 10, 2017:


Members of the CCHS Class of 1944 in attendance were, from left, front row:  Phyllis (Braddock) Bowsman, Marjorie (Jagger) Mowrey, Mary (Smith) Blaugh and Jeanette (Timmons) Sullivan; back row:  Lucille (Method) Pressler, Jeanette (Stickler) Zumbrun, Mary (Grant) Trier, Deliah Jane (Gaff) Studebaker and John Moeller.

Columbia City High School's Class of 1944 gathered at Big G's restaurant in Columbia City recently for its 73rd class reunion.

 Lucy Pressler opened the meal with prayer.  Her children, Lee Pressler and Cheryl Ruhlman, accompanied her from Indianapolis.  Lee Pressler took photos of the group who had gathered..

Traveling the greatest distance was John Moeller, who came from Cicero, N.Y.

Information from Brenda Robison, CCHS Alumni Association's webmaster, let class members know Harold Bennett passed away in December 2011 and Miriam (Cassady) Haas passed in November 2014.

Four class members also passed away in the past year:  Don Conrad in December 2016, Alan Obermiller in December 2016, Marcia (Daniel) Levine in January 2016 and Ferrol Seward Yates in April 2017.

Classmates in attendance were also updated on the health and location of other classmates.

Clariel (Weikart) Mullholland and Donna (Page) Bauer are both in Florida and doing well.

Janice (Repp) Baldal is in California and doing okay while still tutoring students.

Ed Willette is in Illinois and Bill Jones is in Huntington, both in assisted living and doing rather well.

Hilda Nelson is in Waterloo and is wheelchair bound.  Phyllis (Coverstone) Herendeen is at Sycamore Village.  Jeanette (Stickler) Zumbrun spent five months at Miller's Merry Manor with a badly crushed arm and is now doing well.  Keith Egner is in Oregon and is not doing good.

Seventeen members of the class are still kicking -- not too high -- but are still happy to be able to gather together.

The group looks forward to gathering again next year.

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