Class of 58 55th Reunion Oct 4-6th 2013
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Carolyn Hungness Dunlap & Dave Tosh L-R: Doug Nichols, John Kapernick in back, Alice Rosenberg Hart, Ginny Nichols, Helen Waller Roman behind Ginny, Daunt Chapman Peecher on Ginny's left side, Carolyn Hungness Dunlap in back, Jan Quigle Frede, Janice Duncan Ford, Jim Talbert & Rick Stark - all Dennis School link kids L-R: Jan Quigle Frede, Ginny Nichols, Helen Waller Roman, Alice Rosenberg Hart & Carolyn Hungness Dunlap
Dave Yochum & John Kapernick L-R: JimBob & DaveBob Mildrews, purdy nearly almost exactly  identical twins - so to speak Ginny & Doug Nichols
L-R: Brenda Mathis Sensenig, Jim Andrews, Cheryl Garver Schmidt, Jeane Willms Holderby and Dave Miller L-R: Linda Vance,  Marilyn Chaney Parshall, Margery Knierim Wilcoxen, Nancy King Ator, Sheila Hicks Witt-Mannweiler. These ladies are from the Girl Scout troop: L-R: Cheryl Garver Schmidt , Linda Tate Nelsen, Karen Bartels England, Sammy Ann Latch Robbins, Marilyn Chaney Parshall, Sharon Cash Burbes, Linda Vance, & Marge Knierim Wilcoxen.
Sharen and Jim Talbert with Dave Brobst


R-L: Sheila Mannweiller, Sandy and Chuck Smith, Brenda Mathis Sensenig and Jim Andrews at the foreground table L-R: Bill Sly, Chris and Dan Foster, Bob Smith and Jerry Freeman. Lucy Smith is at the table
L-R: John Kapernick, Ellen Griles, Rick Stark, Suzi Wyness, Dave Wyness, Jerry Freeman, Jan Freeman and Dave Brobst L-R: Helen Waller Roman, Jan Quigle Frede, and Marilyn Chaney Parshall L-R: Phil Blankenburg, Janice Duncan Ford, and Daunt Chapman Peecher
L-R: Dave and Mary Miller, Sharen and Jim Talbert, Phil and Carol Blankenburg and Joan Ames L-R: Bill Sowa, Jim and Sharen Talbert, Ellen Griles and John Kapernick Suzi and Dave Wyness, Rick Stark and Ethel Knop Sly
L-R: Jim Edwards, Phil Blankenburg and Tom Brabender Ellen Jones and Dave Miller
Bob Ames forwarded 94 photos from the Reunion - numbered and many are posted here
If you can help with names for any HELP, please let me know

the photo goes with the number above it

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L-R: Rick Stark, Sharon Skidmore Mueller, Bill Mueller  and Carol Blankenburg R-L: Phil Blankenburg and Lyle Fisher R-L: Dave and Suzi Wyness, Rick Stark, Dave Brobst, Carol and Phil Blankenburg, Jim and Sharen Talbert, and Joan Ames
4 5 6
L-R: Alice Rosenberg Hart, Jan Quigle Frede, Helen Waller Roman, Carolyn Hungness Dunlap and Charles Dunlap L-R: Bill and Judy Sowa, Jim and Judy Cornell L-R: Lori and Chuck Yates
7 8 9
L-R: Donna Venters & Adrian Shelton - Dan & Marsha Weber and Diane and Jim Edwards L-R: Gary and June Wakefield Bodine, Bev Schroeder Bundy, Shirley Morenz Taylor and Sandy Harrison Maddox L-R: Carmen (Muirheid) Auerbach, Alan Auerbach, Liz Shaw, Sandy Haring Crowe and Jim Edwards
10 11 12
The '58 Happy Campers L-R: Joan Ames, Sharen and Jim Talbert, John Kapernick and Ellen Griles L-R: Joan Ames, Sharen and Jim Talbert, John Kapernick and Ellen Griles
13 14 15
Bill and Judy Sowa L-R: Dave Miller, Chuck Smith, Jerry Freeman and Tom Brabender Nita Ayers Phillips and Bill Stoner
16 17 18
L-R: Dana Hallihan (partial), Bev Bundy, Diane Edwards, Linda Kohlbecker O'Brien, and June Wakefield Bodine L-R: Kay Gray Lentz,  Daunt Chapman Peecher, Janice Duncan Ford L-R: Ted Peoples, Dave Causey &  Jerry Freeman
19 20 21
L-R: Jeane Willms Holderby, Mac Butler  and Sharon Cash Burbes L-R: Don Shuster and Richard Dobbertin Part of the 30 or so who toured the E HS construction
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Part of the 30 or so who toured the E HS construction Part of the 30 or so who toured the E HS construction Part of the 30 or so who toured the E HS construction
25 26 27
Several happy folks L-R: Carolyn and Charles Dunlap, Alice Rosenberg Hart, Helen Waller Roman and Jan Quigle Frede L-R: Kay Gray Lents, Sandy Haring Crowe, HELP, James Adrian Skelton, Donna Venters Skelton and HELP
28 29 30
Bob Smith, Lucy Lindsay Smith, Virgin Harker Bryant, Bruce Campbell, Liz Shaw Campbell, a man next to Liz Diane and Jim Edwards, Larry Esworthy, Lynn Hackman (kneeling), Sandi Esworthy, Judie Hehmeyer Johnson and 1 other lady and Dana Hallihan Biehler Bill and Judy Sowa (seated), Betty Fuqua standing
31 32 33
L-R: Kay Gray Lentz, Sandy Ford Walker, Nancy Taylor Wade L-R: Dennis Rodgers, Nita Ayers Phillips, Bruce Campbell, Suzi Michl Wyness and Dave Miller John Kapernick and Ellen Griles
34 35 36
L-R: Dave Wyness, Sharen Talbert, Joan Ames, Jan and Jerry Freeman Lyle Fisher and Carol Rauschek Fisher Linda Vance, Judy and Bill Sowa












The previous stuff is just being pushed down - it may come in handy later on.

Hi '58 Kids ... we're not just horsin' around here ... this is serious!!!


Decaturís Class of 1958

55th Reunion: Oct 4 - 6th 2013 in Decatur

Is it possible fifty five years have passed since 1958? It is time to catch up on the events in the lives of our friends/classmates! The celebration of 55 years is happening! All the location info is noted below link.

1. Friday evening, Oct 4th a picnic at Scovill Golf Course banquet hall; Located; 3909 West Main Street 62522 map. Starting time: 5:00 PM with food served at 6:00. Cost per person is $7.50. This is kept affordable since the class treasury is helping to support the event. The fund raising events of the past are paying off! Menu; hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans and chips; iced tea, coffee (cash bar).

2. Sat. Evening, Oct 5th dinner at South Side Country Club located 1650 Cottage Drive 62521 map. Cocktail hour (cash bar) at 5 PM: dinner at 6PM. Menu carefully chosen by your committee (possum is in season then ... kinda makes you wonder doesn't it?). The price is $30 per person. The Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the evening: DaveBob and JimBob (known 55 years ago as David Miller [aka Dr. David Miller] and Jim Andrews). They wonít even share with me their plans but I believe they have a major surprise to share! They promise SHORT Illinois grade 'B' corn pone humor with plenty of time to "catch up." Party Animals may stay until the wee hours if they wish! There will be a silent auction (shhh - whisper only) - Bring your check book.  

3. Sunday morning Brunch at South Side Country Club 10AM-Noon. Time to say your goodbyes and share email addresses, phone numbers until we all meet again. The cost is $18 per person.

It is the sincere wish of your committee that each and everyone of you will be here. If you are not, please understand "You will be missed!"

Do return the enclosed sheet with your preferences and your check to Sharon Cash Burbes who graciously has consented to continue as treasurer. Her address: 2890 Primrose Lane, Decatur, IL 62526.

If you find you can not attend this year, fill out the enclosed post card with your name and address etc. Simply place it in the mail. Or email Brenda with the information: This is important! Doing so will keep you on our contact/mailing list and assures you will al-ways be informed of class events. If you decide not to keep in touch at this point and change your mind later, a call or email will put you back on the contact list.

Do let us know if you move, change mail addresses etc. Doing so will help us keep our contact list current. Finding "lost" classmates becomes more difficult with the passing of time.

Sincerely, Your Committee

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Please fill out this form and mail it along with your check to ...

Sharon Cash Burbes     2890 Primrose Lane     Decatur, IL 62526

Be certain your check includes your name and address!

1. Friday evening event @ Scovill golf course banquet room $7.50 per person

Name of classmate_________________________ Name of guest _________________________

Total for Friday $______________

2. Sat. evening Event: SSCC $30 each person

Name of classmate ____________________ Name of guest__________________________

Total for Sat evening $_________

3. Sunday AM Brunch $18 each person - Classmate name_________________ Guest name_____________

Total for Sunday AM $_____

Check enclosed Total $___________.

There are several choices for hotels in the Decatur Area: Since this is the homecoming weekend of JMU link, I suggest you make reservations early. Here are the phone #ís of four. (please see hotel info matrix below)

Decatur Conference Center 217-422-8800 (be certain you ask for 3rd floor which has been renovated)

Country Inn & Suites 217-872-2402

Fairfield Inn 217-875-3337

Quality Inn 217 875-1166 (Formerly Comfort Inn)

Looking forward to seeing each of you!

Sincerely, Your Committee

PS Donít forget to mail the post card if you arenít going to be here!!!

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Reunion Location information

Scovill Golf Course    3909 West Main Street    Decatur, IL 62522    (217) 421-7470    link   map*

Kickoff: Friday Oct 4th 2013 - 5:00 pm - food at 6:00 - Scovill Golf Course - Great Picnic Dinner ($7.50 per)

Southside Country Club     1650 Cottage Dr.      Decatur, Il 62521     (217) 423-7789     link   map*

Saturday Oct 5th 2013 - 5:00 p.m. dinner at 6:00  Southside Country Club - Sit Down Dinner ($30.00 per)

Sunday Oct 6th 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Southside Country Club - U Stuff 'em Breakfast Brunch Buffet ($18.00 per)

* maps and directions courtesy of MapQuest. Clicking on the map link provides the location map on a MapQuest page - and on that MapQuest page, clicking the directions link pops up a new window to put in your starting location. This feature is available wherever the map link is placed. Can't go wrong - and it's FREE!

Summary of Decatur hotels and motels    top level link

Decatur Conference Center (217) 422-8800 4191 US 36 West Decatur 62522 link  map
Country Inn and Suites (217) 872-2402 5150 Hickory Pt Frontage Rd Decatur 62526 link  map
Fairfield Inn (217) 875-3337 1417 Hickory Point Dr Forsyth 62535 link  map
Quality Inn (217) 875-1166
134 Barnett Ave. Forsyth 62535-0027
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Summary of Decatur's finest (and otherwise) restaurants    link

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