Alumni 1961-1970

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1961

Sandy Blankenship - Lovington High School. Retired and enjoying every minute of it.

Gary Day - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired from Champ. County Sheriff's Office.

Sara Burcham Gale - Lovington High School. I'm teaching jr. high students at Lovington Grade School. Tom and I are still together after 35 years. I would love to hear from anyone who was in high school when I was and I'll give you and up-date on your hometown of Lovington.

LeRoy Fair - Lovington High School. I married Alma Beachy in 1965. We have two children, they are both LHS graduates, Rodney (1986) and Michelle (1988). We live in Lovington. I work for MasterBrand Schrock Cabinet Company in Arthur and Alma works for Moultrie Independent Telephone Company here in Lovington.

Regina (Fleischauer) King - Lovington High School. Living in Texas. Married with five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Enjoying retirement.

Sharon Lash - Arthur High School. Retired. (Updated August 2014).

Larry Lowe - Lovington High School. I retired to Florida this year (04) from my job as the controller of Lockheed Martin Overseas Corp. Still married to Connie (Henneberry) class of '60. We have two sons, Scott who lives in MD. and Ryan who is in FL.

Gary McCoy - Lovington High School. Retired and living in Florida, where I golf with John Reedy and Larry Lowe nearly every week.  Karen (Taylor) and I are still happy together, have a son Brett and a daughter Dawn, both of whom live in West Palm Beach FL.

R. L. (Dick) Murphy - Lovington High School. 

Tom Reedy - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired with 1 wife, 2 grandsons, 4 cats, and 1 dog.

Robert E. Smith, Jr. -  Lovington High School. Physician.

Gary Stovall - Lovington High School. I retired early from GTE & opened a barber shop in Lovington. I am still married to Diane Garmon & weenjoy our two kids & our three granddaughters. Cutting hair and coon hunting, in that order.

 

1962

Margaret McCarty - Lovington High School. Retired. (Updated December 2009).

Hubert and Kay McCoy - Lovington High School. We're retired. Hubert has a 1937 De Soto for his hobby.

Mary Kristina Islakar-Wagahoft - Lovington High School. Married Bill in 1995, between the two of us we have 8 grandchildren.

 

1963

Joyce Lee Atteberry - Lovington High School. living the good life in Daytona Beach.

Richard Beaty- Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired.

Chic Born - Atwood-Hammond High School. I am a lawyer--36th year with Indianapolis, IN firm--Will retire June 30, 2006

Eugene Burcham - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired Colonel of the Illinois Air National Guard.  Have two married daughters and two granddaughters.

Janet Burklow Burcham - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired from teaching high school mathematics.

Judy Franks -  Lovington High School.

Richard Grant - Lovington High School. Married in 1970 and we have one daughter. Worked for three or four companies but spent 34 years with Xerox. Have stayed in the area. Lived in Champaign-Urbana a few years, Tuscola for about 15 years and in the country near Monticello since 1989. Retired in 2005. (Sept 2011)

Dalby Gene Griffis - Lovington High School. I am married, have seven children, and 17 grand children,I'm retired,part of the time.

Nancy Montgomery Rubin - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired as a School Psychologist in January 2005.  Live with husband Stanford in Carbondale, IL and Ponce Inlet, FL.  Three daughters:  Penny, Assistant Elementary Principal in CA; Jenny, Attorney in New York, married with two children; Allison, Radio Personality, married with two sons in Wisconsin.

Tom Switzer -  Lovington High School. Currently living in Leavenworth, KS. Recently retired from UMB Financial Corp in Kansas City after 32 years. Started a financial services consulting company which has kept me busy for the past few months. Married since 1969; we have 2 children, a son and daughter.
 

1964

Jimme Sullender Barger - Atwood-Hammond High School. I work at Red Bud Regional Hospital.

Richard L Broutin - Lovington High School.  Married Marjorie Gillenwater in 1966. Have 2 grown children (Gene and Margo). Two grandsons who I enjoy very much.  Enjoy family and camping.

Beverly J Childress - Lovington High School.  I have been living in the Boston, Ma area for over 30 yrs now, Have two kids and 6 grands. Do a lot of hand crafts. Very involved in the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. (Updated May 2010).

Marilyn Cochran - Lovington High School.  I attended school with the class of 1964. I am retired and spend as much time as possible with my family and grandchildren. My home is in Sonoma Ca. (Updated July 2009).

Karen Montgomery Davis - Lovington High School.  I live in Brigantine, NJ.  My husband is pastor of Brigantine Bible Church.  As well as volunteering to work in the church I work part time in a local deli store. (Updated February 2014).

Nancy Lewis Hankins - Lovington High School.  Retired (Updated Feb 2009).

Jim Henderson -
 Lovington High School.  My wife Veronica and I live in Houston.  I retired from the Navy in 1984 and now work for Administaff.  Veronica and I have been married for 40 years have three children and seven grandchildren with the 8th one on the way. We travel a lot to Dallas, New Orleans and Orlando to see our kids and grandkids.

Randolph Kimble - Lovington High School.  Hanging out in AZ.

Patricia A. Marshall - Lovington High School.  Retired from Phillips Petroleum Company. Now providing contract services for Chevron and United Technologies. (Updated May 2011).

Albert L. Piper - Lovington High School.  Full time retired, in other words working on catching up on the house! Also fixing to start work on a 480 sq. ft. wood working shop in the back yard. So I can do even more work on the house, someone please remind me WHY I retired! (Updated November 2012).

1965

Mike Allen and Mary Lou Harold -  Lovington High School. Mike Allen Class of 65 married to Mary Lou Harold class of 65 Mike spent 13 years coaching in Lovington High School and Artesia High School He helped coach 10 State Championship Teams. He them worked in Well Service Industry for 15 years where he just left Dawson Production Services as Director of Quality and Training. In 1997 He was named Franklin-Covey Facilitator of the year and now works for Franklin Covey presenting 7-habits seminars and principled centered Leadership Seminars. Mary Lou is retired after 26 years as teacher and enjoys working with 5 grand kids. She stays busy still trying to raise Mike as this has been full time job for last 31 years.

Lynn Blankenship - Lovington High School. I retired from the Air Force in 1992, Then had a Paint Contracting business for 16 Years I fully retired last October 2008. (Updated August 2009).

Marjorie A. Gillenwater Broutin - Lovington High School. I am unit secretary/bookkeeper/treasurer for Lovington Community School District.

Bud Hubbard - Lovington High School. Retired from the US Army, Retired from civil Service, Just plain retired. (Updated October 2010).

Robert Parrott - Arthur High School. Live In Westmont, IL. I'm a security officer for Ecolab in Naperville, IL. Married to Beverly. I have 5 children and 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. (Updated November 2017).

Danny Powell- Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired elementary and junior high principal at Villa Grove, Illinois. Currently living back in Atwood area and enjoying serving as secretary of the Atwood-Hammond School Board.

Daniel W. ReedyAtwood-Hammond High School.

Freddie Young - Lovington High School. I am retired from Dayton Tire Plant, I was a rubber maker inspector. (Updated August 2013).

1966

Janice Baulch - Lovington High School. Retired from school teaching and school administration. (Updated October 2009).

Roy Buxton - Lovington High School. Married Iris Hoffman in 1968. Worked as engineer for an electric utility in Indiana for 10 years.  Now, I am chief energy engineer for the Illinois Commerce Commission, which regulates utilities. Have two married sons and two grand daughters. (Updated September 2007).

Carol Kyle Chocklett - Lovington High School. Integrative health support via Quantum Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy and Nutrition. My husband Gary and I live in Austin Texas and really enjoy our family and friends. (Updated March 2010).

Carliss Coburn  (Bryson) - Atwood-Hammond High School. I have worked in communications at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, IL for the past 22 years.

Carole Beck Collins - Atwood-Hammond High School. I am a retired RN. We have 3 daughters with 11 grandchildren.  I enjoy travel and camping, seeing our beautiful nation.

Mike Daily - Lovington High School. 175 Southern Oaks Dr Dallas, GA 30132. Glad to see LHS on the web. Dee Ann and I now live just outside Atlanta, GA. Much warmer than central Illinois but also a lot more rain. Hope to here from anyone back home.

John & Kathy (Keele) Gregory - Lovington High School. Kathy and I were married in 1966. Shortly after we were married we moved to Lubbock where Kathy went through Nurses training. We moved to Dallas where I went to college. We've lived in Dallas,Kansas City,Midland and are now live in North Richland Hills. My parents still live in Lovington.

Linda Goodrich Henkel - Arthur High School. I retired in 2005 after teaching for 30 years. We live in Warrensburg near our 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I still substitute at W-L. (Updated August 2014).

Brenda Leon (Spencer)  - Atwood-Hammond High School. I retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on December 31, 2006 as a Staff Secretary in the College of Engineering Academic Programs Office.  I am married to Michael Leon and we have two adult children - Scott Leon and Staci (Leon) Ryan; we have one grandson, Carson Leon.

William Ross McCord - Arthur High School. Retired from Komatsu America Corp as a Principal Engineer after 35 years as a full time employee + 2 years as an independent contract consultant.  My wife Carolyn and I are planning several trips and I'm working on a little British Car in my spare time.(Updated October 2015).

Jo Ann Koeberlein Morton -  Atwood-Hammond High School. Continue to practice nursing at Hendricks Regional Health where I have worked for the past 38 years.  I have 4 daughters and 14 grandchildren.

Brenda Ozier - Lovington High School. I married Gary Ozier in 1968. We have 4 wonderful children and 2 grandsons. Tammi(1987), Nikole(1990), Dustin(1994), and Ashley(2000).

Sharon Smart (Montgomery) - Lovington High School. My husband Gary and I live in Urbana, OH.  We have two sons. Kevin a chef in Sedona, AZ and Kenneth, career Navy stationed in Tampa, Fl. No grandchildren.  I love to travel and have been all over the U.S., Canadian Maritimes, (favorite one is Newfoundland) and the West Indies.  I also enjoy quilting. Would enjoy hearing from former classmates.

Susan Wilkinson - Atwood-Hammond High School. Live in Lewisville, Texas. Work for Sam's Club Marketing Dept. for the DFW area. for 16 years. Have 2 grown sons, one in Tx. and one in Ill.
 

1967

Leonard R Bogle - Arthur High School. Retired superintendent.  Full time Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield. (Updated August 2014).

Mike Kerby -  Lovington High School. Living in Holland Tx.  My wife Sherry of 18 short years and I are both nurses working at Scott & White in Temple.  I'm retiring in Feb of 2015 and we are going to put some miles on the Honda gold wing trike we are buying in may. Other than that just hang out enjoying life.

Sharon Foley Kirkwood - Lovington High School. Having raised 3 great children with my husband Steve, I am now back to work as a seamtress making custom costumes. We live in beautiful San Diego.

Bob (Brock) Fryman - Lovington High School. I am living in SW Missouri had to retire from the police department last year ('06) due to a knee injury that resulted in my having a total knee replacement.  I retired at the rank of Detective/Sgt. and spent several years working as an undercover narcotics officer assigned to our regional drug task force.  I have been married for 29 years to Suzy who is from Illiopolis (rival school) of all places. Have one son (Kevin) who lives next door to us.  I'm enjoying retirement working in my woodshop and working with the youth in our area as I'm now on the DARE board. I will answer all emails. 

Diana Lynn Williamson Irving - Lovington High School. Finishing 29 years of teaching. Married to a Minister. 1 daughter in college

Willie J. Lane Jr. - Lovington High School. Passed from this life at 10:47 p.m. Friday (October 12, 2007) in the Aspen Ridge Care Center Facility, Decatur, with his loving family by his bedside. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medals and the Civil Actions Medal with Oak Leaf. He was a member of the Lovington American Legion Post # 429 and the VFW. Over the years Willie was a contractor with his father and they owned and operated Lane Home Improvement in Lovington. He was also a trucker, was a CB Radio specialist and provided transportation for the Amish.

Travis Lawrence - Lovington High School. I live in Jonesboro, AR, where I sell real estate. I spent several years in college and professional athletics, including years at the University of Oklahoma and in the Canadian Football League. My wife, Jennifer, and I have been married for just over two years.

Barbara Gilmore Ray - Lovington High School. Living in Arkansas with my family.

Jo Ellen Seaman - Arthur High School. Retired from teaching at Arthur and I also taught at Atwood-Hammond High School. (Updated August 2014).

Karel Babb Welch - Arthur High School. Semi retired RN .  Graduated from Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH in 1970.  Husband, Jerry Welch, deceased.  Live in Decatur, IL.  I have 2 sons living in Atwood. (Updated August 2014).

 

1968

Anita K. (Howell) Burnett - Arthur High School. I still live in Arthur with my husband, Barry, and I have worked at Wal-Mart in Mattoon for the past 13 years. (Updated November 2014).

Bill Coslow - Lovington High School. Living in Orlando, Fl. Working for Siemens/Westinghouse as a design engineer, same company I have worked for since I graduated from U of I in 1973. Have 3 grown kids and had 2 heart attacks. Having fun fishing, scuba diving, running, etc here in Florida. Plan to retire here.

David Jones - Lovington High School. Just being David. Trying to visit with classmates & grandkids & keep Patty in line. (Updated February 2010).

Donny Joe Jones - Lovington High School. 27 years with the same Oil company. Happily married with three children ages 21, 17 and 16. I am very Active in Civil War Reenacting, it is the greatest hobby there is. We have a beautiful little granddaughter named Abby born last November. Living in Big Springs, TX.

Lee Martinie - Lovington High School. It's wonderful to see how advanced Lovington has become. I graduated in 1968 and a lot has changed. Keep up the good work. We're very proud of you!

Larry Pratt - Lovington High School. living in Bushnell working at post office in Macomb IL. (Updated August 2011).

Ron Shaw - Arthur High School. Credit Manager for a Property Management Co. (Updated August 2014).

Martha K. Stock Yeakel - Arthur High School. Still in Arthur. Raised our kids here and have grandchildren in school who will graduate from ALAH someday. Worked at the U of I for 20 years; now working part-time at the Arthur United Methodist Church. GO KNIGHTS(Updated August 2014).

1969

Paul Bender - Lovington High School. I live in Normal, Illinois and manage McLean County Title and Decatur Title wholly owned subsidiaries of Chicago Title Insurance Company. I am also responsible for Chicago Title Insurance service in Moultrie, Macon, Dewitt, McLean, Kankakee, Iroquois and Livingston Counties. Do not hesitate to drop me a line.

Kathy Foley Bolsen - Lovington High School. I am in my 29th year of teaching. This is my 24th year at Lovington High School teaching physical education, driver education, and I also sponsor the SADD group and the Pompon squad. Willis and I will be married 31 years this November and have three sons.

Marilyn Quick Brown - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired from teaching mathematics in various grades 6-12 for 36 years.  Married for 35 years to Alan Brown. I have 2 daughters and a new grandson.

 

Melissa Harding (Taylor) - Lovington High School.

John Richard (Dick) Giese - Lovington High School. 

Linda Jean Harshbarger- Atwood-Hammond High School. Disaster Coordinator for Clarian Health, Indianapolis, IN

Craig Jaus- Atwood-Hammond High School. An Air Traffic Controller at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (New Hampshire).

Glenda (Beck) Kretzer - Atwood-Hammond High School. Deputy Treasurer for Marion County (Salem, IL).  Have worked for the County for 22 yrs, first 14 with the States Attorney and the last 8 with the Treasurer.
 

Doug Reeder- Atwood-Hammond High School. Sr. Design Engineer for Caterpillar Inc. Decatur, Ill.

Daniel L. Reedy - Lovington High School. Manager of the Kendall Co. Farm Bureau in Yorkville IL, retiring in Feb. 2019. (Updated November 2018).

Shirlery Sue Idleman Sherbahn - Lovington High School. I was there in my 10th grade year. moved to Alaska, been married for 38 years have 2 kids, Bob 35 Donna 31, 2 grandkids, Austin 9, Caige 6 mths, another one due in Dec. We own carlot, bodyshop in Rosebueg, Oregon. Bill Idleman in Alaska, Charles Idleman is a pastor in Missiouri(Updated May 2008).

Mary Stephenson (Poindexter) - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired Grade School Principal - Maroa Forsyth

Mike Stephenson - Atwood-Hammond High School. Retired Senior Systems Analyst - Caterpillar, Inc.

Kendal Stevens (Day) - Atwood-Hammond High School. Living in Dunedin, Florida (Tampa).

David Stroope - Lovington High School.  Living near Tulsa, skills training coordinator for BP, work in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas...hobbies are fishing and water sports. Enjoying grandbabies. (Updated Sept 2009).

Kathy Barnett Vathakos - Atwood-Hammond High School. Live in FL. Work as RN in telehealthcare.

Tom West - Lovington High School. 

1970

Janis Anderson Lewis - Lovington High School.  I am living with my husband, Bill, in Fredonia, KS. I am a registered nurse working on the pediatric-medical floor at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, KS. I only work part-time now, so I would enjoy hearing from anybody that remembers me.

Bob Barlow - Lovington High School.  Currently enrolled in Lake Land College in Radio/TV program. Working at WCRC.

Vickie Lee Clark (Chancellor) - Arthur High School. Retired 4th grade teacher from Arthur Elementary School. (Updated August 2014).

Dean I. Creviston - Lovington High School.  Married with 4 kids. Farming. Oldest boy in the Air Force in pilot training. Another son working in Decatur. Oldest daughter at college in Jacksonville and youngest a sophomore at good ole' LHS.

Marlene Jenkins - Lovington High School.  Hi guys, A.J. and I have been married for 29 years 2 sons Matt 27 and Wyatt 13 . 0opps! almost like two separate families. Sure would like to hear from all of my old classmates. we're planning a reunion at homecoming time this year. you'll be getting a letter soon.

Kenny Jent - Lovington High School.  Worked at Revere Ware for 27yrs. My wife Amalia and I own a restaurant in Clinton, Ill. Have 2 boys & 2 girls,3 grandchildren 2 girls & 1 boy. I officiated F-ball, B-ball, V-ball & S-ball for the past 38 yrs. Would like to hear from classmates. Address 317 S. East St. Clinton, Ill. 61727. (Updated February 2009).

Jan Kiley - Atwood-Hammond High School. I own a market research company in Champaign, Illinois.

Jeri Marshall - Arthur High School. I live in Bethany and work at Sullivan Pre-school. (Updated August 2014).

Linda Moore - Lovington High School.  I am moving back to Lovington in May I have been living Phoenix AZ for the last 10 years. I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren, my kids are 35,34,33 and my grandchildren are between the ages of 12-16. I also work in a hospital.

Danny Murphy - Lovington High School.  321 S. County Lovington, IL 61937. Just look for my wife, Cheryl (Smith) Murphy!

Allen Price - Lovington High School.  Married to Gail Shaw (class of 1972). Graduate of EIU. Employed by Mattoon Police Dept. for 19 years. We have one daughter Melanie Graven.