Spring 2019: In Memoriam

The University of Indianapolis respectfully recognizes the passing of the following members of the campus community this past year.

Clarena E. Huffington ’41 passed away July 28, 2018. She was a teacher of English for more than 34 years and taught at Arsenal Technical High School and Arlington High School, where she was head of the English department. Clarena was a member of Meridian Street United Methodist Church.

Dr. Robert L. “Bob” Frey ’60
passed away June 28, 2018. He served over 40 years in college teaching and administration and authored, co-authored or edited eight books, numerous articles and many presentations. After retirement, he became interested in the history of the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church and served for many years on the Advisory Council for the EUB Heritage Center at United Theological Seminary.

Dr. Stephen Anthony Graham passed away February 7, 2018. Dr. Graham was a UIndy history and political science faculty member and was named the 1992 “Teacher of the Year.” While at the University, he authored several books on the world-famous 20th century missionary-evangelist Dr. E. Stanley Jones. Dr. Graham retired in 2009 after serving on the UIndy faculty for 25 years.

Mary L. “Wimp” Baumgartner ’57
passed away June 2, 2018. Mary played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and was named to the 1953 all-star team. She taught and coached at Jimtown High School in Elkhart, IN, from 1957 to 1969, then at Leo High School in Leo, IN, from 1969 until her retirement in 1985. She was inducted into the UIndy Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 and the softball field was named after her in 2012.

Donald Everet Ray ’50 passed away December 19, 2018. Don began his career at L.S. Ayres before being drafted into the Army, where he served as a psychologist. He returned to Ayres after his service duty. His career flourished, becoming Vice President of Stores in 1971. Later, the Ayres family sold the store to Associated Dry Goods, which sent him to Baltimore to run Stewart & Co. in 1978, then in 1982 he went to St. Louis to head Stix, Baer & Fuller. He ended his career with Sibley’s of New York in Rochester. Don was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash and was also commissioned a Kentucky colonel. Don’s family, above all, was the most important part of his life.

Joseph D. “Joe” Cathcart ’84 passed away September 30, 2018. Joseph worked at F.A. Wilhelm Construction since 1996 as the chief financial officer. He was involved in his community including Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Scecina Memorial High School, the University of Indianapolis, Big Brothers Big Sisters, College Mentor for Kids, and the Catholic Youth Organization, where he coached youth football for 20 years.

Dr. Kathleen Koval passed away November 10, 2018. Dr. Koval was a faculty member of the UIndy School of Nursing from 1987 until her retirement in 2010. In 1996, the University opened the Koval Center, an on-campus clinic that provided services such as immunizations and health screenings to UIndy employees. Dr. Koval was instrumental in the development of the center, which also continues to play an important role in training nursing students through real clinical experiences.

Anna F. Dawson ’37 – January 12, 2018

Clarena E. Huffington ’41 – July 28, 2018

Daisy P. Torrence ’42 – August 11, 2018 

Genevieve M. Whitson ’43 – October 6, 2018

Slee O. Smith ’43 – November 11, 2018

Rev. Charles H. McClung, Jr. ’43 – December 5, 2018

Betty J. Esmon ’46 – August 27, 2018

Joe Burkhardt ’49 – October 3, 2018

Bert M. Keck ’49 – October 23, 2018

Rebecca S. Easley ’50 – May 29, 2018

Paul E. Dodson ’50 – October 25, 2018

Wayne E. Fansler ’50 – November 10, 2018

Donald E. Ray ’50 – December 19, 2018

Rev. Russell F. “Russ” Coats ’51 – September 11, 2018

Gloria L. McGrath ’52 – May 17, 2018

Robert J. DeNoon ’52 – August 3, 2018

Rose M. Wooden ’52 – August 11, 2018

Haldon T. “Hal” Cole ’54 – May 24, 2018

Donna T. Zigler ’54 – November 9, 2018

Bob C. Wood ’56 – June 10, 2018

Mary L. “Wimp” Baumgartner ’57 – June 2, 2018

Otis L. Cassetty ’57 – October 8, 2018

Clara Herring ’58 – September 11, 2018 

Leo F. Moye ’59 – June 27, 2018

Richard E. “Dick” Bunnell ’59 – November 16, 2018

Dr. Robert L. Frey ’60 – June 28, 2018

Marilyn J. Raker ’60 – September 5, 2018

Alice Moore ’62 – November 20, 2018

Bette Lou Groves ’62 – December 1, 2018

Nancey J. Acree ’63 – October 29, 2018

Velma C. “Carole” Spawn Marschke Graf ’64 – November 6, 2018 

Robert B. “Bob” Turner ’65 – May 22, 2018

Karen L. Paswater ’67 ’71 – July 21, 2018 

Doretta Faust ’69 – August 12, 2018

Frederic P. “Fred” Dausch ’69 – December 9, 2018

James A. Wesner ’70 – May 18, 2018

Sharon K. Huehls ’70 – November 30, 2018

Sister Juliann Babcock ’71 – June 15, 2018

Austin N. Douglas, Jr. ’72 – October 13, 2018 

Kevin A. Ruschhaupt ’74 – November 18, 2018

Ramona P. McLean ’75 – June 30, 2018

Rodger D. Coleman ’75 – October 19, 2018

Kenneth M. “Ken” Low ’76 – August 11, 2018 

Jane A. White ’77 – September 1, 2018

Thomas L. “Tom” Clymer ’78 – July 27, 2018

Nancy A. Sharp ’78 – August 25, 2018

Daylian R. Doan ’78 – September 1, 2018

Douglas E. “Doug” Weber ’78 – November 8, 2018

Peter T. Wenzel ’80 – November 1, 2018

Kimberly A. Huffman ’81 – May 25, 2018 

Sarah L. Isaak ’81 – August 26, 2018

Dinah L. Woelfel ’83 – December 23, 2018

Joseph D. “Joe” Cathcart ’84 – September 30, 2018

John R. Healey ’86 – December 12, 2018

Sylvia A. Patten ’88 – September 22, 2018

Vicki A. Thalls ’88 – October 16, 2018 

Judith A. “Judy” Stadler ’90 ’95 – July 29, 2018

Virginia E. “Gini” Collier ’94 – May 29, 2018

Todd A. Sturgeon ’94 – November 12, 2018

Amanda L. Langdon ’97 ’02 – July 26, 2018

Sarah K. Baker ’98 – June 7, 2018

Lawrence D. Seawood ’98 – September 10, 2018

Jacquelin Gamble “Pebbles” Johnson ’07 – September 14, 2018

Janelle M. Leary ’15 – September 16, 2018

Dr. Stephen A. Graham* – February 7, 2018

Shirley V. Spangler* – December 29, 2018


*Retired faculty and staff

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