Class NotesFall 2011

Fall 2011 Classnotes: 1970-1999


Shirley Ewing Stahl ’70 died January 27. Shirley was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital in Seymour, Ind. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; son, Daniel; daughter, Rhonda; sister, Ruth; three grandchildren; and other family. She lived in Brownstown.

Mary Wilson ’70 died February 22. She was employed as a teacher and counselor at the Family Counseling Center in Greenwood, Ind. Survivors include her husband, James Wilson ’69 ’87; son, John; daughter, Shannon; sister, Sharon; and ten nieces and nephews. She lived in Greenwood.

Howard “John” Bramlett ’71 died January 25. A World War II veteran, he was employed with CP International until retirement. He served as coordinator of victims’ assistance in Marion County, a hospice worker, and a pastoral counselor at St. Francis Hospital. Survivors include his son, David; daughter, Janice; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. He lived in Bloomington, Ind.

Nathan Everett ’72 is the owner of NWE Signatures LLC, Bellevue, Wash. He is the author of the books For Blood or Money and Steven George & the Dragon. His upcoming novel, Gutenberg’s Other Book, was an award-winner in the 2010 PNWA Literary Competition for Thrillers. He lives in Bellevue, Wash.

Richard Ayer ’73 ’79 died April 25. He lived in Greenwood, Ind.

Richard Wellman ’73 died May 22. He was a speech pathologist with Indianapolis Public Schools, retiring in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Sondra; brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews. He lived in Indianapolis.

Donald Sargent ’74 passed away June 9. He was quality assurance engineer for Rapid Design in Indianapolis. He lived in Whiteland.

Esther Littrell Wilson ’74 died March 1. She served as pastor at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Wilson ’73; daughter, Rachel; sisters, Martha and Mary; and several nephews and nieces. She lived in Indianapolis.

Patricia McCrory ’76 was selected for the 2011 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers. She serves on the UIndy Board of Trustees. She lives in Indianapolis.

Mary Brown Nine ’78 has started “On Target Resumes,” a company consulting in the areas of résumé creation, career coaching, and interview preparation. She lives in Indianapolis.

Carmen Hurley ’79 has been inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. He wrestled at UIndy and is now assistant principal at Beech Grove High School. He and his wife, Vicki Hurley ’78, live in New Palestine, Ind.


Debra Harper ’81 passed away February 23. She lived in Indianapolis.

Charlene Williamson Stewart Bivens ’80 died June 22. She lived in Greenfield, Ind.

Donald Gillespie ’86 was appointed as judge of the Portland (Ind.) City Court. He is a former member of the Portland City Council and past president of the Portland Park Board and has served on the Jay County Fair Board since 1990. He lives in Portland.

Mary Scifres ’87 was a keynote speaker at the National Convocation of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts held in Colorado Springs. She is a United Methodist pastor and published author. She lives in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Robin Young ’89 is an orthotist at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Indianapolis. He also lives in Indianapolis.


Tanya Green ’90 is the project coordinator at Sallie Mae, Fishers, Ind. She lives in Indianapolis.

David Kaehr ’90
was awarded the Spirit of the Eagle designation by Allstate Insurance Company. He is a territorial distribution leader for Allstate in Indianapolis. He lives in Carmel, Ind.

Shelley Speas ’90 is a controller at Excel Heating & Air Condi-tioning, Greenwood, Ind. She and her husband, Robert Speas ’95, live in Martinsville.

Christopher Lagoni ’91 earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Purdue University. He is the assistant principal in the Whitley County Consolidated District. He lives in Kokomo, Ind.

Gretchen Craft Fox ’93 is the business development manager at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Joe Bickel ’93 received a certificate of commendation and an award for initiative and outstanding achievement at the 2011 Carmel Police State of the Department & Awards Recognition Dinner. He lives in Carmel, Ind.

Jill Hoeppner Guenin ’95 ’97 died February 1. She was a physical therapist at Hancock Regional Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Blaine Guenin ’93 ’95, sons, Gage and Clay; parents, Ronald and Beverly, sister, Lisa; brother, Ronald Jr.; parents-in-law, Keith and Marna; sister-in-law, M. Shalon McCart ’88; brothers-in-law, Scott McCart ’88 and Monty; and several nieces and nephews. She lived in Greenfield, Ind.

Roxane Fischer Piepenbrok ’96 is director of disability services at Goodwill of Central Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis.

Reeve Schroeder Smith was born to John Smith ’96 and his wife, Kimberly, on June 15. She joins her sister, Reilly, at their home in Wyomissing, Penn.

Richard Kester ’97 was appointed director of Specialty Ancillary Services, Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind. His wife, Tamara Kester ’97, and their four children live in Connersville, Ind.

Lora Manion ’97 graduated from Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis in 2010. She is a corporate attorney for the contract services division of United Water Inc., Indianapolis. She lives in Greenwood.

Sydney Nikole Carlisle was born to Gerald and Nikole Baldwin Carlisle ’98 January 31. The family lives in Indianapolis.

Corbin Nathaniel Estep was born to Seth and Arika Hartley Estep ’98 on May 3, 2010. The family resides in Anderson, Ind.

Jennifer White ’97 is a transitional services director at Coburn Place Safe Haven in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Kelsey Kendall was born to Patrick Kendall Jr. ’98 and Tracey Kendall ’99 on March 11. She joins her brother, Patrick, at their family home in Greenwood, Ind.

Jaime Nelis ’98 is an accounting manager at Simon Property Group, Inc. in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Emma Rose was born to Robert and Mary Percival Drizigacker ’99 on January 7. The family lives in Mesa, Ariz.

Crystal Grave ’99 launched in March 2011. She is the president and CEO of the event planning database, connecting consumers and vendors of Central Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis.

Cindy Lewis ’99 ’05 married Darren Holmes on December 31. Cindy is CEO Practice Administrator at Community Hospital Oncology, Indianapolis.  They live in Indianapolis.

Natalia Olenina ’99 ’01 ’02 is an associate at Goldman Sachs, N.Y. She and her husband, Aleksey, live in Brooklyn.

Keoagile Rafifing ’99 is public & corporate affairs manager at Debswana Diamond Mining Company Ltd, Orapa & Letlhakane Mines. He lives in Gaborone, Botswana.

Dawn Struck ’99 was named Excell WHAS teacher of the year and Clark County teacher of the year. Dawn’s husband, Daniel Struck ’99, was named regional wrestling coach of the year. Both are teachers at Jeffersonville High School. They live in Jeffersonville, Ind.

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