Class NotesFall 2013

Fall 2013 Class Notes: 1962–1978


Mary Ann Norris ’62 died on February 21. Survivors include her children, John William and Madonna; grandchildren, Brittany, Taylor, Jennifer, and Jarrett; step-grandchildren, Zachery, Dakota, Gary, Vikki and Stephen; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Owen, and Ella; sister, Evelyn; and brothers, William and Roger. She lived in Plymouth, Ind.

Robert L. Willoughby ’62 died June 4. He is survived by his wife, Betty. He lived in Greenwood, Ind.

Lee Scott Beasley ’63 passed away February 23. She retired as an educator from Indianapolis Public Schools. Survivors include her children, Loren and Kyle; five grandchildren; mother, Selna; and sisters, Paula and Christy. She lived in Indianapolis.

Betty Coleman Russell ’63 passed away April 17. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Hart ’62, daughters, Susie Hartzell and Cathy Chandler; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She lived in Indianapolis.

Delilla Brown ’65 died February 20. She retired from Clay Community School Corporation. Survivors include her husband, John; sons, Jason and Garth; grandchildren, Madalynn, Grady, Avery, and Sydni; and brother, Richard Boyce ’68. She lived in Brazil, Ind.

Dr. James L. Brunnemer ’66 has written a novel, The Hoosier Game, the chronicle of the lives of two best friends and high school basketball teammates in Southern Indiana. The book was praised by Garry Donna, publisher of Indiana Basketball and a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame: “As publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine for 43 years I have read many books about high school basketball in Indiana. None of them captured the true feeling and spirit of the game’s ‘golden years’—particularly of the late 1950s and early 1960s—like Jim Brunnemer’s historical fiction, The Hoosier Game, he wrote. “The Hoosier Game,” he goes on to say, “qualifies as an exhilarating literary experience.” A former vice president at the University of Indianapolis, Jim served four universities and one charitable foundation as a chief development officer before retiring in 2004. The Hoosier Game is Jim’s second book, following Distinction Without Pretension (2004), a memoir about his 40-year association with his alma mater. Jim has been married for 45 years to Luella, and the family includes two sons, their wives, and six grandchildren. They live in Brown County, Ind.

Roger P. Spangler ’66 passed away March 20. He retired from Arrow Electronics. Survivors include his mother, Virginia; wife, Shirley; daughters, Rachelle Spangler Wright ’89 and Jennifer Spangler Kleeman ’92 ’97; grandchildren, Whitney, Brock, Mitch, and Lucas; brothers, James, Edwin, and Mark; and sister, Sharon. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, and brother, Michael. He lived in New Palestine, Ind.

James Franklin ’67 passed away September 12. He lived in Indianapolis.

Patricia Lahr ’67 died April 9. She was a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society. She was a psychology and psychiatric social worker for Richmond State Hospital in Richmond, Ind. Survivors include her brother, Michael; nieces, April and Kylie; nephews, Michael and J.D.; great-nephews, Tyler, Aaron, and Cameron; and great-nieces, Alexis and Cayla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Blanche. She lived in Marion, Ind.

Kenneth Franklin ’68 died April 21. He and his wife owned and operated ABC Day Schools and ABC Preschools in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Renee, Sabrina, and Katrina; and nine grandchildren. He lived in Indianapolis.

Peter Forrest Macey ’68 died on June 9. He is survived by his brothers, Christopher and Michael, and sisters, Linda Halleran, Julie Marsh, and Mary Fink. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anne; and brother, Patrick. He lived in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Charles M. Seward ’68 passed away April 6. He had worked at Western Electric. Survivors include his daughters, Judie, Michelle, and Charlotte; son, Ronald; sister, Edythe; eight grand-children, and 14 great-grandchildren. He lived in Indianapolis, Ind.


Margaret Britts ’70 died April 2. She lived in Indianapolis, Ind.

Jo Ellen Manship-Loo ’70 passed away March 3. She was a music teacher at Meridian Music in Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband, Patterson; sons, Ben and Daniel; grandson, Neil; mother, Arlene; brother, James; sisters, Nancy and Julie; nephews, John, David, and Avi; and niece, Amienne. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen. She lived in Indianapolis.

Linda Green ’72 died May 26. She is survived by her brothers, Daniel, Tim, and Steve; nine nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two nieces. She lived in San Diego, Calif.

Terry Hoyt Nichols ’72 has retired from teaching at Jefferson Elementary School in Parkersburg, W. Va. She lives in Parkersburg.

William Messer ’73 died March 19. He was an instructional aide in the special education department at North Central High School in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; parents, Bill and Nancy; siblings, David and LuAnn; and nieces and nephews, Sam, Julia, Jason, Adam, Emma, and Lincoln.

Michael Mull ’74 died February 22. Survivors include; wife, Patricia; and daughters, Lauren and Melissa. He was preceded in death by his parents. He lived in Indianapolis.

Stephen Taylor ’74 ’76 is retired as an accountant at DFAS-Fort Harrison. He lives in Pendleton, Ind.

Michael Cagle ’77 received the Gary Warstler Marketing Excellence Award for leading the company in listings sold for individual agents at The F.C Tucker Company. He finished in the company’s Top Ten for closed production for individual agents for the third consecutive year. He also led the south office in production for the seventh time and earned the Realty Alliance Award for the twentieth consecutive year. He lives in Greenwood, Ind.

David Cutshaw ’78 was named to the 2013 Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister list by the Indiana Lawyer newspaper. He leads the medical malpractice group as well as the business litigation team. He lives in Carmel, Ind.

James Pare ’78 passed away February 1. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include wife, Susan; sons, Charles and Jacob; sister, Dixie; and step-brother, George. He was preceded in death by his parents. He lived in Alma, Mich.

Thomas Wells ’78 died March 9. He was a retired police officer with the Indianapolis Police Department. Survivors include wife, Barbara; son, Joseph; daughter, Stephanie Freeman; grandchildren, Zachary, Victoria, and Benjamin; and siblings, John, Dennis, Sabina, Joan, Margaret, and Elizabeth. He lived in Brownsburg, Ind.

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