Class NotesWinter 2015

Winter 2015 Class Notes: 1970s-1930s


Frederick Brooks III ’79 retired in June. He lives in Farmington, N.M.

Pamela Eaton ’79 has completed her BSN and her master’s in nursing and lives in Clearwater, Fla.

Jennifer Embree ’77 has been president of the state nurses association since 2011. She is serving her first term as president of the board of directors for Center Stone. She lives in Campbellsburg, Ind.

Luna Jones ’77 retired after 16 years as an English teacher. She lives in Bargersville, Ind.

Robert Buscher ’77 retired from education in May 2013. He is now working with adults with special needs. He lives in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Sara Johnson ’76 died August 16. She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Johnson; children, Gail Wood, Suzanne Vandagriff, Kathy West, and Rick Johnson; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill; and sister, Suzanne Walton. Sara was preceded in death by her brother, John. She lived in Indianapolis.

Anita Taylor ’76 is an inside sales representative at Heritage Environmental Services in Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Deborah Meadors ’75 works for Homeland Security in the areas of human resources, management recruitment, veteran appointments, and wounded warriors. She lives in Greenfield, Ind.

Daniel Starkey ’75 is a strength and condition-ing coordinator. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Horace Tucker ’75 was married in July 2013. He is an assistant quality assurance manager with Fuji Component Parts in Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis.

Diana McDowell ‘75 ’77 is a practitioner quality specialist for IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Ind.

Marilyn L. (Gooch) Armstrong ’74 died October 21. Marilyn is survived by children, Michael, Timothy, and Laura Beth Rust; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by son, Jeffrey, and sister, Lois White-head. She worked as a piano teacher, as a secretary for attorney offices, and was employed by the United States Postal Service. She was the owner/broker of Salt Creek Realty in Nineveh for many years prior to retirement in 2010. She lived in Nineveh, Ind.

Dr. James “Jimi” Glass ’74 is on the Propylaeum Historic Foundation board of directors. He lives in Indianapolis.

Rebecca Ramsey ’74 retired after 43 years as a teacher in Greenwood, Ind. She lives in Indianapolis.

Marilyn Barrios ’73 recently traveled to Tanzinia with the Rafiki Foundation. She lives in LaBelle, Fla.

Rev Gilbert Hubbard ’72 recently retired after working 40 years with the United Methodist ministry. He lives in Clarksville, Ind.

Robert Howe ’71 is a retired teacher and teaches part-time at Shawe High School in Madison, Ind. He lives in North Vernon, Ind.

Terry Whiteman ’71 passed away on September 9. He lived in Orleans, Ind. He began his life-long career of educating, advocating, and defending the rights of the developmentally disabled throughout Indiana at the sheltered workshop in Lebanon, Ind. He spent 30 years working for the Indiana State Department of Protection and Advocacy and worked with the Indiana State Board of Health, directing the surveys of nursing homes and group homes. Indiana Protection and Advocacy established the Terry Whiteman Distinguished Peer Award for his dedication to individuals with disabilities. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Sarah; children, Emmalyn and Alexander; and brother, Timothy.

Dr. Jay Ward ’70 passed away on July 10. He lived in Lakewood, Ohio.

Janet Hommel ’70 retired in June from Franciscan Alliance after 11 years. She lives in Greenwood, Ind.


Elizabeth “Betty” Higginbotham ’69 passed away on August 12. She was a registered nurse with Community Hospital East for 15 years. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Cecil; daughters, Carol Zeek ’72, ’82, Susan Higginbotham, and Nancy Hoff ’80, ’86; brother, Jim; six  grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She lived in Indianapolis.

K. D. Sidebottom ’68 published the book The Threat of Modern Slavery in American under the pen name Kenny Dale. He lives in New Albany, Ind.

The Mike Watkins Real Estate Group, owned by Michael Watkins ’68, is ranked 10th on the annual Indianapolis Business Journal list of All-Star Agents, based on sales volume over a two-year period. Mike lives in Greenwood, Ind.

Walter E. “Gene” Martin ’67 died October 21. He retired from the Indiana Department of Corrections after 44 years. He was superintendent of the Rockville Correctional Facility for years and retired from Miami Correctional Facility as superintendent. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynda; son, Adam; daughter, Elizabeth Yates; and four grandsons. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard. He lived in Greencastle, Ind.

Niles Daggy ’66 passed away August 20. Niles was a special education teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools from 1966 to 1969. He worked as a Special Education Consultant for the State of Indiana from 1969 to 1975. He was the director of special education for Warren Township Schools from 1975 to 2002. He later worked for IPS as a school psychologist, retiring again in 2012. He is survived by his sons, Aaron and Paul; three  grandchildren; mother, Virginia P. Greathouse; brothers, Emil, Jon, and Brian Greathouse; many special nephews and nieces; and former wife, Patricia. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer, and stepfather, Roy Greathouse. He lived in Greenwood, Ind.

Carl “Mo” Morrison ’64 has published photography ebooks How to Take Great Travel Photos and Great Train Photos. Carl’s award-winning images can be found in studios, magazines, online, and hanging in homes.
He uses many of his photos in the Rail Travelogues that he writes for He lives in Placentia, Calif.

Stanley Warren ’59 has been honored with a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indiana University School of Education. He lives in Indianapolis.

Rex Parish ’62 died September 10 with full military honors provided by the U.S. Army. He was in the Indiana National Guard from 1965 to 1971. Rex is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dianne; children, Eric Parish and Heather Funk; three grandchildren; and siblings, Richard Parish ’65, Jean Woodhouse, and Fred Parish. He lived in Muncie, Ind.

Clarice E. Bollen ’62 died September 23. She lived in Indianapolis.

Thomas Springer ’61 died August 19. He lived in Indianapolis.


David Shaw ’52 died September 23. He was drafted into the Navy in 1945, serving in Norfolk and the Naval Academy Prep School. He played football for two seasons at Indiana Central University, and became the school’s football coach in 1951. In 1953 David led ICU to its only undefeated football season in the school’s history. He left ICU to become the football coach, a teacher, and athletic director at Seymour High School. In 1961, he become the football and track coach and a teacher at Warren Central High School. He is a member of the Warren Central Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1977 he became the principal for Seymour School System for 10 years. David is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alvera; son, David; and siblings, Della, Joe, and Phyllis. He is survived by his brother, Art Shaw ’60; his daughter, Ellynn; son, Norm; sister-in-law, Joanne Lantz ’53; brother-in-law, William Baldwin ’62; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He lived in Fishers, Ind.

Ray Pierce ’52 died September 20. An award- winning teacher, he taught chemistry, physics, and math at Tri High School and in Straughn, New Lisbon, and Lewis-ville schools in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Jill; nephew, Charles McKay; niece, Norma Walls; several great-nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Susan Moore and Wendy Root; step-son, Bill Wasson; and seven step-grandchildren. He lived in New Castle, Ind.

Joseph Miles ’51, died September 25. He was retired from the City of Columbus, Water Division. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Martha, and is survived by his children, Dave, Marty, and Melanie; and four grandchildren. He lived in Columbus, Ohio.

Rev. Wayne Smith ’51, died August 18 and was buried with military honors. He became a soldier/musician in the Korean War. He was a music teacher and business school director, but worked as a Scoutmaster and in Scouting for more than 25 years. In retirement, he pursued his doctorate in divinity. Wayne is survived by his wife, Mary Smith ’50; daughter, Vicki Limbaugh; son, Russell; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He lived
in Saint Peters, Mo.

Betty Addleman ’50, died August 10. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Indianapolis General Hospital. Betty Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; daughter, Laura; brothers, Charles, Albert, Herbert, Edward, and George; and sister, Nellie. Survivors include daughters, Clare Snyder, Lesley, and Cristina; son, Robert; and five grandchildren She lived in Indianapolis.

William E. Parr ’50 passed away March 8. He lived in Forsyth, Ill.

James C. Otte ’50 passed away September 26. He joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school, serving from October 1945 to August 1946. He was employed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena as an engineer, retiring in October 1992. Jim was an avid golfer, winning the 2010 President’s Cup in Canyon Lake. Jim is survived by his wife, Dolores “Dee” ’50; sons, David and Doug; daughter, Debby Robertson; sister, Vivian; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He lived in Canyon Lake, Calif.


Rev. Robert Todd ’44 passed away on August 4. Survivors include his wife, Ardith A. Todd ’46; children, Carl, Cathy A. Todd ’84, Morris, and Merrell; seven grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Todd ’58. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David, Joe, Lloyd, and Glenn Todd ’54; and sisters, Jean Thompson and Carol Merrill. He lived in Franklin, Ind.

Betty Clutton ’43 passed away on September 24. Betty was a school teacher at Edgewood Elementary in Perry Township for more than 33 years. She is survived by her special friends, Madelyn and Vern Ramsey; nephew, David; great-nieces, Patricia, Tiffany, and Jackie; and step-great-nephews and niece, Scott, James, and Danielle. Her brother, Joseph, and her nephew, Stanley, preceded her in death. She lived in Indianapolis.

Evelyn Phillips ’42 died September 10. She was an English teacher for 35 years with East Allen County Schools and served many of her years at Paul Harding High School, retiring in 1985. Surviving are her sons, Stanley and Merrill; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll. She lived in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Carol Wulf ’42 passed away September 27. Carol was a first through third grade teacher for Indianapolis Public Schools for 42 years, retiring in 1984. She was a longtime member and past-president of the Women’s Department Club. Carol was preceded in death by her loving husband, William; sister, Lora; and brother, David Ramsey ’45. She is survived by four nieces and seven nephews. She lived in Indianapolis.


Autumn Thomas ’39 passed away on August 13. She is survived by her sons, Jon, Roger, and Kerry, and two grandsons. She lived in Louisville, Ken.

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