Shields High School Class of ’58 shares moments to remember


The Shields High School Class of 1958 conducted its 60th reunion, “Moments to Remember,” at Muscatatuck Hall at Café Batar in Seymour with 34 classmates and 19 guests attending.

To set the mood of the past was a 1962 Roman red Chevrolet Corvette owned by classmate John L. Sullivan in the parking lot by the entrance to the hall. A social hour was followed by the class picture taken on the side porch by photographer Margaret Wilson.

Tables were decorated with cut glass bottles tied with purple ribbons and given as door prizes. John Lewis welcomed his classmates and their guests, and Pat Kelley gave the dinner invocation for the catered meal.

Following the dinner, Linda Bollinger McCoy led the group in reading the class song she and Judy Gilbert had written for senior class day, “Moments to Remember.”

A memorial service was presented with Janice Cooper Sells reading “The Empty Chair” and Janet Hall Works reading the names of those deceased since the last reunion. They were Melvin Burgett, Judy Leonard Ball, Denver Schrader, Earl Steltenpohl, Paul Wilson, Ed Jones, Beverly McClintock Ackeret, Charlotte Pardieck Lucas, Kenneth Montgomery, Dorothy Phillips, Morris Sandlin, William Hazzard, Linda Klakamp Jerome, Dorla Leckermeyer Curry, Ed Bobb, Janet Hildreth Schurman, Margaret Ann Roeger, Dixie Taul Ramsier, Raymond Chastain and Sally Story Lauster. A candle was lit in their memory.

Classmates spent time reminiscing and introduced themselves and spouses. It was decided to have the next reunion in 2023.

Committee members for the 60th reunion were Sharlene Miller Lawson, Janet Hall Works, Janice Cooper Sells, Bev Stark Kelley, Linda Bollinger McCoy, John Lewis, Mickey Beck and Connie James Gerth.

Attending from out of state were Don and Peggy Boyles Schroer of Dacula, Georgia, and Rick and Sandra VonDielingen Walter of Fairfield, Ohio.

Attending from Indiana were Dr. Larry Brooks of Bloomington; Garnett and Patty Spray Buster of Brownstown; Gene and Lucille Engleking Essex of Hope; Larry and Saundra Bobb Phelps and Karen Foster Schlehuser, all of Columbus; Kathy and Jerry Ritz of Floyd Knobs; Fran and Jeff Schrink of Terre Haute; and Janice Cooper Sells of Edinburgh.

Attending from Seymour were Bud and Ninette Pfister Basil, Sara and Mickey Beck, Judy and Larry Carpenter, Darlene and Tom Cooley, Irma Krumme Darlage, Gary and Doris Jane Kiel Doyle, Connie James Gerth, Steve Gill, Pat and Bev Stark Kelley, Dan and Karen Keys Kiel, Deanna and Don Kieser, Tom and Sharlene Miller Lawson, Marvina and John Lewis, Jim and Linda Bollinger McCoy, Jerry and Janet Cummings Morrison, Nancy Waldkoetter Noblitt, Ruth Ann Bode Schneider, Shade Shutters, Berniece and Myron Smith, Marion Sonny Stanfield, John Sullivan and Roger and Janet Hall Works.

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