December 13, 2010 – With the weather a cold 15 degrees, snow on the ground, and schools closed, a few of our group managed to dig themselves out and make it to the luncheon. We had 11 classmates and 2 spouses. Louis & Sandy Lacey brought their granddaughter, Amanda, with them today.

JoAnn Longstreth Mount had made cards for the classmates whom we know are ill and had everyone sign them. Thanks, JoAnn. Shirley Bennett gave everyone a calendar for 2011 with the picnic picture on it.

She also led the luncheon prayer and we huddled to eat as it was a very cold day. After lunch we had a White Elephant exchange with some very funny gifts.

Birthdays for December – Mabel Carrel Dale – Dec. 5th; Pauline Snelling Davis and Leon Fischer – Dec. 8th; Gloria Cantor Denny – Dec. 12th; Tom Hall – Dec. 16th; Dave Anderson – Dec. 17th; Phyllis Young Bradshaw – Dec. 18th; Bill Bowman and Gene Moore – Dec. 20th; JoAnn Farmer Pletcher – Dec. 21st; Jerry Norman – Dec. 22nd; Alice Barker Nessline – Dec. 25th; and Marilyn Daily Shaffer and Nancy Sommers Rarrick – Dec. 31st. Happy Birthday to each of you.

Our condolences go to the family and friends of Jerry Quinn, who passed away on November 8, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Grace; his children, Bill (Roberta), Bob Quinn and Brenda Taylor, and Wendy Quinn; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; several step children and step grandchildren; a sister, Kay Jones; his brother, Dan Quinn and several nieces and nephews. Jerry donated his body to The Research for Life in Tucson, Arizona.

Our condolences go to the family and friends of Rebecca Atkinson Wentworth, who passed away on December 6, 2010. She was married to former classmate, Gary Wentworth, who had passed in 2003. Becky is survived by her son, Ira (Amy) Wentworth; daughter, Doris Sims; grandchildren: Sara Sims, Samuel Wentworth, Rachel Wentworth, Ariel Wentworth and Noah Wentworth; brothers, Richard and Alan (Judy) Wentworth; sisters: Faye Gannon, Linda (Nick) Woodall, and Peggy (Tom) Copperas’ several nieces and nephews.

We wish each of you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to 2011 and having many more of our classmates join us. If you would like to be featured in the Profile, please send me your current information.

November 8, 2010 – The monthly luncheon was held today with 27 classmates and 9 spouses in attendance. It was a beautiful day and a great attendance. Let’s see if we can now top the number of 36. There was a short meeting, in which Mike Erichsen and Connie Watiker were recognized for attending every luncheon since the inception in November, 2007. They were presented with a certificate of recognition for the efforts they have shown. We had two new faces today, Joy Shinn McCallister and Betty Rollins Clark. We are always pleased to welcome all the classmates. Today we recognized the spouses for all their support in attending the luncheons on a regular basis. Photos in the Gallery.

There was discussion on doing a White Elephant Exchange for the December luncheon and it was agreed that everyone who wants to participate will bring a silly gift in December. We also remembered our veterans and appreciate all their efforts in our behalf. We are still taking orders for either the short sleeve blue shirt – $7.00, or the long sleeve white shirt – $10.70.

We will now be listing the birthdays for the month (the ones we have, if we don’t have yours, please let us know). Betty Rollins Clark – Nov. 5th, Eleanor Norris Whitehouse – Nov. 6th, Francis Holzschuher – Nov. 19th, Willa Ruth Garich Deveny – Nov. 23rd, and Laura Jean Moyer Newell – Nov. 27th.

Also, a classmate of ours, during 55- 56, Nancy Hoover passed away on November 2, 2010. She is survived by her brother, Stewart M. (Candice) Hoover, Jr.; sister, Mary Hoover; and her nieces and nephews. Our condolences to her family.

Joe Kennedy led the prayer and we enjoyed ourselves with good food and lots of talk. If you are interested in bringing us up-to-date, please send the information to me, as I would like to continue the Profile of the Month.

October 11, 2010 – The monthly luncheon was held today with 18 classmates and 6 spouses. It is always good to see everyone who comes. It was just a beautiful day and lots of good conversation. There are always lots of laughs, like “who would ever get out of their car, go shopping, think they have lost their keys, go back to car to find it still running and unlocked?” (J.Mount). Isn’t it great to get old and still be able to laugh at yourself.

Earl Sims led the prayer before we filled up with a variety of food. Shirley Bennett took a few more orders for the long sleeve white ZHS shirt. The cost is $10.70, if anyone is interested.

If you have any information you would like to pass on, please feel free to email me. I might mention that several classmates are on Facebook. You might want to take a look at them.

I need your help now. If any one would like to have their profile on the web, please send me your picture along with a short description of what is going on in your life. They will appear during the next year starting in February, 2011. Please send them in., we want to hear from you.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 – WHAT A DAY! We arrived at the Golden Corral to find they were closed for remodeling and we hadn‘t been advised. But everything has a way of working out. I am sorry if any classmates arrived late and didn’t find us. We had them post a sign about our whereabouts. The manager of the Golden Corral arranged for us to go to Tee Jay’s Restaurant and he took care of our bill, which we considered very nice. Picture in the Photo Gallery.


We had a short meeting to discuss the get together in 2011. Since the 55th reunion will be in 2012, we thought it might be nice to just try something a little different for the annual get together. After discussion with the luncheon attendees, it was decided to have a BOX LUNCH GET TOGETHER on August 13, 2011, at the Park Central (Old Armco). That is the Saturday before the Muskingum County Fair. Please mark your calendars. This is early but we wanted to give you a heads-up for planning your schedules next year. More information will follow after the first of the year.

You can still order tee shirts at $7.00 each (blue shirt with white lettering). We also have a long sleeve shirt at $10.70 each (white with blue lettering). If they are to be mailed, the postage is $3.25. Just let us know if you are interested.

We regret to inform you that we have lost another classmate. Jack D. McBride passed away on August 14, 2010, at St. Ann Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was the owner and operator of J. Dean’s Barber and Salon. He is survived by his life partner, Dan Goeller; beloved K-9 friend, Pepsi; brother, Robert (Bertha); sister, Jan (Keith) Adams; Dan’s mother, Patricia Goeller; the Goeller siblings, Chuck,, Susan, Kathy, Bob, Theresa, Mike and Patrick; longtime work associate, Bob Foster; close friends, Gary and Barbara Sidebotham and Joe and Theresa Miller; euchre friends, Mary Fidler and Rita Martin; friend, Jim Carle of Zanesville’ nieces, nephews and many other friends. Our condolences to his family and friends.

We haven’t received anymore information to pass along this month on classmates. If you have information or want to share something with us. Please let me know.

AUGUST 9, 2010 – The monthly luncheon was held today with 19 classmates, 7 spouses and Earl and Sarah Sims’ grandson. We had two new faces with Phyllis Scott Wilson from Marietta and Nancy Veyon Patterson and her husband, Bob, from Virginia. Picture is in the Photo Gallery.

We had a short meeting going over the picnic and future events. The idea of a picnic next summer has been widely requested and plans will go forward. It has been suggested that we have it on the Saturday before Fair Week next year. We are looking for a better speaker system, as it is so open at the park, it is really hard to hear. We don’t want to rent one adding to the cost of our event, so we are asking for your help in finding one for the occasion. Also, if there is anything that you would like, please let me know now as we are always open for suggestions.

Shirley Bennett’s son sent his thanks for the notes he received regarding the bricks and said it was his pleasure to make his “Mom” and her friends happy. Shirley was presented with a gift certificate for her efforts, and she reluctantly accepted as it takes the whole group to get things done and she feels she is just a part of the big picture. Thanks to everyone as it is appreciated very much.

Nancy Knowlden Gregg is home now recovering from open heart surgery. Please keep her in your prayers and if you need her address, please let me know. Also, Roger Penos’s son had a stroke and is now back in the hospital with blood clots in his legs. Please remember Roger and his family at this time. If at any time you know of a classmate or family member that we should recognize, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Marlene Wiseman Jones led us in prayer and a good time was had by all. Now we are looking forward to next month. Remember if you are celebrating a special event or would like your family picture in the Photo Gallery, we need to know.

July 12, 2010 – On a very muggy day the monthly luncheon was held with 21 classmates and 6 spouses in attendance. We had two new faces today, Linda Lichtner Lee from Mobile, Alabama, who came up to attend the picnic and Carolyn Gebhart Filkill. You will find photo in the Gallery.

It was announced that Suzy Barker Diehl has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She has had the operation and will soon begin radiation and chemo. Please remember her in your prayers, and if you would like to send her a card, please let me know and I will give you her address.

The picnic is set and the classmates who ordered shirts and attend the luncheon have received theirs. The rest will be distributed at the picnic. If you are still interested in a tee shirt, please let me know and I can still order them. The cost is $7.00 for the shirt and $3.25 for shipping. You never know what will happen at the luncheons, so take a look at the Photo Gallery to catch a glimpse of Tom Hall showing off his mature body.

Vonda Wittlinger Moore led the prayer and we had a very enjoyable time. Sherrie Supplee Brubaker had sent a picture of the classmates from Mr. Boggs’ physic class in the McIntire Park near the school. Please check in out in the Gallery. There were also pictures from Hancock and they were given out. Anyone who has pictures that they would like to share, please send them along.

June 14, 2010 – The luncheon was held today with a great turnout of 32 in attendance. One new face today was Jim Lucas and his wife Linda. First new face since 8/09. Picture is in the Photo Gallery. A short meeting was held. Thanks went to all the workers at the Farewell to ZHS day, especially Joann Longstreth Mount, who gave up attending her grandson’s graduation to fulfill her commitment at the table. Kudos to her. Francis Holzschuher led the prayer and we enjoyed another day with friends.

The request was made to get tee shirts with ZHS Class of ’57 on them. You can purchase a shirt for $7.00, if you are interested. If it needs to be shipped to you, there will be additional charge for postage. You can order through the web site or email Shirley Bennett directly. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. The shirt is 50-50 and blue with white lettering. Any questions, please feel free to contact me. I will only get the number of shirts that are ordered.

Reminder – The picnic is approaching fast and the deadline is June 19th for reservations.



We regret to inform you that we have lost another classmate. Betty J. Shepherd Ball passed away May 9, 2010. Betty was a twin in the family of 14 children. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ball, five children, Betty Dennis, Lisa Rossiter, Jodie (Tim) Beaver, John (April), and Sandy (Shannon) Farmer; three step-children and seventeen grandchildren, one sister, Donna Shepherd Bebout, and one brother, Andy Shepherd. Our condolences to her family and friends.

MAY 23, 2010 – NEWS AND UPDATES: FAREWELL TO ZHS  – A sad day for the Class of 1957. A final farewell was held to bid goodbye to our school. We spent the day looking over the items that were on display from the past 53 years. The time capsule was opened and the contents were put on display. It consisted of several of the local newspapers, pictures and a record. One interesting thing was the register of the people attending the burial of the time capsule, Virgil Ronald Mast was there at the ceremony with his father. Please look below to see the pictures that were taken of the day’s event. Several of the classmates took part in working the table for the day.

May 10, 2010 – There were 19 classmates and 4 spouses at the monthly luncheon today. We had a short meeting to go over the Farewell to Zanesville High on May 22, 2010. There are to be tables representing each class from 1955-2010. We received a few items of memorabilia to have for our display, and we will be set up in the gym from 12:00-6:00 p.m. The classmates are very kind to volunteer their time to work the table throughout the day. The public is invited and all classmates who wish to tour for the last time should come. Hopefully, I will have pictures for the web after the event is over.

We needed one representative to carry the flag in honor of our class on graduation day. Since Joe Kennedy is the only surviving officer of the class (he was our treasurer), he graciously agreed to do the honors.

After the sign-up for the farewell and little discussion, Marcia Nethers Imlay led the prayer. When the meal was finished, there was a lot of conversation about the loss of our high school and the sadness we feel. Hopefully, when the new school is occupied, there will be more respect for it and it will be better taken care of than what has happened in the short time (56 years) to good old ZHS. We can only hope for the best. We have be told that the name is going to change and the school colors as well. What do you think? If you have an opinion, let us know.

Remember the picnic is fast approaching. If you haven’t sent it your reservations, please do. We are hoping for a good turnout.

The activity on the fun forum and bulletin board was not enough to justify trying to keep it up. If you are truly interested in having one, we need your input. Otherwise, you just need to go to Feedback to make comments, change address, or make inquiries, etc.

APRIL 12, 2010 – The monthly luncheon was held today with 22 classmates and 7 spouses in attendance. The weather was perfect and hopefully will continue for the remainder of the summer months. We had a short meeting regarding the reservations for the picnic. If you are planning on attending, please get your reservations in as soon as possible.

Also, ZHS is having a get together for all the classes that have graduated from the current high school, as it will soon be torn down. They have requested that each class provide a table with memorabilia from their time at ZHS. If you have any items you would like to share for the day, please contact us. The day is May 22, 2010 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the gym. All are invited to attend.

After the meeting, Ron Davis led the prayer and we had a very enjoyable time together. We all hope to see some new faces as the weather improves.

APRIL 3, 2010 – It is with deep regret to inform you that Dannie L. Boetcher, our class president, passed away on April 2, 2010, at his residence. Dannie was a U. S. Navy veteran. He worked for Lipton Tea Company and then went into business for himself as a carpenter.

Dannie is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters and sons-in-laws, Dana and Robert Vance of Virginia, Dawn and Scott MacMeans of Massachusetts, and their mother, Diane Mosher of Ashland, and Kristine and Matthew Geer of Ontario; five loving grandchildren, Kira Vance, Stephan and Isabelle MacMeans, and Colton and Mitchell Geer; sisters and brother-in-law, Nancy Hubbard of Ohio, and Connie and Roger McGee of North Carolina; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Ralph and Virginia Heischman of Westerville; numerous nieces and nephews; his protégé, Marc Shreffler; his many friends at Deckers and his good companion, Lucy. Our condolences to his family and friends.

March 8, 2010 – The sun came out today and so did the classmates. We had a good turnout with 24 classmates, 9 spouses, 1 grandchild and 1 niece for a total of 35 in attendance. It was great to get together, hoping the worst of the winter is behind us. Joe Kennedy led the prayer and we then  enjoyed good food and  interesting conversation.

We try to send get well cards to classmates who are ill and are asking for your help in obtaining such information. If you know of anyone, who is under the weather, please let us know.

We are asking that if you know of a classmate, who would like to attend the picnic, but their finances are such that they would be unable to come, please let us know. Tom Hall has donated money for just that purpose. Please send the information thru feedback. This will be confidential.

We are still waiting on pictures to add to our Photo Gallery. Old or current, it doesn’t matter. Remember the site is only as successful as you want to make it. What would you like to see or read about, voice your opinions.

The reservations are coming in for the picnic and we are hoping for a good turnout. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us.

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 – It is with deep regret to advise you that we have lost another classmate. Vicki Vickers Stottsberry passed February 16, 2010 at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care after a courageous battle with cancer. She graduated from Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing. Vicki is survived by her husband, Gary Stottsberry, whom she married April 14, 1962. Also, surviving are a daughter, Michelle (Randy) Elson of Zanesville; two sons, Kurt (Jackie) Stottsberry of Zanesville and Kevin (Chris) Stottsberry of Philo; five grandchildren, Ashley Elson, Tanner, Katie, Tristan and Quentin Stottsberry; a great grandson, Kaiden Kerby; two aunts, one uncle; several cousins and special friends, Yvonne Burns, Shirley Bennett and Jeanette Hennessy. Our condolences go to her family and friends.

February 8, 2010 – With snow piled up to about four feet along the sides of the roads and the temperature hovering around 15 degrees, 18 classmates and 4 spouses braved the elements and gathered for lunch today. Tom Hall led the group in prayer and we commenced the eating routine. It was sure a break from the week-end when the snow fell the size of golf balls and accumulated from 12 to 15 inches. We are now bracing ourselves for another 4 to 8 inches of snow tomorrow and Wednesday.

We always enjoy a good laugh, and today was no exception. In December, when the winds were blowing at 40 miles a hour, Judy Pearson Blair was doing a good deed and putting the trash cans away for her elderly neighbors. Well, low and behold along came a large garbage can blowing in the wind and smacked her to the ground. She ended up in the ER with a bruised nose, two black eyes and a very sore hip and knee. There went her Christmas shopping and a long recovery. We just glad she is back on her feet. You have to admit it is a very funny story.

We are asking you to send us any pictures from early on with classmates, etc., so we can add them to the photo gallery. So, get busy and submit a picture.

The reservations are coming in from the July picnic. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 17th and join us for a relaxing time at the park.

JANUARY 24, 2010 – It is with deep regret to inform you that our classmate, Phillip M. Patterson passed away on January 20, 2010 at his residence. Phillip is survived by two brothers, Gordon (Linda) Patterson of Rushville and James (Ethel) Patterson, Jr. of Roseville; three sisters, Lois Patterson-Kirby and Carol (Robert) Norton of Zanesville and Patricia Kirk of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews and his former wife, Vonda Patterson of Zanesville. Our condolences go to his family and friends.

To the classmates from Hancock, our condolences go to the families of Charles Wisecarver, who passed away on January 11, 2010 and Raymond Ralph, who passed away on January 21, 2010.

JANUARY 11, 2010 – On a very cold and ugly day we had a decent turnout with 16 classmates and 7 spouses. We began with Earl Miller leading the prayer. The classmates enjoyed visiting with each other and being brought up to date. Can you believe we are now in 2010. Where have all the years gone?

The picnic is set and the information went out today. The date is July 17, 2010 at Muskingum County Family YMCA Park Central (FORMERLY ARMCO PARK). If you do not receive your information within the next week, please contact us.

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