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OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1951

7/6/2011

The Ottawa High School Class of 1951 observed its 60th anniversary with a reunion May 27 and 28, 2011. On Friday evening, the group enjoyed snacks and visiting at Prairie Star. Saturday, Mark Kane gave a tour of Washburn Towers, which is where the class attended junior high in seventh, eighth and ninth grades and high school in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

A class member, Mary Ann Ferguson Neiswander, opened her apartment for all to see. A catered meal by L&M in the community room was at 6 p.m. May 28. Among the 55 guests were 37 class members from Florida, Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Of the 89 who graduated in 1951 (the year of the big flood), 33 are deceased. Driver’s education was offered for the first time when class members were seniors. Memories were abundant!

The Ottawa High School Class of 1951 observed its 60th anniversary with a reunion May 27 and 28, 2011. On Friday evening, the group enjoyed snacks and visiting at Prairie Star. Saturday, Mark Kane gave a tour of Washburn Towers, which is where the class attended junior high in seventh, eighth and ninth grades and high school in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

A class member, Mary Ann Ferguson Neiswander, opened her apartment for all to see. A catered meal by L&M in the community room was at 6 p.m. May 28. Among the 55 guests were 37 class members from Florida, Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Of the 89 who graduated in 1951 (the year of the big flood), 33 are deceased. Driver’s education was offered for the first time when class members were seniors. Memories were abundant!

Members pictured are Lois Ann Batdorf Eversmeyer, Doris Finch Bell, Carol Stansbury Grimes, Eleanor Dawson Harris, Arlyce Farmer Bailey, Sue Gatlin Gillette, Anita Gladstone Haun, Lavina Oakes Daniel, Mary Ann Ferguson Neiswander, Peggy Kelsey Coen, Pat Payne Evans, Vada Johnson Miller, Joanne Langdon Schick, Dorothy Brown Fitzgibbons, Joan Worthington Markman, Thelma Bunch Miller, Rose Anne Crawford Taylor, Suzanne Hammond Seger, Lyndell Staadt Beauchamp, Patricia Dale Fredricks, Mary Mickey Cross, Eleanor Funk Wells, Lee Hughes, Larry McGrath, Armand Harrison, Ivan Long, Gordon Dickerson, George Miller, Robert Mickey, Wil Barnes, Jess Gilmore, Dale Royer, Bob Dunn. Members who attended and were not pictured include Joe Terrill and Jim Ferguson.

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