Hello friends! I still live in Independence, in the same general neighborhood as when we were at Truman. I have been married over 39 years to Jan (Hubble; a Chrisman girl!) and have one daughter, Amy.
Amy graduated from Truman in 1994 (she got to know Mr. Brown for his last year)and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business and Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She and her husband Jeff live on three beautiful acres in Stilwell Kansas. We have two beautiful Granddaughters, Mackenzie, born Nov. 3rd 2006, and Reagan, born Feb. 18th 2009.
Jan is an L.P.N. and works in administration at The Groves (formerly Resthaven). Her hobbies include art and Ornithology.
I operated my own business for over 33 years, providing private contract linen services to doctors offices and clinics and am now retired. My hobbies include Amateur radio, call sign KD0QMY, several collections (railroad antiques, and meteorite specimens), but my favorite is Horse Car Bells (you can see them on my web site). I am told it is the second largest collection in the U.S., which includes one very rare one-of-a-kind bell from South Carolina.
Over the years I have served as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Friends of the Chicago & Alton Depot, the group which saved, relocated and restored the historic 1879 Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot here in Independence. I was a member of the Independence Messiah Choir for 20 years, retiring from that activity after the nationwide television broadcast of the 75th performance in 1993. I have had the privilege of time at the Auditorium Organ on several occasions. I was ordained to the Priesthood of the Community of Christ Church (R.L.D.S.) in 1981. Since then, I have authored several articles and essays for Church publications. Jan and I had K.C. Royals season tickets for 33 years, but we decided to let them go and do other things instead. It seems strange not to spend so much time at the ball park after all those years.
These days our time is spent enjoying our family and spending weekends at our acreage at the Lake of the Ozarks. The peace and quiet is very appealing these days!
I'm happy to be a part of this site and enjoy hearing from, and about all of my old classmates. Email me anytime!
P.S. I would like to add my personal thanks to all those who responded to and attended our 40 year reunion, and the 60th Birthday Bash. I only wish that more had been able to join us. For an internet/word-of-mouth effort, I think they worked out very well.
remembers our Classmates and friends who are no longer with us.
Douglas R. Phillips ..... Jimmy Huffman ..... Steve Izzard ..... Paula Behee
Marsha VanKirk ..... Mick Rupe ..... Glenn Fickel ..... Terry Bass .... Andy West
Lon Balch.....Ranae King ..... John Young.... Nick Binninger ..... Janet Hyder
John Tucker ..... Phil 'Kerry' Mitchell .....Bryan Martin ..... David Warner
Marty Talcott ..... Raleigh Woods ..... Rick Harbison ..... Charlie Hobbs*
Larry Latimer ..... Connie Robinette .....Mark Jordison ..... Kristine Beasley
Sandi Novak .... Dale Allen ..... Paul Miller ..... Sue King ..... Lee Reichardt
Gregg Rodekopf .... Sue Huffman .... Barbara Reiff ... David Shakespeare
Debbie Harmon .... Steve Sword....Terry Colston .... Linda Roberts
Mike Gillespie .... Linda Dutcher .... Don Cain ... Mike Gray ... Dennis Allen
Was it only yesterday we said "hi" in the hallway or shared the same class?
Was it only yesterday we talked on the phone or crammed for a test?
Was it only yesterday we held our diplomas and said our good byes?
Was it only yesterday we heard of your passing?
And we cried.
(*You may visit Charles Michael Hobbs' memorial page on The Virtual Wall®
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