I graduated from CMSU in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and also took other classes that were Business related. Ironically after my student teaching, instead of teaching I started working in the Mortgage Banking field in areas from banking, residental mortgages, insurance claims and for the last 24 years have worked for a commercial mortgage company, Midland Loan Services, a division of PNC Bank in Overland Park, KS or Corporate Woods.
I married Cheryl Amos who many of you remember her brother Steve who was also in our class of "68." We have three wonderful children, Michael, Jason and Jennifer. Jason is now married to Megan and they have two sons, Declan & Brennan. Jennifer is married to Scott and they have 2 daughters, Emma, Ava and a son, Ian. We feel so blessed to have family that all live in the Kansas City area and now especially cherish time spent with our grandchildren. We also have a 6 1/2 pound Dachshund named Betsy that is very spoiled and thinks she is our baby and she loves vising nursing homes in her favorite outfits.
Cheryl & I keep very active in our church and have taught youth classes throughout the past 31 years and currently are worship commissioners & part of a co-pastor team at our congregation. I still enjoy music and I have sung Bass in the Independence Messiah Choir for 34 years. I'm still in our church orchestra playing my Trumpet on Sundays & also sing in a Praise Team.
Cheryl & I have lived in the Independence area all of our life and have lived in our house in Glendale Gardens now for 34 years and don't plan on moving any time soon. We enjoy running into our classmates and life long friends since Independence has been our only home. We love to travel or take a cruse and look forward to even more traveling as we get older. Our favorite vacation spots are the many beaches in Florida and visiting other family members while there.
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
Cyndi Berndt .....Greg Perry ..... Pat Dignan .....Larry Findley
Mr. Leroy Brown 1929 - 2017
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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