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Licking Heights Alumni Association, Inc.
Preserving the Past for the Promise of a Future
P.O. Box 77
Summit Station, Ohio 43073

Beth (Walters) Cotner, President
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Deceased Alumni
This is where we honor and remember our beloved Alumni that are deceased. May they rest in peace.
Rev. Gary Dale Stires, Class of 1963, 72, of Pataskala, passed away on May 21, 2017 and is finally in the arms of Jesus. He was born on October 6, 1944 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Orville and Kathryn Stires. Gary is also preceded in death and in heaven with his loving wife of 51 years, Nancy Stires, infant twin sons Brandon and Brian Matthew Stires and special friend of the family, Keith A. Jacobs. He is survived by his children, Timothy Stires (Michael Chad Gittings) and Kathleen (Rodney) Ayres; grandchildren, Daniel Krause, Megan Krause (Marisa Moraleja), Eric Strubhar and twins, Garrett Brandon Stires and Gavin Brian Stires; great-grandchildren, Landen Krause, Lakota Krause-Moraleja, Liam Krause-Moraleja and Charli Krause-Moraleja; siblings, Dean (Susan) Stires, Kathryn Burnworth and Bonnie Bockover; and many nieces and nephews. He started out in Ministry as an assistant minister at the Columbia Center Community Church for 20 years. Gary was ordained as a minister at the Church of God in Canton, Ohio. In 1988 he started his own church, Freedom Gospel Assembly Church of God where he served for 15 years until his retirement. Part of his ministries included, prison ministries, pray line ministries and nursing home ministries. Gary worked at Lennox Industries for 30 plus years and was a school bus driver for 15 years with Southwest Licking Schools.

Barbara Ann Tate, Class of 1973, 62, of Etna, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. She was born on February 3, 1955 in Mount Pleasant, PA, a daughter to the late David and Ida (Pelliccione) Burnworth. Barbara is survived by her loving children, Jason (Shani) and Nicholas; grandchildren, Connor, Caleb, Christian, Cory, Caroline Tate and Jackson Manning; siblings, David (Robin Walcott) Burnworth and Pam (Paul) Conaway; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Michael







Class of:
1923 Layton Wine
1930 Rosanna Owens Appleman, Olivia Slonaker
1930 Francis Slonaker (2003)
1930 Lee M Layton
1931 Fred (Ted ) Appleman (1994)
1931 Ronald Eyman, Helen Osborn Angell
1932 Richard Baker
1933 Mildred Appleman Gieseck, Fleda Axline Johnston, Charles A. "Charlie" Wright
1934 Emerson McIntosh, Paul Strahm (husband of Anna Mary Brown Strahm-36), Madonna Russell Cowell
1935 Cecil Tipton
1936 Anna Mary Brown Strahm
1937 Lotta Pool Warthen, Clara 'Shortie' Appleman
1938 Claribel Russell Brennan
1938 Edwin Dale Houck
1939 Atha Green Donavan (mother of Jim, John), Emerson Shoaf, Ruth E. Landrum Calvert
1940 Ernestine Knoderer, John Brown, Samuel Dean, Inez Gieseck, John Houck, Jean Landrum, Patricia Price, Harold Turner, Wendell Garee, Betty Moore Runkle, Anna Poff Walter, Ruth Marie Wittman Krumm, Virginia Rae Houck
1941 Fred Walter, Ed Morrison, Mary 'Jones' Morrison, Vivian Shoaf Gleckler
1942 Mary Evelyn Starr Cahill, Dorothy Strait, Ralph Eugene Blair, Mary Eleanor (Morrison) Wineland
1943 Kenneth Kuehner, Betty Swinning Power, George Houck, Robert O.W. Moore
1944 Lucille Henderlick Christy, Marcella (Rhodeback) Cady, William Robert Crone, Leo Fravel
1945 Clytus Hewitt, Gloria Brown Bailey
1946 Harold Irion, Thomas Wine, Marjorie R. Ginbey Reese, Paul "Buck" Bakenhaster, Robert Emerson Smith, Janice Kredell Wilson
1947 Paul Brown, Francis "Doc" Lewis, Gladys Looker Howell Brisker, Mary Alice Shough, Joseph V. Camden, Audrey (Carrick) Miller McBeth, Lou "Ann" (Roby) Cordell
1948 Margaret Wittman Suver, Francis Martin Strait, Billie (Kathleen) Fravel
1949 Wilma Jean Randall Turner, Leo Howell (2004), John Edward Harr, Howard Fravel
1950 Mable Wolcott Cheadle, James Mount, Eileen Krumm Kirpatrick, Clarence Ray Laughlin, James Earl Fries, Jane Ann Layton Wittman, Donna Carsey Stinger
1951 Darlene Baker Butler
1952 Don Bruner, Phoebe Thompson, Donald L. Phillips, Betty Monaghan Barrett, Cora Eleanor Laughlin Morey
1953 Dale Wolcott, Bill Knight, Vaughn Ware, Bob Wilt, Marlyn Appleman Burr, William (Bill) Lines, Harold Lines, Esther Dodderer Baker, Norma Shannon Wheeler
1954 Jerry Phillips (1998), Roger Wine, Max Winters, Joe Person, Bill Major, Marjorie Conners Stires
1955 Darrell Short (1999), Betty Schuler Hall, Bill Dodderer, Billie Shaw, George Louis Powell Sr
1956 Bill Green, Jim Washburn, Marion Grimm Armstrong, Bruce J. Baird, Connie MacIntosh Fravel
1957 John Price, Jim Vickers, Leroy Minor, Bill Hottle, Lyle Sells, Bob Wittman
1958 June Swanser McNerlin, Margaret Arter, Jerry Donavan, Virginia Neal, Barbara Osborn Boehm, Stewart Frederick Stock, M.D, Kelly Snook, Ralph M. "Buck" Haegele, Nancy Marie Stires, Bob Moore, Sandra Sells Bell
1959 Elsie Bauerle, Larry Phalen, Eva Rosemary Laughlin, Dorothy Ann Deaver Phillips, Deanna Duboe Wittman
1960 John Stewart, Shirley Beekman Knight, Joseph Alvin Minor
1961 Billie Sherrylynn Davis, Richard Morgan, William Edward Klema Jr
1962 Donna Foor, Phillip Angevine, Shirley Border Wagy, Shirley Allen Williamson Sparks, Rheta McMillen, Stemen Boyd, Palmer Ball
1963 Johnnie Michael Lewis, Rev. Gary Dale Stires
1964 Robert Dennis Green, Connie Todd, James Kellett, James Robinson, Jiggs Shannon, Michael Swinning, Vella Jean Gregory, Frank Powell, Vella Jean Gregory, Loretta J. Pack
1965 Dr. Mark William Stock, Betty Notter Smith, Anna Pietrowski, Rose Lewis, Judy Haney, Theron L. Morrison, Charles A. "Butch" Haegele, Dr. Ronald J. Hopkins, Ronnie Moore, Elaine Ball
1966 Steve Booker (4/4/92), Neala Carpenter Hopkins
1967 Derril Swinning, Debby (McIntosh) Haegele, Jerry Lee Brossman, Kathleen (Grosse) Wycoff, Judy Huff, Roger Conner, Katherine M. Dixon (Friend), LaDonna (Wills) Parker-Clemons, Sharon Garrett Denis
1968 David Lee Maze, Jim E. Freeman Jr.
1969 Eugene Gollihue, James Sammons, Tony M. Alldredge, Judy Starr Brown
1970 Robert Stout, Steve Alan Craig, Victoria J. Culp, Anita Crabtree Knecht, David Caldwell
1971 Jerry Black, Ronald Huff, Sharlene Lowry Rollins, Ed Mackey, Debra Ann (Hartley) Nestor, Sue Freeman Sligh, Steven C. Starr, Sandra Zeune Harris, Trudy 'Jackie' Starr Peters
1972 Calvin Gore, Christy (Rader) Zimmerman, Monty Albert Cummings, Pattie J. Creech Napier
1973 Judith Prater, Donna Moore Queen, Jeff McKnight, Marilyn Chan Simmons, Eddie Stamper, Terry L. Michels, Susan Park, Vicki D. West, Cathy Mentzer, Barbara Ann Tate
1974 George Burns, Cindy Souder Schumaker, , Patricia Madden, Grover "Chip" Fraley III, John Patrick Hines
1975 Guy Chambers, Janet L. Husk, James “Jim” Lucas, Bradley Warner
1976 Kelly Ann Sipe, Sheila Darlene (Rowsey) Edmonds, Jon Wesley Starr, William Edward Sutherland, Jr
1977 Jim Hammond, Nick Hopper, Jenny McQreary, Chuck Hartley, Kyle "Keely" Reese Hartley
1978 - Dale Ramsey, Arlene ‘Shoemaker’. Madden, Ruth Ann Noel
1979 -Charlton "Carl" Horton, Brian K. Mexicott, Katherine L. (Burnworth) Kinsey, Gloria Hager Newhart
1980 Karen Spurlock
1981 Troy E. Cook
1982 Jeffrey Joseph Kirchner, Charles Washington, Chaun Cahall
1983 Boyd Crutcher
1985 Jay Baird, Sharon Winters Grewell, Charles P. Bullock
1986 Timothy Bryan DuBoe, Ronald J. Van Horn, Sonya Gibson Richardt
1987 Kim Donaldson
1988 Cheryl Davis, Thomas L. Demolet, William Lee Davis, Jennifer Dye Croghan
1990 Tina Mackey
1992 Connie Hughes, Constance Hughes Roeder
1993 Barbara Burton
1994 Melissa Ann Butsko
1997 Michael Chaun Cassady
1998 Shannon Wilson, Gregory Moore, Linden V. Adkins
1999 Michele Lynn Keaton
2007 Shawn Mark Hall
2009 Emanuel Osei
2014 James Verlin Shaw
Bus Driver--Judy Wedertz, Lavonne Hoffman (bus driver, wife of Ralph, mother of Vicki & Terre West and Mark, Jeff and Michael Hoffman)
Marilyn Sikora--Secretary at Licking Heights from 1969 to 1978
Teacher, Dale Eugene "Andy" Anderson