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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, President: Christina Blythe Casto
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Deceased Alumni
This is where we honor and remember our beloved Alumni that are deceased. May they rest in peace.


Funeral services, celebrating the life of Mary Jane Thompson, 83, of Alexandria, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow in the Popeye Thompson Family Cemetery near Alexandria; where she will be buried next to her husband of 60 years, Lovett “Popeye” Thompson, who preceded her in death in 2016. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of the funeral services.

She was born in Columbus on November 4, 1937, the daughter of the late Charles A. Wright and Mildred Gieseck. Mary Jane was a graduate of Summit Station High School, Class of 1954. She was a hard working farm wife and homemaker.

Her favorite activity was cooking large meals for her family, making pies, feeding the birds and playing cards.

Mary Jane is survived by her loving family: children Kim (Joe) Polvino, Toni Fletcher, Leisa (Vince) DeFilippo, Clint (Mary) Thompson, Linny (Bruce) Lane; her sisters Shirley (Benny) Keyser, Charlene ( Bob) Geer; grandchildren Ty (Ange) Higgins, Jason (Jill) Miller, Brad (Nikki) Higgins, Casey Reed, Holli (Aaron) Jarrell, Clay (Ashley) Ramsey, Leota Lane, Noah Thompson and Kathleen Novak; 14 great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Ellen Fravel and Jayne (Ron) Young; special family friend Bob (Debbie) Carr.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two son-in-laws Dale Ramsey and Roger Fletcher.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 1404 Goodale Blvd #200, Columbus, Ohio 43212.


Vicki L. Snavely, age 64, of Utica, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was born on February 9, 1956 in Columbus, OH to the late Richard and Patricia (Washburn) Jones.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services at this time.

Vicki is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Richard Snavely; children, Brian Wolfe, and Brandon Wolfe; step-children, Todd (Bethanne) Snavely, Denise (Michael) Rowe, and Nicole (Eric) Adams; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Rick (Paula) Jones, Mark (Satoko) Jones, Jerry Jones, and Mike (Linda) Jones; step-siblings, George Powell, Joe Powell, Jackie (Gregg) Hastilow, and Dan Powell; stepsister-in-law, Donna Powell; Uncle Frank and Aunt Berta Washburn; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Richard and Patricia, Vicki is preceded in death by her stepfather, George Powell and stepbrother, Tony Powell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com.


Tawny Ann Anderson, 34, of Pataskala, Ohio, Class of 2005, passed away February 11, 2021.

She was born in Westerville, OH on February 21, 1986 to Tawn and Patricia "Patti" (Slutz) Anderson.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Anderson.

Surviving family includes, her loving parents; children, Dawson, David, Lydia, Luanna; siblings, Lawrence, Hans; grandmother, Edna Anderson; uncles, Eric (Tanya) Anderson, Ray Slutz; aunts, Rose Jones, Chrissy Roach, Erin Bounds; special friend, "Sis" Kelly Morris; special nephews, Austin Morris, Andrew Morris; cousins, Michael Vickers, JD Vickers, Luke Roach, Joey Pennington; as well as many other loving extended family and friends.

Tawny was an aspiring Nurse Practitioner, with a focus in Phlebotomy.

She was a kind and loving woman who would help anyone in need even if it meant putting herself out.

Tawny was an amazing woman and will be truly missed by those who knew her.




Barbara Jean Triplett, 78 of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. She was born on November 5, 9142 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Edward and Opal (Cheney) Blair. Barbara is survived by her children, Mike (Cortney) and Tim (Myra); grandchildren, Kirsten (Colton) Rosshirt, Alyssa (Chuck Aitken), Adalynn, Timothy Jr., Noah (Korynn), Reagan, Lydia, Sarah, Caleb and Micah; great-grandchildren, Audrey, Hadley and Kameron: loving companion, Tom Hendren and Cousin John Cheney. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Gene Blair. She worked for 33 years as a teacher and principal at Licking Heights Schools, and worked for Southwest Licking Schools (Watkins) as the curriculum director and summer school administrator for 13 years. Barbara was a devoted member to the Summit Station United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Lions Club, City Council for 14 years, and was involved in countless groups and committees within the community. She devoted her life to serving her community. Barbara enjoyed traveling, spending time in Florida, reading, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and attending her grandkids sporting events.


Robert R. Gieseck 84 of Mancelona passed away on December 17, 2020, at Munson Medical Center. Bob was born on August 5, 1936, in Licking County, OH, the son of Russell and Janice (Herb) Gieseck.

He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially snowmobiling, four wheeling and boating. He was an avid NASCAR fan and was a long time member of the Mancelona Baptist Church.

On January 21, 1955, in Pataskala, OH, he married Ruby Mae Keyse who survives. Also surviving are 2 children Roger (Kerry) Gieseck of Mancelona, Robin (Rick) Kiekens of Canton, MI, a sister Ruby Smith of Ashley, OH. 2 grandsons, Chad Trempert of Dallas, TX and Andrew Southwell of MI, 2 step-grandchildren Eric (Shelby) Kiekens of Westland, MI and Cara (Michael) Satterwhite of Bellville, TX. 2 great-grandsons, James and Brooks Trempert, 8 step-great-grandchildren, Brenden, Alyssa, Kayden and Lexi Kiekens, all of Westland, MI, Taylor, Anna, Aiden and Mikey Satterwhite, all of Bellville, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 23, at 12 noon also at the funeral home with Pastor Dave McCarthy officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mancelona Baptist Church, 609 N. Jefferson, Mancelona, MI 49659.

Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.


Rosemary (nee Fishbaugh, Fravel) Peterman, 87, of Pataskala, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 24, 2021. She was born October 13, 1933 in Baltimore, Ohio. Rosemary is survived by her loving children Tig (Norma) Fravel, Tony (Barb) Fravel, Todd (Tami) Fravel, Traci (Randy) Baker, Jeff (Brenda) Peterman, and Judy (Bob) Reelhorn; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings Susie (Tom) Barnett, Fred (Kathy) Strait, Joann (Don) Stahr, and Linda Ruocco; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. She is preceded in passing by her husband Howard Fravel, husband Lyle Peterman, father Lilburn Fishbaugh, mother Enid Strait, and brother Gene Fishbaugh. Rosemary was a member of the Mother’s Night Out Club, the Summit United Methodist Church, and the Eastern Stars where she was a past Worthy Matron. She enjoyed gardening, collecting Longaberger Baskets, and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. For the last 40 years Rosemary and Lyle enjoyed spending their winters in Venice, Florida. Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home 289 S. Main St, Pataskala, Ohio 43062. A funeral service will be held at 10am Friday, April 30, 2021 at Summit United Methodist Church 6626 Summit Rd. SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062. Following the service there will be a committal service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens 5600 E. Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43213.

Joseph T. Powell, 59 of Williamsport, OH passed away at home on Friday, March 5, 2021. Joseph was born on February 12, 1962 to the late George Louis and Martha A. (DeVore) Powell Sr. in Columbus, OH. Joseph was a 1981 Licking Heights graduate and worked for RotoRooter in Maintenance. Joseph was an honorary member of Rick Brown VFW, enjoyed Santoy Circus at Wildcat Holler, mushroom hunting and fishing. He was a great outdoorsman and loved his grandchildren.

Besides parents, he was preceded in death by son Keith Payne; brother Tony Powell; sister Vickie Snavely.

Joseph is survived by his soulmate of 17 years Carol L. Burris; children Kevin (Twyila) Payne of Circleville, Kimberly Scandalito (Ryan Cushman) of Kingston, Betty Payne of Williamsport and Michael (Misty) Burris of Darbyville; brothers George Powell of Newark, Dan (Linda) Powell of FL, Rick (Paula) Jones of AK, Mark (Satoko) Jones of AZ, Mike (Linda) Jones of Pataskala, Jerry Jones of Pataskala; sister Jackie (Greg) Hastilow of Pataskala; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


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, Charles "Kelly" Starr
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 , John Edward Harr, Howard Fravel, Ralph E. Hoffman, Patricia Harr Wyrick
1950 Mable Wolcott Cheadle, James Mount, Eileen Krumm Kirpatrick, Clarence Ray Laughlin, James Earl Fries, Jane Ann Layton Wittman, Donna Carsey Stinger, Gene Fishbaugh
1951 Darlene Baker Butler, Mary Jean Swick Hobbs
1952 Don Bruner, Phoebe Thompson, Donald L. Phillips, Betty Monaghan Barrett, Cora Eleanor Laughlin Morey, Howard Shaffer, Beverly Appleman Whited
1953 Dale Wolcott, Bill Knight, Vaughn Ware, Bob Wilt, Marlyn Appleman Burr, William (Bill) Lines, Harold Lines, Esther Dodderer Baker, Norma Shannon Wheeler,Glenn Dunno
1954 Jerry Phillips (1998), Roger Wine, Max Winters, Joe Person, Bill Major, Marjorie Conners Stires, Noel H. Dentner, Gary Mexicott, Ed Flugge, Robert Gieseck, Jane Thompson
1955 Darrell Short, Betty Schuler Hall, Bill Dodderer, Billie Shaw, George Louis Powell Sr, Lillian Marie Gordon
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, Ronald L. Gieseck
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, George Schuler
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, Michael Churchman
1962 Donna Foor, Phillip Angevine, Shirley Border Wagy, Shirley Allen Williamson Sparks, Rheta McMillen, Stemen Boyd, Palmer Ball, Glen Richard Thivener
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, Ruth Ann Angell-Joyce, William Howard
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, Keith Schuler
1966 Steve Booker (4/4/92), Neala Carpenter Hopkins, Mitch Daniels, Nancy Souder Sheldon-Klick
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, Brenda Morrison, Clara Rader Nevelle
1968 David Lee Maze, Jim E. Freeman Jr., Robin Bush, Ruth Ann Messer Helton
1969 Eugene Gollihue, James Sammons, Tony M. Alldredge, Judy Starr Brown, Daniel W. McDonnell, Michael Byers
1970 Robert Stout, Steve Alan Craig, Victoria J. Culp, Anita Crabtree Knecht, David Caldwell, Ricky Allen Klema, Jim Lenhart, Kenneth "Curt" Starr
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, Bill Ortman, Terry Lee Lines
1972 Calvin Gore, Christy (Rader) Zimmerman, Monty Albert Cummings, Pattie J. Creech Napier, Diana Hobbs Clagg
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, Judd Reese' Pam Conley McFarland, Judd Reese
1974 George Burns, Cindy Souder Schumaker, , Patricia Madden, Grover "Chip" Fraley III, John Patrick Hines, Clarence Edwin “Ed” Arnett, Charles Wallace
1975 Guy Chambers, Janet L. Husk, James “Jim” Lucas, Bradley Warner, Darlene Weaver, Cherie R.(Lemmon) Perry-Gerding, Vicki Jones Snavely
1976 Kelly Ann Sipe, Sheila Darlene (Rowsey) Edmonds, Jon Wesley Starr, William Edward Sutherland, Jr, Jack William Hastilow, Ralph “Eddie” Edward McQueary
1977 Jim Hammond, Nick Hopper, Jenny McQreary, Chuck Hartley, Kyle "Keely" Reese Hartley, Molly Jo Mills Bozeman
1978 - Dale Ramsey, Arlene ‘Shoemaker’. Madden, Ruth Ann Noel,Tony Powell, Brad McFarland, Edwin Townsend
1979 -Charlton "Carl" Horton, Brian K. Mexicott, Katherine L. (Burnworth) Kinsey, Gloria Hager Newhart, Robin Lynn Hager Devary, Sandra(Robbins)Crokos
1980 Karen Spurlock, John Aldridge
1981 Troy E. Cook, Toby Centek, Robert 'Bob' Smith, Joseph Powell
1982 Jeffrey Joseph Kirchner, Charles Washington, Chaun Cahall, Tom Cumbo
1983 Boyd Crutcher, Donald Van Horn, Richard Wisener, Tammy Slick Payton
1984 Kim Knight Holstein
1985 Jay Baird, Sharon Winters Grewell, Charles P. Bullock
1986 Timothy Bryan DuBoe, Ronald J. Van Horn, Sonya Gibson Richardt, Kathy Bishop Sheck
1987 Kim Donaldson, Michelle Varney, Todd Robin Netzela
1988 Cheryl Davis, Thomas L. Demolet, William Lee Davis, Jennifer Dye Croghan, Shari VanHorn Cales
1989 Lisa Mackey Fitzgerald
1990 Tina Mackey
1992 Constance Hughes Roeder
1995 Christel Morgan
2003 Cameron "Cammie" Christine Brown
2005 Tawny Anderson
2006 Kristy Donavan, Steve Wilder
2007 Shawn Mark Hall
2009 Emanuel Osei
2014 James Verlin Shaw
2016 Jon Vachio
2019 Anthony Sanidad
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, Bill Speaks
Rosemary Peterson--Secretary
Barbara Triplett -Teacher/Principal
Jane Cashdollar - Teacher