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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.

Leonard Lee DeNune, age 87, of Summit Station, Ohio, passed away on August 31, 2022 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. Leonard was born March 14, 1935 to the late Ralph and Francis (Thompson) DeNune in Columbus, OH. He served in the Marine Air Reserve and is retired from International Union of Operating Engineers. Leonard is a member of Pataskala Lodge 404 and will be remembered for his love of all things sports, especially golf! Leonard is survived by his loving wife; Beverly DeNune; children, Robert (Suzi) DeNune, Vicki (Chuck) Seeright, Chris DeNune, Michelle DeNune; grandchildren, Nickie (Dan) Lopez, Evan Seeright, Jenna Seeright, Breelyn DeNune, Brianna (DJ) DeNune, Benjamin (Caylan) Evans, Blayre (Joe) Burke; great-grandchildren, Araceli, Mia and Nadia Lopez; sister, Millie Parkinson; nieces Julie and Tracy; nephews, Chuck, Doug, Jerry and Jeff. Leonard is predeceased by his sister, Kay DeNune Kendall. A Visitation will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, where his funeral service will begin at 1PM, with Rev. Paul Snoddy officiating. Burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leonard's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. Online condolences available at

David Edward Rhodes, age 59, of Columbus, Ohio went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2023. He was born on September 22, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio to Charles E. Rhodes and Shirley A. (Payne) Rhodes. He is proceeded in death by his oldest grand-daughter Aniyah’Rae Lyann Rhodes-Jones.

David graduated from Licking Heights High School (Class of 1982). He also served a brief time in the Air Force Reserves. David spent most of his time dedicated to his 2 daughters and supporting them through their academic and athletic careers. He also was one of the biggest supporters of his 4 grandchildren and at every event possible. David dedicated his life to the community, most notably the basketball community. With over 30 years in the basketball world, he is most known for the last 15 that he spent coaching and mentoring student athletes of the Lady Nubian (Africentric) Basketball team.

He was previously married to Sara Beth Barbary. Together they had two children: Briana and Sariah Rhodes.

David will be missed by his children and four beautiful grandchildren: Audree’Jai, Riley’Mae, Jaxon Royal and Judah Reign. He will also be deeply missed by his siblings: Wendell A. Rhodes, Tia L. Rhodes, Richard E. Rhodes; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends.

Thomas Frederick Long, Jr., 54 of Corpus Christi, Texas entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 1, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at home.

Tom proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for over 23 years, retiring in 2010. Maytag aircraft brought them to Corpus in 2020 where they began their best chapter.

He was born January 23, 1968 in Canton, Ohio, son of Thomas Frederick (Vivian) Long, Sr.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his parents; devoted wife and best friend Christy Long; his son, Chance (Lara) Vatovec, and daughter, Grey. Also surviving is his daughter, Sarah Ledford, and children Christian, Connor and Carson; step-brothers, Bob Bradshaw and Jim Bradshaw.

Tom left a plethora of family and friends with his positive light -- now everything we do will beg the question, "would Tom approve?"

In true Tom fashion, a memorial service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at his happy place, the beach N. Padre Island, Access Road 2, 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's name to or a charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Duddlesten Funeral Home, 604 West Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville, Texas

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Thomas Frederick Long Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

Tamera Marie Garrett (Tammy Bope) age 63, sadly passed away March 24, 2023. Tammy has nearly 33 years of federal service with DSCC. She has a master’s degree in finance & accounting. She is an amazing daughter, sister, mother, grandma and friend. She had an wonderful sense of humor and loved to make you laugh. Her children and grandchildren were her world. We have comfort knowing she is in a better place, with her father, looking down on us, drinking a beer and waiting for the Ohio State Buckeyes to kick butt. She leaves behind her mom, Sandee Bope (Rumich), brothers Bill Bope and John Bope (Deborah), children, Ben, Rose and Rachael. Grandchildren, Billy, Dylan, Corben, Brenden, Aleyah, Julia, Ashlynn and Wyatt, and many friends. A celebration of life will be held at Jersey Baptist Church 13260 Morse Road, New Albany, Oh 43054 starting at 2pm on April 1, 2023. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit

Carol Lynn Rucker, 53, of Smithville TX, passed away on November 17, 2022 in Austin, TX. Carol was born in Glendale, AZ to Cathrine and Edward Zak on July 10, 1969. She went to high school at Licking Heights, class of 1988. She married Stephen Rucker JR on April 20, 1990 in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Temple College achieving the CAN certification. Carol worked at the Scott & White in Temple, as well as the one in Round Rock. She also worked at Down Home Ranch in Elgin, caring for those with disabilities, lastly, she worked retail as the assistant manager. Carol loved her family and friends, and her cat Rush. She was always shopping, crafting, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with the ones she loved. Carol is survived by her Ex-husband Stephen Rucker JR, her children Cheyanna Emerson and Zachary Rucker, her brothers Christopher Zak and Michael Zak, her mother Catherine Zak, her two cousins Chris Dinwiddie and Philip and his wife Stacie Dinwiddie. Carol was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Services will be held at a later date.

Linda Zeune, age 70, of Pataskala passed away on February 1, 2023. She was born on November 15, 1952 to parents Richard Smith and Harriet Grim. Linda is preceded in death by her father, Richard Smith and brother, Richard Smith.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Jim; mother, Harriet Grim; son, Jimmee Evans; daughters, Karrie (Michael) Johnston, Shana Leichliter; grandchildren, Alex, Hayden, Cavan, Saxon, Chasin; brothers, Roger Smith, Gary Smith; and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at Newcomer Northeast, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road. Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

David E. Boggs, 54, of Johnstown, OH passed away on October 4, 2022 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s hospital in Westerville.

He was born December 4, 1967 in Columbus, OH and was the son of the late James E. Boggs and Clarice (Blankenship) Boggs.

Rhonda G. Boggs (Wife) also preceded Dave in death.

Dave had many hobbies he enjoyed. Hunting, fishing and reading were among some of the activities he enjoyed most. Playing the guitar and singing was another passion of Dave’s. He played for many years and learned how to play the guitar at a very young age. He was a carpenter by trade.

Dave will be greatly missed by many people.

Dave is survived by his son, David A. Boggs; Siblings, Amy Boggs Buccilla (Kent), Scott Boggs; Nephew and Nieces, Joshua Hutchinson, Casey Buccilla and Amanda Buccilla; Girlfriend, Jo Cassidy; other extended family and many friends he made along his journey of life.

Dave did not want a funeral or a service so we have respected his wishes.

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, George Vernon Slonaker, Jane Edmister, Mary Jane (Roby)Corwin
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, Rosemary Fishbaugh Fravel Peterman, Melvin Hite
1952 Don Bruner, Phoebe Thompson, Donald L. Phillips, Betty Monaghan Barrett, Cora Eleanor Laughlin Morey, Howard Shaffer, Beverly Appleman Whited, James Russell, Robert Geer
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, Lenoard DeNune
1954 Jerry Phillips, Roger Wine, Max Winters, Joe Person, Bill Major, Marjorie Conners Stires, Noel H. Dentner, Gary Mexicott, Ed Flugge, Robert Gieseck, Jane Thompson,Robert Monaghan, Madonna Presley, Phil Mount, Harold Albery, Ruth Swick, Bob Link, Frank Laughlin
1955 Darrell Short, Betty Schuler Hall, Bill Dodderer, Billie Shaw, George Louis Powell Sr, Lillian Marie Gordon, Melody Galloway Dempster, Carl Strait
1956 Bill Green, Jim Washburn, Marion Grimm Armstrong, Bruce J. Baird, Connie MacIntosh Fravel, Ed Carrick
1957 John Price, Jim Vickers, Leroy Minor, Bill Hottle, Lyle Sells, Bob Wittman, Ronald L. Gieseck, John Stemen
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, Phyllis Poff Stagg
1959 Elsie Bauerle, Larry Phalen, Eva Rosemary Laughlin, Dorothy Ann Deaver Phillips, Deanna Duboe Wittman
1960 John Stewart, Shirley Beekman Knight, Joseph Alvin Minor, Ruth Appleman
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, Judy(Whited)Lewis
1963 Johnnie Michael Lewis, Rev. Gary Dale Stires, Darbara Hite
1964 Robert Dennis Green, Connie Todd, James Kellett, James Robinson, Jiggs Shannon, Michael Swinning, Vella Jean Gregory, Frank Powell, Loretta J. Pack, Ruth Ann Angell-Joyce, William Howard, Ruth Kettell Hurlburt
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, Barbara Means Smith
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, Wayne McFarland
1968 David Lee Maze, Jim E. Freeman Jr., Robin Bush, Ruth Ann Messer Helton, David Walls
1969 Eugene Gollihue, James Sammons, Tony M. Alldredge, Judy Starr Brown, Daniel W. McDonnell, Michael Byers, Raymond Strawser
1970 Robert Stout, Steve Alan Craig, Victoria J. Culp, Anita Crabtree Knecht, David Caldwell, Ricky Allen Klema, Jim Lenhart, Kenneth "Curt" Starr, Sandra Kay Messer Malaby, Ed Freeman, Tony Almond
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, Debbie (Brickey) Ayers, Linda Zeune
1972 Calvin Gore, Christy (Rader) Zimmerman, Monty Albert Cummings, Pattie J. Creech Napier, Diana Hobbs Clagg, Richard "Rick" Herb
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, Pam Conley McFarland, Judd Reese
1973 - Michael Martin
1974 George Burns, Cindy Souder Schumaker, , Patricia Madden, Grover "Chip" Fraley III, John Patrick Hines, Clarence Edwin “Ed” Arnett, Charles Wallace, Bill Lewis, Karen Burns Christy
1975 Guy Chambers, Janet L. Husk, James “Jim” Lucas, Bradley Warner, Darlene Weaver, Cherie R.(Lemmon) Perry-Gerding, Vicki Jones Snavely, Kenny Basham
1976 Kelly Ann Sipe, Sheila Darlene (Rowsey) Edmonds, Jon Wesley Starr, William Edward Sutherland, Jr, Jack William Hastilow, Ralph “Eddie” Edward McQueary, Jeannette Lynn Kaeppner Cooper
1977 Jim Hammond, Nick Hopper, Jenny McQreary, Chuck Hartley, Kyle "Keely" Reese Hartley, Molly Jo Mills Bozeman, Rita Humphries, Pinckney Seymour Willis Jr., Tamera Marie (Tammy Bope) Garrett
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, Brian Smeck,
Cheryl Faye Pace, Kristie Yaskula (Kovaleski)
1980 Karen Spurlock, John Aldridge, Christina Hinson Mauge, Bruce DeHart
1981 Troy E. Cook, Toby Centek, Robert 'Bob' Smith, Joseph Powell, Charline McCance Young, Gary Poole, Jeff Bailey, Lisa Leonard, Wanda Norman, Iva Mlnor, Richard Luff, Ray Basham, Ella Burton
1982 Jeffrey Joseph Kirchner, Charles Washington, Chaun Cahall, Tom Cumbo, David Rhodes
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, Rick Boehm, Tom Long
1987 Kim Donaldson, Michelle Varney, Todd Robin Netzela, David Boggs
1988 Cheryl Davis, Thomas L. Demolet, William Lee Davis, Jennifer Dye Croghan, Shari Van Horn Cales, Sherry Mackey, Carol Zak Rucker
1989 Lisa Mackey Fitzgerald
1990 Tina Mackey, KC Charles Glen (Chuck) Haegele
1992 Constance Hughes Roeder
1995 Christel Morgan
2003 Cameron "Cammie" Christine Brown
2005 Tawny Anderson
2006 Kristy Donavan, Steve Wilder
2007 Shawn Mark Hall, Rebecca Ashley (Brink) Newcomer
2009 Emanuel Osei
2014 James Verlin Shaw
2016 Jon Vachio
2019 Anthony Sanidad
Bus Driver--Judy Wedertz, Lavonne Hoffman, Wilma Mae Dorsey
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