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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.


George “Rick” Boehm, 54, of Pataskala, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022. Rick was born on January 3, 1968 to George and Mary (Haywood) Boehm. He graduated Licking Heights High School. He was a surveyor by trade, and worked for many years at EMH&T Inc. He enjoyed riding motorcyles, and loved Harvey-Davidson. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, and spending time with his family and friends. Rick is preceded in death by his father George Boehm and nephew Justin Stepp. He is survived by mother Mary Boehm; fiancee Tammy Speziale Lender; brother William (Brenda) Boehm; sister Julie (Benjamin) Buxton; nieces and nephews Casey, Alex, Haylee, Sadie, Miles, and Addison; extended family and friends. A memorial service to be held at a later date. Arranagements under the care of Cotner Funeral Home. Donations in Rick Boehm’s memory to be made to New Hope Creation Center in Malta: Morgan County United Ministries, P.O. Box 303, McConnellsville, Ohio 43756.


Kenneth “Kenny” Basham, 65, of Pataskala, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Kenny was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 23, 1956 to Claude and Vera (Harvey) Basham. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and yardwork. He worked as a machinist for Steelmaster for many years, and was a gunsmith who enjoyed working with his hands. Kenny is preceded in death by his father Claude Basham. He is survived by mother Vera Basham; son Chris Basham; grandchildren Ashlei and Anna; great-grandchildren Riley and Harper; sister Cathy (Jim) Baker; brothers Tim (Cathy), Joe (Judy), and David (Missy) Basham; ex-wife and close friend Rita Basham; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Kenny’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 2, from 5-7pm at Summit Baptist Church, 7239 Summit Road Southwest, Pataskala, Ohio, where his service will be held on Thursday, at 1pm. Graveside to follow at Pataskala Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kenny’s memory to Cotner Funeral Home, 614.866.6318, to help his family with final expenses.


Richard “Rick” Carl Herb, 67, of Pataskala, went home to Jesus while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 23, 2022. He was born on May 27, 1954 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Carl and Ruth (Schneider) Herb. Rick worked at CoilPlus Berwick Steel Co. for 44 years and enjoyed working at Emswiler Farms since he was nine years old. He was an active member of Jersey Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Tammy; children, Josh (Heather), Jeromey (Tonya) and Jamie (Andy) Bingham; grandchildren, Carter, Laney, Drew, Gracie, Brayden, Dalton, Gage and Caylin; siblings, Suzy (Bill) Voigt, Harry, Paul (Suzanne); mother-in-law, Jeannette (Tom) Fries and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Jersey Baptist Church with Pastor John Hays officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of service. Interment will follow at Jersey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Land Missions, 13260 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054 in Rick’s memory.




Jane Edmister, age 90, of Westerville, passed away March 13, 2022 at home. Register Nurse retiring from Grant Hospital Surgery Department. Member Church of the Messiah and Grant Nursing School Alumni Association. Survived by her son, Jeff (Julie) Edmister of Reynoldsburg; and her daughter, Lisa (Brian) Evans of Croton, OH; grandchildren, Gabrielle Evans (fiance, Colton Morris), Colin Evans, Sarah Elizabeth and Daniel Paul Edmister; brothers, Bob (Charlene) Geer of Pataskala and James (Sharon) Geer of Florida; special friend, Marilyn Riley; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Paul, infant daughter, and brother Wayne Geer. Friends may call at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Wednesday 6-8pm. Service will be held at Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State Street, Westerville, Thursday at 10:30am. Rev. Jim Wilson, officiating. Interment Trenton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contribtions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital.


Madonna Mae Presley passed away on February 20th, 2022 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 85. Madonna was born on August 12th, 1936 in Pataskala, Ohio to Marjorie and Monroe Russell.
After raising three children, Madonna returned to college to obtain a degree in Computer Science. Madonna then went on to work as a contractor for Bonneville Power Administration for 18 years. After finally retiring, Madonna enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Sidney of 58 years.

Madonna was a strong woman, ahead of her time in many ways, kind and caring. She is survived by her two children, Brenda Shy and Keith Presley; her granddaughter, Jennifer Shy and her two great grandchildren, Robert and Zoe. A Private viewing is scheduled at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home from 9 am to noon on March 2nd. A service will follow at 1 pm at Willamette National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.


Phil Mount, born April 10, 1936 passed away peacefully into Heaven March 11, 2022. Preceded in death by his parents Roy and Ellen Mount, brother Jim Mount, sister, Dee Dee Wolf and daughter, Debbie (Mount) Sargent, Brenda Mount-Hamilton. Survived by wife of 38 years, Barbara (Hutchins) Mount, son, Randy (Helen) Mount, Daughter Tammy Mount, Brother Paul (Gale) Mount, sister, Sue Wooten, Ruth Ann (Denny) Hunt, 8 Grandchildren; Christina ( Andy) Adkinson, Angela (Heath) Sargent, Steven (Laura) Sargent, Kathy Mount, Michael Sargent, Jessica (Jordan) Vorhies, Eric Sargent and Zachery Sargent. 13 Great- Grandchildren; Lydia, Ian, Owen, Garrett, Jacob, Phillip, Henri, Nellie, Ava, Addie, Avery, A.J and Zari.
Graduated from Summit Station High School ( Licking Heights) in 1954. Loved watching sports, basketball was his favorite. He played football and basketball in High School. Worked in produce from 1954 till 1997.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16th from 6pm to 8 Pm, With a Service on Thursday March, 17th at 1 pm: at Newcomer Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio, 43123

Jeannette Lynn Cooper of Granville, Ohio
April 9, 1958 - July 15, 2021
Visitation for Jeannette Lynn Kaeppner Cooper, 63, formerly of Granville, will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service.

Jeannette passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 following an extended illness. She was born April 9, 1958 in Columbus, the daughter of the late Ralph Thomas Kaeppner and Joan MacDonald Netzela who survives her.

She was a graduate of Licking Heights H.S., class of 1976.

Jeannette loved animals, especially her dogs. She worked as a vet tech at the Obetz animal hospital and also worked as a phlebotomist for a period of time. She enjoyed snow and water skiing along with kayaking with her siblings.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sisters Lisa (William) Swick, Debbie Collins, and Pat Wilson; nephews Tyler (Kristine) Martin; Dennis Collins, Dylan and Kaitlyn Collins; and her former husband Otis Wayne Cooper.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father Peter Allen Netzela and her brother Todd.


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
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, James Russell
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, 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
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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, Judd Reese' 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
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
1978 - Dale Ramsey, Arlene ‘Shoemaker’. Madden, Ruth Ann Noel,Tony Powell, Brad McFarland, Edwin Townsend, Charline McCance Young
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
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, Rick Boehm
1987 Kim Donaldson, Michelle Varney, Todd Robin Netzela
1988 Cheryl Davis, Thomas L. Demolet, William Lee Davis, Jennifer Dye Croghan, Shari Van Horn Cales, Sherry Mackey
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