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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Dennis G. Elliott  5/20
•   Thomas (Tom) Taylor (Targownik)  5/6
•   Susan Lewis (Corwin)  5/1
•   Patricia L. Simons (Esser)  3/30
•   Ellen A. Wigger (Jackson)  3/7
•   Susan R. McDonald (Cobuluis)  1/27
•   Belinda Kirkpatrick (McGeeney)  1/12
•   Fred W. Stawitz  12/18
•   Jenith E. Paris (Hoover)  11/11
•   Tom Marten  9/28
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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Irene M. (Renee) Chavez (Rice)  2024
•   Scott L. Berridge  2024
•   Pat Simons  2024
•   Ronnell E. Wheeler  2022
•   Eugennee Miles (Thompson-Williams)  2023
•   Don E. Hills (Married To Classmate Patti Beach)  2024
•   Danny R. Miller  2023
•   Paul A. Dinkel  2023
•   Charles D. Guerrero  2023
•   Roger A. Johnson  2023
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alaska
7 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Americas
18 live in California
11 live in Colorado
9 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
7 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Iowa
269 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
26 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
4 live in Nebraska
3 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
3 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
27 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
2 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Portugal
98 location unknown
129 are deceased

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Topeka High School
Class Of 1969

     THS Trojans of the Class of '69!    

 
~~ 55-Year ~~
Class of 1969 Reunion

September 21, 2024

One Day Only - No Registration Fees -
Casual Get-Together -
If you'll attend, just RSVP to let us know!
 


It’s just a few months away now -- time to start making plans to attend!

Our 55-year reunion will be scaled back to just one day.  (This does not preclude smaller get-togethers on Friday or Sunday, if desired; planning is on your own.)  Here are the details:

Place:  Reynolds Lodge at Lake Shawnee
(Ctrl-click to follow the link to Google Maps)
3315 SE Tinman Circle, Topeka

A great venue for our reunion!  This rustic shelter has heat and AC, lots of seating, a kitchen, restrooms, and it’s accessibility-friendly.  A large, partially covered patio out back opens up to green space and a great view of the lake.

Date:   Saturday, September 21, 2024

Time:   1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Times below are approximate.)
Food Served:  1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Taco Bar
                       5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:  Prime rib, beef tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, special spinach salad, dinner rolls. Dessert TBA.  Water and iced tea will be provided; you may bring your own adult beverages.

Group Photo:  4:00 p.m. -- You’ll want to be included in our group reunion photo and junior high groups, again taken by photographer and THS alum Nathan Ham. You must place your order and pay Nathan directly – in cash, please – the day of the event.  Price: $20 per 8x10 color print. Photos will be mailed to you within about two weeks.

Musicians:  Interested in jamming with a few classmates?  Please contact Steve Dyer, 785-341-3586 (voice or text; voicemail), steve@jackdyer.org

Suggested Reunion Donation: $15 per person (at the event) to help cover food costs.

To sign up, just send an email by September 1, 2024 to:

  • Gayle Reichman Stine, bsketgal@yahoo.com  
  • Be sure to include Reunion in the subject line.
  • Include your name and the name of your guest(s).
    • Ladies, please include both your maiden and married names. 

Bonus Event: 10:00 a.m. -- Tour of Gage Elementary School (now home of Topeka Civic Theatre), 3028 SW 8th Ave   Contact Dale Warren, dale.samco18@yahoo.com, 785-969-9340.

Questions?  Contact Jenith Paris Hoover, 785-230-3135, robnjeni51@gmail.com; or Mark Neis, 785-354-1471, mark.neis@neismichaux.com .

There will be no paper mailings for this reunion, so we are relying on email blasts from our website and classmates’ communication to get the word out.  Your assistance in this regard is appreciated!

You’ll want to be there!  If you've never attended one of our class reunions, c'mon and see what a fun and enjoyable time it can be.  If you've attended any or all of our past reunions, don't let this one slip by! As the Bee Gees declared, we’re “Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive!” 
                                    




RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON OUR WEBSITE

  • New Photo Galleries for Post-50th Reunions and Get-Togethers! Click on the “Post-50th Reunions & Gatherings” link on the left Menu column.
     
  • Addition of the number of Deceased classmates in “WHERE WE LIVE” Homepage section.  See the bottom line under the list of states where we reside.  This will take you to our “In Memory” page, listing all (that we know of) who have passed.





Remember, this website is  all ours to help us get & stay in touch, catch up on each other's lives (by sharing photos and information), and enjoy many other cool features. You can create your Profile and add photos, then IM and chat with other registered classmates, submit class and reunion photos or reminiscences, and manage your notifications. Then spread the word to other members of the Class of '69 and see how many Classmate Profiles we can get on our website!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROFILE IS UP-TO-DATE!

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Fun Gallery Pages!

By popular demand, class photos from elementary school and junior high days!  Click on Distant Memories on the menu on the left of the screen. Also, images of treasured items from back in the day!  Click on the Memorabilia link on the menu.  If you have similar photos or images you'd like to share with the class, email JPG images (preferred) or PDF files to Jenith (Paris) Hoover, robnjeni51@gmail.com.

Enjoy!



HELP US FIND OUR "MISSING" CLASSMATES!  While we have a pretty good handle on most of our classmates' whereabouts and contact information, a number of them are still "missing" -- we do not have a valid mailing address (or phone number, or email) for them in our records.  You may be able to help!  Please click on the "Missing Classmates" link on the left menu (3rd link from the top) and look over those names.  If you are in touch with any of these classmates, or know their current mailing address, phone number, or email, please contact Jenith Paris Hoover, 785-230-3135, robnjeni51@gmail.com or Mark Neis, 785-354-1471, mark.neis@neismichaux.com.