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•   Genie Godfrey (Helm)  1/15
•   William Argabright  1/8
•   Linda D. Roberts (Traylor)  1/7
•   Dennis G. Elliott  1/6
•   Susan R. McDonald (Cobuluis)  1/6
•   Thomas (Tom) Taylor (Targownik)  9/28
•   Patti K. Beach (Hills --Married To Classmate Don Hills)  6/23
•   Mark Morehouse  6/4
•   Diana J. Johnston (Favand)  5/17
•   Carolyn Kearse  4/10
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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
4 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
7 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Iowa
284 live in Kansas
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
27 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
5 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
28 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
2 live in Wisconsin
104 location unknown


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

Topeka High School
Class Of 1969

September 27, 2021


Classmates from the Class of '69 met up at the THS 150th Anniversary Open House on Saturday, September 25th.












Front row: Linda Koehler Anderson, Jenith Paris Hoover, Diana Johnston Favand, Ruth Burgat Akins, Mark Neis

2nd row: Robin (Jim) Hoover, Dennis Elliott, Nancy Nolder Ganson

3rd row: Don Booth, David Blakely, David Corbett, Steve Crouch, Jim McEntire

4th row: Rick Friedstrom, Dale Warren, Terry Northup, Wayne Thornton

Photos provided by Steve Crouch, Nancy Ganson, Jenith Hoover

Here is some information about what’s planned for all remaining events in conjunction with Topeka High’s 150th Anniversary Celebration:

THS Graduate Hall of Fame, Sunday, October 17, THS Woodward Library. Honoring Marian Knight Douglas 1950, Steve Holloman 1970, Gary Krohe 1971 and Anton Ahrens as Distinguished Staff.

Naturalization Ceremony, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, hosted by Topeka High & the THS Historical Society, recognizing the 60th anniversary of THS receiving the national Bellamy Award.

The Black & Gold Holiday Gala - Saturday, December 4, 2021. VIP Dinner in the THS Student Cafeteria followed by a Concert in the THS Hoehner Auditorium co-produced by Richetta Manager (THS 1971, THS Hall of Fame) and Anthony ‘Tommy’ Jones (THS 1971).

“Fiddler On The Roof” – March 4-6, 2022THS Graduates will be invited to participate in the opening number, “Tradition.”

Graduate Variety Show and Laser Light Show Finale – Spring 2022, Date TBA.

Graduates and Friends Sock Hop – April 23, 2022 (same night as THS Prom) held in the North Gym. 

Graduate Art Show – First Friday Art Walk, June 3, 2022 - THS Art Gallery.

Ongoing updated info and volunteer opportunities are at this link:

Hope to see you there!

Class of 1969 Reunion

September 13-15, 2019

(You must be a member of our class website to access certain pages.  Click on "Join Here" link at upper right, under the THS Tower... your email address is your username... enter password of your choice.  For assistance, contact Jenith Paris Hoover, 785-230-3135 or

What a weekend!  Smiling faces everywhere from start to finish! 
Over 150 classmates -- and their guests, bringing the number to around 200 -- attended and had a great time, from Friday morning's golf tourney at Shawnee Country Club, to the Meet & Greet hosted by Dale & Maggie Warren, to the Halls of Troy Saturday morning, then our Main Event party at the Ramada... and last but not least, a fine jam session at Snyder's Cabin in Gage Park on Sunday.
Photos are now posted in the Class Reunions Gallery!  Click on "Class Reunions" on the left menu bar.

Many thanks to the planning team and everyone who attended.  By popular demand, plans for future reunions will be in the works!

At our Main Event Party Saturday night, 1969 Student Congress President Bruce Honeyman shared some reflections with classmates.  Click here to read his remarks
Thanks, Bruce, for your thoughtful insights.

Many thanks to Donna Dale Wyckoff for creating and donating the '69 sunflower emblem coasters for our reunion! 
For an exclusive look (on Facebook) into the making of the patches, Click Here and Here!
Or use these vimeo links, with password sunflower1969:
Digitizing of the '69 Sunflower emblem.
My Tajima sewing out the '69 sunflower emblem.

If you weren't able to attend the reunion or didn't get your coaster and would like to have one, click on Donna's name above to see her profile, then "Send Donna D. a private message." (You must be logged in as a member.)

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 currently "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 (5th 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, or Mark Neis, 785-354-1471,

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!

Back 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,