MHS Class of ‘62 holds 55th reunion


MIDDLEPORT — The Middleport High School Class of 1962 gathered at the First Baptist Church of Middleport to celebrate its 55th class reunion. Lunch was served after which everyone enjoyed visiting and looking at the memorabilia on display. Classmates and guests then went to the former Middleport High School, now owned by the Meigs County Council on Aging, for a private tour for all MHS Alumni. Everyone was excited about the restoration of their school, according to organizers.

Classmates attending were Jeanie Manley Halley (Letart, W.Va.), Coleen Wilson Ohlinger (Zanesville, Ohio), Michael W. Shafer (Kennesaw, Ga.), Barbara Jones Hegler (Lexington, S.C.), Helen Taylor Fox (Milford Center, Ohio), John W. Case and wife, Gloria (W. Jefferson, Ohio), Karen Gregg Patterson (N. Canton, Ohio), James D. Reed and wife, Phyllis (Carroll, Ohio), Beverly Perrin Kosiba (Clarkston, Mich.), Lucinda Morris Abbott and husband, Gene, (Millersport, Ohio), John Manley and wife, Sharon (Pomeroy, Ohio), Dennis Saelens, and Texanna White Wehrung (both of Middleport).

Class teachers attending were Joe Stanley (Shade, Ohio), who was one of the home room teachers and also one of the chaperones for the class on the senior trip to Washington, D.C., and Al Scarberry (Thurman, Ohio) who was principal.

Other guests who signed the guest book were Kay Williams, Gary and Sandra Woodgard, Marianne Woodgerd, Sherry Weaver, Rae Gwiazdowsky, Yvonne Scally, Alan and Faye Wallace, and Richard Hayes.

Those in attendance took a moment to remember deceased Class of 1962 graduates, Charlene Davis Batey, Jerry Bolyard, Jack Custer, Wesley Gilkey, Sandra Brewington Luckeydoo, Ronald Manley (KIA Vietnam), Everette (Pete) Michael, Sharon Ingels Pooler, David Searls, Patricia Lowery Stein, and John Stephenson,

The MHS Class of 1962 graduates who also attended the MHS Alumni Banquet to celebrate the reunion included Bev Kosiba, Barb Helgler, Mike Shafer, John and Gloria Case, Coleen Ohlinger, Cinda and Gene Abbott, and Texanna and Craig Wehrung.

Information submitted by Texanna Wehrung.