Scott, celebrating her 85th reunion and a regular at alumni gatherings is Pomeroy High School’s oldest graduate. In recognition she was crowned by the alumni president, William Young, presented a sash, and given an arm bouquet of flowers in purple and white, the school colors, along with a hanging basket of flowers.
Also given special recognition was Mary K. Baer Roush, of the PHS class of 1931.
Awarded at the banquet to descendants of Pomeroy alumni were 10 scholarships.
Receiving the Bob and Sheila Strauss Eastman scholarships of $1,000 each were the Scott Kennedy of Rutland Meigs High School graduate, grandson of Janet Struble Williamson (1957) and Clarice Clifford Kitchen (1953). He will be attending Ohio University majoring in civil engineering; and Breanna Taylor, Southern High School graduate, granddaughter of Patrick Duffy (1943, who will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan majoring in international business and economics.
The Bob Roberts scholarships went to Jennifer Payne, MHS graduate, granddaughter of Iris Qualls Payne (1956), who plans a pre-med major; Katie Reinhart of Jackson, a graduate of Jackson High School, granddaughter of Marlene Brown Reinhart (1955) and the late Robert Reinhart, (1953) who will be attending Rhodes College in Mamphis, Tenn. majoring in forensics psychology and sports psychology; and Zachary Todd Thomas, a graduate of Ravenna High School, grandson of Carolyn Graves Thomas (1954) and Donald Thomas (1951, and great-grandson of the late Clara Quivey Thomas (1919) and Nell Proctor Graves (1932.) He will be attending Walsh University for a nursing degree with graduate studies as a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.
The Charles Gibbs scholarship of $400 went to Dustin Eads, Meigs High graduate, grandson of Vickie Young Klaiber (1968). He will be attending Ohio University majoring in music education.
The Fred and Eleanor Karr Crow scholarships, awarded to descendants of U. S. servicemen and women went to Darby Gilmore, Meigs High School graduate, who will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. to study audio engineering technology. Jordan Wood, a graduate of Eastern High School who will be attending Hocking College to study Police Science; Ashley Smith, a Meigs High School graduate who will be attending Ohio University to study Photo Journalism; and Dustin Eads, Meigs High graduate, who plans to attend Ohio University to study Music Education.
Elected alumni officers for next year were William Young, president; Joanne Williams, first vice president; Carol Kennedy, second vice president, Marcia Arnold, secretary-treasurer; and Thelma Jeffers, assistant secretary-treasurer.
Young was master of ceremonies for the reunion which opened with John Weeks (1945) leading the pledge of allegiance, George Dallas (1949) leading in the singing of the “Purple and White” and Louis Diehl (1965) giving the invocation.
Door prizes were awarded to alumni for various achievements and other notable things.
Graduates attending and their years of graduation were as follows: 1925 — Kathleen Baily Scott, 85th anniversary; 1931, Mary K. Baer Roush; 1938 — Marie Dorahs Curd; 1930, Mildred Thoma Ziegler and June Forbes Sayre; 1940 — 70th anniversary class, Jean Smith Seidenabel and Lawrence Leonard; 1941 — Edith Holter Sisson and Wanda Jacobs Eblin; 1942 — Mary Sayre Rogers, Danbury Texas; 1943 — Belva Young Glaze and Mary Grueser Russell; 1944 — Nora Rice, Middleport, Ohio, Margaret Capehart Hogue, Tuvoris, Fla., and Mary E. Couch Thomas, Powell, Ohio.
1945 — 65th reunion: Barbara Scholl Weeks and John Weeks, Bill Radford, Louise Gilmore, Eunice Hill Jones and Lloyd Blackwood, Pomeroy; Agnes Bentz Rose, Little Hocking; Earline King Baer, Columbus, Mary Zwilling Roush, Albany; Patricia Watson Buck, Middleport; Louise Dailey Kelly, Grove City, and Elnora Barnitz Wells, Warsaw, Ohio.
1946 — Howard Mullen, Roy Holter, George Wright, Pomeroy; John Ihle, Racine; Mary K. Foster Yost, Syracuse, Ohio; 1947 — Ida Johnson Murphy and Joe Struble, Pomeroy; Frank Ryther, Syracuse, Ohio; 1948 — Phil Ohlinger, Kenneth Harris, June Whaley Van Vranken, Jean Bryant Werry, Pomeroy; and William Knight, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. 1949 — Lois Smith Hawley, Peggy Dailey Houdashelt, Martha Struble, Pomeroy; Ann Foster Cottrill, Lancaster, Ohio Carmaleta McBride Williams, Louisiana, Mo., Patricia Meier Suchoza, McMurray, Penn. and George Dallas, Agoura Hills, Calif.
1950: 60th Reunion: Joyce Phillips Grimm, Columbus; Jack Kennedy, Paw Paw, W.Va.; Robert Parker, Boynton Beach, Fla., Bernard Grueser and Donna Stanley Grueser, Trenton, Ohio; Betty Genheimer Knight, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.; William Hess, San Diego, Calif., Verna Osborne Snowden, Gallipolis and Bonnie Eichinger Kelly, Patsy Burnside Thoma, Robert Burton, Joyce Fischer Mills, Nora Riggs Eason, Pomeroy, Eugene Hawkins, Middleport, Emmogene Edwards Hamilton, Syracuse.
1952: Richard Gilkey, Middleport and Phyllis Meier May, Pomeroy.
1953: Ted Scott, Westland, Mich.; Daisy Russell Gill’ogly, Albany, Ohio; William Roush, El Paso, Texas.; Don Drenner, Pipersville, Penn.; Sue Struble Tubbs, Syracuse, Mary Holter Huddleston, Racine; Clarice Clifford Kitchen James Kitchen, Shirley Smith, Ed Kennedy and Marlene Moore Wilson, Pomeroy; 1954: Howard Kitchen, Marietta; Martha Sayre Serwe, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Mary Jane Holt Selby, Columbus, Lela Grueser Ervin, Middleport, and Rosalie Story, Pomeroy.
1955 — 55th Reunion: Marilyn Grueser Quinn, Bill Hysell, Nancy Jacobs Hanold, Columbus; Roger Hines, Eva Hayes Karns, Logan; Harley Mossman, Reynoldsburg; Donna Wildermuth Goble, Gallipolis, Sharlee Newman Whittle, Athens; Doris Wells Snowden, Huntington, W.Va.; Marlene Brown Rinehart, Albany; Gordon Winebrenner, Syracuse; Ray Shasteen, The Villages, Fla.; Mary Donna Hemsley Davis, Syracuse; Tom Smith, Harley Johnson, Carol Strauss Kennedy and Stacie Arnold, Pomeroy.
1956: John Young, Lancaster; Carol Baker Jett, Carolyn Brown Charles, Minersville; Mary Jane Scott Wise, Middleport and Dorothy Stark Amberger, Syracuse, 1957: Ted Beegle, Worthington; Gary Carman, Pataskala; Janet Struble Williamson, Rutland; April Shasteen Smith, Dan Morris, Lila Mitch, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Rita Ball Matthews and Charles Richard Houdashelt, Pomeroy. 1958: Thomas Brown, Port Clinton, Ohio; Mary Lou Smith Hawkins, Middleport, Thelma Davis Jeffers, Jerry Fields and Marcia Grueser Arnold, Pomeroy. 1959: Donald Eastman, Lewis.Center, Ohio; Janet Carpenter Young, Lancaster,; Ruby Taylor McMillion, Middleport; Gene Romine, Kathryn Slack Johnson and Bob Gloeckner, Pomeroy.
1960 — 50th Reunion: William Gibbs, Lexington, Ky.; Ronald Carman, Karen Drake Smith, Connie Moriarty Hansford, Columbus; John Bryant, Punta Gorda, FL.; Janet Rummel, Hamburg, Iowa; Jan Thomas Gettles, Jackson; Myrna Maag Graves, Stonington, Maine; Linda Crow Beegle, Worthington; Charles Downie, Wolfboro, N. H.;Sondra Potts Tate, Ashburn, Va.; Fred Brown, Plant City, Fla; Mary McAfee Ahrens, Ravenna; Herbert Riggs, Windham; Sharon Zundel Sundial, Arlington, Va.
Nicholas Coates, Chandler, Ariz.; Bruce Stalnaker Stone, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Rebecca Grueser Baker, Benbrook, Texas; Nancy Brown Strawser, Reynoldsburg; Robert Springer and Howard K. Parker, Marietta; Paul Roush, Tuppers Plains; James Ebersbach, Willow Wood; Marilyn Blackwood Poulin, Richard Poulin, Jean Dabo Kelly and Charles Riffle, Middleport; Ellen Young Thoma and Shirley Eblin Jeffers, Rutland.
Mark Grueser, Shade, Elsie Arnold Martin and Albert Martin, Vincent; Robert Hamm, Racine; Darlene Smith Casto, Rutland; James Smith, Tuppers Plains; Sharon Douglas Swindell, Shade; Janice Teaford Zwilling, Syracuse; Marilyn Stockton Martin, Gallipolis; Jack Welker, Mary Burnside Houdashelt, Gary Moore, Ed Bartels, Barbara Eskew Fields, Philip Harrison, Norma Roush Baker, Vincent Knight, Reva Rea Bunce, Donald Spencer, Pomeroy.
1961: Paula Sayre Welker, Ben Ewing, William Young, Norman Price, Pomeroy; Donald Sayre, Merritt Island, Fla.; Nancy Eichinger Hubbard, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Michael Roberts, Akron. 1962: Anita Russell Neutzling, Wadsworth, Ohio; Charles Michael Werry, Belpre; Jean Casto Hilton, Parkersburg, W.Va.; Nancy Skinner Grueser, Shade, Ohio. 1963: Judy Wehrung Sisson, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, Alan Downie and Rick Crow, Pomeroy; 1964 — Don Mayer, Pomeroy.
1965 — 45th Reunion: Brenda Potts Hopfer, Centerville, Charles Baxter, Parkersburg; Arthur Barry Boyer, Malta; Louis Diehl, Hudson, Ohio; Mary Sue Handley Peters, Hamilton; Robert Emler, Mesa, Ariz.; Janice Wehrung Kilker, Mentor; Bill Jewell, Tucson, Ariz.; Faye Cramer Isenhour, Claremont, N.C.; John Curd, Waterford, Mich.; Thomas McGowan, Houston, Texas; Carla Will Werry, Belpre; Jean Phelps Cleland, Dupowt, Ind.; Marvin Stafford, Letart, W.Va.; William Sayre, Atlanta, Ga.; Joe Gilmore, Walworth, Wisc.; Donna Hauck Carr, Barbara Horak Smith, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson and John Anderson, Pomeroy and Pam O’Brien and Diana Zirklep, Middleport.
1966: J. C. Russell, Medina, Ohio, Bill Francis, Reedsville; Rex Cummings, Syracuse; Shirley Baxter Knight and Richard Knight, Lake Lure, N.C.; Jeffrey Gibbs, Cincinnati; and Guy Sargent, Pomeroy. 1968: Paulette Hudson Harrison, Pomeroy.