Perry High School Class of 1951
The Perry High School class of 1951 met for their 62nd class reunion Sept. 20-22. Rich Reitz hosted coffee on Friday and Saturday morning at the Hy-Vee, with lunch at the Elk’s Lodge attracting 16 classmates and their spouses. A buffet supper at the Elk’s on Friday night saw 36 attending.A picnic on Saturday at the Masonic Lodge was followed by a Saturday-night banquet at which 38 classmates and spouses were present. Bob Vase was master of ceremonies for the brief program at the banquet.A Sunday brunch closed the weekend festivities with plans already afoot for the 65th reunion to be held in 2016. Sitting for the class photograph are, front row from left, Delores Hambleton Kyras, Mary Schore McDowell, Helen Carlile Kuebler (Rogers, Ark.), Virginia Nelson White, Janet Dissinger Schlichter (Woodward), Patsy Hastie Laidley (Stuart), Joan Vodenik Schnoor, Joyce Bills Mack (Grand Junction) and Keith Knight (Woodward). Second row, from left, Lila Daugherty Menz, Norma Johns Herridge, Lois Johnson Coleman, Pat Pritchard Willis (Bracey, Va.), Sharon Harrison Martin (Cedar Falls), Martha Salmon McDowell (Woodward) and Sarah Yetter Gittins. Third row, from left, Bob Waddell (Des Moines), Omer Bennett, Bob Barker (Pahrump, Nev.), Richard Reitz, Bob Case (Fairfield, Calif.), Wilford Roberts, Charles Bruch (Leesville, La.), Larry Whelchel (Gladstone, Mo.), Don Brobst (Mountain Home, Ark.) and Charlie Morris. Also attending but not pictured were Rose Dorman Menz and Marcella Faber Wilson (Jefferson).