Winter 2019

In Memoriam

Leaving lasting legacies are these Wichita State alumni and university friends.

M. Helen (Spark) Allen ’39, homemaker, business administration graduate, former supervisor and accountant at Beech Aircraft, real estate agent and community volunteer, notably at the Veterans Administration hospital, June 22, 2018, Wichita.

Chester “Chet” W. Anderson III ’64/66, physics graduate who held both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State, as well as a doctorate in geophysics from the University of Alberta, Canada, July 31, 2018, Tinton Falls, N.J. A life member of the WSU Alumni Association, Anderson was a tennis standout for the Shockers. Teaming with Ben Anzola, the duo won the 1964 Missouri Valley Conference doubles title and placed fourth (Anderson) and first (Anzola) individually, pushing Wichita State to win the conference title, 14-13, over North Texas State. After earning his doctoral degree, Anderson had a long and successful career in computer speech recognition technology at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he led the company’s Advanced Products Group and spearheaded development of the Bell Labs Automated Speech Recognition program, which after its commercial launch in the 1990s, became the world’s leading tech system used for software that turns the spoken word into text on a computer screen. In 2014, he became director of business development for Translate Your World, a firm whose software can translate speech to subtitles for teleconferencing.

Patricia A. (Stafford) Anderson ’76, music performance graduate who taught piano privately and, for 13 years, at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, Kan., before retiring and moving to rural Salina, Kan., where she continued playing piano as an accompanist for local schools and colleges, including Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., May 7, 2018, Salina.

Rolland “Ron” R. Anderson ’58, retired advertising executive and creative director, Aug. 6, 2018, Wayzata, Minn. A life member of the WSU Alumni Association, Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design at the University of Wichita before embarking on a successful career in advertising. He started out at Lago & Whitehead Advertising while still a fine arts student at WU, later working at Key Studio before leaving Wichita for Minnesota. He served as art director at Knox Reeves in Minneapolis for 25 years before making his next career move — to New York City, where he eventually became the global creative director at Bozell Worldwide.

Stephen C. Anderson ’74/77, retired Love Box Co. salesman and former educator who taught math and science at Wichita South High School, where he also coached football and wrestling, leading the high school wrestling team to the state title in 1978, Dec. 5, 2018, Wichita. A life member of the WSUAA, Anderson attended West Point Academy for two years before transferring to Wichita State, where he played varsity football.

George D. Anderton ’59, retired city of Wichita purchasing director, U.S. Air Force veteran, and a WU Senior Honor Man and fine arts-painting graduate who was active in, among other campus organizations, the Student Forum Board and Scabbard and Blade, Sept. 7, 2018, Wichita.

Martin M. Balerio ’76, U.S. Navy veteran who served two tours in Vietnam and three in the Mediterranean as a guided missile radar operator aboard the destroyer William H. Standley DLG-32 and retired educator who taught for 28 years at Wichita public schools, 20 at Pleasant Valley Middle School and eight at North High School, Oct. 12, 2018, Wichita.

Dwight R. Beckham ’57/58, retired professional trumpet player who, at the age of 17, was the youngest member of the Wichita Symphony and, decades later, was the eldest member of the Wichita Wind Ensemble and who held principal trumpet positions with the 97th Army Band, Wichita Chamber Orchestra, the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Celebration Orchestra out of Morehead, Ky.; a Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame (inducted 1996) music teacher who taught for 40 years in public schools and colleges, including teaching band classes in Valley Center and Newton and as an adjunct faculty member for 10 years at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan.; composer who was awarded a mini-fellowship in music composition by the Kansas Arts Commission in 2005, Aug. 24, 2018, Hesston, Kan.

Herman W. Beuttel ’73/75, history graduate, retired intelligence analyst at Boeing in Seattle, Wash., and veteran of the U.S. Army who entered active duty in 1975 and served as an officer in military and tactical intelligence and then, until his retirement in 1990, as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, April 21, 2018, Renton, Wash.

Steven S. Brenn ’97, piano performance graduate who continued his education at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he became the first person in the United States to earn a master’s degree in piano performance with an emphasis on dance accompaniment, dance accompanist who worked for various ballet companies in Houston, Texas; Tulsa, Okla., and Kansas City, July 3, 2018, rural Levant, Kan.

Karen S. (Johnson) Bridge ’76, homemaker and retired technical director and microbiologist, April 15, 2018, Wichita. A WSUAA life member for 40 years, Bridge, whose career included research and development work as a microbiologist at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, also was a longtime member of the Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology, headquartered in Dallas. A member of the organization’s board of directors, she also served as editor in chief of the SWACM Newsletter from 1997 to 2007.

Kenneth D. Brooks ’53, U.S. Air Force veteran whose 24 years of military service included work as a flight test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base in California and as an in-plant government representative at various aircraft companies before his retirement in 1977; mechanical engineer who worked at Kentron International in Grand Prairie, Texas, at Eaton Kenway in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at Boeing in Corinth, Texas, May 20, 2018, Gravois Mills, Mo.

Francis O. Buckman ’49, World War II and Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army; economics graduate, June 13, 2018, Wichita.

Billy Joe Buffington ’68, choral music graduate and music teacher who taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels, including heading up the music departments at Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., for 17 years and, for the next 20 years, at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill., Sept. 8, 2018, Springfield, Mo.

Regina A. (Hamilton) Carmichael ’68, homemaker and retired Wichita public schools middle school teacher, Aug. 9, 2018, Wichita.

Roger C. Carpenter ’70, U.S. Navy veteran who served as a water survival instructor at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island; civilian training instructor for the Wichita Police Department; Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department deputy, training officer and Rangemaster; martial artist who opened Wichita’s first martial arts school in 1963, founded the Kansas Karate Institute and competed worldwide in the 1960s and 1970s in tournaments and full-contact matches, earning a spot on the U.S. team for the first World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Seoul, Korea, and becoming a three-time All-American heavyweight karate champion; United Nations peacekeeper who served as a police adviser, firearms instructor and bodyguard in NATO missions throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, frequently working in war zones, including those in Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor and Iraq, Aug. 24, 2018, Wichita.

Roger L. Carpenter ’61, music education graduate who was active in band, choir and the Madrigal Singers at the University of Wichita, former choral music instructor at public schools in western Kansas, and businessman who owned and operated a shoe store in Liberal, Kan., and had interests in commercial real estate, the Eggbert’s Restaurant chain and Sonic Drive-In fast food restaurants throughout the Midwest, Aug. 22, 2018, Tulsa, Okla.

Steven R. Chance ’73, retired Boeing electrical engineer, July 25, 2018, Cheney, Kan.

William L. Chenoweth ’51, retired U.S. Atomic Energy Commission geologist who worked on uranium exploration drilling projects and who, in 1970, was named chief of the AEC’s Geological Branch, overseeing the activities of AEC geologists in 14 western states until 1983 when he became a consulting geologist and research associate at the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, July 23, 2018, Grand Junction, Colo.

Norman J. Christiansen, retired newspaper publisher and university friend who served on the WSU Endowment Association Board of Governors, Oct. 16, 2018, Fort Collins, Colo. A life member of the WSUAA, Christiansen was a World War II veteran who served in Patton’s Third Army as a combat engineer, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. After graduating from Drake University in 1947, he worked as an FBI agent in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before joining Ridder Newspaper and becoming publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He then worked for the merged Knight Ridder newspaper publishing company at its Miami, Fla., headquarters. Before retiring, Christiansen served as publisher of the Wichita Eagle-Beacon.

Michael A. Cissell ’97/00, educator who taught at Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., the Independent School in Wichita and at Wichita State where he was a faculty member in the English department from 2002 until 2008, and poet, whose first published collection of poems, “The Cutting Songs of the Butcher Son,” was released by Spartan press just two weeks before his death, Aug. 16, 2018, Wichita.

Jerry L. Cloud ’74, former Kansas Department of Revenue field representative and retired Kansas Department of Labor accountant with 35 years of service, Aug. 14, 2018, Meriden, Kan.

David T. Colucci ’88, business management graduate whose social-services career included work as case manager and residential program director at Wichita’s Multi-Community Diversified Services and as executive director at Mosaic in Winfield, Kan., July 31, 2018, Bellingham, Wash.

Dennis F. Conger ’64, music education graduate who taught music and was a band director at a number of Kansas public schools in El Dorado, Haysville, Hugoton, Belle Plaine, April 19, 2018, Andover, Kan.

Jerry D. Couch ’59, secondary education-biology graduate who also earned a master’s degree at Emporia State University and a doctorate at the University of Arkansas and who taught science and served in various administrative positions at schools in Kansas and later in Oregon, where he retired as an administrator from public schools in Cottage Grove, May 21, 2018, Roseburg, Ore.

M. Ruth (Morgan) Cramer ’41, homemaker who, along with her husband, created and financed archaeological research endowments at six universities, June 4, 2018, Littleton, Colo.

Matthew J. Cross ’89, geologist and co-owner of Buckeye Corp./Aztec Oil, May 28, 2018, Andover, Kan. A WSUAA life member, Cross started working at Buckeye, his family’s oil field equipment supplier business, in the warehouse in 1979, a full decade before graduating from WSU. He became store manager in 1986 and by 1996 was handling administrative duties company-wide. A member of several professional associations, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, he was also active in a number of community organizations, including serving on the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Board from 1995 until 2016.

Robert M. Dale ’69, veteran of the U.S. Navy who served aboard the icebreaker USS Burton Island, retired Hutchinson (Kan.) Correctional Facility employee, Sept. 9, 2018, Haven, Kan.

Larry E. Dalton ’65, fine arts-painting graduate who also graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles before moving to New York City, where he became known as a world authority on rare antique clocks and worked as art director, creative director and then vice president at J. Walter Thompson, the advertising and marketing communications company from which he counted Kodak and Goodyear among his major accounts and where he earned many industry awards for commercials and other ad projects, June 21, 2018, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Janis S. (Roth) Danders ’68, homemaker and retired teacher who taught instrumental music at Derby, Kan., and Wichita public schools, and instrumentalist who played French horn with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 40 years, with the Friends University Band and Orchestra, and the Delano Band and Orchestra, Aug. 31, 2018, Wichita.

Fredrick W. Darmstetter fs ’48, oil and gas consultant, retired property transaction manager, May 22, 2018, San Antonio, Texas.

Donald C. Demo fs ’55, U.S. Army veteran, businessman who ran Demo Sales and a Culligan soft water business, both in Wichita, and retired CEO at Best Beverage Sales in Independence, Kan., July 10, 2018, Independence.

Harry M. Dobbin ’82, retired director of graphics/computers at Via Christi Health in Wichita, and musician who played in various bands, including The FunTones and Sawdust Charley, the latter of which was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2016, Sept. 3, 2018, Wichita.

Paul C. Dougherty ’71, retired hospital administrator who served as president and CEO at hospitals in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa, Aug. 22, 2018, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Linda J. (Stelling) Eilers ’71/85, homemaker and former elementary school and special education teacher at a number of Kansas public schools in Oberlin, South Haven, Cheney and Wichita, April 14, 2018, Lenexa, Kan.

E. Elaine (Evans) Eisenman ’55, homemaker, retired teacher, June 18, 2018, Wichita.

Bruce D. Ellis ’66/68, retired investment banker, May 2, 2018, Wichita. A 31-year lifetime member of the WSUAA, Ellis earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business at Wichita State. His career in banking included various investment division positions at Bank IV and Bank of America in Wichita. In 1980, for instance, as an investment officer at Bank IV, he was responsible for government and agency trading accounts, advising on individual portfolios, bidding for public deposits and repurchase agreements for public bodies, banks and corporations. He was an avid Shocker sports fan, holding season tickets for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.

Mason F. Enterline ’79/84, educator whose career spanned 37 years as a teacher and administrator at Wichita public schools, including serving as principal at Carter Elementary School, where he was active in a cooperative mentoring venture with WSU, Sept. 9, 2018, Wichita.

James L. Francisco, university friend and former Kansas lieutenant governor and state legislator, Sept. 7, 2018, Mulvane, Kan.

Kenneth R. Fredericks ’66, industrial engineering graduate who played halfback on the university’s 1963 Missouri Valley Conference championship football team; retired industrial engineer who worked at General Electric and then at Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., from which he retired as a senior director, June 23, 2018, East Windsor, N.J.

Eugene L. Galloup ’48, World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and retired owner of Galloup Liquors in Wichita, Aug. 12, 2018, Prairie Village, Kan.

Francis W. George ’67/71, public school administrator whose positions included serving as superintendent for schools in Healy, Kan., and Salina, Kan., Sept. 16, 2018, Wichita.

Sharon A. (Pickerill) Gillespie ’66, retired teacher who earned her master’s degree at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and taught for 31 years at various high schools in Missouri, June 17, 2018, St. Joseph, Mo.

Marvin C. Goshorn ’61, retired director of finance at Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., where he served for 18 years in management positions in California before becoming managing director at Lockheed Aircraft International’s office in Geneva, Switzerland; being promoted in 1982 to vice president-finance and assigned to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and returning to Cupertino, Calif., in 1986, June 1, 2018, Reno, Nev.

Kathryn M. (Weigand) Greenleaf fs ’57, homemaker, May 8, 2018, Wichita.

Bill D. Grey ’73, U.S. Army veteran, retired Santa Fe Truck Line assistant controller, and former bookkeeper for Bethel Life Church and clerk for the Sedgwick County public defender’s office, April 25, 2018, Wichita.

Kimberly A. (Trout) Hall ’75/83, first grade teacher at Nelson Elementary School in Haysville, Kan., where she taught for 38 years, May 7, 2018, Wichita.

Kerry J. Harrison ’73, business administration graduate who worked at the Wichita Eagle and Beacon newspaper, Nov. 11, 2017, Wichita.

Steven “Steve” A. Hatchett ’71, owner, partner and president of numerous Wichita car dealerships, most recently of Hatchett Buick GMC, Oct. 1, 2018, Wichita. A WSUAA life member, he was an active supporter of WSU athletics, serving on the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization’s executive committee and establishing the Steve and Janet Hatchett Golf Scholarship.

Jerry C. Hess ’58, CPA and retired owner of Hess & Co. in Augusta, Kan., July 3, 2018, El Dorado, Kan.

Verna A. (Cox) Hickenlooper ’43, homemaker, general studies graduate, retired nurse and WWII veteran who served in England as a first lieutenant, Nov. 16, 2017, Wichita.

Janet J. (Gnagey) Hieger ’89, business marketing graduate, homemaker and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas group sales representative who worked for 20 years out of the insurance company’s Salina, Kan., office, Nov. 29, 2017, Salina.

Rupert K. Hohmann ’51, music theory-composition graduate whose career featured positions as Wichita Symphony Orchestra violinist, head of the music department at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and music professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he taught violin and conducted the university orchestra, Aug. 13, 2018, North Newton, Kan.

Carl M. Holmes ’51/62, Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force and received the Commendation Ribbon, Unit Citation and Korean Service Medal; business administration graduate who worked at Boeing and the Wichita Park Department, Sept. 3, 2018, Wichita.

Daniel M. Hopcus ’65, retired driver’s education teacher and coach, former IHSA volleyball and softball official, May 18, 2018, Breese, Ill.

Nancy C. (Goodman) Howey ’66, former teacher, Sedgwick County Health Department health inspector and retired nursing home inspector for the state of Kansas, April 23, 2018, Wichita.

Mary E. “Bette” (Wheeler) Hull ’41, retired elementary school teacher, former vocalist, violinist and pianist, homemaker, May 23, 2018, El Dorado, Kan.

L. “Rita” J. (Lyman) Jamison ’46, homemaker and economics graduate who was an avid sports fan, Aug. 3, 2018, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Robert L. Johnston ’75, political science graduate who received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and practiced criminal law, May 19, 2018, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Clifford V. Jones ’70, sociology graduate whose career included working at Safelite Auto Glass as district manager in Oklahoma City and in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 16, 2018, Wichita. A life member of the WSUAA, Jones was a charter member of the Shocker Hellraisers and active with a number of association projects and events, including the 1981 Senior Celebration.

Kevin S. Jones ’76, physical therapy graduate who was a partner in Mid-Kansas Therapy Services in Wichita before changing careers in 1983 and joining Beredco Inc., an oil and gas drilling company based out of Wichita, where he later served as company president; oil executive and co-owner of Braden-Deem Inc. in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 6, 2018, Scottsdale.

James L. Kerns ’59, industrial education graduate, U.S. Army veteran, Aug. 8, 2018, Wichita.

Betty M. (Kerschen) Kessler ’85, homemaker, former U.S. Air Force decoder based in Nebraska and later Ohio, Sept. 13, 2018, Emporia, Kan.

Diana “DeeDee” K. Ketterman ’80, chemistry graduate who earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas, director of the residency program at St. Francis Regional Center in Wichita before starting her private family practice in 2002 in Wichita, July 24, 2018, Oxford, Kan.

Charlton D. Lawhorn ’57, WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Army, becoming a sergeant in charge of three half-tracks in the 3rd Army 7th Armored Division and receiving the Bronze Star and Croix de Guerre with Palm; retired teacher and administrator who served at a number of public schools in Kansas, including El Dorado, Parsons, White City, Hesston and Kansas City, July 7, 2018, Lawrence, Kan.

Gregory W. Lubelski ’85, retired director of the Wayne County, Ohio, and Erie County, Pa., library systems, May 21, 2018, Wooster, Ohio. A WSUAA life member, he earned a master’s degree in public administration at Wichita State.

Kathaleen S. (Wolfe) Mark-Waxman ’75/83, homemaker and retired nurse whose career included serving as coronary care head nurse, director of critical care and risk management coordinator at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Sept. 11, 2018, Overland Park, Kan.

Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Schwarz) McCamant ’83, homemaker and retired teacher at TECH Early Education Center in Hutchinson, Kan., July 6, 2018, Wichita.

Sandra K. (Smith) McElroy ’70, secondary education-English graduate who resided in Colorado before returning to Wichita in 1999, former Legacy Bank employee, Aug. 19, 2018, Wichita.

Steven G. Miller ’78, respiratory therapy graduate, June 22, 2018, Kansas City, Kan.

Mark L. Mitchell ’82, health care administration graduate, U.S. Air Force veteran and medical office business manager, Aug. 7, 2018, Wichita.

Richard “Dick” E. Monical ’59, U.S. Navy veteran who served from 1950 to 1955, aeronautical engineering graduate who went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Washington in 1965, and Boeing engineer whose career included positions as a research specialist and lead engineer in the company’s Performance Group, Aug. 1, 2018, Wichita.

Thomas E. Monk ’58, retired pharmacist who earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at WSU, graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Drake University in Des Moines, and worked for more than 30 years at the Wichita Clinic, Sept. 5, 2018, Wichita.

James “Jim” R. Moody ’50, retired industrial engineer at Boeing, April 12, 2018, Wichita. A 37-year life member of the WSUAA, Moody spent most of his career as an engineer at Boeing in Wichita, but he also worked at Boeing’s Michoud facility in New Orleans. In addition, he was, for a time, a new car salesman at Yingling Chevrolet in Wichita. His civic and community involvements included membership in the Bester G. Brown Masonic Lodge, the Midian Shrine and VFW Post 112, for which he served as commander.

James F. Nutter ’51/61, U.S. Army veteran who served by training as a medic from 1945 to 1947, being deployed to Europe at the end of World War II and playing football on the Big Red One Army team; charter inductee in 1979 into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame for football; retired physical education teacher and basketball and track coach, primarily at Mayberry Junior High in Wichita, June 27, 2018, Salina, Kan.

Mary J. (Hodgens) Storie Ohlemeier ’64, former Derby, Kan., public school teacher and retired school psychologist for Wichita public schools, Oct. 16, 2017, Wichita.

Greta S. (Landrith) Parsons ’75/81, retired principal and educator who taught at Derby, Kan., public schools, was recognized with the Wichita public school’s Golden Apple Award and, in 1992 as principal of Anderson Elementary School in Wichita, was named Kansas Elementary School Principal of the Year, May 6, 2018, Derby.

Sean A. Parsons ’95, finance graduate and sales manager at Hatchett Hyundai East in Wichita, Sept. 24, 2017, Augusta, Kan.

Betty M. (Taylor) Peak ’68, homemaker, artist who was a member of the El Dorado Art Association and whose watercolors, oils and pastels were exhibited in a number of galleries and museums in the Wichita area, Aug. 1, 2018, Wichita.

Norma K. (Bryan) Pearce ’70, retired educator whose career included teaching English at El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Kan., and directing the gifted programs at various Kansas public schools in Butler, Cowley and Sumner counties, Sept. 20, 2018, Carriere, Miss. A lifetime member of the WSUAA, Pearce earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education-English at WSU, a master’s degree from Emporia State University and a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. After her retirement from education, she was co-owner and office manager at Rexoco Inc. in El Dorado.

Harry W. Porter ’61, veteran of the U.S. Navy and business administration graduate who worked for 43 years at Boeing in Wichita, June 11, 2018, Wichita.

Ruth A. (Westvold) Pringle fs ’49, homemaker, teacher who taught at Fabrique Elementary School in Wichita, Sept. 21, 2017, Wichita.

Jada M. (Schaller) Rausch ’76, homemaker, retired registered nurse, Nov. 18, 2017, Derby, Kan.

Marian D. (Kennedy) Ray ’76, social work graduate whose career as a public schools social worker included serving Roosevelt and Mead junior highs and Chisholm Elementary School within the Wichita public school district, June 18, 2018, Dallas, Texas.

Merry S. (Blair) Roarke ’58, English language and literature graduate and homemaker who volunteered for many community and civic organizations, among them the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Program and the Cranston (R.I.) Board of Elections (During her student days at the University of Wichita, she was named “Miss Politician.”), July 25, 2018, West Warwick, R.I.

Wanda K. (Szymborski) Sanborn ’67, U.S. Navy veteran who joined the WAVES at the end of WWII and served as a control-tower operator, homemaker who ran a swimming program, helping teach some 5,000 children to swim, and an English language and literature graduate who worked at Wichita State as an administrative and research assistant successively for the department heads of English and anthropology, as well as administratively supported WSU’s Watkins Lecture Series, among other university programs, April 13, 2018, Wichita.

Sandra “Sandy” C. Schenk ’04, homemaker and business administration graduate, Nov. 17, 2017, Haysville, Kan.

Lonnie “Lon” R. Seglie ’71, Master of Arts-Spanish graduate and U.S. Army veteran who attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired as a senior military analyst at the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Ft. Leavenworth, Jan. 18, 2018, Leavenworth, Kan.

Neil H. Sikes ’56, retired petroleum geologist and owner of an independent oil company, former Southwestern Life Insurance Co. representative and former Wichita State football player whose favorite Shocker gridiron memories include winning the Missouri Valley Conference title in 1954, being named an honorable mention All-American and coaching freshman football in 1955, April 26, 2018, Wichita.

John M. “Jack” Simpson ’62, business administration graduate and CPA who earned a law degree from Washburn University, owner and president of Superior Supply Co. in Wichita, May 2, 2018, Wichita. A life member of the WSUAA, Simpson was active in professional organizations, including the Air-conditioning Wholesalers Association, in which he held various positions on both the national and regional levels. Equally active in local affairs, he served as board chair for Junior Achievement of Wichita, as a director for the Rotary Club of Downtown Wichita, and, as an avid golfer, was a supporter of junior golf.

Vincent “Vince” A. Skaff ’82, administration of justice graduate and director of company store operations for Quik Print in Wichita, Aug. 12, 2018, Wichita.

Robert M. Smith ’74, retired Cessna and Boeing tech writer, illustrator Dec. 14, 2017, Wichita.

Modena “Denie” L. (MacLean) Spurlock ’70/98, homemaker and retired Wichita public schools principal whose career included 35 years of teaching at various grade levels K-9, Aug. 12, 2018, Wichita.

Kathryn “Kathy” S. (Baker) Stafford ’71, homemaker and elementary education graduate who taught third grade in Garden City, Kan., and then second grade at Sunnyside Elementary School in Dodge City, Kan., before taking a position at the educational publishing company Grolier and later working as a substitute teacher at Jacksonville (Ill.) High School and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, May 25, 2018, Jacksonville, Ill.

Zoran Stevanov ’70, award-winning artist whose sculptures, solarized silver prints and other artworks were exhibited at the Monroe Art Museum in Monroe, La., the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Mo., the Coffman Art Gallery at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and the New York galleries of Paula Insel and Lynn Kottler, among others, and educator who was a professor of arts at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., where he developed the BFA and MFA photography degrees, and whose career included teaching clinical arts at the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita and art at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., Sept. 4, 2018, Hays.

H. Lynn Stevens ’77, former educator and administrator whose positions included principal at Nickerson High School in Nickerson, Kan., and superintendent of public schools in Rose Hill, Kan., and Haysville, Kan., April 22, 2018, Mesquite, Texas.

Joy L. Stroot ’67, elementary education graduate, retired librarian, July 3, 2018, Kingman, Kan.

Jo Anne Terrell ’60, retired Junction City, Kan., elementary school teacher, Nov. 10, 2017, Wichita.

Raymond “Ray” D. Tucker ’47/47, mathematics and physics graduate, retired Boeing supervisor, Nov. 29, 2018, Kimberling City, Mo.

Logan S. Vinopal ’10, integrated marketing graduate, and sales and marketing associate, Oct. 28, 2017, Wichita.

Soundra J. (Crabtree) Washington ’73, retired Westar Energy customer service representative, Oct. 21, 2017, Eufala, Okla.

Sharon J. (Good) Wasson ’58, homemaker and former teacher at Black Elementary School, Sept. 21, 2017, Wichita.

Bobby H. Watson ’72, retired Boeing tool coordinator, former Wichita Police Department sergeant, FAA licensed air frame/power plant mechanic, and helicopter pilot, Sept. 26, 2017, Wichita.

Marc L. Webb ’56, physical education graduate who played second base on the Shocker baseball team, U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired Wichita public schools coach (East High School), athletic director (West High School), principal (Roosevelt, Hamilton and Robinson junior highs) and director of planning and operations who held a master’s degree in physical education from Emporia State University and a doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Kansas, May 22, 2018.

Pamela C. (Kirk) Wedel ’70/76, homemaker and retired elementary school teacher, Dec. 23, 2017, Newton, Kan.

Rick E. Weiss ’85/88, retired teacher whose career in education included teaching social studies and serving as athletic director, elementary principal and superintendent at a number of public schools in Kansas, including schools in Conway Springs, South Haven and Wellington, Dec. 2, 2018, Argonia, Kan.

Jerry D. White ’74, accounting graduate and former treasurer at Travel Air Insurance Co., Nov. 23, 2017, Marietta, Ga.

Milton E. Wilkinson ’50, geology graduate and independent petroleum geologist, Sept. 28, 2017, Valley Center, Kan.

Cherrill “Cherrie” L. Wilkie ’64, retired second and third grade teacher in Jefferson County, Colo., May 8, 2018, Avada, Colo. A WSUAA life member, Wilkie taught for 31 years.

Jerry E. Wilson ’58/66, retired educator who held both bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical education, May 11, 2018, Wellington, Kan.

James “Jim” E. Wineinger ’68, U.S. Air Force veteran who served from 1958 to 1962 and psychology graduate who went on to a career as educational mediator (ombudsman) with Wichita public schools, Dec. 23, 2017, Wichita.

Sheryl K. Wright ’03, nursing graduate, Oct. 20, 2017, Wichita.