Class of 1954

Class of 1954
Class of 1954
Front row: Joan Clymer Bauman, Mary Anne Bertsche Moser, JoAnn Yoder Gundy, Betty Bauman Shelly, Martha Kraft Hug, Kathy Kaufmann Bauman, Carol Sammet Groman, Corrinne Kamp Boehr, Ada Oyer Cortner.
Back row: Richard Yaussy, Arden Slotter, Stan Naylor, Lowell Zook
 
Let your classmates know what you are doing. Complete an online alumnote questionnaire. With your permission we will add it to this Web site and include it in the Bluffton magazine.

Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
 

Class notes

 

Attending May Day?

Ada Oyer Cortner: I teach private piano lessons three days a week. Wednesdays and Sundays I spend as a choir director at an Episcopal church just south of Kennedy Space Center. My duties there also include helping to plan the services. I have been a church musician for about 50 years.

  Yes

Joann Yoder Gundy: My husband of 59 years and I have been blessed with travel opportunities, working, volunteering, and studying in Michigan, Baltimore, Texas, Californiam and Florida over the years. We are now living again in one of the oldest homes in Elkhart, IN.

  Yes

Betty Bauman Shelly: I spend my time gardening in my flowerbeds, pruning roses at the church and for friends, visiting senior members of church who don't get out much, watching TV and movies as I knit or crochet, and visiting family when able.

  Yes

Ernest W. Neufeld: I have been married to Lila Penner Neufeld for 55 years. We have 4 children and ten grandchildren. I spend my time volunteering at a museum, volunteering at Care&Share, spending time with family, visiting, and writing.

   

Carol Sammet Groman: I have been married to my husband Morris for almost 59 years. After retirement, church participation has been a major passion of mine. I also raise perennials and am active in a garden club. Attending junior and senior high sports events is a must. 

  No

Thomas Blackburn: I'm a volunteer guide at a hospital 3 days a week for the past 17 years, where my daughter is a nurse and where my wife Oliva worked. We travel a lot-cruises, etc. I manage an extended-family partnership (natural gas). I publish a monthly weather newsletter for SW Florida volunteer observers.

  No
Richard Yaussey: My wife and I have moved into a retirement community in Newton, NC. We are making the adjustment from home ownership to retirement community living. We enjoy church and community volunteering.

  Yes
Lowell Zook: I live in a mobile home in a marina in Bass Haven (between Port Clinton and Marblehead, Ohio). I fish a lot as weather cooperates. I golf once a week, and I snow skied for 40 years all over out west.

  Yes
Martha (Kraft) HUG: My husband Ed and I still live in the same home we've had for 47 years. However, we spend quite a bit of time at our vacation home in eastern Ore. It was Ed's retirement project and we've enjoyed living and entertaining there for 11 years. We enjoy visitors there and have room to "put you up" so if you find yourself in eastern Oregon, give us a call. The wildlife is great. We also like to travel and spend time with grandkids. I enjoy participating in church groups, choir, AAUW, and craft and study groups.

  Yes
Katherine Kauffman Brown: I spend my time reading, exercising three mornings a week, playing a little tennis, helping make comforters for MCC, watching college sports and pro tennis, traveling a little and birding.

  Yes
Mary Anne Bertsche Moser: I spend my time volunteering at the church and local MCC shop, belong to a book discussion group, small group, women's group and serve on a historical committee. I like to read and still enjoy traveling.

  Yes
Stanley Naylor: In September my wife and I moved into a duplex as part of the Maple Crest complex. After building our home 43 years ago, we were happy to see that our granddaughter was interested and bought the "family" home, which all of the grandkids were glad to see stay in the family.

  Yes
Arden Slotter: My wife Joan and I do a lot of ballroom dancing, play bridge, do square dancing, attend classes, sing in the Wind Crest Chorale and our church Choir. Also, I attend a Writer's Group.
 
   Yes