ObituariesRev. Culbert G. Rutenber '30 on August 6, 2003. He was ninety-four and a resident of Austin, Texas.
"Cub" graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude and was a member of Sigma Pi social fraternity. He went on to earn a bachelor of divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and both master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Additional post-doctoral study was done at Oxford University, Columbia University, and the University of Edinburgh.
He served as a Baptist pastor for several years while completing his schooling. In 1939, he joined the faculty of Eastern Baptist as a teacher of the philosophy of religion. He went on to teach at Andover-Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Covina, Calfornia, before returning to Eastern Baptist to complete his career in 1980. From 1968-1969, he served as president of the American Baptist Convention.
"Cub" was the author of five books: The Doctrine of God in Plato, The Dagger and the Cross: An Examination of Christian Pacifism, The Price and the Prize, The Reconciling Gospel, and Peace Keeping or Peace Making.
A strong advocate of pacifism as a response to war, Cub was very involved in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, marching in the South and participating in the March on Washington. He cultivated relationships with socialists in order to learn about their concerns for justice and he later was an emissary for the American Baptist Churches to countries behind the Iron Curtain, seeking to create a dialogue between Christianity and Communism.
Cub is survived by his wife, Duron Sparks Rutenber; one sister, Margaret Rutenber Armstrong; and five nieces, Elizabeth Crozier, Anne A. Downs, Vail Jackson, Anne Clifton, and Jan Thornton. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78701 or the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, New York 10023.
William W. Stickle 1930 on August 12, 2003. He was ninety-four and a resident of Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Although Bill attended Kenyon for only one year, he wrote upon the occasion of his fiftieth reunion, "Life for me has been strongly affected by the Kenyon ambiance, as well as its strongly held attitude toward the arts, both liberal and fine." He went on to earn a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University.
Law school was followed by six years of probate practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He was then recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and became an active special agent from 1942 until 1962. In September 1962, Bill enrolled at Bexley Hall Seminary, where he relished being back in Gambier preparing for the ministry. He enjoyed ten years of active ministry in parishes around Ohio and then retired to Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, where he had owned property for many years. He remained active in church affairs in New Hampshire until health considerations necessitated a move to Jekyll Island to be near his son.
Bill is survived by his son, William R. Stickle; a granddaughter, Kate Whittier Leighliter; two grandsons, Scott E. Stickle and Rafe Walker Williams; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Georgia 31525.
Robert R. Stone 1936 on September 25, 2003. He was ninety and a resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Bob attended Kenyon for one year and Amherst College for one year. Although he was only at Kenyon a short time, he remained devoted to the College and was generous with his financial support.
A long-time resident of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Bob was active in the Beaver Historical Society and served as a founding member of the group that performed the archeological excavation of Fort McIntosh. In 1988 he retired to Chapel Hill, where he enjoyed tennis, golf, and extensive travel.
Bob is survived by a daughter, Karen Stone Hudson; a son, Bruce H. Stone; two grandchildren, Braden C. Stone and Dorothy E. Stone; a sister, Jean Stone Cashdollar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul T. Millikin '37 on December 17, 2003. He was eighty-seven and a resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Paul was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He later went on to earn his master's in business administration from Harvard Business School.
He pursued a career in sales and management for thirty years with Procter and Gamble, first in the international division in the Philippines and Mexico and later in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked in marketing management. After his retirement, he enjoyed a second career at Columbus Showcase and HER Realtors.
Paul is survived by a daughter, Anne Millikin Crawford; a son, Robert T. Millikin; a granddaugher, Jennifer Anne Crawford; two grandsons, Robert S. Millikin and David A. Crawford; and longtime companion, Lucille M. Nickell. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Rev. Canon William P. Weeks '38 on November 3, 2003. He was eighty-six and a resident of Tucson, Arizona.
At Kenyon, Bill was a member of Sigma Pi social fraternity. He played intramural football, basketball, tennis, and baseball and participated in the International Relations Club, the debate team, and the Kenyon choir. He went on to earn a bachelor of divinity degree at Bexley Hall Seminary in 1941. He was ordained as a priest on December 14, 1941, and served in the U.S. Navy as a chaplain from 1941 through 1947. He continued to serve as a chaplain in the Naval Reserve for twenty years.
Bill served parishes in Fort Worth, Texas, Pasadena, Texas, Kerrville, Texas, and Tucson Arizona. He retired from active ministry in 1981 and served the Episcopal church and several parishes in various capacities since that time. He was Rector Emeritus at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson.
Survivors include a daughter, Lucy E. Weeks; a son, Lawrence B. Weeks; a granddaughter, Eliza A. B. Weeks; and two grandsons, William E. Weeks and Elliott F. H. Weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 East Adams Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719.
Geoffrey W. Curwen '40 on January 25, 2003. He was eighty-four and a resident of Fieldale, Virginia.
Geoff was a member of Phi Kappa Epsilon and Nu Pi Kappa fraternities. He went on to earn a master's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and a medical degree from the University of Virginia. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served for two years at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1949, he moved to Richmond, Virginia, for his residency at Johnston-Willis Hospital. After practicing in partnership with another physician for just over a year, he established a family practice in Fieldale, where he served for forty-five years, retiring in 1994.
Geoff is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Kira N. Curwen; four daughters, Diana Curwen McAdams, Elizabeth Curwen Hansen, Terry Curwen Nolen, and Kira Lynne Curwen; a son, Geoffrey W. Curwen II; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fieldale Community Center, P.O. Box 312, Fieldale, Virginia 24089.
John A. Goldsmith '42, P'73 on January 20, 2004, of complications following cancer surgery. He was eighty-three and a resident of Springfield, Virginia.
At Kenyon, John majored in chemistry, intending to be a doctor. Under the influence of Professor of Philosophy Philip Blair Rice, he decided to pursue a career in journalism instead. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Active in alumni affairs, John later worked with the late James D. Logan '42 to establish a scholarship fund in honor of Rice and his wife Kathryn. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer in the Pacific.
After the War, John joined United Press International (UPI) in Washington, D.C., and covered the Senate for more than twenty years, specializing in national security and politics. He also covered every national political convention from 1952 to 1968.
From 1964 to 1972, John represented the Lee District on the Fairfax County School Board, and he was chairman in 1971 and 1972. It was during this period that the Fairfax school system became fully integrated and underwent substantial growth.
John left UPI in 1968 and with Robert S. Allen wrote a political column, "Inside Washington," which was distributed to one hundred newspapers.
In 1971, John joined the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he prepared information for public releases and worked with media representatives. He made five trips to Southeast Asia on matters relating to prisoners of war and those missing in action.
From 1977 to 1981, John was special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. He arranged appearances for Secretary of Defense Harold Brown in the United States and abroad. In 1981, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Meritorius Civilian Service Award. Until his retirement in 1986, he served as staff director of public affairs at the Defense Logistics Agency.
In retirement, John wrote Colleagues: Richard B. Russell and His Apprentice Lyndon B. Johnson, about the relationship between the Georgia senator and his younger Senate colleague, who became president.
John is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Mullany, and two sons, Alan E. Goldsmith '73 and Gregory Goldsmith.
John D. Reinheimer '42, P'75 on December 26, 2003, as the result of an accident. He was eighty-three and a resident of Wooster, Ohio.
John graduated summa cum laude with a major in chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Delta Phi social fraternity. Following service as a Lieutenant JG in the U. S. Navy during World War II, he went on to earn a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
John was a member of the faculty of the College of Wooster from 1948 until his retirement in 1985. He was director of Research Participation for High School Teachers, a visiting scientist to high schools and colleges, and a director of the Research and Teaching in Liberal Arts Colleges Conference.
In Wooster, John was a member of the Fair Housing Board and a civil rights advocate.
John is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Phyllis Nelson Reinheimer; four daughters, Mary Susan Judd, Ruthann Pederson, Sarah Jane Hofstetter, and Dorothy Ann Ridenour; a son, Jospeh P. Reinheimer II 1975; sixteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Tillotson and Joan Compton. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 South Summit Street, Smithville, Ohio 44677 or People to People Ministries, 454 East Bowman Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Theodore C. Miller '43 on March 2, 2003. He was eighty-one and a resident of Milford, Minnesota.
After graduating from Kenyon, Ted went on to earn a master's degree in English at Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Denmark in Copenhagen in 1954-55. He taught at several colleges and universities, including Texas Christian University, Northwestern University, Boston University, the College of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Ted was also a consultant for the television series English for Americans and the radio program Words in the News in the early 1950s.
Ted is survived by a brother, James R. Miller; several nieces and nephews, and dear friends, Rev. Alan and Marion Cleeton.
James W. Allen '44 on April 24, 2003. He was eighty and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama.
At Kenyon, Jim was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy as an ensign in both the American and Asia-Pacific theaters and, as a reservist, during the Korean War. After World War II, he joined Lubrizol Corporation as a chemical engineer and pursued a master's degree at night at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), finally earning his M.S. in chemistry in 1953.
In retirement, Jim enjoyed sailing, home construction, teaching boating safety and navigation, and aviation. He and his wife, Agnes, studied Spanish to enhance their enjoyment of trips to Central and South America. Four years ago, he acquired a tuba and promptly signed up at the local middle school to take tuba lessons. He played the tuba in the Baldwin Pops Band.
In addition to his wife, Agnes K. Allen, Jim is survived by two daughters, Susan C. Renz and Martha C. Irvin; and two sons, John W. Jr., and James C. Allen. Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund in Jim's name established by the Baldwin Pops Band, P.O. Box 38, Fairhope, Alabama 36533.
Frederick E. Mueller 1944 on November 15, 2000. He was seventy-eight and a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.
At Kenyon, Fritz was a member of Alpha Delta Phi social fraternity. He left the College in 1942 to join the U.S. Air Force. He served as a bomber pilot, flying the B-17 Flying Fortress
After the war, Fritz joined the Mueller Furniture Company as a general partner. In retirement, he lived in both Colorado and Utah before settling in Asheville in 1986.
He served as the board chair of Manna Food Bank and as president of the Rotary Club. At the time of his death, he was on the board of advisors of Warren Wilson College and the board of directors of RiverLink. He was also the executive director of Cross Creek Foundation.
Survivors include two daughters, Margo Mueller Else and Shelley Mueller Pew; four grandchildren, Cary, John, and Christopher Pew and Sarah Else; and a sister, Marcia J. Mueller. Memorial contributions may be made to Warren Wilson College Foundation, 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778; Manna Food Bank Foundation, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28805; or Rotary Club of Asheville, P.O. Box 1954, Asheville, North Carolina 28802.
John D. Garver '45 on June 22, 2002, following a long battle with lymphoma. He was seventy-eight and a resident of Springfield, Ohio.
John was a mathematics major and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternity. His college career was interrupted by World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943 and was assigned to the pre-meteorology program at Kenyon. He did additional training at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, Harvard University, Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, and Chanute Field in Illinois before being assigned as a radiosonde operator in Greenland. He returned to Kenyon and completed his degree in 1945.
John joined the William Bayley Company in Springfield and later was the purchasing manager for the Springfield city schools. He retired in 1988 as executive director of the Springfield Masonic Temple.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam; two daughters, Julia and Cynthia; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
John Montigney '45 on December 23, 2003. He was eighty and a resident of North Wilmington, Delaware.
Jack was a member of the varsity swimming and baseball teams at Kenyon, and he belonged to Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
After leaving college, he worked for the National Malleable and Steel Castings company before joing DuPont Company, where he worked in various capacities and locations for thirty years before retiring in 1985.
A thirty-third degree Mason, Jack was active in the Nur Temple Shrine, where he served as potentate and, until his death, was a member of the board of directors of the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jack is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Sarah Dexter Montigney; a daughter, Sara Montigney Cakebread; three sons, Paul W., Bruce D., and John E. Montigney; and three grandchildren, Philip Montigney and Henry and Caroline Cakebread. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140-4131.
Stanley O. Beckett '46 on December 21, 2003. He was ninety and a resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Stanley attended Kenyon while working full time and raising a family. He retired in 1975 as plant supervisor at the Millwood Sand Company, where he worked for forty-three years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Van Winkle Beckett; two daughters, Joanna Perry and Sharon Roeser; a son, Rodney Beckett; and five grandchildren, Joel Beckett, James Beckett, Christa Butler, Steven Roeser, and Anne Marie Roeser McGraw. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association of Ohio, 1950 Arlington Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.
Richard F. Dunn 1946 on December 31, 2002, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was seventy-nine and a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At Kenyon, Richard was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was enrolled at the College from 1942 to 1943 and after World War II from 1946 to 1948. He served as a communication specialist in the U.S. Army in Europe. He completed his education at the University of Michigan, earning a bachelor's degree in education.
Richard taught in the Ypsilanti Public School System for twenty-eight years.
Survivors include his cousins Alice Knight, Kathryn Sheldon, Catherine Dunn, and Agnes McDermott. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 East Staduim Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.
Edward T. Broadhurst '47 on December 27, 2003. He was eighty-one and a resident of White Plains, New York.
At Kenyon, Ed participated in swimming and football and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He served as a pilot in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He earned his degree in mathematics from Kenyon following the war. He later earned a degree in education from New York University.
Prior to his thirteen years of teaching in the Pleasantville, New York, school system, Ed was a newspaper advertising executive in New York City. Following his retirement from the Pleasantville schools, he was an adjunct professor of mathematics at Pace Univeristy.
Two of Ed's favorite avocations were music and sailing. He was a member of the Collegiate Chorale in New York City for a number of years and was a lifelong expert sailor. In 1992, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Honor for attempting to save the life of a fellow sailor who went overboard in rough waters.
He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Marion Travis Broadhurst; a son, Edward T. Broadhurst III; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 or St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 82 Prospect Street, White Plains, New York 10606.
James R. Ward 1947 on August 18, 2003. He was seventy-seven and a resident of Marco Island, Florida, and Canton, Ohio.
Jim left Kenyon early to attend the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree at the age of twenty-two. An internship at Johns Hopkins was followed by a four-year residency in internal medicine and a two-year fellowship in gastroenterology at Cincinnati General Hospital. He practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology in Canton for thirty-five years. He retired in 1987.
A veteran, Jim served as a captain in the U.S. Army at William Beaumont Hospital, where he was chief of gastroenterology.
Jim is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Peggy S. Ward; three daughters, Kristina Engel, Suzanne Knelman, and Pamela Katcha; a son, Andrew Ward; and ten grandchildren. Jim encourages friends to carry out one act of kindness in his memory.
Rev. Canon Donald Behm '49 on September 3, 2003. He was eighty-one and a resident of Lake Arrowhead, California.
Donald served the U. S. Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific and Japan during World War II. A history major at Kenyon, Donald was a member of the Kenyon Singers, Student Council, and Nu Pi Kappa. He went on to earn his master of divinity and doctoral degrees at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Donald served churches in Colorado before he became the rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Long Beach, California, in 1966. He was later rector of St. John's Church in San Bernardino and Church of the Ascension in Sierra Madre. He continued to serve in retirement as a supply priest in parishes throughout San Bernardino County. In 1979, he was named honorary canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Los Angeles, Calfornia, in recognition of his longtime service.
Survivors include two nephews, David and Robert Behm; one grandniece; and three grandnewphews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald R. Behm Endowment fund at St. John's Church, 1407 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92405 or Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue, Sierra Madre, Calfornia 91024.
John W. de Aguirre 1951 on June 28, 2003, after a lengthy illness. He was seventy-three and a resident of Gales Ferry, Connecticut.
John attended Kenyon for one year. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and was a broadcaster with Armed Forces Radio.
He worked as an insurance adjuster.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Caesar de Aguirre; a son, John W. Jr.; a daughter, Patrice Mason; two grandchildren, Jenny and Beth Mason; two half-sisters, Isabelle Clark and Virginia de Landa; and his former wife and friend, Gertrude Devitt de Aguirre.
John O. Lyons '51 on September 7, 2003, of Parkinson's disease. He was seventy-six and a resident of New Hartford, New York.
An English major, John went on to earn an M.S. in library science from Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marine.
John taught English at the University of Florida, Dartmouth College, Bowdoin College, and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He received two Fulbright-Hays Fellowships, one to the University of Baghdad and the other to the University of Tehran.
Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Charmaine "Mimi" Beauvais; two daughters, Margaret S. Maurer and Emma Z. Lyons; three sons, Beauvais, Philip J., and Paul G. Lyons; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1250 Hylan Boulevard, Suite 4B, Staten Island, New York 10305-1944.
Bartlett B. Allen 1953 on September 23, 2003. He was seventy-four and a resident of Rochester, New York.
At Kenyon, Bart majored in mathematics and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Bart was an analyst for the Eastman Kodak Company until his retirement in 1986.
Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Virginia Gunther Allen; a daughter, Aleta Allen, two sons, Matthew and Bradley Allen; two grandchildren, Samuel and Nathan; two sisters-in-law, Joan Weis and Karen Yankus; a cousin, Larry Garrett; and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Unity Health Foundation-Dialysis Unit, 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York 14626.
Jonathan E. Romero 1961 on October 24, 2003, of multiple system atrophy. He was sixty-five and a resident of New York City.
At Kenyon, Jon was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and played soccer and tennis.
Jon was the founder and chief executive officer of Sugarland Oil Company. He was the former chairman of the board of the Tuxedo Club and a trustee of the Berkshire School.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hanney Romero; two sons, Jonathan and Gregory Romero, and a granddaughter, Juliana Romero.
Eugene Shippen Kleiner '66 on October 30, 2003, after a long struggle with bipolar illness. He was sixty and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
At Kenyon, Gene was a member of Delta Phi fraternity, the Kenyon Ski Club, and the chapel choir. He went on to earn a master's degree in zoology from the University of Cincinnati and a master's in education from Xavier University. He did additional graduate work in ecology at the University of Georgia.
Until his retirement, Gene was a middle-school science teacher at Cincinnati Country Day School and at several public schools in the Cincinnati area. An avid naturalist with a keen interest in birds, Gene volunteered in the Cincinnati Nature Center, the Cincinnati Zoo, and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Survivors include a brother, Scott Kleiner; a niece, Catherine Kleiner; and cousins Abigail, Bertram, and Aaron Hadley-Schmidt. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Ohio 45150; the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-1399; or the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203-1130.
David P. Land '66 on February 8, 2002, of a heart attack. He was fifty-seven and a resident of Westport, Connecticut.
At Kenyon, David was on the staff of Hika and the Collegian and was a member of the Drama Club and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He went on to earn a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
After a career as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York and general counsel at Asea Brown Boveri USA, David became a partner in the New York City law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP.
An avid sailor, David and his wife were planning a sailing trip around the world at the time of his death.
David is survived by his wife, Susan Delano Land; two daughters, Katherine Land Kenney and Elizabeth Gannett Land; a son, Stephen C. Land; and a sister, Rebecca Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to Builders Beyond Borders, 11 Roosevelt Road, Westport, Connecticut 06880.
Thomas E. Toney III 1966 on November 20, 2002, of emphysema. He was fifty-nine and a resident of St. Louis, Misssouri.
Tom attended Kenyon in 1963 and went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1966 and his law degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1969.
He was employed for thirty years by the law firm of Fordyce and Mayne, which later merged with Ziercher and Hocker, specializing in tax and trust law.
A sports enthusiast, Tom was the commissioner of several sports leagues in the St. Louis area.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Ruble Toney; a daughter, Mina Toney; a sister, Jill Toney; and two brothers, Bruce and Stephen Toney.
Robert E. Burmeister '69 on July 19, 2003. He was fifty-eight and a resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Robert transferred to Kenyon from John Carroll University. He was a member of the Pistol Club and the Kenyon Young Republicans.
He was a certified public accountant.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Gress Burmeister.
Karl M. Davis Jr. '68 on October 29, 2003, of cancer. He was fifty-six and a resident of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Karl was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity as well as the social committee, the Kenyon College Committee to End the Vietnam War, the International Relations Club, and the tutorial project for underprivileged children in Knox County. He went on to earn a master's degree in forest science at Cornell University.
After graduation from Kenyon, Karl joined the American Friends Service Committee as director of their economic alternatives program. In 1975, he moved to Green Diamond Forestry Service as a field supervisor. In 1981, he became an independent consulting forester, managing lands throughout Western Massachusetts. An environmental activist, he was deeply concerned about the depletion of the region's energy resources. He published numerous articles on the topic of long-term management of woodlands and other environmetal concerns in professional journals.
Karl is survived by his father, Karl Morris; his fiancee, Susan M. Benoit; and a brother, Ralph Davies. Memorial contributions may be made to Davies Tree, c/o Don Ogden, Peace Pagoda, 100 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, Massachusetts 01054.
Sheryl D. Hankins '85 on January 5, 2004, of heart failure. She was forty and a resident of New York City.
Sheryl graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of the Chamber Singers and participated in musical theater and the drama club.
She was senior communications director at M. Shanken Communications, where she had been employed for the past eighteen years.
Sheryl is survived by her parents, Harold and Emma Hankins; a sister Debra Bliese; three nieces, Rachael, Laura, and Erica Bliese; an aunt, and several cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the World Trade Center Police Disaster Relief Fund, 911 Police Plaza, Hicksville, New York 11801, or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231-4596.
Henry J. Goudge 2005 on January 17, 2004, a suicide. He was twenty and a resident of Chicago, Illinois. Henry was a history major and had participated in the debate and Model U.N. team as well as on the staff of Reveille, the yearbook. He is survived by his parents, John A. Goudge and Elisabeth Huber, and a sister, Carla Goudge.
Helen Ann Campbell, former nurse at the Kenyon Health and Counseling Center, died on January 24, 2004. She was seventy-eight and a resident of Mount Vernon.
A graduate of the Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, Helen Ann worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital and Pittsburgh Plate Glass in addition to Kenyon.
She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Barnes; two sons, Curt and Craig Campbell; six grandchildren, Stepahine and Eric Beach and Ericka, Christopher, John, and Sarah Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Brandon Beach; and a brother, Dick Ralston.
Isona Gretchen Haywood, wife of former Kenyon provost Bruce Haywood, died at home on Tuesday, November 25, after a brief illness. She was eighty and a resident of Galesburg, Illinois.
Mrs. Haywood, who went by the name Gretchen, was born in Detroit, Michigan, but spent her childhood in the Upper Peninsula. After graduation from high school, she worked in a manufacturing plant producing materials for World War II. Near the end of the war, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and served for nearly three years. Her linguistic skills led to an assignment with military intelligence in Bremerhaven, Germany, where she met and married Bruce in 1947.
Growing up in a community of recent immigrants, Gretchen was exposed to several European languages and at an early age could converse with friends who spoke Croatian, Finnish, French, German, and Polish. Languages became her hobby, although her greatest affection was for English and its dialects.
She studied English and Italian at the University of Leeds in England and held a variety of positions, both in Canada and the United States, that capitalized on her knowledge of European languages. Among her posts was a year-long stint as the director of Harvard University's modern language center.
In addition to her husband, Gretchen is survived by a daughter, Margaret Haywood, a son-in-law, Andrew L. Youngquist '86, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 South Eighth Street, Monmouth, Illinois 61462 or to First Presbyterian Church, 101 North Prairie Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401.
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