Rose Hill Class of 1955 Rose Hill, Kansas

Reunion 2005 - 50 Years!

The 50 year reunion is history and it was a wonderful get-together!

Friday night, May 27
we started with a gab and eat session at the Rose Hill Senior Center (total of 27 people).

Saturday
we hosted the alumni banquet at Rose Hill High School. The turn out was great (30 class members and spouses) with well over 100 graduates and guests attending. The food was above average.

Sunday
24 of us met at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita for a farewell brunch. The food and fellowship were both exceptional.

Those who attended:

  1. Dick & Leota Albright
  2. Wayne & Sharon Bacon
  3. Jack Carr
  4. Lewis & Jewett Cross
  5. Don & Charlene Davis
  6. Lloyd Dunnell
  7. Marion Futhey
  8. Josephine & Bernie Lanzrath
  9. Elsie Miller
  10. Richard & Paula Pearson
  11. Jack & Barbara Phillips
  12. Mary Rogers
  13. Vern & Joy Timmons
  14. Jim & Carol Walton
  15. Larry & Peggy Webster
  16. Juanita & Charles Wiseman
  17. Larry & Ann Young
  18. Cecilia & Ray Young

Two classmates that transferred to other schools prior to the senior year:

  1. Dan Helmer came to the Friday night gathering.
  2. Earl Frye attended the Sunday brunch.

Class of 1955 statistics provided by Jim Walton:
  • 12 of us live in a 50 mile radius of Rose Hill,
  • 8 of us started 1st grade together, and
  • altogether we had 14 children graduate from Rose Hill.

Our group shot at the banquet.
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Reunion 2005 attendees.

Front row: Wayne Bacon, Larry Webster
Middle row: Juanita Wiseman, Mary Rogers, Don Davis, Cecilia Young, Elsie Miller, Josephine Lanzrath, Richard Pearson.
Back row: Lewis Cross, Jack Carr, Dick Albright, Vern Timmons, Jack Phillips, Bill Dunnell, Larry Young, Marion Futhey, Jim Walton.

After the banquet Marion invited all out to his house for more visiting and reminiscing.
Here's a picture of the same suspects later in the evening at his place.

Class at Marion's.

Friday at the Rose Hill Senior Center.
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Richard Pearson caught in the act.
Richard Pearson caught in the act.
Cecelia Young checks it out while Vern Timmons watches.
Cecelia Young checks it out while Vern Timmons watches.
Larry Webster jumps in too.
Larry Webster jumps in too.
Larry Young digging in as Barbara Phillips advises.
Larry Young digging in as Barbara Phillips advises.
Don Davis will get his share too.
Don Davis will get his share too.
Richard Pearson tells a story, but do they believe it?
Richard Pearson tells a story, but do they believe it?
Josephine and Bernie Lanzrath; it that a toast?
Josephine and Bernie Lanzrath; it that a toast?
Marion Futhey surprised while Leota Albright and Jack Carr press on.
Marion Futhey surprised while Leota Albright and Jack Carr press on.
Bill Dunnell and Carol Walton.
Bill Dunnell and Carol Walton.
Jack Carr and Leota Albright loading up.
Jack Carr and Leota Albright loading up.
Mary Rogers says something isn't right, but Juanita Wiseman finds the food OK.
Mary Rogers says something isn't right, but Juanita Wiseman finds the food OK.
More of the gang at the senior center.
More of the gang at the senior center.
Don Davis expounding, Barbara Phillips listens.
Don Davis expounding, Barbara Phillips listens.
Class members on Friday night at the Senior Center.
Class members on Friday night at the Senior Center.
All 15 classmates.
All 15 classmates.

Saturday at the High School alumni banquet.

Juanita Wiseman, Leota Albright, and Barbara Phillips on Saturday.
Juanita Wiseman, Leota Albright, and Barbara Phillips on Saturday.
Marion Futhey mans the table while Dick Albright signs in.
Marion Futhey mans the table while Dick Albright signs in.
Mary Rogers and Barbara Phillips.
Mary Rogers and Barbara Phillips.
Josephine and Juanita checking class pictures.
Josephine and Juanita checking class pictures.
Elsie Miller and Jim Walton; we do get dressed up once in a while.
Elsie Miller and Jim Walton; we do get dressed up once in a while.
Jack Carr in an ambush shot.
Jack Carr in an ambush shot.
Billy Dunnell also surprised.
Billy Dunnell also surprised.
Jim Walton looks happy with the events.
Jim Walton looks happy with the events.
Lewis Cross and his wife, Jewett.
Lewis Cross and his wife, Jewett.
Some of the guys talking with Wayne Bacon.
Some of the guys talking with Wayne Bacon.
Lewis Cross shakes Wayne Bacon's hand; Jack Carr in the background.
Lewis Cross shakes Wayne Bacon's hand; Jack Carr in the background.
Lewis Cross greets a Rose Hill graduate from another class, David Burnham.
Lewis Cross greets a Rose Hill graduate from another class, David Burnham.
All of the class members that made it to the reunion.
All of the class members that made it to the reunion.

After the banquet at Marion Futhey's house.

At Marion's table.
At Marion's table.
Larry Webster has their attention.
Larry Webster has their attention.
Most of the group at Marion's; the rest are in the following pictures.
Most of the group at Marion's; the rest are in the following pictures.
The other side of the last shot.
The other side of the last shot.
Another shot of the group.
Another shot of the group.
One more to make sure we get a good one.
One more to make sure we get a good one.
And a last one just for good measure.
And a last one just for good measure.

Sunday at the Marriott Hotel brunch.

Juanita Wiseman, Ann and Larry Young, Marion Futhey.
Juanita Wiseman, Ann and Larry Young, Marion Futhey.
Vern and Joy Timmons; Carol and James Walton.
Vern and Joy Timmons; Carol and James Walton.
Jack Carr, Leota and Dick Albright.
Jack Carr, Leota and Dick Albright.
Lewis & Jewett Cross; Charlene & Don Davis.
Lewis & Jewett Cross; Charlene & Don Davis.
One more table at the brunch.
One more table at the brunch.