Huntington Twp. ‘55 holds 58-year reunion

The Huntington Township High School Class of 1955 held its 58-year reunion on Aug. 24 in Huntington.
The Huntington Township High School Class of 1955 held its 58-year reunion on Aug. 24 in Huntington. Photo provided.

The Huntington Township High School Class of 1955 held its 58-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Gathering Place, in Huntington.

Of the 27 original class members, 15 were in attendance.

Larry Nelson, of Little River, NC, gave the invocation and remembrance of five deceased classmates - Edward Gordon Swain, Marylin J. Ferguson McKinzie, Thomas W. McNally, Janice L. Eckert Johnson and Carol J. Hiers McKearney.

Flowers in the class colors of white, navy blue and silver decorated the tables. A picture of the class from its 50th reunion graced the refreshment table.

The 1955 Medita yearbook was on display, along with a record of the Huntington Township High School Alumni 1925-1966 and the History of Huntington Township Schools.

Each classmate received a keepsake name tag including a graduation picture.

Attending from Huntington were Mr. and Mrs. Stan (Sandra Martin) Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Sandy) Slusser, Mrs. Jim (Elaine Pinkerton) Whit- acre, Mrs. Jerry (Joan Kline) Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Sandra Brown) Kline and guest Sue Mickley.

Out-of-town class members in attendance were Betty Claymiller, of Spencerville; Carolyn Davis, of Fremont; Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Joan Harris) Freel, of Pierceton; Mr. and Mrs. David (Patricia) Huston, of Montpelier; Larry Nelson, of Little River, SC;  Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Ann) Shriner; Mr. and Mrs. Max (Marjorie Bruss) Tyner, of Bluffton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Roberta Vought) Pickard, of Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Kent (Patricia) Andrew; and  guest Steve Fisher, of Markle.

Class members unable to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford (Nancy Settlemyre)  Dewitt, of New Palestine;  Jerry Funderburg, of Hacienda Heights, CA; Dr. Roland Snider, of Indianapolis; Birdie (Rob- inson) Swain, of Columbia City; Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Fondra) Crago, of Markle; Betty McKinzie, of Huntington;  and Mr. and Mrs. Quentin (Nancy) Sargent, of Five Lake, MI.

The next reunion will be held on the fourth Saturday of August in 2015.

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The Huntington Township High School Class of 1955 held its 58-year reunion on Aug. 24 in Huntington. Class members in attendance were (front row, from left) Roberta Vought Pickard, Joan Kline Benson, Elaine Pinkerton Whitacre, Joan Harris Freel, Carolyn Davis and Marjorie Bruss Tyner; (second row, from left) Sandra Brown Kline, Sandra Martin Allen, and Betty Day Claymiller; and (back row, from left) Larry Nelson, Kent Andrew, Jack Slusser, Larry Shriner, David Huston and Ed Kline.