In Loving Memoriam

An honors list of our classmates that have finished their work here on earth.

   memorial candle

(most recent)

Franklin Ray Marshall (Apr 1941-Sep 27 2015)


Obituary here

William Scott Ayers (1942 – Aug 10, 2015)

William served his country in the US Navy from 1961-1964. He worked at KCI airport as supervisor of building repair retiring in 1993. Among his many interests were silversmithing, stained glass, SCUBA diving and competing in BBQ contests. – See more at:
George Robert Jergens (1942 – Jun 11, 2015) Bob Jergens
Bob attended Purdue University where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. While there, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the Purdue Rowing Team as a coxman. He later attended the University of Missouri, earning a master’s degree in business. He spent the majority of his professional career at Marion Laboratories until he retired. – See more at
Harold Dean Neptune (1942 – Jun 1, 2015 )

2015 Glenn Hulett

Glenn Hulett (June 1942-March 2015)

Our classmate

Glen Hulett, 72, of Kansas City, MO, and formerly of Grandview, MO, passed away March 7, 2015. Visitation was Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131. Interment followed at Floral Hills Cemetery. See full obituary here.
As David Hooper posted on our Facebook page – “Glen was a gentle soul. I remember talking to him at a reunion and he was so proud of his job at the Kansas City Star.” We would add, Glenn died in the “hope of the resurrection ” which we are about to celebrate once more.
Our condolences to Glenn’s family & classmates.

Nancy Johnson Adamson – January,1942- August 25,2014

Nancy Lou Adamson passed away on the 25th of August 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa. Nancy had a heart and soul filled with adventure, kindness, and love. Love for her travel, love for her friends, and most of all, love for her granddaughter Stephanie.


See lovely video & photo gallery

Jackie Wright Bowen Jan’42- April 1, 2014

2639814   By Dorothy Cline Prentice

“To My dear friend Jackie, who in 8th grade on  the first day at Southeast High School said, “Hi! My name is Jackie, sit here by me!”We were “Forever Friends!”  Jackie graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. Class of 1960. She was known for her friendly smile that lit up her whole face! She spoke to everyone—in the happy days when you could speak to EVERYONE — all your classmates! We were so proud of our class and our school.

She was very active in several clubs, French Club, Y-Teens, the Pep Club! Can’t you just hear her yelling in the Pep Club! We had a State Champion Football Team and she loved to be at all the games!

Her absolute love was Youth For Christ. She was so happy to share her faith in Christ with everyone. She became part of the Southeast High School YFC Bible Quiz Team. She memorized large sections of Scripture always had the highest Quiz Scores. Southeast High School YFC Quiz team won the State Championship with Jackie as the Captain of the team, and then at the International Convention at Winona Lake Indiana the Quiz Team finished top 10 in the US.

Jackie attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina for two years where she earned a Business Certificate. Her early goal was to become a proficient secretary so that she could be a Youth for Christ secretary. Youth for Christ had given her great leadership skills and she wanted to put those skills back into YFC. The following year she attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO to further her Bible training. There she met her husband to be and became a wife and mother and was able to use those great skills as a Pastor’s wife and a wonderful mother to her children.

At our 40th Southeast High School Class reunion everyone was so glad to see that wonderful smile again and she was so looking forward to our 55th class reunion which is to be in 2015…How we will miss the greeting, “Hi! My name is Jackie!”In her retirement years she kept close touch with classmates, took a cruise with them to Alaska and visited them in Hawaii. That is a “Forever Friend”…

Paul G. Magill (July ’42- Jan 2012)

Paul passed away at his home on Saturday, January 22, 2012 with his wife Marlene, family and friends at his side. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:00 PM at Community Covenant Church located at 15700 W. 87th Street Parkway in Lenexa, Kansas. Paul was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 2, 1942 to Herb and Delores Magill. Paul graduated from Southeast High School in 1960. Read more about Paul’s life here:

“When I think of Paul Magill, I see his tall, skinny frame behind home plate yelling encouraging words to the pitcher. He played with an intensity that few could match: such a gentle man, such a great competitor. After a game, Paul always had the dirtiest uniform. At the Men’s Breakfast, Paul was an example of someone who loved life and he was going to live it to the best of his ability. Paul never complained about his medical problems, he only talked about what he wanted to do: his bucket list. As his classmates gathered for that last picture at his home because he could no longer attend the breakfast, Paul was enjoying the camaraderie, joking with friends, and reminiscing. I admire Paul because he faced life and death his way.”  (from David Hooper on Facebook)

Guy Leo Agnew (May ’41-July 2011)

Guy completed his journey at his home in Kansas City. He was a life time resident of the city & also served in the U.S.Army. guyagnew

(read obituary here)

Gloria (Jean) Ison Bass (1942-3/15/2011)

Jean died peacefully March 15, 2011, in Topeka, KS. She taught art for 38 years at Topeka High School. In 1965 she married sculptor Jim Bass and together they crafted a rural home & artists’ studio where they intertwined art & raising two children. See our post w/ tribute.

Carolyn Culbertson Ament (Aug’42- Jan 2011)

Note from husband Larry informed us that Carolyn was diagnosed with cancer last year & passed away at home in Springfield. Her obituary has been archived but see a picture here. 

Paul Shields – (1942-4/10/10)

Paul C. Shields, age 67 of Paola, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday April 10, 2010. . .
Paul was born on April 11, 1942 in Barton County, Missouri to Ralph and Leila Shields. He grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Southeast High School in 1960. He attended Kansas City Junior College and MU. He married the love of his life, Susan Keeler, in Kansas City, Missouri on October 5, 1963. They were blessed with four children. He and his wife moved away from Kansas City to rural Paola 17 years ago, and soon after Paul retired from the Honeywell Corporation with over 25 years of service as a purchasing agent and manager in the Aerospace Aeronautic department. (from obituary) From Tom Keck on FaceBook:


Frances Baker Fabish  (1942- 6/8/2006)

Fran earned a BS in Journalism and a MA in reading.

Fran often talked about the library housed  at Southeast High School. After the 2005 reunion, she sent a note to our kids, with a pic in front of what had been the library, w/caption: “I used to check out 13 books a week from that little library”!  – Rich Fabish

Fran was a reading specialist in the Kingston, NY school district. (See obituary for more.)

Susan Frances Martin (Klugman)(1942- 7/ 26/2010)

Susan Frances Martin, 67, Lake Winnebago, passed away July 26, 2010, at Menorah Medical Center due to complications from pneumonia. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Friday, July 30, at Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Susan was born Oct 10, 1942 and was a member of the Lee’s Summit congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose Armstrong and Manuel Klugman. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Martin; their twin daughters, Kim Del Valle and Kandi Smith; her siblings: Linda Mader, Melidy Prater, Tracy Klugman, Rian Jakobe; grandchildren: Dustin, Jordan, Ashley, Kalib; and 5 great grandchildren. Flowers will be received at the Legacy Park community center. (Arr. Heartland Cremation, 816-313-1677)

( From obituary Published in Kansas City Star on July 28, 2010)

“she was my best friend in High School. My prayers are with you and the girls” – BobbieSue, writing in Susan’s guestbook at

Others Included are-

Mary Kay Alexander (Anderson)

Michael “Mickey” Bartlett

Frances Beach


6 Responses to “In Loving Memoriam”

  1. e4unity April 1, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    What I have in mind is not simply a list of names- but something personal that you write about a classmate that you know is deceased including date and obituary if you have it. Anyone that desires to contribute is urged to do so here as “comment”.

    • Jake Rodgers November 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      David Joseph Inlow was killed in the line of duty as a police officer in 1980. He was not a star at Southeast but was one of the good guys. He went out bravely for the rest of us.

      • Toddy2 December 1, 2012 at 8:10 am #

        Thank you Jake for giving us this news. Anyone with information on a classmate is urged to send us news such as this about David (1942-1980).

      • Toddy2 December 1, 2012 at 8:14 am #

        David was a patrolman on the Kansas City Police Force and is honored on their list of those killed in action site:

  2. Michael Shields February 29, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    I found this page by accident when I was searching for an old address of my Grandparents. My Father, Paul Shields is listed here. If the admin of this site would like a picture of him, I can send one. Thank you for the kind words from Tom Keck’s Facebook post!

    • Toddy2 February 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Michael- So glad you found this page. By all means send us a picture of your dad & feel free to comment on his life.

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