TODAY'S NEWS - QUICKIES THAT CHANGE OFTEN

"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
SEE WWW.KHS65.COM FOR 169 PIX FROM OUR 45TH REUNION - CLICK THE SMALL PHOTO FOR LARGER VERSION. See lots of NEW grade school pix!
CHECK THE LABELS, GO TO KIRKWOOD HISTORY ARTICLES & CLICK THE POST ABOUT FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER'S PIX FOR A GLIMPSE OF A PLACE I BET EVERYONE REMEMBERS - and much more!


MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

DEATHS IN OUR COMMUNITY

I have been out of town for a bit, not checking the obituaries but have received word of the death of the mother of classmate Larry Allin of Kirkwood, the father of Mike Trueblood of Springfield, MO and the husband of Diane Bofinger Pfaus also of Kirkwood. Our heartfelt condolences to these classmates in their time of sadness.

Here is the obituary for Larry's mother, Catherine L. Allin, from the Webster Kirkwood Times:
Catherine L. Allin, 89, of Kirkwood, formerly of Henderson, Ky., died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at SSM St. Claire Health Center in Fenton.
Mrs. Allin was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church. During World War II, she worked as a welder at the Evansville Shipyard in Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Allin was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Allin, in 1998, and parents Mack and Molly Newman. Survivors include her children, Larry Keith Allin and Linda D. (Dennis) Clary, and two grandchildren, Sara E. Allin and Zachary M. Allin.
Graveside services and interment were held March 5 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson. Memorials to St. Anthony's Hospice, 2410 S. Green Street, Henderson, Ky. 42420-4621.

Dick Pfaus was known to many of us since he accompanied Diane to some of our KHS65 functions over the past years. Also from Webster Kirkwood Times comes his obituary:

Richard Myles "Dick" Pfaus of Kirkwood died Saturday, March 5, 2011.

Mr. Pfaus was the husband of Diane Pfaus (nee Bofinger) for 25 years; father of Christopher (Jenn) Pfaus and Elizabeth (Georges) Habalian; grandfather of two; brother of Thomas Pfaus, Cathy (David) Blankenburg and Garry (Deena) Pfaus; son of Frances Pruner and stepson of Mary K. Pfaus. He was preceded in death by his father, Miles Pfaus. He was a stepbrother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 11, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Michael and St. George, 6345 Wydown, 63105. Interment, Valhalla. Memorials to the Humane Society of Missouri or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Bopp Chapel.

And from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the obituary just running now, even though Dr. Trueblood died last month:

Trueblood, Alva Cooper Jr., M.D.Ace, Bud 92, of Kirkwood died Thursday, February 17, 2011, at St. John's Hospital. He was born March 15, 1918, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Alva Cooper and Leona Wahlert Trueblood. Dr. Trueblood graduated from Washington University (B.A. 1940) and Washington University School of Medicine (M.D. 1943). He married Jean McLeod on September 1, 1942. Dr. Trueblood served with the U.S. Navy from November 1944 - November 1945, earning a Bronze Star for meritorious service as a medical officer in the Philippine Islands. Upon returning from World War II, he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in St. Louis County from 1949 until his retirement in 1983. He provided free care at the Grace Hill Settlement House and served on the Missouri State Maternal Mortality Review Committee. Outside of his professional life, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, canoeing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, including his Sigma Chi fraternity brothers. Dr. Trueblood was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Mary Catherine Evans (David); and his nephew, David Evans. He is survived by his wife; daughter Patricia Post (John) of Nashville, Tenn.; son Michael Trueblood, M.D. (Mary) of Cape Girardeau; nieces Suzanne Evans Morris of Faber, Va. and Catherine Evans Geiger of Reno, Nev. and grandchildren Gavin Post of Asheville, N.C.; Gaines Post (Fiona) of New South Wales, Australia; Andrew Trueblood, M.D. (Amy) of Cape Girardeau; and Emily Gardner (Erin) of Kirkwood; and greatgrandchildren Abigail, Catherine, and Margaret Gardner, and John Trueblood. The family is grateful to the staff at McKnight Place, where Dr. Trueblood spent the last year of his life, and to the Visiting Angels of Webster Groves, who provided in-home services before Dr. and Mrs. Trueblood moved to McKnight Place. Services: Memorial Service and interment were held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. A.C. Trueblood, Jr., at McKnight Place Extended Care, Two McKnight Place, St. Louis, MO 63124. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc., 2524 Hadley, St. Louis, MO 63106 (314) 898-1700 www.gracehill.org/donate/ or to the charity of your choice.

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