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, December 27, 2015

Gary Stobbe passes away - another KHS65 classmate gone too soon.

I am very sad to say our classmate Gary Stobbe has passed away, please see the obituary from the St. Louis Post Dispatch below.  Gary was a career-long fire-fighter in the Manchester and West County EMS organization.  While he was not involved in our class activities after graduation, he was always right here in our area.  In 1985 I was divorced and bought a home in Manchester, which turned out to be right behind that of Gary and his family.  The previous owner of my home, an elderly widower, had died of a heart attack while cutting the back yard grass.  It was Gary's dog who was barking over his body to attract Gary's attention.  At some point I had the opportunity to meet the "person" who lived behind me and it surprised us both.  He was a devoted family man and good neighbor, a couple of times helping me with odd things I couldn't do myself, or lending me a tool, etc.  One of his daughters became a pharmacist, working at a nearby pharmacy where I saw her often.  After Gary and family moved to a larger home, we lost touch, but he has been on our mailing list for all these years, although I never had an email address for him. His large and loving family will miss him so much I am sure and I'm also sure he will rest in peace and love.

"Gary Thomas Stobbe (1947 - 2015)
Stobbe, Gary Thomas passed away, Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Beloved husband of Rev. Brenda J. Stobbe; dearest father of Susan (Paul) Reed, Nathan DeGraaf, Jason DeGraaf, Rev. Tiffany Winter (Andrew) Hamilton, Frank (Terri) Remsik and the late Tom (survived by Susan) Stobbe; dear grandfather of Katy and Austin Reed, John Parker Stobbe, Jami Maia, D.J. DeCosta and Iva Viola Hamilton; loving son of Mary A. and the late John O. Stobbe; our dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Memorial Service at Living Word United Methodist Church, 17315 Manchester Rd., Wildwood, MO 63038, Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The BackStoppers, Inc. Memorial visitation at the church, Monday 9 a.m. until time of memorial service. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com."

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