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Grand Valley Class of 1962's 55th Reunion
Toot Toot's, Bethany, Missouri, June 25, 2017

Left to right, back row: Raymond Doser (sorry the light messed you up, Darrell Hall, Gary Grose, Kent Kirkpatrick, Jerry Hightshoe, Harold Foland, Jim Harris, and Ken Baker.
Front row, left to right, our leader Suzanne Sissel Brown, Dola Mercer Doser, Phyllis Ritchie Hewlett, Jean Baker Coppes, and Janet Holmes

Fabulous turnout today - 13 out of 18 possible ...3 of the five missing unable to come due to health reasons. Thanks to our Life Time Appointment/Election Secretary Suzanne Brown (Sissel) for always doing a great job of arranging to gather this motley crew.

Submission by Ken Baker, June of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-New
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 06, 2017, Page 14

The Grand Valley Class of 1962 includes (back row, L-R) Raymond Doser, Darrell Hall, Gary Grose, Kent Kirkatrik, Harold Foland, Ken Baker;
(front row) Suzanne (Sissel) Brown, Jan Holmes, Dola (Mercer) Doser, Phyllis (Ritchie) Hewlett, Jean (Baker) Coppes, Jerry Hightshoe and Jim Harris

1962 Grand Valley class holds 55 year reunion

The Grand Valley Class of 1962 held their 55 year reunion on Saturday afternoon, June 24 at the Toot-Toot in Bethany, MO. Of the 27 class members, nine are deceased, 13 were in attendance were: Ken Baker (Pat) of Waukee; Suzanne (Sissel) Brown (Wayne) of Pleasant Hill; Jean (Baker) Coppes of Yarmouth; Rev. Raymond Dose and Dola of Lovilla; Harold Foland (Linda) of Osceola; Gary Grose (Nancy) of Kellerton; Darrell Hall (Susie) of Ozark MO; Phyllis (Ritchie) Hewlett (Albert) of Grand River; Jerry Hightshoe (Ila) of Swisher; Jan Holmes and sister Kathryn, Mount Ayr; and Kent Kirkpatrick (Connie) of Lamoni.

Roll call consisted of each class member telling how long they have been retired, what they have been doing in retirement, and their special school memory. Prior to eating, Rev. Raymond Doser led the class in prayer. After everyone finished their meal, the class participated in a trivia game of their school days.

The day ended with everyone visiting and reminiscing about days gone by.

Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2017

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