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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 17, 1967, Page 4

Class of 1947 held reunion here on Sunday

The class of 1947 held its 20-year reunion Aug. 13, at the Mount Ayr Country club with approximately 100 persons in attendance, which represented 27 members of the class and their families.

After a bountiful basket dinner was served at 1 p.m., a short business meeting was held. It was voted to hold the class' silver anniversary reunion on the second Sunday in August, 1972.

Letters were read from Mrs. Joe CULLEN (Ann GALLOWAY), ELkader; Lyle ROGERS, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. John DAILEY (Doris MATHANY), Bayard; Mrs. Marvin BUTLER (Carol Lou LAYTON), Lomita, Calif.; and, Mrs. Lester BARNES (Faye LANE), LaCygne, Kan.

Special guests were Mrs. Floy BLISS and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. HAUPTMANN, members of the faculty.

Members and their families who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur KIMBALL (Arlene MAIN), Bettendorf; Mr. and Mrs. Joe BENBOW (Marilyn McCLELLAND), Madrid; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn GARDNER (Alice Deane WAUGH), Shannon City; Mr. and Mrs. Duane KNIGHT, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Jim SHEIL, Univeristy City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill PRATT, Manasquan Park, N.J.

Also, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan BENNETT (Jane BLISS), Clearfield; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert JACKSON (Hazel RUCKMAN), Grant City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan DOLECHECK, Kellerton; Mrs. Wilbur MILLER (Shirley IRVING), Steamwood, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BOHN (Irene TODD), Fort Madison; Mrs. Marvin SOBOTKA (Margaret YASHACK), and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne FOLTZ, Diagonal; Mr. and Mrs. Larry JANSSEN (Donella SHIELDS), Newhall; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest NICHOLS, Hemet, Calif.

And, the Messrs. and Mesdames Paul DAVIS (Olive REYNOLDS), Bill WEBB, (Norma BAKER), Claire FOLTZ, Dwaine MORGAN, Gerold WILLEY, Marvin REYNOLDS, Thomas DENNIS (Anne FLOREA), Howard BRYAN and Burle DICKERSON (Aileene HOGUE), Mount Ayr.

On Saturday evening, members of the class were invited to attend an open house in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerold WILLEY.

Acquaintanes were renewed and visiting was enjoyed, after which the hostess served punch, sandwiches, crackers and cake. Mr. and Mrs. Gary WEBB (Iris RINEHART), of Pueblo, Colo., who attended the open house, were unable to be present for the reunion on Sunday. - Secretary.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2014

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mount Ayr Class of 1947 Reunion

The weekend of August 7 and 8 found the Class of 1947 gathering at the Mount Ayr Senior Citizens Center to celebrate their 67th anniversary. Saturday night after the blessing given by Peggy WAGENKNECHT, a delicious meal was served, catered by Jan FORD.

A memorial service was conducted by Peggy WAGENKNECHT and assisted by Olive DAVIS for the deceased members. A short business meeting was then held followed by door prized being handed out.

Those in attendance were Dean (Jackie) GARDNER of South Salem, OH; Bob BRYANT of Louiston, ID; Alice WAUGH (Glen) GARDNER of Creston; Harold FROST of Beaconsfield; Jim SHEIL of Saint Louis, MO; Bill (Avis) KIMBERLIN of Newton; Hazel RUCKMAN (Delbert) JACKSON of Grant City, MO; Norma BAKER (Bill) WEBB of Tingley; Aileene HOUGHE DICKERSON of Lenox; and Gerold (Jean) WILLEY, Olive REYNOLDS DAVIS, Peggy FOLTZ WAGENKNECHT, all of Mount Ayr.

Guests included Edna JONES and Theola WEEDA of Mount Ayr, and Michael, Tim and Bernie SHEIL of Saint Louis, MO. Ivan (Leola) DOLECHECK stopped in to visit.

The evening was spent taking pictures.

Sunday they were joined by Dorothy MATHENY DAILEY and her daughter. After the blessing given by Peggy WAGENKNECHT, a delicious meal was prepared and served by Peggy, Olive, Jeanie and Norma. An auction was held after the meal and all departed for their homes saying they had a fun weekend and would meet again in 2012 on Memorial weekend.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mount Ayr Class of 1947 Reunion

The class of 1947 celebrated their 65-year class reunion at the Mount Ayr Senior Activity Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.

Saturday they enjoyed a sack lunch they chose with a number they had drawn when they registered that was prepared by Olive DAVIS and Peggy WAGENKNECHT.

A moment of silence was held for those who they have lost.

After eating a sack lunch, everyone reminisced about old school days and memories they had.

A business meeting was held led by Peggy WAGENKNECHT. It was decided to meet again in 2014 on the Saturday of the Memorial weekend at the same place.

An auction was held, led by Bob BRYANT.

Those who were able went to the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and Maple Ridge and visited classmates Irene BOHN and Harold FROST and then attended the alumni banquet later.

Those attending were Gerold WILLEY and wife Jean; Olive (REYNOLDS) DAVIS; Peggy (FOLTZ) WAGENKNECHT; Norma (BAKER) WEBB and husband Bill of Tingley; Bob BRYANT of Lewiston, ID; Doris (MATHENY) DAILEY of Bayard; Dean GARDNER of South Salem, OH; Jim SHEIL of Saint Louis, MO; Aileene (HOGUE) DICKERSON of Lenox; guests Edna JONES and Theola WEEDA, both of Mount Ayr; Eric and Larry GARDNER of South Salem, OH; Holly, Daniel and Jerry KNOBLE of Bayard; Marjorie PUTNEY of Des Moines; Annette and Mike BURSTEIN of San Diego,CA, and Mary Lee FOLTZ of Creston.

Sunday they had a meal prepared by Olive DAVIS, Peggy WAGENKNECHT and Jean WILLEY.

Those attending were Alice (WAUGH) and husband Glen GARDNER of Creston; Nancy KUNGE of Nauvoo, IL; Bob BRYANT of Lewiston, ID; Peggy WAGENKNECHT, Olive DAVIS, Ivan DOLECHECK and wife Leola and Gerold and wife Jean WILLEY of Mount Ayr; Aileene DICKERSON of Lenox; Marjorie PUTNEY of Des Moines; Jim SHEIL, Tim, Michael and Bernie SHEIL of Saint Louis, MO and Edna JONES of Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Class of 1949 Reunion

The class of 1947 met May 24 to celebrate their 67th anniversary at the Senior Center in Mount Ayr.

After the blessing led by Peggy Wagenknecht, they enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Jan Ford.

A memorial was then held with a candle being lit by Olive Davis for those we had lost since we last met.

An auction was held after our business meeting. Then there were sacks of gifts that were drawn by name for each one present.

Pictures were taken and a lot of visiting.

Those present were Peggy Wagenknecht, Hazel Jackson (Gilbert), Grant City, MO, Bob Brigail of Lewiston ID, Olive Davis, Mount Ayr, Gerald (Jeanie) Willy, Mount Ayr, Jim Sheil, St. Louis, MO, Ailiena Dickesen, Lenox, IA, Darie Dailey, Bagard, IA, guests Edna Jones, May Putney, Des Moines, IA, Jerry Kobbe, Bagard, IA, Bernard, Tim, Michael Sheil, St. Louis, Mo.

Those joining us after lunch were Fran (Leola) Dolecheck, Mount Ayr, and Theola Weeda, Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2014

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Page 13

Class of 1947

The class of 1947 met May 24, 2015 at the Senior Activity Center for their 68th class reunion.

The class sang a blessing before eating and then enjoyed a bountiful delicious meal catered by Jan Ford. A moment of silence was then held to remember those they have lost.

A game was played by the women and all ended up with a gift at the end. An auction has then held which was enjoyed by all.

Those present were Olive Reynolds Davis of Mount Ayr, Peggy Foltz Wagenknecht of Mount Ayr, Aileene Hogue Dickerson of Lenox, Doris Matheny Dailey of Bayard, Hazel Ruckman Jackson and Delbert of Grant City, Gerold Willey and Jean of Mount Ayr, Jim Sheil of St. Louis, MO., Bob Bryant of Loiston, Idaho.

Guests were Marjorie Putney of Des Moines, Edna Jones of Mount Ayr, Jerry Kobbee, Holly Belton of Bayard, Bernie, Tim and Michael Sheil of St. Louis, MO.

Pictures were taken and much visiting was done. They departed for the alumni banquet and agreed to meet again next year at the same time.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2015

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 09, 2017
Page 13

Class of 1947

  • The class of 1947 met at Rumors and ate at noon May 28, 2016.

    They went to the senior center and visited and had dessert. They celebrated Tim Sheil's birthday with birthday cake, brownies and cookies.

    Those present were Norma Webb, Michael Mooney, Tim Sheil of St. Louis, MO, Hazel Foltz of Des Moines, Jean and Gerold Willey, Olive Davis and Peggy Wagenknecht of Mount Ayr.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2017


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