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and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her father, Harley E. Burckhalter ’29. Survivors include her husband and daughter, Marcia McGahey Schmidlin ’84. Joan Davis Vargo, April 21, 2014, of Louisville, Ky., at the age of 83. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; father, Royal E. Davis ’21; mother, Mildred Spindler Davis ’27; aunt, Flora Spindler ’31; and uncle, Charles H. Spindler ’34. Survivors include her sister, Nancy Davis Morton ’51, and cousins, Joan Spindler ’61 and James R. Spindler ’59. Marydee Stiefenhoefer Chamberlin, Sept. 16, 2014, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., at the age of 82. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, real estate agent and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, W. Craig Chamberlin ’51.

1954

Mary Erwin Pitcher, Sept. 1, 2014, of Corrales, N.M., at the age of 82. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Loren Pitcher ’54. Survivors include her partner. Rev. Robert F. Henry Jr., Aug. 29, 2014, of Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 81, of lung cancer. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association, Presbyterian minister and former president of Tennessee State Employees Association. Survivors include his wife. William E. Thompson, July 23, 2014, of Phoenix, at the age of 82. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and creator, producer and co-star of the “Wallace and Ladmo Show,” a children’s program with offbeat humor that ran for 35 years. Survivors include his wife.

1955

Robert R. Bartol, Aug. 14, 2014, of Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 81. He was a member of Sigma Nu and general manager for New York Life Insurance for 30 years in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Carole Strong Bartol ’56, and sister, Nancy Bartol Darnell ’51. Janyce Givens Guckenberger, May 16, 2014, in Wakarusa, Ind., at the age of

80. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Carol Hershberger Showers, May 6, 2014, of West Chester, Ohio, at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Beta Kappa, retired teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her sister, Janet Hershberger Fosnot ’60. James W. Hess, July 12, 2014, in Muncie, Ind., at the age of 81. He retired as vice president and senior trust officer from First Merchants National Bank and Trust Company in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell R. Hess ’26, and mother, Mildred Johnson Hess ’28. Survivors include his wife, Janet Wilson Hess ’56; son, David R. Hess ’78; daughter, Joan Hess Hamilton ’80; and son-in-law, Lance L. Hamilton ’77. William E. Schmidt, Aug. 16, 2014, of Osprey, Fla., at the age of 80. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, commercial real estate developer and musician. He was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Schmidt Hamilton ’50. Survivors include his wife and brotherin-law, Richard E. Hamilton ’49.

1956

Paul E. Driscol Jr., June 28, 2014, of Lorain, Ohio, at the age of 80. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and president of Driscol Music Company. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Driscol ’27; mother, Elizabeth Engle Driscol ’28; and sister, Carol Driscol Brandt ’54. Survivors include his wife, Kay Farr Driscol ’56; sister, Nancy Driscol Gardner ’52; and brothers, Thomas E. Driscol ’53 and Theodore D. Driscol ’58. Mickey M. Miller, Aug. 14, 2014, of Lima, Ohio, at the age of 79. He retired as deputy auditor of Allen County, Ohio. Survivors include his wife. Barbara Reed Kostoff, Aug. 7, 2014, in Port Huron, Mich., at the age of 79. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.

1957

Alyce Hawkins Child, June 18, 2014, of Port Clinton,

Ohio, at the age of 79. She was house director at Delta Upsilon at DePauw and homemaker. Survivors include her son, Michael B. Child ’97.

age of 76. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and homemaker. Survivors include her husband and sister, Patti Mix Flanagan ’66.

1958

1961

J. Robert Coffin, Sept. 7, 2014, of Fishers, Ind., at the age of 77. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and insurance executive with American States Insurance. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph J. Coffin ’33, and mother, Marjorie Holcomb Coffin ’33. Survivors include his wife and sister, Joan Coffin Close ’62. Barbara Coppes McNett, Aug. 4, 2014, of Albuquerque, N.M., at the age of 78. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, teacher, registered nurse and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albertus T. Briggs, Class of 1890; grandmother, Lenore Alleman Briggs, Class of 1891; mother, Ruth Briggs Coppes ’26; aunts, Margaret Briggs Gardner, Class of 1918 and Genevieve Briggs Rice, Class of 1916; and brother-in-law, William G. Blanchard ’30. Survivors include her brother, John B. Coppes ’64, and sister, Mary Briggs Blanchard ’30. Alexander H. McConnell II, Aug. 19, 2014, of West Palm Beach, Fla., at the age of 79. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, businessman, and president and owner of Glen Abbey Golf Club in DeBary, Fla. Survivors include his wife. Ronald B. Turner, Sept. 17, 2014, of West Chester, Ohio, at the age of 78. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, Rector Scholar, and sales executive in the automotive and technology industries. Survivors include his wife and daughter, Jennifer Turner Stanek ’88.

1959

LeRoy A. Myers, July 21, 2014, of Fayette, Mo., at the age of 77. He was a member of Sigma Nu, Rector Scholar and retired colonel from the United States Air Force. Survivors include his wife. Joanne Woolsey Shults, March 5, 2013, of Norton, Kan., at the age of 75. She was a retired retail manager and buyer as well as homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Shults ’59.

1960

Joyce Mix Meister, Aug. 12, 2014, of Nokomis, Fla., at the

Judith Clark Borchardt, June 20, 2013, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., at the age of 73. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, retired clergy of the Presbyterian church and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. John M. Hayes, March 2013, of New York City, at the age of 73. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and retired sales and interior design representative for Avery Bordman Ltd.

1962

Ruth McCracken Cheatham, Aug. 28, 2014, of Louisville, Ky., at the age of 73. She was a member of Delta Zeta, preschool teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.

1964

James L. Hunt, Aug. 20, 2014, of San Francisco, at the age of 71, from cancer. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa, Rector Scholar and attorney. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Shake Hunt ’65.

1966

Mary Frazier Doheny, Sept. 1, 2014, of Louisville, Ky., at the age of 70. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, first-grade teacher, homemaker, community volunteer and educational administrator. Survivors include her husband and sister, Suzanne Frazier Longino ’60. Pamela A. McCord, July 1, 2014, of Barrington, Ill., at the age of 69. She was a member of Alpha Phi, former member of the DePauw Alumni Board of Directors, former employee of Stephen Smith Designs Ltd., community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include daughters, Ann Stephenson Holsonback ’88 and Jennifer Stephenson Keller ’99, and son-in-law, Darren P. Keller ’97. Virginia Metcalf Kriedel, May 28, 2014, of Niantic, Conn., at the age of 69. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, business woman and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.

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