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Leesa Morton '06 and sisters Jessica and Rebecca Morton form the Morton Sisters- In Harmony group. The Morton Sisters sang July 25, 2016 at the Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals “Christmas in July” program. Michael Loveless ‘07 was honored by the Saint Louis Public School System as the AIM for Fitness Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Loveless is a teacher at Gatewood Elementary School. Tanner '10 and Emily (Skellett) Fennewald '09 announce the birth of their first child, daughter Remi Grace. She was born December 31, 2015, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20 inches long.

Kyle Kovach ‘11 and Patricia (Freeman) Kovach ‘11 were married October 17, 2015 in Kansas City, Mo. Less than two hours after the ceremony the couple stopped by Kauffman stadium to catch the Royals playoff game. Devon Wade '11, was one of seven Americans chosen to be a part of a program called Summer Enrichment Program or SEP, at the King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan. He was a volunteer teacher assigned a sixth grade class. The SEP

program was aimed to find and develop talented students from under-privileged areas in Jordan. William Smith ‘11, was competing in the 2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wy., when he got to meet with fellow MVC alums Kelly Moll ‘97 and Bobby Moll ‘96 of Fort Collins, Co. Tyecorey Davison ‘12 and Taylor Castillo, who attended MVC, were cast in Comedy City’s newest house team in Kansas City.

In Memoriam



Theodore A. “Ted” Clark '53 of Orange, Calif., died February 15, 2016.


Orlyn J. “Ash” Ashinhurst ‘51 died September 12, 2015.

Carol S. Windsor ‘53 of Kansas City, Mo., died September 8, 2015.


Larry F. Burckhartt ‘60 died February 3, 2016. Robert Stewart Wilson ‘64 died December 3, 2016. Frank Dean Cone ‘67 died September 3, 2015. Ionia Dabney ‘69 of Dallas, Texas, died September 8, 2015.


John “Coach” Morris ‘72 of Columbia Mo., died September 23, 2015.


Mildred Ernst '80 of Grand Pass, Mo., died April 4, 2016.

Jordan S. Pennington ‘94 died July 17, 2016.

Brian C. Midyett ‘09 of Arnold, Mo., died July 3, 2016.


James W. “Dub” Clark of Marshall, Mo., died on July 2, 2016. Ruth Jean Kearns of Slater, Mo., died on March 19, 2016. Fern Ritterbusch Rogers of Marshall, Mo., died July 23, 2016. Jean T. Blalock of Marshall, Mo., died July 9, 2016. William Gordon Bucker of Marshall, Mo., died May 24, 2016 Mark William Kleppe of Fort Worth, Texas., died November 15, 2015. Ronald (Ronnie) Nielsen, retired MVC trustee, of Columbia, Missouri died on June 15, 2016.

Derek William Gillilan ‘11 of Higginsville, Mo., died November 26, 2015. Derek graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. Derek was the MVC campus applications administrator.

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