Lawrenceburg HS Class of 1952

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As of August 17, 2022 , we have the following list of death's in our class:

(33 Probable Deaths)

Sherry Barnes

Don Rhodes sent note in November 2016 that Sherry died in Cincinnati, March 18,2014

I make the best of everything,
The best is good enough for me.

Dramatics 1, 2; Biology Club 1, 2; Honor Group 1, 2, 3; Annual Staff 3, 4; L Hi News 3, 4; Class Play 3; Thespians 3, 4; Latin Choir 1, 2.

We located Sherry about two weeks ago.  Mary Skinner Kennett saw her at a restaurant in Aurora  and talked with her.  We sent an invitation, but last time I spoke with Shirley, she had not heard from her. - August 4th, 2003

Betty Bode

Only with speeches fair, 
She woos the gentle air. 

Dramatics 1; FBLA 3; Biology Club 4; Class Play Usher 3.

Betty Jane (Bodie) Boyd
February 26, 1934 to January 2, 2015

 Betty Jane Boyd, 80, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015.  She was born February 26, 1934 in Dearborn County, Indiana, daughter of the late Edward and Versie (Gompf) Bode.

Betty is survived by her son, Brian Boyd of San Francisco, CA; 2 daughters, Linda Lee of Lawrenceburg, IN, Laura Turner of Greendale, IN; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Versie Bode; husband, Bruce Boyd, Sr.; and son, Bruce Boyd, Jr.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimerís Association.

Glen Burkhardt


The man of life upright 
whose guiltless heart is free. 

Class Play Crew 3.

Glen Burkhardt - 3/29/1934 - 4/15/2015

Glen A. Burkhardt, 84 of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday. April 15, 2015.  He was born March 29, 1934 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, son of the late Harry and Lillie (Vinson) Burkhardt.

Glen was a veteran of the US Army. He was the Owner and Operator of Burkhardt Trucking.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Burkhardt of Greendale, IN; and nephew, Chuck (wife Regina) Keller of Aurora, IN

He was preceded in death by his parents  Harry and Lillie Burkhardt.

Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimerís Association or Charity of Donor's Choice.

Peggy Caldwell


Obituary:  Peggy Ann Trennepohl

February 15, 1934 - January 14, 2016

Peggy Ann Trennepohl, age 81, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away on January 14, 2016 at her home.  She was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and lived there until she and the love of her life, Willis Trennepohl, relocated their family to Vero Beach in 1977.

Peggy and her husband, Willis, owned and managed two clothing stores in Indiana and third location in Florida.  This was all accomplished while raising four children.  Her family was her passion!

Survivors include children, Greg Trennepohl, Tammy Jones, Paula (Kevin) Martin and b (Tara) Trennepohl; grandchildren, Tabitha (Stanton) Grant, Ashley (Nick), Owen Lindsay Jones (R. B.), Bryan Martin, Sarah (Mike) Gazzara and Colton Trennepohl; great-grandchildren, Jada and Nila, Grant, Halley and Austin Owens and Kirra Gazzara.  She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Willis Trennepohl.

Per Gus Cook, Peggy passed away January 14, 2016 in Vero Beach, Florida  - No other information available

Of your bright face 
One glance will trace a picture on the brain.

GAA 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4-1 Thespians 3, 4; FBLA 3; Tri Hi Y 3, 4; Dramatics 1; Latin Choir 1, 2; Class Play Crew 3.

Per Gus Cook, Peggy was heard from sometime in the past 10 years - March, 2015

Raymond Caldwell

His life is one long deed of worthiness.

Died Sunday, February 18, 2007

Jeweldean Childers

With malice towards none, 
With charity for all.

Honor Group 2; GAA 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri Hi Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Latin Choir 3.

Per Gus Cook, Jeweldean is deceased - March 2015

Nathan Childers

Stars rose: his faith was earlier up.

Per Gus Cook, Nathan is deceased - March 2015


Mona Clark


I would be true, for there are
 those who trust me. 

GAA 1, 2, 3; Annual Staff 3; L Hi News 3; Tri Hi Y 1, 2.

Mona L. Floyd (Clark), age 77, of Milan, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.  She was born Sept 11, 1934 in Lawrenceburg to Raymond Clark and Ruth Miller Clark.  In 1956 she was married to Bobby Floyd, and he passed away on Sept 12, 1999.   Mona was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, and was a loving Mother and Grandmother.  She enjoyed playing bingo, and loved to sing.  The last 8 months of her life were spent at Ripley Crossing, where she enjoyed the activities and friends that she had.  In her earlier years she attended the Church of God.  Surviving is 1 son, Bobby Floyd Jr. (Wife Denise), of Lawrenceburg; 3 daughters, Kim Mix (Husband Steve), of Aurora, Nickey Edwards, of Greendale, and Christy Floyd, of Milan; 2 brothers, Jimmy Clark, of Aurora, and Ernie Clark, of Cleves; 3 sisters, Paulette Lozier, of Moores Hill, Sharon Clark, of Lawrenceburg, and Patricia Barnes, of Aurora; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.   Preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Peggy Yockum and Terri Thompson.  Memorials may be given to the Diabetes Assoc. or Washington Baptist Church or Cemetery.



With thy clear keen joyance 
Langour cannot be.

Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 4, Biology Club 1, 4; Hi Y 4; Thespians 3, 4; Class Play 3; Football 1, 2, 3; Latin Choir 1.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Albert for 69 years or more.  Gus Cook seems to think he is alive but have no verification - July 2021.



Bait my hook, un I plunk 'er down;
Bin a fishin' all night long.

Latin Choir 1, 2; L Hi News 4; Class Play 3; Track 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Football 3, 4; Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4; Biology Club 2; Annual Staff 4.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about William for 65 years or more





A boy's will is the wind's will 
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; L Hi News 4; Football 1, 3; Track 1; Lettermen's Club 3, 4.

October 3rd, 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio

Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to attending the reunion and seeing old friends.  I live in Aurora, have three married daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  I enjoy golf and fishing.  Dan

It was not easy to come up with a photo of Dan.......he is camera-shy :)  Looking forward to seeing you all there also.  Shirley (Brady) Kuckenrider - (Dan's wife of 46 years) - June 2002



When duty whispers low, "Thou must" 
Youth replies, "I can".

Transferred from Moores Hill 3; FFA 3, 4; Hi Y 3, 4; L Hi News 3; Lettermen's Club 4; Football 4.

Carlton's daughter,  Megan Lawson Dunn,  wrote in January 2022, "My father passed away December 20, 2000."



'Let me live in a house by the side of the road 
And be a friend to man.

Biology Club 1.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Robert for 65 years or more



Her hair was, oh, so dense a blur 
Of darkness, midnight envied her.

FBLA 3; Biology Club 1; Class Play Usher 3.

Kay, I see on the Dearborn County Register website that our classmate Patrica McAdams has passed away.  Don Rhodes -  January 2016

Kay.  I think you and Gus are wrong about Patsy McAdams being deceased.  She still lives at 123 W. Center St where she has been for many years.  Don Rhodes Ė March 2015



She was a phantom of delight 
When first she gleamed upon my sight.

GAA 1, 2; Tri Hi Y 1, 2, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Biology Club 1; Latin Choir 1, 2; Thespians 3, 4; Honor Group 3.

Carole Ann Cook Obituary

Mrs. Carole Ann Cook (Metz - Grand) 82, passed at the home of her son Marty Grand in Manassas Park, VA, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

She was the mother of five sons, the Grands:  Warren, Mark (deceased), Stewart, Marty and Jeff.  Carole also had nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Carole was one of four daughters or Edwin and Ellen Metz.  The family moved to Greendale from Nebraska at the start of World War II.  Carole attended Greendale Grade School, Lawrenceburg High School and graduated from Indiana University with bachelor of science degrees in criminology and psychology.  Likewise, her sisters, Gail. Nancy, and Jean, all graduated from IU with degrees in education.

Carole leaves behind a legacy of what can be achieved with hard work, dedication and the necessity to raise a family on your own.  Her devotion to her sons and their respect and love for her made the family a pillar of admiration around the community of Manassas.  She had several positions in the juvenile justice field and often worked extra jobs to provide for the family.  For many years she was a juvenile probation officer and intake supervisor for Prince William County, until her retirement in 2000.  Carole raised her children to always respect others and never give up no matter how difficult life can be.  She had a great sense of humor and calmness about her that always put people around her at ease.

In 2012, an old classmate from grade school and high school contacted her when she didn't show up for her 50-year reunion, that led to their marriage on her birthday in 2003.  Carole then became the wife of Augustus Cook.  They resided in Acworth, GA, on a lake until she made the recent visit to her son's home for the holidays.

Her laughter, warmth, and caring nature will he truly missed by all who knew her.  She defined the term ďMother" and will live forever in our hearts.  Her life was celebrated in Manassas, VA.

Gus Cook, Caroleís husband, wrote from Acworth, GA:  Carole passed on January 8, 2018.  She had several instances of pneumonia following a 2014 surgery that left her in intensive care for 31 days.  We had a wonderful life together before that incident

Gus and I are retired, living in Georgia on a 30 acre lake north of Marrietta.   If you drive up I-75 north of Atlanta, we are only a short distance off the highway.   Graduates, March 2015

I married a young man from Gary, Indiana that I met at school after I graduated from Indiana University.  We had five sons.  We moved to California and then to Virginia.  I was divorced about 11 years later and never remarried. 

I was fortunate enough to get a job as a Juvenile Probation Officer with the state court system here in Virginia and worked there for 28 years until I retired 01/01/00.  I loved my job but wanted to sleep late for a while.  

At this time I have 7 grandchildren; the youngest is three days old and the oldest is 14 years old.  One son lives in NJ with his family, two live in Maryland with their families, and 2 live here in Manassas, Va.  I have been blessed with the chore of baby-sitting three grandchildren ages 11, 8, and 6.  They keep me moving.  I get to go swimming, play miniature golf, go bowling and watch the Disney channel on TV and call it work!  I love it.  Although I have emphysema, I feel really good, it just slows me down a bit.   I have been truly blessed!   Carole - August 4, 2002

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I will not have a single person 
Slighted or left away.

Latin Choir 1, 2; Class Play Prompter 3; Honor Group 1; Class Officer 1, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4.

Per Gus Cook, July 2021, Wanita died several years ago.

Per Gus Cook, Wanita was at the 50th reunion and he believe she is still with us - March 2015



His whole world bright.

FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi Y 2, 3, 4; Biology Club 1

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about William for 65 years or more



I strove, made head, gained ground upon the whole.

Funeral services for Dale Rahe, 73, Greendale, were held Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Aurora.

Mr. Rahe died Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville.  He worked at Schenley as a security guard for 27 years.  He was member of the International Guard Union and St., Johnís Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine; one son, Greg Rahe, Greendale; one daughter, Sherri Duechle, Greendale; a brother, Ken Rahe, Columbus; a sister, Patricia Miles, Lawrenceburg, and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Greendale Rescue Unit or St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Aurora.



Serene I fold my hands and wait. 

Annual Staff 3; L Hi News 3, 4; Honor Group 3; FBLA 3.

Mary Ann Ryan - 12/20/1934 - 8/16/2022

Mary AnnIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Ann Ryan of Lawrenceburg, IN at the age of 87 years at Shady Nook Care Center.

She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her brother, Michael (Vera) of Osoyoos, BC, Canada, niece, Kathleen; nephew, Marc (Emily); great-nephew, Lee and great-niece, Silvie of Toronto, ON, Canada and cousins, Rollin (Marlene) Manford, Gary Manford, Douglas (Carolyn) Manford, Stephen (Sue) Manford, Patrick Ryan and god-child, Michelle Fries.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marguerite and two infant brothers, John Edward and Sonny as well as her cousin Jim Ryan.  She graduated from St. Lawrence School and Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School and was a life-long member of St. Lawrence Parish.  Mary Ann worked for 45 years at Greendale Utility where she rose to be Office Manager. 

Mary Ann excelled in school and found her artistic talent through high school art classes.  She worked in various media:  charcoal, pen & ink and oil. She was extremely active in her parish church community in Religious Education, as a member of the Legion of Mary and as Liturgical Coordinator as well as serving as a regular lector and Eucharistic Minister. 

Coffee with friends after morning Mass and a standing reservation at Whisky's for dinner following Saturday evening Mass were regular pleasures for Mary Ann.  She also loved music and drama and held season's tickets at the Playhouse in Cincinnati. 

Mary Ann returned to college in 1981 to obtain her B.A. degree as a mature student at Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio.  After 6 1/2 years of attending weekend and night classes, she graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Psychology.   

Travel brought her great pleasure, especially trips to the North Carolina seashore.  Perhaps her most  memorable trips were to Ireland, Scotland and England with four friends in 1972 and to Einsiedeln, Switzerland in 2003. 

In 2013, after a fall, Mary Ann moved from her home in Greendale to Pine Knoll Assisted Living Center where she spent four contented years in the company of a number of friends and fellow parishioners.  In 2018, she moved to Shady Nook Care Center where she could receive more appropriate care.

I graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph in May 1987.   I retired six and a half years ago from Greendale Utilities where I was office manager and bookkeeper.  I am planning to move soon to 25 Cook Avenue in Greendale, as we have a sale pending on the home I have lived in since I was three years old.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. - July 2002



Blessing on thee, little man,
Barefoot boy with cheek of tan.

Basketball 1; Baseball 2; Football 4; Class Play 3; Band 1, 2; Latin Choir 1, 2; Hi Y 3, 4; Biology Club 1, 2; L Hi News 4; Thespians 3, 4; Class Officer 1.

Dear  Family and Friends,

Dan gave up the good fight at 12:50 this morning, December 9, 2005.   We were able to keep him at home which was his wish, and he was surrounded by loving family.   It was a peaceful journey, and we thank God that his suffering is ended.   We will miss him more than words can say, but we all realize he is in the very best place possible.

Our family thanks you for your concerns, cards, calls, prayers, etc.   You will never know how you lifted our spirits in some very dark times.  With Love,  Kay

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Jim McGill, Jack's brother in law, has informed me Jack has recently passed.  He was sick this last year and was in a hospice in Florida for 6 months.  He requested to be cremated.  Very sad news. - Angelo


Her ways are ways of peace.
GAA 2; L Hi News 3.

Mary L Kinnett
2/27/1935 - 3/5/2015

Mary L. Kinnett, 80, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  She was born February, 27, 1935 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of the late Ernest and Laura (Gloria) Skinner.

Mary worked as a waitress at Frisch's for over 3o years.

She is survived by her son, Douglas (Kathi) Kinnett of Cincinnati. OH; daughter, Laura (Rodney) Schwing of Greendale, IN; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Laura Skinner; and her husband. Gene Kinnett.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 9m, 2015, from 5am to 8pm at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 11am.

Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.

Contributions maybe made to the Children's Hospital. Boy Scouts of America. or Dearborn County Veteran's Transportation.

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Just to let you know that Don Smith died of the cancer he has been battling for some time now.  He was buried Wednesday, March 19, 2002.  He married Janet just about a month after our reunion.

March 20, 2002 - Mary Ann



The sun set, but set not his hope. 

Biology Club 1; FBLA 3; Class Officer 4; Track 1.

I just learned yesterday that Gene Stahl died a few weeks ago.  I'm not sure if I gave you any information about him.  He did respond to the first letter by e-mail, but said he would be unable to attend because of his health.  He traveled to various parts of the world with the military for 21 years and in 1976 retired and settled in Texas.  I obtained his address from his sister, who lives in this area.

April 4, 2002 - Mary Ann

Letter to Carole Metz - 10/20/2001:

Carol, I don't remember exactly who you are, but do recognize the address in Greendale.  I, too have not attended past reunions due to college and a subsequent 21 year career in the Army. 

I retired and decided to settle in Texas as it is less cold than in Indiana.  I  have often thought back to the size of our graduating class as opposed to ones today.

The reason I can't make it is my health doesn't permit me to travel very easy anymore.  I have what they call C.O.P.D. which is a lung disease which is a combination of bronchitis and emphysema from smoking too much in my earlier years.  I am on oxygen about 16 hours a day and when I'm not, I have it with me all the time. 

I ride around in a motorized wheel chair because of the shortness of breath when I walk too much.  Hence, with all the breathing treatments I have to take and the oxygen and all, it's like getting a dog and pony show together to travel.  And then too, the airlines requires special arrangements if you are on oxygen.  They have to provide it, you can't use your own.  All this since the Valu-Jet crash incident. 

Enough of this rambling, I told Shirley to send me the e-mail addresses of other class members who had them.  Almost forgot, I did marry, have two boys and a daughter and six grandchildren.  Two of the grandchildren graduated from high school this year, so could have great grandchildren any time although I hope not.

Would love to see them get their education first.  Good to hear from you, Gene.

Gene is in Texas and can't come for health reasons, but would like to hear from others with e-mail addresses.  January, 2002



Looks the whole world in the face
For he owes not any man.

Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Lettermen's Club 3, 4; Annual Staff 3, 4; Biology Club 1, 2; Class Play 3;; Thespians 3, 4; Hi Y 2, 3, 4.

His death occurred on 9/8/08 in Lima, Ohio

Wib Standriff is my husband and we hope / plan to attend the reunion.  He is presently in Bethesda North Rehab Center recovering from his second stroke.  He is to come home Tuesday so hopefully by August he will be in great shape to attend the reunion.  Margaret Bateman Standriff, June 2002



My heart is brighter than all of the many stars in the sky.

GAA 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri Hi Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; L Hi News 3, 4; Annual Staff 4; Thespians 3, 4; Dramatics 1; Biology Club 1; FBLA 3.

Died in January 2007



I accept reality and dare not question it.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Robert for 65 years or more



I exist as I am,. 
that is enough.

Football 2, 4; Lettermen's Club 4

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Thomas for 65 years or more



The future I may face 
Now I have proved the past.

GAA 1, 2, 3, 4; Latin Choir 1, 2; Dramatics 1, 2; Thespians 3, 4; Honor Group 1, 2, 3; Biology Club 2; Class Play 3; Annual Staff 3, 4; L Hi News 3, 4.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Jacqueline for 65 years or more



Laugh and the world laughs with you.

Honor Group 2; GAA 1, 2, 3, 4 Tri Hi Y 1, 2, 3, 4.

I regret to inform you that you can also move Marilyn Todd's name to the deceased column.  She died some time ago from complications brought on by diabetes.  Don Rhodes, 10/05/04

Seaman Jack


Then I said, "I covet truth."

Jack Tremain, 90, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022.  He was born December 3, 1931 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, son of the late Paul and Emma (Clark) Tremain.

Jack was a veteran of the US Navy where he was a Navy Frogman which was the predecessor to the current Navy Seals.  He was a member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion and the Carpenters Union.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and trapper.  He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Jack Tremain Jr. of Harrison, OH, Jeff (Kim) Tremain of Yorkville, IN; daughter, Janine (Robert) Peo of La Porte, IN; daughter-in-law, Susan Tremain; 8 grandchildren, Nicholas Tremain, Nathan (Meagan) Tremain, Jessica (Ben) Grace, Andrew (Ashley) Peo, Stephanie Peo, Kayla Peo, Jacob Tremain, Abigail Tremain; 3 great grandchildren, Liam Mamoran, Violette Mamoran, Remington Grace.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Emma Tremain; wife, Jeanette Tremain; 2 brothers, Paul Tremain Jr., Charles Tremain; and 2 sisters, Gloria Moorehead, Shirley Drury.

Contributions may be made to the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.

Per Gus Cook, Jack was heard from sometime in the past 10 years - March, 2015



I am satisfied-I see, dance, laugh, and sing.

Transferred from Aurora 3; GAA 3, 4.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Betty for 65 years or more



Indulgent listener was he.

Considered deceased as we have not heard anything about Douglas for 65 years or more

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