Kinmundy Historical Society


            Alma Grade School, Alma High School,

                                    and

              Kinmundy-Alma School at Alma

 

                                     Alma, Marion County, Illinois

         

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        We are looking for photos of people and/or places from around Kinmundy & Alma.  Can you help?

Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"?  What do YOU remember?

        The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.  We also have the

equipment to scan (or copy) your photos so that they may be enjoyed now as well as for generations yet to come!

        We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact: 

       

   Dolores (Ford) Mobley – Dolores@ford-mobley.com

                       208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527

            or

 

            Gladys (Corrie) See – gsee49@yahoo.com

                                         408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731

 


 

 

Alma College Days: Alma, Marion Co., IL; circa 1898

Myron Headley, Fred Headley, Aaron Ross, Andrew Ross, Kirk Albert Williams 

 


 

 

Alma Industrial College / Alma Christian College; Alma, Marion Co., IL – Spring 1898

1-Marion Bowles; 2-Virgil Stoner; 3-John McNeil; 4-Prof. Laughlin; 5-Clara Boles; 6-Hattie Boles; 7-Lonnie See; 8-Homer Frank; 9-Will Shaffer;

10-________; 11-Lester Telford; 12-Otto Hannawalt; 13-________; 14-Clarence See; 15-K.A.Williams; 16- W.H. Boles; 17-____ Mercer;

18-Noah Dean; 19-________; 20-Bessie Huff Wham; 21-Clara Hefton; 22-Bessie Brasel; 23-Charlie McCartan; 24-Roscoe Brasel; 25-Roy See;

26-Frank Coffin; 27-Guy Clark; 28-______; 29-Fred Clow; 30-Charlie Harris; 31-Roy Telford; 32-Justin Parr; 33-Fred Headley; 34-Rolla Marshall;

35-Emery Telford; 36-Mr. Tom B. McCartan; 37-Mabel Marshall; 38-Pearl McCartan; 39-Grace McCartan; 40-Cora Boles; 41-Burgess Boles;

42-Prof. Aydelotte

 


 

                         Alma Industrial College

Contributed by Mrs. Laurelie L. Reddy, Box 728, Orion, Ill.  61273

 

            One of the papers in Isaac Maulding’s pension file was on letterhead from the Alma Industrial College. 

 I don’t know how long this college was in existence, and don’t recall having read much about it, but maybe it will help someone. 

The following names were included on the letterhead:

 

Trustees:

W.S. Ross, President

W.H. Boles

J.W. Ross

N.D. Laughlin, Sec.

S.C. Pullen

 

Faculty:

W.H. Boles, A.M., Pres.

Marion Boles, A.M. V. Pres.

W.F. Aydlott, A.M.

N.D. Laughlin, A.M.

A.J. Hayes, M.D.

Miss Jessie E. Day

T.B. McCartan, Sec.

 

 The only one I can identify is T.B. McCartan.  He was Thomas B. McCartan who married Nannie Spitler. 

Thomas and Nannie were the parents of Charles E. McCartan. 

Charles married Elsie Maulding and after she died, he married her sister, Sarah Etta Maulding. 

The Maulding sisters were my great-aunts.  Aunt Etta died in Centralia 9 July 1977, at the age of 99.

 

“Footprints in Marion County”

Marion Co. IL Genealogical & Historical Society

Vol. VI; Summer 1981; No. 1

P. 43

 


 

Teachers from ALMA SCHOOL – District #76 (Alma, Illinois)

 

(1903-04)   Elmer Wilson - principal ($45); Grace Williams ($33); Ella Line ($30) 

 

 

 


 

 

Alma Public School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; circa early 1900’s - #1

 

 

Alma Public School; early 1900s

 

Alma Public School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; circa early 1900’s  - #2

 



Alma Grade School; 1904

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 1; 1904

Back Row: Ella Klein, C. Lassater, J. Craig, Grace Johnson, Dwight Day, G. Lasater, Ross Day, C. Sothers, N. Walker, C. Graves, _________;

Gail M. McCarty

3rd Row:  Bruce Wilson, M. Headley, C. Sullens, Jim Campbell, P. Malone, C. Sullens, Ray Broom, Phillip Rhoads, Anne Mazanek, ___________

2nd Row: L. Clow, __________, M. Redman, Jenny Gammon, L. Holman, Iva Claytor, Helen Campbell, __________, L. Hester, Mabel Henthorn,

 __________, L. Statton

Front Row: Chester Ford, John Wilson, M. Wright, ____________, D. Allmon, ___________, John S. Ford, Verne Winks, Gordon Winks

 

 

Alma Primary School class; 1906

 

Alma Primary School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Clemmie Whittenburg, teacher - 1906

Back row: M. Headley, Helen Campbell, Ernest Williams, Clem Whittenburg - teacher, Mabel Henthorn, B. Grant, N. Walker,

M. Eagan, C. Walker

Middle row: Clella Sullens, Helen ________, ___________, Vera Day, Elizabeth Claytor, Iva Claytor, ______ Harvil, _____ Allmon

Front row: John Wilson, Neil McCarty, Eli Finch, H. Lasater, K. Clow, Verne Winks, R. Walker, L. Harvel, ____ Berger

 

 



 

Alma School class (which was held in the old Alma College Building); Alma, Marion Co., IL;  circa 1912:

Back row: _________ Sill, Bruce “Banty” Wilson, John S. Ford, Gordon Winks

3rd row: Blanche Rhodes Austin, Anna Mazanek Arnold, Ruth Purcell Wilson, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Claytor, Helen (Purcell) Day, Iva Claytor,

Burdette McCarty

2nd row: Laverne “Hody” Winks, ______________, Joe Ramser, Eli Finch, John Wilson, Harry? Shreffler, Chester Ford, Grace Johnson,

Mr. Tom McCartan - teacher

Front row: Gordon Shreffler, ________________

 


 

Alma School youth; 1913

 

Alma School youth; Alma, Marion Co., IL – circa 1913

Back Row: Mattie Bundy, Florence Hines, Myrtle Egelston, Mrs. Walters, Ruth Wilson, Helen Tomlinson, ?Lucille (Hefton or Duncan)?

Front Row: Henry McWilliams, Howard Bundy, Otis Hines, John Wilson, Dwight Coffin, Eli Finch, Bruce Wilson

 



Alma School class; 1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma School grade school class; Alma, Marion Co., IL –  ?circa 1915

 



Alma Grade School class; 1917

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL - 1917

Back Row: Dorothy Maulding, _______________, ______________, Iris Jackson, Ruth Rhoads, Vera Day, ________ Sprouse,

Ocie Phillips(?)

Middle Row: ____________, ______________, Gex Pullen, ______________, ______________, Miss Pearl McCartan, _____________,

Fernando Broom, ________________, _______________, ________________, Sam Claytor

Front Row: _______________, __________________, _________________, _______________, ______________,  ______________, _____________,

Eva Walters, Irene Williams, Stella(?) Phillips, Andrew Winks, ___________

 


 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1917

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 7th and 8th grades; ca 1917

Holding Flag: Hosea Holder, Paul Broom

Standing: T.B. McCartan - teacher; Frieda Graves, Lela Williams Schoonover, Ethel Phillips McCarty, Helen Johnson McCarty,

Kathleen Claytor, Mary Winks Weeks

Sitting: Wilbur Williams, Howard Maulding, Rolla Gregory, Glen Johnson, Wilbur Alexander, Chester Walters, Roscoe Williams,

Eugene Winks

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1918

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL  – circa 1918

Back Row: Fernando Broom, ________________, Dorothy Maulding, ________ Finckbone, __________, Denzel Gammon, Harvey Pollard,

_____________, ____________ (Are they 2 Broom boys?)

Middle Row: _________________, Ocie Phillips, Iris Jackson, Vera Day, Fleeta Smith, Miss Brickley, Ruth Rhoades, ______________,

Evelyn Williams, Frances Claytor, ________ Finckbone

Front Row: _____________, ______________, Andy Winks, Sam Claytor, _______________, _______________, Ethel Walters, ______________,

______ Finckbone, __________________, _________________, ________________, __________________

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1921

 
Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL  – 4th, 5th, and 6th grades – circa 1921

Back Row: Sam Claytor, Coe Smith, Allie Mayberry, ?Marie West, Lela Swift Helpingstine-Teacher; ____________, _____________, Fernando Broom

Middle Row: Lottie (Gregory) Williams, Irene Williams, Sarah Mayberry, Ethel Walters, ___________, Orrine Gwathmey, Mary Lillian Pullen,

Martha Smith, Edna Majors, Dorothy Gwathmey

Front Row: Andy Winks, ______________, _____________, ______________, Hart Claytor, _____________

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1919

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL ; 7th & 8th Grades  – Circa 1919

Back row: Leon Rhodes, Glen Johnson, Freda Graves, Juanita Smith, Ruby ________, ______________, Rolla Gregory, Beulah Dugan, Eugene Winks

Middle row: Roscoe Williams, Dorothy Pullen, Lulu Yost, Mary (Winks) Weeks, T.B. McCartan-Teacher, Helen (Johnson) McCarty,

Wilbur Williams

Front row: Paul Maulding, ______________, Bill Hester, Wilbur Alexander, Chester Walters

 


 

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL ; Circa 1920; Zella Smith - teacher

 


 

1921 Alma High School Diploma for Robert Roosevelt Smith

 


 

                                Alma High School Commencement Program for the Class of 1922

 

                                                                   

                      

 

 

 

                        

 

 

                      

 

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1924

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL  – Grades 1, 2 & 3;  Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher;

(grade level in parenthesis) – October 10, 1924

Third Row: _________, Charles Smith (3), Harold Wylie (3) OR Dean Brubaker?, _________, ___________, Lonnie Tipsword (1)

Second Row:  Avarral Tipsword (1), Claudine DeWeese (1), Braydon Williams (2), Arthur Mayberry (2), ______Slagley?, Evelyn Mayberry (2)

First Row: Freda Fariet Bone (1), Lois Slagley (1), ___________, Frances Parker (1)

 Others?: Mike Hampston (1), Betty Nichols (1), Jimmy Brubaker (3), Bennie Graves (2), Mary West (2)

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1925

 

Alma School; grades 1, 2, & 3;  Alma, Marion Co., IL; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1925

Back row: Marie West, Irene Littrell, Doris Davis Kopps, Frances Parker Ott, Freda Finckbone Tipsword, Evelyn Mayberry Shaffer,

Claudine DeWeese Minton, Edith Mazanek Johnson, Evelyn Laing; BACK: Lulu Foster Owen (teacher), Dale Broom, Burt Humes,

Bennie Graves, Joseph Malone, Harold Wiley, Mike Hampsten, Burdette Jenkins, Clifford Hampsten, Braden Williams  

Middle row: Richard Broom, Melvin Finckbone, Lawrence Laing, Paul Wright, Leland Short, John D. Purcell, Bruce DeWeese, Philip Short

Front row: Lois Slagley Watson, Richard Claytor, Gertrude Mazanek Braden

 


Alma Grade School class; 1925

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 4, 5, 6; Delsie (Knight) (Malone) Ford, teacher - 1925

Back row:_______________, ________________, _________________, Frederick Broom, Max Claytor, ______________, ________________

Third row: ________________, ________________, ?Mary Slagley, ________________, __________________, ____________________,

__________________, Delsie (Knight) Malone Ford - Teacher

Second row: Walter Broom, ________________, Charles Smith, John Smith, ________________, ________________,

_________ Brubaker (who was raised by the Finch family)

Front row: Byron Frambes, Lois (Slagley) Watson, __________________, ________________, Hillary Marjorie Smith, Irene Littrell, Charlie DeWeese

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1926

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 4, 5, 6; Delsie (Knight) Malone Ford, teacher – circa 1926

Standing on Top Step: _________________, _________________, Joe Malone, Braden Williams, _________________, Sarah Mayberry   

Standing on Middle Step: ________ Broom, John D. Purcell, _________________, _________________, Edith (Mazanek) Johnson,

_________________, __________________, ____________________, ___________________

Standing on Bottom Step: ______________, ________________, Irene Littrell, Lois (Slagley) Watson, Doris (Davis) Kopps, Gertrude (Mazanek) Braden,

Burdette Jenkins, _______________

On Ground on left side: ______________, Dick Claytor and Delsie (Knight) Malone Ford

On Ground on right side: Ira Burt Humes & Charlie (or Bruce) DeWeese

 


Alma Grade School class; 1926

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; E.J. Jackson, teacher - Sept. 21, 1926

Back row: Earl Jackson (teacher), Nellie Shreffler, Orrine Gwathmey, Edith (Aldrich) Doudera, _____________, ______________, Mary Lillian Pullen,

June Arnold, Sarah (Mayberry) Griffin, Martha Smith, Lottie (Gregory) Williams, (Back against wall – Mr. Colby-janitor)

Front row: Sam Claytor, Andy Winks, Jack Laux, Clinton Simmons

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1926-1927

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL  – Grades 1, 2, and 3;  Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1926-1927

Back Row: Lula M. Foster (teacher), Ulua Wilkins, Carl Wilkins, Joe Malone, Freda Finkbone, Edith Mazanek, _____________, Philip Short

3rd Row: ________, Chester Simmons, John D. Purcell, ?Willard Wiley, Leland Short, Melvin “Jiggs” Finkbone

2nd Row: Lois Slagley, Louise Jackson, Gladys Short, Burdett Majors, Dale Wright, Mary Shreffler, Billy Laux, Hershel Frambie, Billy Caldwell, Margie Modglin

Front Row: Frances Jean Parker, Marie Helm, ____________, Rex McCarty, Gilbert Donoho, ___________, Ralph “Pug” Jenkins, Paul Wright,

Doris Davis, Irene Littrel

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL – 8th Grade; Grace Jackson, Teacher; Oct. 19, 1927

 

Alma Grade School class; 1927-1928

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL – Room 1; Lulu (Foster) Owen, Teacher; 1927-28

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1928 

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 1, 2, and 3; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; Sept. 27, 1928

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1929

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL – Grades 4, 5, 6; Delsie (Knight) (Malone) Ford, teacher - 1929

Back row: Frieda Finckbone, Edith Mazanek, __________________, John D. Purcell, Joe Malone, Walter Broom, Charles Smith, Dale Broom, Walter Smith

Middle row: Louise Jackson, Lyle Wickenhauser, Gertrude (Mazanek) Braden, Doris Davis, Willard Wiley, __________________, __________________,

Paul Wright, Eugene DeWeese, Delsie (Knight) Malone Ford - teacher

Front row: _________________, Eloise DeWeese, Mary Shreffler, Lois (Slagley) Watson, ________________, Marie Helm, Irene Littrell,

_________________, ___________________,  __________________

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; grades 7th and 8th; Mrs. Ann Arnold, teacher;  circa 1930

Back: Bernice Wickenhauser, Rhea (Purcell) Gragg, Bernice Helm, Jimmy Brubaker, Gene DeWeese, John Smith, Dick Claytor, Dean Brubaker

Front: (?) Dale Broom,  Dorothy Slagley, Charley Smith, ______________, Ruth Hawkins, Brian _______, Max Claytor, Marie Slagley, Mrs. Ann Arnold - teacher

 


Alma School; Alma, Marion County, IL; circa 1920s-1930s

 

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1930 

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; grades 4th, 5th, and 6th; Grace Jackson, teacher; Oct. 1, 1930

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1931

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 4, 5, and 6; Ava Matthews, teacher; Sept. 30, 1931

 



Alma Grade School class; 1931

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 7-8; Anna (Mazanek) Arnold, teacher; Sept. 30, 1931

Back row: ______________, __________________, Bruce DeWeese, ___________________, Joe Malone, ________________

Front row: John D. Purcell, _______________, __________________, Lois Slagley, Irene Littrell, Doris Davis, Gertrude Mazanek Braden,

Lyle Wickenhauser

 

Alma Grade School class; 1931

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Scott Knisley, teacher  – 1931;

Back Row: Scott Knisley – Teacher; Marie (Slagley) Smith, Clareen Jezek, Rhea (Purcell) Gragg, ___________, Laverne (Broom) Wikenhauser

Front Row: Mary (Getts) Winks, Braden Williams, __________, Dick Claytor, _________, Charlie Smith, Bert Humes, Claudine DeWeese

 

Alma Grade School class; 1932

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 3;  Mary (Winks) Weeks, teacher; Sept. 14, 1932(Taken on Gertrude’s Birthday)

Back Row: Paul Wright, Willard Wiley, Bruce DeWeese,  Joe Malone, Lyle Wickenhouser

Middle Row: Mary (Winks) Weeks – Teacher; _____________, _____________, Louise Jackson, Mary Shreffler, Eloise DeWeese, Berndette Jenkins,

John D. Purcell

Front Row: Marie Helm, ____________, Gertrude Mazanek, Irene Littrell, Doris Davis, Edith Mazanek

 

Alma Grade School class; 1932

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Earl Purdue, teacher; Picture taken October 3, 1932

Back Row: Richard Broom, Glen Aldrich, Paul Foster, Dick Claytor, Charles Smith, Burt Humes, Dale Broom, Louie Jezek,

Earl Purdue – teacher

Front Row: Lois Slagley, Frances Jean Parker, Gladys Shreffler, Nanda Sill, Doris Williams, Wanda Campbell

(Not pictured: Mary Getts, Claudine DeWeese)

 

Alma Grade School class; 1933

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 7th and 8th grades; Anna (Mazanek) Arnold – teacher; Oct. 18, 1933

 



Alma High School class; 1933-1934
 

 

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Earl Purdue, teacher; 1933-34

Back Row: Pud Organ, Gertrude Mazanek, Doris Davis, Edith Mazanek, Doris Williams, LaHoma Howell, Gladys Powell,

Gladys Shreffler, Lois Slagley, Irene Littrell, Paul Foster, Earl Purdue – teacher

Front Row: Lyle Wickenhauser, John D. Purcell, Richard Broom, Glen Aldrich, Joseph Malone, Dewey Kramer, Louie Jezek, Dale Broom

 

Alma Grade School - Room 2; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Kathryn Williams, teacher; October 1934


Alma High School class; 1934-1935

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Rolland Williams, teacher; 1934-1935

Back Row: La Homa Howell, Eloise DeWeese, Marie Helm, Gertrude Mazanek, Thelma Shuler, Edith Mazanek, Doris Davis,

Mary Shreffler, Rolland Williams - teacher, Vera Powell

Front Row: Joseph Malone, John D. Purcell, Lyle Wickenhauser, Dale Osborne, Paul Wright, Bernard Smith

 

May 14, 1935 - Alma High and Grade School Annual Commencement Exercises - page 1

 

May 14, 1935 - Alma High and Grade School Annual Commencement Exercises - page 2

High School Roll: Doris Davis, LaHoma Howell, Joseph Malone, Edith Mazanek, Gertrude Mazanek, John Purcell, Lyle Wikenhauser

Eighth Grade Roll: Dorothy Clark, Ralph Day, Charles DeForde, Ernest Howell, Frances Mazanek, Lester McWhirter,

                                Violet Powell, Aaron Shreffler, Mary Slagley, Francis Sullens, Willard Wiley

 

 

May 14, 1935 - Alma High and Grade School Annual Commencement Exercises - page 3

 

 

 


Alma High School class; 1935-1936

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Rollan Williams, teacher; 1935-36

Back Row: Mary Broom, Mary Margaret Kennedy, Vera Powell, Wanda Campbell, Mary Slagley, Lewellen DeWeese, Dorcas Clow, Marie Helm,

Dorothy Clark, Violet Powell, Frances Mazanek, Mary Shreffler

Middle Row: Paul Wright, Leroy Smith, Bernard Smith, Cecil Aldrich, Aaron Shreffler

Front Row: Junior Boring, Francis Sullens, Paul Short, Lester McWhirter, Charles DeForde, Ralph Day

 
 

Alma High School class; 1936-1937 

 

Alma High School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; J.D. Vandeveer, Teacher; 1936-1937

Back Row: _____________, _______________, Ralph Day, Willard Wiley, ____________

Middle Row: ____________, _______________, ______________, Mary Margaret Kennedy, Mary Frances Mazanek,

Mary Louise Slagley, ________________ (7 listed – but only 6 girls?)

Front Row: ______________, Dorcas B. Clow, _________________, Wilburn Wooden, Dorothy Clark, ____________,

Lester McWhirter, J.D. Vandeveer – teacher

(Other students enrolled and in the picture?? – Violet M. Powell, Francis G. Sullens, Charles DeForde, Paul Short, Cecil Aldrich,

Glen Spitler, Rosalie Williams, Lela Shuler, Charles Jenkins, Dewayne Williams)

 

 

Alma Public School; 1938

 

Alma Public School; Alma, Marion Co., IL  – Sept. 16, 1938

Tenth Row: Pauline Purcell, Verne Schoonover, Dresden Egelston, “Sparky” Harris, ?Allen Brasel

Ninth Row: Clyde Malone, Bessie Aldrich, Bob Gray, Leslie Edwin Sullens, Kathryn Black, Veretta Powell

Eighth Row: _______________, James Osborn, Ruth Black, ______________, Mary Ann Clow, Margaret Bee

Seventh Row: ______________, _________________, Lillian Squibb, Martha Malone Collier, Gillum Wilson (killed in 1939),Gene Williams

Sixth Row: Maurine Egelston, Pauline Broom

Fifth Row: ______________, Dorcas Clow, Gene Donoho, Mary Jane Mazanek, Dick Gray, Mac Owens, Lillian Hopkins (Limon Malone’s step-daughter)

Fourth Row: Betty Williams, Marian Davis, _______________, Barbara Bee, Maxine Purcell, _______________

Third Row: Merle Baker, Lulu Foster, ______________, _______________, ________________, Robert L. Williams, Bobbie Dan Williams,

Marilyn Purcell, _____________, ?Ruth Hawkins, Kathryn Williams

Second Row: Ruth Harris, ?Marie Helm, Betty Lou Hines, Marilyn Hester, _______________, _______________,

Joanne Egelston, _____________, ________________, _______________, John Ross Mazanek, ______________, _______________

Front Row: Cotton Gray, Benny Gray, _______________, _________________, _________________, _________________,

Virgil Powell, Loris Williams, ______________, Robert Dean Jenkins, Shirley Jenkins, _______________

 


 

Alma Public School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 1, 2, and 3; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher  – Sept. 16, 1938

Back row: Virgil Powell, Darla Jean Williams, ______ Polanka, Joann Egeleston, __________, Ruth Harris, Betty Lou Hines

Middle row: Marilyn Hester, ______ Jenkins, Olive Hines, Loris Williams, Fern Ann Ford, Leslie Edwin Sullens

Front row:  Lulu (Foster) Owen – teacher;  ____________, Richard Johnson, _______________, Nellie Jo Mazanek, ____________, Bill Wilson, __________

 

 


 

 

Alma Public School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 4, 5, and 6; Kathryn (Laswell) Williams, teacher  – Sept. 16, 1938

Back Row: Kathryn Williams - teacher, Bobbie Dan Williams, _____________, Bob Williams, _____________, John Ross Mazanek, _____________

Front Row: Cotton Gray, _____________, Benny Gray, __________, Marilyn Purcell, _____________, _______________, Robert Dean Jenkins

 


 

 

1938 Alma School Basketball

Back row: Bob Gray, Stanley Harris, Harry Gammon, Gene William, Gilum Wilson

Front row: Charles Warren, Gene Donoho, Dick Gray, Ernest Donoho, Dwight Day Jr., Principal Vandeveer

 

 


 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Nov. 8, 1939

(See names below)

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Nov. 8, 1939

(See names below)

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Nov. 8, 1939

Back Row: 93. __________, 94. __________, 95. __________, 96. __________, 97. _____________.

 

8th Row: 87. __________, 88. . __________, 89. Mary Ann Clow, 90. . __________, 91. . __________, 92. . __________

 

7th Row: 81. __________, 82. Patsy Wilson, 83. __________, 84. __________, 85. Marion Davis, 86. ?John Barksdale?

 

6th Row: 74. Martha Malone, 75. __________, 76. __________, 77. Mary Jane Mazanek, 78. Lillian Jackson, 79. __________, 80. John Ross Mazanek

 

5th Row: 67. Ernie Donoho, 68. __________, 69. Gene Gray, 70. Gene Donoho, 71. __________, 72. __________, 73. Mac Owens

 

4th Row: 54. __________, 55. Lulu (Foster) Owen - teacher, 56. Kathryn (Laswell) Williams - teacher, 57. Grace (Ross) Jackson – teacher,

               58. ____________, 59. __________, 60. __________, 61. __________, 62. Bobby Dan Williams, 63. ?Fred Shamback?,

               64. __________, 65. __________, 66. Gene Williams?

 

3rd Row: 34. __________, 35. __________, 36. ____ Overman?, 37. __________, 38. __________, 39. Ike Gammon, 40. __________,

                41. __________, 42. __________, 43. Marilyn Purcell, 44. __________, 45, Benny Gray, 46. __________,

                47. Veretta (Powell) Randolph Garrett, 48. __________, 49. Barbara Bee, 50. __________, 51. __________,

                52. ____________, 53. __________

 

2nd Row: 18. JoAnn Egelston, 19. Darla Williams, 20. __________, 21. Betty Lou Hines, 22. Marilyn Hester, 23. Ruth (Harris) Brimerry,

               24. Mary (Bouseman) Kneemyer, 25. Fern (Ford) Bernhardt, 26. __________, 27. __________, 28. __________, 29. __________,

               30. Della Mae Watson, 31. Elnora (Williams) Cheatum, 32. Nellie Jo Mazanek, 33. __________

 

Front Row: 1. __________, 2. __________, 3. __________, 4. __________, 5. Bill Wilson, 6. __________, 7. Shirley Jenkins,

                8. Bill Gray, 9. Dick Johnson, 10. Loris Williams, 11. _____Polanka, 12. Virgil Powell, 13. Olive Hines,

               14. __________, 15. _________, 16. Mike Bee, 17. Vernon Powell

 


 

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Nov. 8, 1939; Grades 1, 2, and 3; Lulu (Foster) Owen - teacher

Back Row: 1. ______ McWhirter?, 2. Olive Hines, 3. Ruth (Harris) Brimberry, 4. ______________, 5. Betty Lou Hines,

                   6. Fern Ann (Ford) Bernhardt, 7. _____________, 8. ________________

3rd Row: 1. Shirley Jenkins, 2. Virgil Powell, 3. _____ Polanka?, 4. Mary (Bouseman) Kneemyer, 21. Marilyn Hester, 22. ____________, 23. Bill Gray

2nd Row: 1. Lulu Foster Owen – treacher, 2. ____ Holder?, 3. Dick Johnson, 4. Vernon Powell, 5. ____________,

               6. Elnora (Williams) Cheatum, 7. Nellie Jo Mazanek, 8. ___________

Front Row: 1. Della Mae Watson?, 2. _____________, 3. Louis Muehlhausen?, 4. Mike Bee, 5. Bill Wilson, 6. Loris Williams,

                   7. ___________, 8. __________  

 


 

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Apr. 11, 1941; Grades 1 and 2; Lulu (Foster) Owen - teacher

Back Row 1.Bob Watson, 2. John Shaw, 3. Bill Wright, 5. Richard Mazanek,  6. Mike Bee, 7. Dwayne Griffin

Middle row: 1. ___________, 2. _____ Holder?, 3. Vernon Powell, 4. ___________, 5. William G. “Bill” Hester

First row: 1. Geraldine Aldrich,  2. Carolyn Sue (Hester) Hulsey,  3. Patsy (Gray) Hollinshead Brown,   4.____________,

                5. Della Mae Watson?, 6. Elnora (Williams) Cheatum, Lulu (Foster) Owen - teacher

 


Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2; Kathryn (Laswell) Williams, teacher; March 27, 1942

Back Row: 1. Bill Wilson, 2. Bill Wright, 3. ______________, 4. Virgil Powell, 5. Loris Williams, 6. John Shaw, 7. Dick Johnson

Middle Row: 1. Nellie Jo Mazanek, 2. Mary (Bouseman) Kneemyer, 3. Marilyn Hester, 4. Ruth (Harris) Brimberry, 5. Harriet Middleton,

                      6. ______ Holder?, 7. ________

Front Row: 1. Bob “Pud” Middleton, 2. Mike Bee, 3. _____________, 4. _____________, 5. Madeline Shaw, 6. _______________, 7. ____________,

                    8. Bernadine Shanafelt, 9. Elnora (Williams) Cheatum, 10. Della Mae Watson?, 11. Vernon Powell, 12. Clyde Waggoner,

                   13, Kathryn (Laswell) Williams - teacher

 

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 3, 4, and 5; Kathryn (Laswell) Williams, teacher; 1941

Back Row: 1. ____________, 2. Betty Lou Hines, 3. JoAnn Egelston, 4. Darla Williams, 5. Harriet Middleton

Middle Row: 1. _____________, 2. Bill Gray, 3. ____________, 4. ____________, 5. Mary (Bouseman) Kneemyer, 6. _____________,  7. Bernadine Shanafelt

Front Row:  1. _____________, 2. Bill Wilson, 3. _______________, 4. Olive Hines, 5. Nellie Jo Mazanek, 6. ______________,

                    7. Marilyn Hester, 8. Ruth (Harris) Brimberry, 9. Kathryn (Laswell) Williams – teacher, 10. _______________,

                   11. Dick Johnson, 12. John Shaw, 13. Bob Middleton, 14. ______________

Alma School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; ca early 1940’s

Back Row:1)  ___________, 2) ___________, 3) ___________, 4) ____________, 5) ____________, 6) ___  Shanafelt,

                 8) Elnora (Williams) Cheatum, 9) Sue (Hester) Hulsey, 10)____________, 11) _____________, 12) _____________

                 13) ______________, 14) ______________

Front: 1)  ___________, 2) ___________, 3) ___________, 4) ____________, 5) ____________, 6) ___Powell, 7) ___________,

            8) ____________, 9) ____________

 

 


 

Alma School cafeteria; Alma, Marion Co., IL; ca early 1940’s

Sue (Hester) Hulsey – far right

 


 

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1942
 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; ca 1942

Mary Lou Winks was in it

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (from the Alma 1945-46 yearbook)

 

 

 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (from the Alma 1945-46 yearbook)

 

 

 

 

Teachers of Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL - (from the Alma 1945-46 yearbook)

Anna (Mazanek) Arnold, Lulu (Foster) Owen, Grace Jackson

 


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1946-47 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

                       

Alma Grade School building; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1946

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 1; Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher – (1946-47)

Back Row: Jerry Puffer, John Puffer, Larry Shanafelt, Ronnie Stipp, Patrick Donoho, Jimmie Dan Hester, Jim Dietrich, John Gragg, Rolla Sullens,

and “Miss Lula” – Lulu (Foster) Owen (teacher)

Front Row: Patricia Ann Hines, Wanda (Logue) Kerley, Billy Gammon, Dorothy Gammon, Bonnie Cornell, Sylvia (Braden) Hester,

Sue (Gragg) Campbell, Billy Smith, Charles Winks, Margaret (Bouseman) Olden

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2; Anna (Mazanek) Arnold, teacher – (1946-47 Alma School Yearbook)

Back row: Mrs. Anna (Mazanek) Arnold - teacher, _______________, Wayne Shanafelt, Charlotte (Feather) Lewis, Leroy Logue,

     Jack Mitchell, Robert Gammon, John W. Ford, Herbie Williams, Beverly (DeForde) Leonard

Front row: Phyllis Aldrich, Carolyn Eastman, ______________, Dale Sullens, __________________, Russell Bouseman, Ronnie Swift,

                 Russell Eagan, Patricia (Johnson) Hardt, Mary Lou (Winks) Goodall

 Blanks include Ralph Sullens, Gearl Logue

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 3; Mrs. Grace Jackson, teacher - (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Back row: Mrs. Grace Jackson - teacher, Mary Brasel, Marian Brasel, Lucille Alderson, Patsy (Gray) Hollinshead, Billy Wright,

Wilma Dean Wagoner, Sue (Hester) Hulsey, Michael Bee

Front row: Anna Mae Feather, Johnny Wyatt, Elnora Williams, Geraldine Aldrich, Billy Hester, Richard Mazanek, Vernon Powell,

           Louis Muehlhausen

 


 

 

Alma Grade School teachers and students group photo; Alma, Marion Co., IL (from 1946-47 Alma School Yearbook)

 

Back row: Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen, Mrs. Anna (Mazanek) Arnold, Sue (Hester) Hulsey, Mary Brasel, Marian Brasel, Lucille Alderson,

   Wilma Dean Wagoner, Billy Wright, Patsy (Gray) Hollinshead, Robert Gammon, Leroy Logue, Jack Mitchell, Richard Mazanek,

   Mrs. Grace Jackson

 Third row: Mary Lou (Winks) Goodall, Phyllis Aldrich, Patricia (Johnson) Hardt, Carolyn Eastman, Beverly (DeForde) Leonard,

    Geraldine Aldrich,  Louis Muehlhausen, Vernon Powell, Michael Bee, Elnora Williams, Billy Hester, John W. Ford,

    Charlotte (Feather) Lewis,  Anna Mae Feather, Wayne Shanafelt,  ____________, Johnny Wyatt

 Second row: Sue (Gragg) Campbell, Billy Smith, John Puffer, Bonnie Cornell, Dorothy Gammon, Sylvia (Braden) Hester,

    Wanda (Logue) Kerley, Patricia Ann Hines, Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, Billy Gammon, Patrick Donoho, Charles Winks,

     Ronnie Stipp, Jimmy Dan Hester

 Front row: John Gragg, Jerry Puffer, Jim Dietrich, Larry Shanafelt, Rolla Sullens, Ronnie Swift, Russell Bouseman, Dale Sullens,

       Russell Eagan, _______________, ________________, Herbie Williams,

 (Blanks include Ralph Sullens, Gearl Logue)

 

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

(?) Bill Wright and Louis Muehlhausen;  Mrs.Ann Mazanek Arnold & Mrs. Lulu Foster Owen; Blanche Rhodes Austin & Nina Middleton. 

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2 (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

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Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; boys of Room 2  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Back row:  Herbie Williams, Johnny Bill Ford, Robert Gammon, Russell Bouseman, _______    , Wayne Shanefelt, and _________.

Front row: Gearl Logue, _______________, ______________, Russell Bouseman, ___________, Russell Eagan,

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Girls of Room 2  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Patricia Johnson Hardt, Mary Lou Winks, Charlotte Feather?,  ________ Aldrich, _______________, Beverly DeFord 

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

xxx

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 6  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

?Russell Bouseman?, Herbie Williams, John W. Ford

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 7  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Back Row: Sue Hester Hulsey,____________, ______ Brasel, __________, ______ Brasel, _____ Aldrich, Patty Gray Hollinshead Brown 

Front Row: Louis Muehlhausen, Richard Mazanek, Billy Hester

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 8 Art Work  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Back Row: (?) Johnny Coy Waytt, Vernon Powell, Bill Wright, Mike Bee.

Front Row: Anna Mae Feather Henson, Elnora Williams Cheatum,

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 7 boys Art Work  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Louis Muehlhausen, Billy Hester, and Richard Mazanek

 

 

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Yearbook Staff (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Mrs. Grace Jackson, Anna Mae Feather Henson, Billy Hester, Patsy Gray Hollinshead Brown, Elnora Williams Cheatum and Sue Hester Hulsey.

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL;  Staff of the Alma Planet  (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

_____ Brasel, ____________, Sue Hester Hulsey, Louis Muehlhausen, Mike Bee, and Patsy Gray

 


  

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

On Right: Richard Mazanek

 

On Left photo: Vernon Powell, Mike Bee, Johnny Coy Waytt, Elnora Williams Cheatum, Anna Mae Feather, Hensen, and Bill Wright.

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Eileen Beard Malekovic, _____________, Sue Hester Hulsey 

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL (1946-47 Alma yearbook)

Back row:  Louis Muehlhausen, Richard Mazanek, Billy Gene Hester, Herbie Williams

Front row:  __________, Patsy Gray and Sue Hester Hulsey.

 

 

 


 

(See more photos from this year in the 1946-47 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

 

 
Alma Grade School; Room 1; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1947-48

Top Row: Larry Shanafelt, Sylvia (Braden) Hester, ____________, Wanda (Logue) Kerley, Thomas Nash, Scottie Harris, Johnny Puffer,  

      ____________, Shirley Camden, Don Henken, Jerry Davis, Dorothy Gammon, Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, Charles Winks, Billy Smith

First Row: Dolores Mitchell, Bruce Donoho, Ray Wilkins, Faye Wilkins, Sharon Donoho, Paul Williams, Leon Finckbone,

      Sue (Gragg) Campbell, Barbara Yund, Donna (Henken) Maxey, Sharon Barbee, Patricia Ann Hines, Bonnie Cornell,

      Mary Alice (Beard) Jones

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 2; Grades 4, 5, 6; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Phyllis Middleton, teacher; 1947-48

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Back Row: 1.Gearl Logue, 2. Joe Cornell, 3.Ralph Sullens, 4.Phyllis (Middleton) Smith, 5. Beverly (DeForde) Leonard,

6.Charlotte (Feather) Lewis, 7.___________, 8. Leroy Logue, 9.__________, 10. Robert Gammon, 11.Jack? Griffin,

12.Russell Bouseman, 13.Ronnie Swift, 14. Carolyn Eastman

Front row: 1.___________,  2.Patrick Donoho, 3.Mary Lou (Winks) Goodall, 4.Jimmy Dietrich, 5.________, 6.Russell Eagan,

            7.Patricia (Johnson) Hardt, 8. Rolla Sullens, 9. Jimmy Dan Hester, 10.__________, 11.John Gragg, 12.Wayne Shanafelt


 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 3; Grades 7 and 8; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1947-48

(from 1947-48 Alma School Yearbook)

Back row: Billy Hester, Marian Brasel, Mary Brasel, Patsy (Gray) Hollinshead, Jack Mitchell, Sue (Hester) Hulsey, Richard Mazanek,

                 Mrs. Grace Jackson - teacher

Front row: Colleen Mullinax, Johnny Ford, Herbie Williams, Eileen (Beard) Malekovic, Louis Muehlhausen

 

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Grade 8; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1947-48

(from 1947-48 Alma School Yearbook)

Eileen (Beard) Malekovic, Marian Brasel, Mary Brasel, Patsy (Gray) Hollinshead, Sue (Hester) Hulsey, Billy Hester, Richard Mazanek,

Louis Muehlhausen, Mrs. Grace Jackson - teacher

 

 

Alma Grade School Faculty; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1947-48 (from 1947-48 Alma School Yearbook)

Grace Jackson, Phyllis (Middleton) Smith, Lulu Owen

 


 

 

Alma Grade School Softball team; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1947-48 (from 1947-48 Alma School Yearbook)

1. Gearl Logue, 2. Herbie Williams, 3. Billy Hester, 4. Robert Gammon, 5. Leroy Logue, 6. Louis Muehlhausen,

7. Richard Mazanek, 8. John Ford,  9. Ralph Sullens, 10. Joe Cornell

 


 

 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1947-48 (from 1947-48 Alma School Yearbook)

 


 

 

 

”The Kinmundy Express” - Feb. 19, 1948:

“Alma P.T.A. Buys Projector: The P.T.A. of Alma School succeeded in getting a new projector for the school. For sometime the need of a projector for the village of Alma has been noted. But due to shortage of funds and the high cost of a projector no effort was made to get it. The P.T.A. at the close of the school year 1946-47 had decided to purchase a duplicating machine which cost $125. This was to be paid for at the beginning of this term. This debt had to be taken care of. It was paid by means of the small amount on hands and by the money that was made by the children on their premiums from the County Fair on school work. Then to finish the projector a bingo party was given. A goodly sum was received from this which finished paying for the duplicator and left a nest egg to use for the projector. The P.T.A. in it’s first meeting of the current year, voted to raise money to buy the projector or if not enough money was raised, to continue the project into the next year. A Harvest Carnival was held in November. Total receipts from this amounted to $250.01. Limericks were sent out in December. A nice sum was taken in from this. A great many dollars for the two projects above, came from out of town sources. Last January, a bake sale was held. Then the final amount was given in donations by liberal friends of both Alma and surrounding communities. Today we are very proud of our Bell and Howard 16 mm projector bought for $650. During the school year 1946-47-48, Mrs. John FORD has been President of the local P.T.A., with her officers which consisted of Mrs. Wm. HESTER - Vice President, Mrs. Theo. DIETRICH- Treasurer; Mrs. Vernon GRAGG-Secretary, also the many committees of other P.T.A. members have put out a great deal of effort to reach this goal. The pupils and teachers of Alma are grateful and wish to extend their thanks in this great project.”

 


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1947-48 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 


Alma Grade School; Room 1; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1948-49

Back Row:  Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen, Billy Smith, Charles Winks, Don Henken, Clifford Allmon, _____________, Jerry Davis, Scottie Harris, Johnny Puffer,

                  ____________, Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, Donna Henken, Sharon Barbee, Patricia Hines, Donna Swift

Front Row:  Sue Gragg, ___________, Bruce Donoho, ____________, Frankie Brewner, Wesley Wilkins, ____________, Richard Winks, ____________,

                  Janet Williams, __________

 

Other names listed in yearbook not identified:

Boys: Ronnie Cobb, Leon Finkbone, Ray Wilkins, Larry Jamison, Clifford Mulvaney

Girls: Faye Wilkins, Viola Powell. Marva Cobb

 


 

Alma Grade School; Room 2; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Phyllis Middleton, teacher; 1948-49

Back row: Patty Johnson, _________, Russell Eagan, Miss Phyllis Middleton, Carolyn Eastman, __________, Ronnie Swift, Russell Bouseman,

                 Jim Dietrich, Charles Williams, John Gragg

Front row: Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, Sylvia (Braden) Hester, Larry Shanafelt, Larry Williams, Bonnie Cornell, Wanda (Logue) Kerley,

                 Rolla Sullens, Patrick Donoho, Dorothy (Kerley) Boyles, Jimmie Dan Hester

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 3; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1948-49

Back Row: Jack Griffin, Herb Williams, ______________, Dick Thompson, Robert Gammon, Russell Bouseman, Claude Williams,

______? Logue, Judy (Egelston) Mulvaney Tranum, _______________, Beverly (DeForde) Leonard, Charlotte (Feather) Lewis,

Mrs. Grace Jackson-Teacher

Front Row: Mary Lou (Winks) Goodall, John W. Ford, Wayne Shanafelt, Ralph Sullens, Joe Cornell?, Bob Kerley, Gearl Logue,

            (?)Elvin Powell, Clara (Kerley) Muehlhausen

 


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1948-49 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 


 

 

Alma Grade School building; Alma, Marion Co., IL (from 1949-50 Alma School Yearbook)

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 1 – Grades 1-2-3; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher

(from 1949-50 Alma School Yearbook)

Back Row: : “Miss Lulu” Lulu (Foster) Owen – teacher; 1. Donna (Henken) Maxey, 2. Sharon Barbee, 3.Clifford Allmon, 4. Larry Jamison,

5. Viola Powell, 6. Richard Winks, 7. ___________, 8. Ray Wilkins, 9. Wesley Wilkins, 10. Leon (?or Richard?) Finckbone

Middle Row: 1. Rebecca "Becky" (Hester) Jones, 2.Sharon Donoho, 3. Faye Wilkins, 4.(?)Bruce Donoho(?), 5. Richard Carpenter,

6. Milton Harvey, 7. Paul Henken, 8.Janet Williams, 9. Donna (Swift) Comstock, 10.Beverly Williams

First Row: 1. Joyce (Johnson) Wilkins, 2. Larry Butts, 3. Jimmy Williams, 4.Gary McWhirter, 5. Linda (Shanafelt) Stein, 6. Donna Humes,

            7.  Wanda Comstock, 8. Patty Gamblin, 9. Larry Ruddell, 10. Robert Donoho

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1950s

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; - Room 2 - Grades 4-5-6; Phyllis (Middleton) Smith, teacher; 1949-50

Back row: Patrick Donoho, Rolla Sullens, Don Johnston, Sylvia (Braden) Hester, Don Henken, Alice Smith, Judy DeWeese,

      Phyllis (Middleton) Smith - teacher

Middle row:  John Puffer, Jim Hester, Jim Dietrich, Norman Sullivan, Chuck Williams, Wanda (Logue) Kerley, John Gragg, Oren Johnston

Front row:  __________, Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, Sue (Gragg) Campbell, Larry Sullivan, Larry Williams,

     Billy Smith, Charles Winks

 


Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; - Room 3 - Grades 7-8; Mrs. Grace Jackson, teacher; 1949-50

(from 1949-50 Alma School Yearbook)

Back row: Dale Sullens, Ralph Sullens, Dale Butts, Robert Gammon, Gearl Logue, Jackie Griffin

Middle row: Grace Jackson - teacher, Beverly (DeForde) Leonard, Patty Humes, Charlotte (Feather) Lewis, Carolyn Eastman,

    Wayne Shanafelt

Front row: Sue Humes, Dorothy (Kerley) Boyles, Mary Lou (Winks) Goodall, Patty (Johnson) Hardt, Russell Bouseman, Elvin Powell, Ronnie Swift

 

1949-

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Teachers: Lula Owen, Grace Jackson, Phyllis Middleton  – 1949-50

Back Row: Lulu Owen, Grace Jackson, Phyllis Middleton, Mary Lou Winks, Beverly (DeFord) Leonard, Carolyn Eastman, Patty (Johnson) Hardt, Dale Sullens, Dale Butts,

Robert Gammon, Gearl Logue, Charlotte (Feather) Lewis, Patty Humes, Wayne Shanafelt, Ralph Sullens, Elvin Powell, Dorothy (Kerley) Boyles.

Fourth Row:  Margaret Bouseman, Sylvia (Braden) Hester, Sue Humes, Russell Bouseman

Third Row: Joyce (Johnson) Wilkins, Becky (Hester) Jones, Charles Winks, Larry Sullivan, Don Johnston, Larry Williams, Billy Smith, Don Henken,

Rolla Sullens, Jim Hester, John Puffer, Wanda Logue, Ronnie Swift, Jackie Griffin, Norman Sullivan, Chuck Williams, Jim Dietrich, John Gragg,

Oren Johnston, Patrick Donoho

Second Row: Beverly Williams, Janet Williams, Judy DeWeese, Donna (Henken) Maxey, Patty Gamblin, Faye Wilkins, Larry Jamison, Clifford Allmon,

Patricia Hines, Sue (Gragg) Campbell, Dorothy Alice Smith, Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, Viola Powell, Sharon Barbee, Sharon Donoho, Donna (Swift) Comstock,

Judy Knight, Donna Humes, Linda (Shanafelt) Stein

First Row: Gary McWhirter, Clifford Mulvaney, Larry Butts, Dick Carpenter, Ray Wilkins, Wesley Wilkins, Bruce Donoho, Larry Ruddell,

Jimmie Williams, Milton Harvey, Richard Winks, Robert Donoho, Paul Henken, Leon Finckbone 

 


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1949-50 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 1; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1950-51

Back Row: Gary McWhirter, Paul Henken, Joyce (Johnson) Wilkins, Robert Donoho, Linda (Shanafelt) Stein, Hilda Wilkins

               Donna Humes, Leslie Jamison, Patty Gamblin, Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen

Middle Row:  Teddy Shaw, Freddy Shaw, Denny Gammon, Ruth Goins, Lynn Wright, Richard Carpenter,

Rebecca “Becky” (Hester) Jones, Louise Annette Hines, Dennis Mansker

Front Row: Richard Finckbone, Jimmie Williams, Dick Gragg, Francis Brasel, Janet Ford, Wanda Comstock, Ruth (Currie) Cross, Patsy Deadmond,

             Barbara Logsdon

 

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; 1st Grade; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1950-51

Back row: Lulu (Foster) Owen - teacher, Richard Finckbone, Jimmie Williams, Teddy Shaw, Freddy Shaw , Denny Gammon,

    Leslie Jamison, Dennis Mansker

Front row: Hilda Wilkins, Francis Brasel, Janet Ford, Annette Hines, Ruth (Currie) Cross, Patsy Deadmond, Barbara Logsdon

 

 


 

Alma Grade School; Room 2; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Phyllis (Middleton) Smith, teacher; 1950-51

Back row: Sharon Donoho, Donna (Henken) Maxey, Viola Powell, Ruth Ann (Duke) Ford, Betty Shaw,  ___________, ____________,

         Larry Jamison, Xon Johnston, Mrs. Phyllis (Middleton) Smith

Third row: Patricia Hines, Dorothy Smith, Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, Patricia (Corrie) Harper, Sharon Barbee, ____________,

         _______________, Richard Winks, Robert Mansker, Leon Finckbone

Second row: Donna (Swift) Comstock, Beverly Williams, Ruth Fradenburg, Janet Williams, _______________, _______________,

          _______________, Darrel Hays, ________________, Bruce Donoho, Wesley Wilkins

Front row: Clifford Allmon, ________________, Dickie Deadmond, Charles Winks, Don Henken, Larry Sullivan, David Kirgan

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 3; Grades 7-8; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1950-51

Back row:  Johnny Gragg, Jimmy Hester, Jake Mansker, Ronnie Swift, Russell Bouseman, Charles Williams, Lewis Engler, Rolla Sullens

Middle row:  Larry Williams, Oren Johnston, Larry Shanafelt, Patrick Dohono, Norman Sullivan, Danny Mansker, Freda Hayes,

      Mrs. Grace Jackson - teacher

Front row: Sue Humes, Patty (Johnson) Hardt, Dorothy (Kerley) Boyles, Dolores Shaw, Sylvia (Braden) Hester, Wanda (Logue) Kerley


 

 

Alma Grade School; 8th grade; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1950-51

Danny Mansker, Russell Bouseman, Ronnie Swift, Dorothy (Kerley) Boyles, Dolores Shaw, Patty (Johnson) Hardt, Sue Humes,

    Mrs. Grace Jackson - teacher

 

 


 

 

Alma School Softball team; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1950-51

Back row: Oren Johnston, Lewis Engler, Rolla Sullens, Johnny Gragg, Jimmy Hester, Charles Williams, Norman Sullivan

Front row: Patrick Donoho, Larry Williams, Larry Shanafelt, Danny Mansker, Russell Bouseman, Ronnie Swift, Jake Mansker

 

 


 

Alma School grade school class; Pledge of Allegiance in front of flag; Alma; Marion Co., IL; 1950-51

 

 

 

Alma Grade School Faculty; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1950-51

 

Mrs. Grace Jackson, Mrs. Phyllis (Middleton) Smith, Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1950-51 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

Alma Grade School class; 1952

 

Alma Grade School; 1st Grade class; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1951-52

Back: Janet (Duke) McIntosh, Bonita Mansker, Charles Crutchfield, Rita (Logue) Williams, Mrs. Lulu Owen.

Front: Larry Comstock, Jackie Aldrich, Shirley Forbes, Steve Doolen, Judy Knight.

 


Alma Grade School class; 1952

 

Alma Grade School; Room 1 - Grades 1, 2, and 3; Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1951-52

Back – 1. Richard Gragg, 2. _________, 3. __________, 4. __________, 5. Charles Crutchfield, 6. Mrs. Lulu Owen

Middle row – 1. ________, 2. _________, 3. __________, 4. __________, 5. ___________, 6. ____________, 7. __________,

            8. ___________, 9. ____________, 10. ____________, 11, Rita (Logue) Williams, 12. __________
Front row – 1. Larry Comstock, 2. Jackie Aldrich, 3. Shirley Forbes, 4. Steve Doolen, 5. Janet (Duke) McIntosh, 6. Bonita Mansker,

            7. Judy Knight, 8. ___________, 9. ____________, 10. ____________, 11, _____________, 12. __________

 

 

 

Alma Grade School; Room 2 - Grades 3, 4 and 5; Nellie Williams, teacher; 1951-52

Back Row: Mrs. Nellie Williams – Teacher, Leon Finckbone, Richard Winks, Viola Powell, (?)Don Johnston (?), Larry Jamison,

Becky (Hester) Jones, Donna (Swift) Comstock, Patricia (Corrie) Harper, Donna (Henken) Maxey, (?)Carolyn Hoard(?)

Middle Row:  Ruth Ann Fradenburg, Sharon Donoho, (?)Faye Wilkins(?), ______ Mansker, Wayne Mulvaney, (?) ______ Wilkins(?),

Janet Williams, Beverly Williams, Dale Smith

Front Row: Jimmie Williams, Robert Donoho, Linda (Shanafelt) Stein, Tom Hoard, Patty Gamblin, ______________,

Joyce (Johnson) Wilkins, Paul “Buck” Henken, Darrel Hayes, Carrel Hays, Richard Carpenter, Donna Humes


 

Alma Grade School class; 1952

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 3 - Grades 6, 7 and 8; Grace Jackson, teacher; 1951-52

Back Row: 1. ________, 2. _________, 3. __________, 4. __________, 5. ___________, 6. ____________, 7. __________,

            8. ___________, 9. ____________, 10. Larry Williams

Middle Row: 1. Grace Jackson-Teacher, 2. ___________, 3. John Puffer, 4. Rolla Sullens, 5. ______________, 6. _____________,

            7. Lewis Engler,  8. Jim Dan Hester, 9. John Gragg

Front Row: 1. Charles Winks, 2. Sue (Gragg) Campbell, 3. _____________, 4. _______________, 5. Mary Alice Shuler,

                    6. Dorothy Alice Smith, 7. Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, 8. Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, 9. Joyce (Smith) Crow, 10. _______ Hines

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1952-53 (from 1952-53 Alma School Yearbook)

 

Alma Grade School Faculty; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1952-53 (from 1952-53 Alma School Yearbook)

Lulu Owen, Bertha See, Maxine Barksdale, Nellie Williams, Grace Jackson

 


 

(See other photos from this year in the 1952-53 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 1 – Grades 1-2; Mrs. Lulu (Foster) Owen, teacher; 1953-54

(from 1953-54 Alma School yearbook)

Back row: 1)  Andrew Weeks, 2) Rosetta Hoard, 3) Susan Stubblefield, 4) Judy Crutchfield, 5) Bobby Winks, 6) Judy Knight, 7) Sharon Moore

Middle row: 1) Beverly Comstock, 2) Wilma Jamison, 3) Dianne (Barksdale) Collins, 4) Benton Hoard, 5) Charles Harvey, 6) Wayne Jones, 7) Phillip Egelston, 8) Mrs. Lulu Owen

Front row: 1) Jackie Jones, 2) Gary Finckbone, 3) Carl Shaffer, 4) Rod Braden, 5) Becky Comstock, 6) Dana Smith, 7) ___________, 8) Ruth Ann (Winks) Hawkins

 


 Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2 – Grades 3-4 - Mrs. Bertha See, teacher; 1953-54

(from 1953-54 Alma School yearbook)

Back row: 1) Jerry Shaffer, 2) Wanda Comstock, 3) Louise Hines, 4) Leslie Jamison, 5) Billy Crutchfield, 6) Sandra Moore, 7) Jessie Shuler, 8) Richard Finckbone, 9) Richard Gragg

Middle row: 1) Milton Harvey, 2) Charles Crutchfield, 3) Shirlee Forbes, 4) Sharon Stallings, 5) Barbara Stallings, 6) Georgina Hudspeth, 7) Jackie Aldrich, 8) Denny Gammon,

                    9) Patricia Gamblin, 10) Mrs. Bertha See

Front row: 1) Janet Ford, 2) Barbara Logsdon, 3) Francis Brasel, 4) Lloyd Weeks, 5) Michael Casseday, 6) Leroy Comstock, 7) Ruth (Currie) Cross, 8) Patsy Deadmond,

                    9) Rita (Logue) Williams, 10) Janet (Duke) McIntosh

 


 

Alma Grade School class; 1954

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 3 – Grades 5-6- Mrs. Nellie Williams, teacher; 1953-54

Back row: Janet Williams, Patricia (Corrie) Harper, Richard Winks, Donna (Swift) Comstock, Clifford Allmon, Larry Jamison,

     Becky (Hester) Jones, Nora Shaffer, Thomas Hoard, Mrs. Nellie Williams, teacher

Front row: Jerry Mulvaney, Beverly Williams, Dale Smith, Joyce (Johnson) Wilkins, Paul Henken, Jim Williams, Robert Donoho,

     Gary McWhirter, Linda (Shanafelt) Stein

 


 

 

 

Alma Grade School class; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 4 – Grades 7-8- Mrs. Grace Jackson, teacher; 1953-54

(from 1953-54 Alma School yearbook)

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Back Row: 1.Denny Osborn, 2. Don Johnston, 3. Don Henken, 4. John Puffer, 5. David Kirgan, 6. Larry Heskett, 7. Dick Deadmond,

8. Charles Winks

Middle Row: 1. Wayne Mulvaney, 2. Mary Alice Shuler, 3. Joyce (Smith) Crow, 4. Margaret (Bouseman) Olden, 5. Ruth (Duke) Ford,

6. Patricia Hines, 7. Dorothy Alice Smith, 8. Leon Finckbone, Mrs. Grace Jackson

Front Row: 1.Mary Alice (Beard) Jones, 2. Sue (Gragg) Campbell, 3. Ruth Ann Fredenburg, 4. Carolyn Hoard, 5. Viola Powell,

6. Donna (Henken) Maxey, 7. Mona (Tabor) Yates, 8.Sharon Donoho

 

 

 

Alma Grade School teachers; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1953-54

(from 1953-54 Alma School yearbook)

Bertha See, Nellie Williams, Mr. Broeker (band director), Grace Jackson, Lulu Owen

 


 

 

Alma Grade School softball team; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1953-54

(from 1953-54 Alma School yearbook)

Back Row: 1. Richard Winks, 2. Larry Jamison, 3. Leon Finckbone, 4. Dale Smith, 5. (possibly) Denny Osborn

Front Row: 1. David Kirgan, 2. Dick Deadmond, 3. Charles Winks, 4. Larry Heskett, 5. Don Henken
 

 

(See other photos from this year in the 1953-54 Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 1;  Mrs. Susie Malone, teacher; 1955-56

Back row:  Gary Logue, Steven Seivers, Willeen Hayes, Lonnie ________, Dinah (Osborne) Motch, "Miss Lulu" Owen - teacher

Middle row: Reta Meadows, Pamela (McWhirter) Hawkins, Charles Tabor, Jimmie Headley, Mary McWilliams, Roger Morris

Front row: Bud Craig, Danny Comstock, David Brimberry, Bobbie DeWeese, Larry Comstock, Gladys (Corrie) See

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 2;  Mrs. Susie Malone, teacher; 1955-56

Back row: Michele Schoreck, Brenda Jezek, Lavon Jones, ___________, Judy Crutchfield, _____________, Bill Winks, Marlene Moody

                Mrs. Susie Malone - teacher

Middle row: Beverly Comstock, Janice Ingles, David Sullens, __________, Larry Bullard, ____________, Arnelle Donoho, Nancy Jezek, Veronica Broom

Front row: Neoma Perkins, Gary Helpingstine, Nancy Brimberry, Jim Cobb, Leonard Neaville, ____________, Dixie Hays, Steve Williams

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 3;  Mrs. Susie Malone, teacher; 1955-56

Back row: Carolyn Johnston, Joyce Doudera, Benton "Benny" Hoard, Bob Fox, Butch Barbee, Dianne Barksdale, Edna Cheatum,

                 (?)Beverly Comstock, Judy (Zurbriggen) Wilkins, Mrs. Ruby Sullens - teacher

Middle row: Bob Thomas, Denny Osborne, Carol (Perkins) Wooden, Carl Shaffer, (?) Charles Harvey, Leon Sullens, Bob Winks,

                  Susan Stubblefield, (?) Fred Hall, Ruth Ann (Winks) Hawkins

Front row: (?) Jackie Jones, Rodney Braden, James Brimberry, (?) Phillip Egelston, Rosetta Hoard, Doris Ann Norris,

                 (?) Rebecca Comstock, Dana Smith

 


Alma Grade School staff; Alma, Marion Co., IL; circa 1957

Back row: Theodore R. Kerley - custodian, Mrs. Susie Malone, Mrs. Ruby Sullens

Front row: Bessie Phillips - cook, Mrs. Lulu Owen, Mrs. Grace Jackson, Mrs. Nellie Williams

 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 3 – 4;  Mrs. Susie Malone, teacher; 1957-58

Back row:  Pamela (McWhirter) Hawkins, Gary Helpingstine, Billy Winks, Jeanie Raines, Gary Logue, Janice  Ingles, Larry Bullard

Middle row: David Brimberry, Mary McWilliams, Patty Yates, Dixie Hays, Kenneth Albert, Charles Craig, Steven Seivers,

                     Mrs. Susie Malone - teacher    

Front row: Danny Comstock, Gladys (Corrie) See, Beverly Comstock, Dinah (Osborne) Motch, Bobbie DeWeese, Larry Comstock, Willen Hays

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 3 – 4;  Mrs. Susie Malone, teacher; 1958-59

Back row:  Gary Logue, Bud Craig, Kenny Albert, Billy Winks, Gary Pickle, David Brimberry, Billy Dean Sleeter

Middle row: Dinah (Osborne) Motch, Pam (McWhirter) Hawkins, Michelle Schoreck, Roger Morris, Dennis Ingles,

                    Gladys (Corrie) See, Mrs. Susie Malone - teacher

Front row: Mary Ellen McWilliams, Judy Sullens, Damon Sullens, Norman Krutsinger, Sandy Deadmond, Kathy Braden,

                  Johnny Yates, Keith Albert

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 5 – 6;  Mrs. Grace Jackson, teacher; 1958-59

Back row:  Judy (Zurbriggen) Wilkins, Charles Harvey, Robert Winks, Leon Sullens, Benton "Benny" Hoard, Bob Thomas, Carol Perkins

Middle row:  Rodney Braden, Diane Malone, Richard Lammers

Front row:  Carl Shaffer, Rosetta Hoard, Denny Osborne, Jim Hays, Ruth Ann (Winks) Hawkins, Susan Stubblefield, Edith ________

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1960

5th Row: Teachers: Grace Jackson, Nellie Williams, Lulu Owen; Cook: Bessie Phillips

4th Row: Shelia Pickel, Patty Yates, Dana Smith, _________________, Nancy Jezek, LaVon Jones, (possibly) Neoma Perkins, Janice Ingles, David Sullens, Terry Yates,  Gary Helpingstine, Larry Bullard,

               Marlene Moody, Veronica Broom, ________, Brenda Jezek, Dixie Hays, Jim Cobb, (maybe) Dennis Seiver, Arnelle Donoho, Jimmy Gray, Fred Gammon-teacher, Theodore R. Kerley-custodian

3rd Row: Charles Slater, Dennis Ingles, Keith Albert, David Brimberry, Dinah (Osborne) Motch, Gladys (Corrie) See, Mary Ellen McWilliams, Paula Chadbourne, Pam (McWhirter) Hawkins, Bill Winks,

                Bud Craig, Butch “Gary” Logue, Kenny Albert, Judy Sullens, Michelle Schoreck, Sandy (Deadmond) Sill Jenkins, Kathy Braden, Ruth Gray, Gary Pickle, Norman Krutsinger, Damon Sullens,

                John Yates, Debbie (Deadmond) Bell, Mary Ann Sullens, Scott Chadborne

2nd Row: Randy Aldrich, Allen Perkins, Mike Hoagland, _______, Mike Sipes, Cathy Thomas, Donna Shaffer, Julie Hassebrock, Doris (Hiestand) Baker, Beryl Sullens, Doris Brewer, Larry Albert,

               Doris Osborne-Els, Brenda (Johnson) Arnold, Robert Brimberry, Linda (Walsh) Myers, Judy Shuler, Glenna Hall, Patricia Hoard, ?Brenda Wagoner

1st Row: Mike Yates, Roger Sullens, Bob Hayes, Margaret Braden, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin, Joyce Wagoner, Diane Ford, Marian Johnson, Barbara Lan_______, Steve Slater, Billy McWilliams,

               Dickie Craig, Billy Thomas

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1960:    Presentation from Nellie Williams to Grace Jackson


Alma Grade School personnel – Alma, Marion Co., IL - 1960

Back row: Fred Gammon & Theodore R. Kerley

Front row: Nellie Williams, Lulu Owen, Grace Jackson, Bessie Phillips

 


 

Lulu Owen retirement    Lulu Owen retirement

 

Lulu Owen when she retired, holding her gift, which was a necklace.   Alma School personnel attending Lulu Owen retirement:

Bessie Phillips, Nellie Williams, Lulu Owen, Pauline Holt, Mr. Kerley, Fred Gammon

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1st Grade; Mrs. Lulu Owen, teacher; 1959-60

Back row: Steve Slater, Mike Yates, Roger Sullens

Middle row: Bill Thomas, Dick Craig, Bob Hayes, Billy McWilliams, Mrs. Lulu Owen - teacher

Front row: Diane Ford, Joyce Wagoner, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin, Barbara Lan____, Marian Johnson, Margaret Braden   

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 4 – 5; Fred Gammon, teacher - 1959-60

Back row: David Brimberry, Gary Logue, Kenneth Albert, Bill Winks, Charles Craig, Damon Sullens

Middle row: Ruth Ellen Gray, Kathy Braden, Michelle Schoreck, Judy Sullens, Sandy Deadmond, John Yates, Gary Pickel,

Dennis Butts, Fred Gammon (teacher)

Front row: Dinah (Osborne) Motch, Paula Chadborne, Pam (McWhirter) Hawkins, Gladys (Corrie) See, Mary Ellen McWilliams,

Norman Krutsinger, Dennis Ingles, Keith Albert

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 2 & 3; Mrs. Nellie Williams, teacher - 1960-61

Back row: Bill Thomas, Bob Hayes, _______________, (?)_____ Brimberry(?), Donna Shaffer, Dick Craig, Margaret Braden

Middle row: Mike Yates, Doris Osborne-Els, Doris Brewer, Mike Hoagland, Diane Ford, Marian Johnson, (?) Penny Schoreck

Front row: Steve Peddicord, (?) Roger Sullens, Steve Slater, Margaret Lammers, Billy McWilliams, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 5 – 6; Fred Gammon, principal; 1960-61

Back row: Damon Sullens, Kenny Albert, Gary Logue, ____________, Paula Chadborne, Bill Winks, Charles Craig, David Brimberry,

Gary Pickle

Middle row: Fred Gammon (teacher), Judy Sullens, Michelle Schoreck, Dinah (Osborne) Motch, Pam (McWhirter) Hawkins,

Brenda Courson, Gladys (Corrie) See, Mary Ellen McWilliams, Dana Smith

Front row: Keith Albert, Dennis Ingles, John Yates, Norman Krutsinger, Ruth Ellen Gray, Kathy Braden, Steve Schoreck,

Charles Slater

 


Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 2 – 3; Mrs. Nellie Williams, teacher - 1961-62

Back row: Rick Deadmond, Steve Slater, Mike Yates, Bill Thomas, Terry Courson, Larry Hall, Mike Pannell

Middle row: Leslie or Leon Shaffer, Robert Helpingstine, Mark Mazanek, ______________, David Purcell, Leslie or Leon Shaffer, (?) Mike Weiss

Front row: ___________, Karen or Sharon Schoreck, Marian Johnson, ___________, Delores Osborne, Karen or Sharon Schoreck, David Cobb

 


 

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grades 5 – 6; Fred Gammon, teacher; 1961-62

Back row: Michelle Schoreck, Brenda Courson, Karen Wilkins, Judy Sullens, Kathy Braden, Ruth Ellen Gray, Fred Gammon (teacher)

Middle row: Allen Perkins, Randy Aldrich, Damon Sullens, Gary Pickle, Burl Sullens, Keith Albert

Front row:  Linda (Walsh) Myers, Steve Wilkins, Patricia (Hoard) Owens, Debbie Deadmond, Vickie Schoreck, Judy Shuler, Glenna (Hall) Gibson Bragg

 

 

Alma Grade School personnel; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1961-62

Back Row: Fred Gammon, Theodore R. Kerley

Front Row: Bessie Phillips, Lulu Owen, Pauline Holt, Nellie Williams

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 2; Mrs. Nellie Williams, teacher; 1962-63

Top row: Karen (Johnson) Smith, Tila (Williams) Jones, Delores Osborne, Kris Gammon, Mike Pannell, Johny Foster, Billy McGuire

Middle row: Sharon(?) Schoreck, Danny Black, Mike Weiss, Jerry Chasteen, Roger Albert, Mike Malone

Front Row: Barbara (Breiman) Moore Sadler, Cathy (Yates) Lindsey, David Ford, Linda Schoreck, Karen Rudd,

                   Marlin Hall, Sheilah (Slater) Cripps, Roger Purcell

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 3; Mrs. Pauline Holt, teacher; 1962-63

Top row: Diane Ford, Steve Peddicord, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin, Bob Hayes, Margaret Braden, Bill Thomas

Middle Row: Larry Hall, Mike Yates, Terry Courson, Mike Hoagland, Elsie Atteberry, Richard Craig

Front row: Leslie or Leon Shaffer, Penny Schoreck, Robert Helpingstine, Leslie or Leon Shaffer, Marian Johnson,

                Steve Slater, Mark Mazanek,  (?)_____Sullens(?)


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 4; Fred Gammon, teacher; 1962-63

Back row: Bobby Brimberry, Glenna (Hall) Gibson Bragg, Pat Hoard, Judy Shuler, Randy Aldrich, Linda (Walsh) Myers, Vickie Schoreck

Middle row: Steve Wilkins, Doris Osborne-Els, Cathy Thomas, Donna Shaffer, Penny Schoreck, Allen Perkins,

                    Fred Gammon (teacher)

Front row: Sammy Mangner, Doris Brewer, Brenda (Johnson) Arnold, Burl Sullens, Larry Albert, Julie Hassebrock,

                   Doris (Hiestand) Baker,  Kay Atteberry

 


 

 

Alma Grade School personnel; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1962-63

Back row: Fred Gammon (principal), James Davis (secretary), Dewey Lacey (custodian)

Front row:  Nellie Williams (teacher), Bessie Phillips (cook), Pat Baldridge (teacher),

“Hap” Pauline Holt (teacher)

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 4-5; Douglas Woods, teacher; 1963-64

Top row: Leslie or Leon Shaffer, Robert Helpingstine, David Cobb, Kris Gammon, (?) Danny Arnold, Rocky Landes, Larry Hall

Middle row: Mike Pannell, David Purcell, Diane (Randolph) Sullens White, Steve Slater, Terry Courson, Mike Yates, Mark Mazanek

Bottom row: Virgil Higginson(?), ______________, Leslie or Leon Shaffer, Jim Holler, Delores Osborne, Debbie (Randolph) Hanks Sill, Elsie Atteberry

 


 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Grade 5-6; Fred Gammon, teacher; 1963-64

Back row: Margaret Braden, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin, Robert Hays, Doris Brewer, Billy McWilliams, Diane Ford

Middle row: Donna Shaffer, Sammy Mangner Linder, Doris (Hiestand) Baker, Julie Hassebrock, Cathy Thomas, Doris Osborne- Els

Front row: Marian Johnson, Steve Peddicord, Mike Hoagland, Bill Thomas, Dave Higginson, Larry Albert, Brenda (Johnson) Arnold


 

 

Alma Grade School personnel; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1963-64

Bessie Phillips, Donna Koch, Fred Gammon, James Douglas Woods, Nellie Williams, Ray Sullivan

 

Alma Grade School; Alma, Marion Co., IL; Room 5-6; Fred Gammon, teacher; 1964-65

Top row: Rocky Landes, Mike Yates, Terry Courson, Bob Hayes, Bill Thomas, David Cobb, Mike Weiss

Middle row: Mike Hoagland, Dick Craig, Margaret Braden, Elsie Atteberry, Dena (Krutsinger) Ruffin, Diane (Randolph) Sullens White, Marian Johnson, Virgil Higginson

Bottom row: Danny Black, Steve Peddicord, Debbie (Randolph) Hanks Sill, Diane Ford, Billy McWilliams, ______________, Jim Holler, Delores Osborne

 


Alma Grade School building; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1966-67


Alma Grade School personel; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1966-67

Back Row: Robert Murphy, Nellie Williams, Jim Woods, ____________________

Front Row: Ferdie Leach, Wilma McClelland, Sue Ross, Bessie Phillips


 

                  (See other photos from this year in the

1966-67 Kinmundy-Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 


Alma Grade School building; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1967-68

 

Alma Grade School gym/cafeteria; Alma, Marion Co., IL; 1967-68


 

                  (See other photos from this year in the

1967-68 Kinmundy-Alma Yearbook in the "Yearbooks" section)

 


Kinmundy-Alma Jr. High School; Alma building personnel; 1978-1979

Kinmundy-Alma Jr. High School; Alma building personnel, Marion Co., IL; 1978-79

Back row: Donna (Garrett) Beard, ________________, Linda Jones, _____________

Front row: Gary Payne, _______________, Richard Shipley, Gary Shirley, Dale Jahraus

 


This is the bell which sat on top of the Alma School.   It now sits next to the Post Office in Alma, IL.

 

 

 


 

   

 

  

 


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