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Archive for June, 2009

Class of 1979 – Looking for Alum

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 22, 2009

Class of 1979

Looking for the following Alum – please advise if you have any info on their where-abouts…

Adamski, Sharon VanBuskirk

Broadway, Ann Toth

Christopher, Beth

Drummer, Debbie Rusch

Fisher, Kelly

Harmon, Carole Bianco

Hirsch, Star Noe

Kudelka, Deborah Casey

Leber, Linda Vizoarrondo

Mariea, Laura

Recht, Kathy Speer

Schneider, Janet

Schwarz, Kate Phillips

Straub, Lisa Kelly (located)

Timony, Lenore Howard

Vullo, Kim – (Located)

Worrall, Beth Locker

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Class of 1964 – Sherry Wannemacher Gibson

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 14, 2009

Update missed newsletter.  Sherry writes…

Rob & I just celebrated our 30th Anniversary and have been blessed with 25 grandchildren (9 girls and 16 boys).  Eight of them live in Colorado Springs but the rest live around or in Toledo, Ohio.

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Class of 1964 – Susan Schemenauer Flax

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 14, 2009

Update missed newsletter.  Susan writes…

I was not able to attend the 50th celebration but McAuley is always in my heart.  My years there built my foundation for my life.  Love to all, especially Sister Joan Marie (Sr. Imogene).

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Class of 1966 – Leah Foley

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 14, 2009

Missed newsletter.  Leah writes:

Retired early then pursued training in clinical herbalism.  During part of the training lived in straw hale house with outdoor composting toilet in the southern AZ desert – a 6 month course.  Quite an experience.  You’re never too old is my motto!

Re: the 50th Celebration:  Had a great time.  Wished I could have talked to more of my former teachers. Wanted to thank them for their overwhelmingly positive affect on my life.

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Class of 1962 – Kathy Humphrey Current

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 14, 2009

Kathy’s update miss our newsletter – below is what she wrote:

I was only at McAuley 2 years before we moved to Ft. Wayne, IN.  I finished high school there and married and had 3 sons.  Now I have 9 grandchildren so I keep very busy. 

I remember how nice and new McAuley was and there were only 4 or maybe 5 nuns.  It was a big area for only one class but we had lots of fun.

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News from Cindy Camargo Dugan, Class of 1970

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 10, 2009

My daughter Rachel got engaged last Sunday so I will be a mother-of-the-bride next year.
Whew. It’s time we had some happy news in our family.
See ya, Cindy Dugan

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Class of 1973 – Carol D Statum

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 9, 2009

Statum, Carol Class of 1973  in the Toledo Blade 6/5/09 and 6/6/09

Carol D. Statum

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STATUM Carol D. Carol D. Statum, born September 7, 1955, to Lloyd and Phyllis Statum (deceased), lost her 10 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis on April 24th, 2009. Carol was a 1973 graduate of McAuley High School. She later attended the University of Toledo, where she was an active member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Carol ended her working career at Sparagowski and Associates where she traveled back and forth from Toledo, Ohio to her favorite city, New York,NY as a secret shopper. Carol is survived by her son, Darrell A. Thrun (Cleveland, OH), her step children, Bradi J. McKown (Toledo, OH), and Trenton A.Thrun (Buckhead, GA). She is also survived by her younger brother, Thomas Statum (Toledo, OH), her younger sister, Beth Cranston (Holland, OH) and ex-husband, Alan D. Thrun. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adams and St. Claire Streets, on Sunday June 7 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Northwest Ohio MS Society or donate online at:

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Mother of Ann Yager class of ’71 Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 5, 2009

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Mary L. Tidwell Yager    
YAGER Mary L. Mary L. Tidwell Yager died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, from advanced dementia at Parkcliffe Community where she had lived for over four years. A child of the Depression, she was born in Bon Aqua, Tennessee on August 23, 1923, to Edward (Ted) and Margaret Gladys (Yates) Tidwell. After her mother’s death five years later, she was separated from her two older brothers and each were raised by different relatives. Mary’s formative years were spent living on her beloved paternal grandfather’s farm in the hills of central Tennessee with him and her devoted step-grandmother. The memories of this time were among the last she clung to in her final years. It was here that she developed her love of the land and natural world that she passed on to her family. Upon her step-grandmother’s death, she was sent to Toledo at age 17 to live with her paternal aunt, uncle and cousins. Mary graduated from DeVilbiss High School and joined the “Rosie the Riveter” generation by working in the engineering department of Surface Combustion Company during World War II. She continued at the company after the war, making life-long friends and also meeting her former husband, C. J. Yager when he worked there as well. In the 1960’s, Mary returned to college at BGSU in education, but her early teaching years demonstrated that her empathy for her low-income students made a career change necessary. She worked in the library at the former McAuley High School, then spent over 20 years at the Lion Store, Southwyck, retiring when in her early seventies. Mary’s home in Crandenbrook, Perrysburg provided her the joys of family, dear neighbors and a quarter-acre to garden. Her interests were simple ones: any outdoor adventure that involved the seasons, gardening, birds, rock-hunting, reading, singing in the church choir and sewing. She was an original practitioner of a sustainable life, growing her own vegetables, composting, reusing and recycling her entire life. Her tomboy past surfaced in stories she told her daughter and granddaughters that always involved being barefoot, outside and with her dog by her side. Only Grammy could believe that tree-climbing is a life skill. Survivors are Anne Yager (Frank Beans) and their three daughters, Caroline, Laura and Elizabeth Beans of Perrysburg; her brother, John Howard Tidwell (Winnie) Potter of Prescott, Arizona and Libby, Montana, and many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Edward Tidwell and father are deceased. Profuse thanks to the many nurses, caregivers and staff at Parkcliffe who are not named here for fear of forgetting someone, but all contributed to Mary’s care. Also thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for help with her final days, and Dr. Stephen Bazeley who always had jokes and moral support for both Mary and Anne. Family and friends may gather Friday, June 5, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. in the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee where a Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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