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08/30/21 02:42 PM #1205    


Camelia Zumwalt (Fisher)

Happy, happiest ever birthday Shari! God Bless and keep youSafe.

08/30/21 06:46 PM #1206    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Sept. 1 Reunion Registration Deadline Extended to Next Week

Get them in the mail ASAP.


We have to give a head count on Sept. 10.



09/01/21 10:23 AM #1207    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Barbara Drake.

09/05/21 09:41 AM #1208    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Olivia Pollard.  

09/06/21 11:59 AM #1209    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Leona Delores Webb.

09/07/21 09:22 AM #1210    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Barb Maple.

09/07/21 11:36 PM #1211    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Husband of our classmate Kathy Chambers Swearingin.

Leonard E. Swearingin
Bethalto - Leonard E. Swearingin, 76, of Bethalto, Illinois, passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1945, in Hamburg, Illinois, the son of Dorothy M. (Swearingin) Doerr. He married Katherine J. Chambers on March 23, 1968, in Alton.
Leonard is a Veteran of the United States Army. He served from 1965 to 1967, a year of that time was spent in Vietnam. He worked as a forklift driver at the Casting Plant at Olin Corp for 40 years, until his retirement in 2008. Leonard enjoyed golf, his dogs, spending time with his family and friends, but especially loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Along with his wife, Kathy, he is survived by his children, Kristy Metz of Roxana, and Janine Swearingin of Jupiter, FL; two grandchildren, Jerremy Kirby and Jerilyn (Trevor) Kroeschel; three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Gedeon, and T.J.; and a niece, Angie King of Wood River.
He was preceded in death by his mother; infant siblings, Sharon K. Doerr and Ronald L. Doerr; a sister, Linda L. Maholavich; and his mother and father-in-law, Carl E. and Delores L. Chambers.
Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and a private graveside service was held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to The Alton Area Animal Aid Association (5A's).
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

Published by The Telegraph on Sep. 7, 2021.

09/08/21 10:48 AM #1212    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Marilyn Justice and Marcia Lock.

09/09/21 11:28 AM #1213    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Maridell Fox and Mike Oettle.

09/10/21 11:19 AM #1214    

Ronald Frost

In today's paper is a notice that Chris Nisinger age of 49 died 8-24-21,,He was the son of Lynda Schwegel Kardis our 65 class mate.It was suggested that he was still grieving for his father who died in june of 2015 .

09/10/21 05:23 PM #1215    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Now hear this:

Reunion RSVP deadline of Friday, Sept. 10 

has been extended to

Monday, Sept. 12




09/10/21 08:21 PM #1216    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Our condolences to our classmate Lynda Schwegel on the death of her son Chris Nisinger. 

09/11/21 09:50 AM #1217    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Maurice (Mo) Pittman.

09/12/21 11:16 AM #1218    


Marion Foster (Dimond)


So we can attend Saturday's downtown street party, BLAST FROM THE PAST...aka “ALL 60s PARTY.

Details: Mac’s Time Out Lounge ( on Belle Street) Saturday , September 25th from 6-10 pm.

THE OWLZ BAND....60s/70s/80s music!!

As usual, there is NO CHARGE for this evening of FUN.! You are responsible only for your food and drinks. Mac has always had street food available in the past. I’m sure he will again. For sure he will offer some type of an event menu. If you wish, you can go inside to eat, at Mac’s or go to any number of other good places to eat downtown.

MAC’S PARTY will be open to all ‘60s classmates from AHS and Marquette, as well as 70s classmates from both schools. Mac will provide seating for approximately 300. So plan to get there early, to get a seat.

09/13/21 10:02 AM #1219    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to George Riney.

09/17/21 09:19 AM #1220    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Susan Gray and Bradford Lorton. 

09/18/21 11:53 AM #1221    


Marion Foster (Dimond)


All individuals in Illinois who are age two or over and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in an indoor public place. Illinoisans should also consider wearing a mask in a crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Face coverings may be removed temporarily while actively eating or drinking (including in bars and restaurants)….

We'll have a box of masks at the door if you forget. Though masks are required indoors in Illinois, we will not MAKE anyone wear one. But we ENCOURAGE social distancing for all. If we take off our masks when we sit down at a table, we SUGGEST but don't require that we wear it to go to the bar for a drink or go through appetizer line (servers will be wearing masks). Chairs at tables will be 8 instead of usual 10, so tables are distanced.

Most of us at our age are fully vaccinated, but we must all be careful. Thanks.


09/18/21 08:06 PM #1222    


Wayland L. Britt

Please include My wife Marsha and me on the list attendees at the 55+ reunion.  I wlll be sending application and check to Bonnie.

I realize this is late, but was encouraged by a phone call or two.

Wayland Britt

OK, we planned on our final count for a few late comers. Since you registered here, you can pay Bonnie at the door at reunion.

09/20/21 10:08 AM #1223    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Earl Maucker and Linda Moore. 

09/23/21 12:28 PM #1224    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Reunion day is almost here! We have nearly 100 coming, down from the 300 at the 50th, but still great turnout. Covid fears have kept some away. So we hope to post pictures to make everyone at home feel they are there too. Those who can't come can post a Forum message here to your classmates--good reunion wishes, how you are doing, etc., and photos would be great!

Here's Moine's poem expressing the bond we 65ers have.

Steppin' on 70

Dear old Alton friends
trippin' down the road
Lord knows where they're going
or where they've been
Steppin' on 70
and pray in' for more
before the Big Man closes the door
Movin' a little slower
Hate this gettin' older
We've shared our tears
and calmed each other's fears
Been there for each other
Sister to sister and brother to brother
Lost friends along the way
but their memories will remain
We've laughed and cried together
more laughter than the other
Just old friends
Hoping there's no end
Just trippin' down the road


09/23/21 06:19 PM #1225    


Rick Vail

I've been fully vaccinated , but I'm not taking any chances this year. I do wish all who attend a safe and happy time. The same goes if you attend the all 60's event. Bon appetite!

09/24/21 02:36 PM #1226    

Ronald Frost

In today's obits is a Doris (Florence) Fink 93 She was the sister in law to Cheryl Myers Henson our 65 classmate

09/25/21 09:00 AM #1227    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Rebecca Guenther and Bob Martin.  

09/25/21 02:06 PM #1228    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

55+1 Reunion was great!

Click at top on 55 Reunion pictures.

More coming soon, labeling coming soon.

Hope others will share pics.


09/25/21 02:10 PM #1229    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Saturday, Sept. 25

All 60s Party downtown Alton

5 p.m. to 11

Mac's Time Out 

SATURDAY night, Sept. 25Blast From The Past Street Party  downtown Alton, now sponsored by Mac’s Time Out Lounge, 315 Belle St. Formerly called All ‘60s Class Party, this 10-year-old annual outdoor party for all ‘60s classes from AHS and Marquette blocks off streets downtown, sets up tables and chairs outside, and provides outdoor food & drink sales, plus a great band. This year's band is THE OWLZ BAND. No admission charge.

Most classes now have reunions on Friday, then go to this on Saturday.


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