In Memory

 

 

"Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this Earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had.
Life is so fragile;
EVERY DAY IS A GIFT . . ."

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This page lists the names of our deceased alumni and faculty. We have very limited information regarding the dates or circumstances of their passing as well as where their path took them after their years at SMNW HS and up until their passing.
If any of our information is incorrect or you have further info/material concerning these members; please notify us by clicking on lin
k below at bottom of webpage.
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We were saddened to learn of their passing; so this webpage was created so that we may pay tribute to their memory and so they will not be forgotten.
You may also post your memory of these classmates and faculty members on their In Memory page. Click on their name below and then click the "Post Response" button. Please be honorable to their memory in your posts.
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"To live in hearts we leave behind,
Is not to die."

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When we graduated in 1972
Life lay before us,
There was so much to do.
The world was ours to conquer and explore
When we left Shawnee Mission Northwest's door.


 

There were jobs to be found
Further education to be had,
And someday becoming Moms and Dads.
Some chose to travel many miles away
For others, this was the place to stay.


 

Some may have accomplished
Most of the things they had planned
And think life has been just grand.
While in other lives
Many changes had to be made,
We had to make lots of adjustments
Along life’s way.


 

But no matter what
As we gather once more,
I’m sure we’re glad
We’ve made it this far.
As we renew old acquaintances
And talk about the things we used to do,
We will learn we are short a few.


 

Some have departed this life along the way
And are absent from our gathering today.
Now as their names are read
Some will remember things
That they did or said.
Faces will become vivid once more
Though they haven’t come thru the door.


 

So let us live our lives
Mindful of the things we say and do,
For the next one missing
Might be me or you.


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SMNW IN MEMORY by Dennis McDaniel on Grooveshark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo


 
CLASSMATES

2017
Peter White  

2016
Bruce Larkins  
Lawrence McAnany  

2015
Patrice (Pat) Creed (Kay)  
Rick Kidd  

2014
Karen Pearson  
Allen Upton  

2013
Tara Barker (Wernes)  

2012
Thomas (Tom) Briar  

2011
Margaret (Peggy) Foley (Jewell)  
Kenneth Harms  
Patricia Leonard (Nolte)  
Fred Pullen  

2010
Harvey Wilson  

2009
Warren Keeler  
David Minden  
Mike Repine  
John Russell  

2008
Stephen Atchley  

2006
Bradley Perkins  

2005
Dave DeMack  

2004
Melissa Floyd (Patrick)  
Gary Golubski  

2003
Marc Anderson  
Stan Ufford  

1997
Michael Ruhlman  

1996
Georgia Burkitt (Morrison)  

1995
Cathy Hauser (Baska)  

1994
Mary Denk (Dollard)  
Frank Horner  
Frank Wilkinson  

1993
Terry Burrows  
Kristie Wendorff  

1990
Michael Wilbanks  

1981
Christopher Taylor  

1980
Charles Beaty II  

1974
Harold Norris  

1973
Randy McCollum  
Scott True  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Elaine Yowell  
 
GUESTS

2016
William Vick  
Roxy Yowell  

2015
Carolyn Jenkins  
John Stewart  

2013
Jim Henley (Class Of '71)  

2012
James Bryan (Class Of '73)  
Tammy Mitchell (Fletcher) (Class Of '73)  

2011
Richard Blanton  
Allen Ringer  

2010
Mike Pechar  

2009
Gene Amos  
Ronnie Dye (Class Of '73)  

2008
Daisy Gregory  

2007
Chalmers Land  

2006
Gerald Garrett  
Roy Gunter  

2005
Esther Gardner  

1999
Ann Gresham  
Joe Solscheid  

1998
Pat Carville  

1994
Wendell Davidson  

1993
Vincent Southerland  

1992
Eugene Royal (Class Of '73)  

1984
Wayne Laverty  

1978
Bill Coplin  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.