Members of the Jefferson High School class of 1964 were all smiles at their 50-year reunion during the Bell Tower Festival. Forty-one of the class’s 104 graduates attended.
At the reunion, each of the military veterans in the class was given a Quilt of Valor. Quilts of Valor are made by volunteers through a nationwide program that encourages quilters to sew coverlets for service members and veterans. Greene County’s Tuesday Quilters collected red, white and blue fabric and stitched quilts for the class’s 18 veterans. The quilts were machine quilted by Jo Anne Schnebly of Greenbrier Quilts.
Receiving quilts were (from left) Jim Crandall, Lee Skiles, Harvey Swartz, Keith Richardson, Ed Calvert, Jay Hanson, Bob Thompson and Steve Morain.
Classmates are the reunion included (front, from left) Sue Nelson, Pam Monthei Chesler, Margaret Gose Schilling, Connie Thorpe Pegg, Carol Meyer Fengel, Patricia Donovan Larson, Claudia Baller Read, Marlene Tomlinson Swiezo and Kathy Perry Deupree; (middle, from left) Steve Morain, Arlene Averill Stream, Bonnie Mitchell Boothroy, Karen Seeden Wenger, Judy Zwicky Prince, Judy Elerick Russell, Nancy Lynch Scheffers, Sheryl Schwieger Strampe, Kathy Porter Steffeney, Denise Coon Harberts, Sharon Sutton Water and Keith Richardson; and (back, from left) Steven Harberts, Daryl (Butch) Hane, Susan Cavellier Larson, Bob Thompson, Harvey Swartz, Richard Burnell (hidden), Ted Springer, Jim Crandell, Stewart Harberts (in cap), Carroll “Lee” Skiles, Junior John and Jay Hanson.