Condolences

Our condolences to the family and friends of members of the Barstow community lost in the past year.

List of 20 news stories.

  • Anne Kasson Heck

    Alumna
    Annie Kasson Heck '59 passed away on August 20, 2021. You may view her obituary here
  • Benjamin Adams

    Parent of Alumni
    Benjamin Adams, parent of alumnus Britton Adams `97, passed away on August 11, 2021. He is the son of alumni Elizabeth Scarritt Adams '32, and brother to alumnae Elizabeth "Betsy" Adams Breed `57, and Patricia Adams McConachie `64.

    You may view his obituary here
  • Dana Bleakley

    Alumna
    Dana Bleakley '70 passed away on August 7, 2021. 

    You may view her obituary here.
  • Sandra Morgan

    Parent of Alumnus
    Sandra Morgan passed away on July 18, 2021. She was the mother of Dr. Jeremy Morgan '03. 
    You may view her obituary here
  • Dr. Grace Ketterman

    Parent of Alumni, Grandparent of Alumni
    Dr. Grace Ketterman passed away on July 6, 2021. Dr. Ketterman was the mother of Lyndon Ketterman '74, and Wendy Ketterman Neihart '79, and the grandmother of Bryan Neihart `07, Brent Neihart `09 and Braden Neihart `13.

    Services will be held Saturday morning, July 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Covenant Church, 8801 Nall, Prairie Village, KS 66207.
  • Patricia Ernst Woo

    Alumna
    Patricia Ernst Woo '61 passed away on May 3, 2021. You may view her obituary here
  • Zane Peavey

    Parent of Alumni, Grandparent of Alumni
    Zane Peavey, parent and grandparent of alumni, passed away on May 7, 2021. He is the father of Douglas Peavey '76 and Scott Peavey '78, and grandparent of alumna Taylor Peavey '12. 

    You may view the obituary here
  • H.J. Pryor

    Parent of Alumni
    H.J. Pryor, parent of alumni, passed away on April 27, 2021. He is the father of Jennifer Pryor McHugh '91 and John Pryor '98. You may view the obituary here
  • Nancy Staley Laubach

    Alumna, Parent of Alumni, Past Alumni Board President
    Nancy Staley Laubach '44, mother of Ann Lane '70, passed away on April 11, 2021. Nancy was involved with the Alumni Board and served as the Board President from 1961-1962. You may view the obituary here
  • Peggy Mitchell

    Parent of Alumni, Past Faculty
    Peggy Mitchell, mother of Linda Mitchell Petty '82 and grandmother of Robert Petty '15, passed away on June 30, 2020. Ms. Mitchell was a member of faculty from 1977-1988. She taught upper school biology and was the Director of the Upper School for a number of years. You may view her obituary here.
  • Mary Linda Rapelye

    Alumna
    Mary Linda Rapelye '62 passed away on April 5, 2021. Mary Linda is survived by her brother and many other family members including cousin Charline Franz '60.
  • Esther Sunderland

    Parent of Alumni, Past Trustee, Honorary Alumna
    Esther Sunderland, mother of Charlies Sunderland '74, Kent Sunderland '76, and William Sunderland '79, passed away on March 15, 2021. She is also survived by several grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews, including Tess Sunderland '03 and Claire Sunderland '06. Esther is a Barstow honorary alumna and has served as a past trustee. 
  • Marilyn Houston

    Past faculty
    Marilyn Evans Houston, past faculty, passed away on February 26, 2021. Mrs. Houston taught pre-kindergarten for over 16 years. You may view her obituary here.
  • Virginia O'Brien

    Alumna and Parent of Alumnae
    Virginia Smith O'Brien '43, mother of Janet O'Brien '70 and Laura O'Brien '79, passed away on February 11, 2021. You may view the obituary here.
  • Martha Brady

    Alumna
    Martha Brady '52 passed away on February 17, 2021. She is survived by her nieces Kathryn and Christina.
  • Bernard and Bettye Balkin

    Parents of Alumni
    Bernard and Bettye Balkin, parents of alumni Jack Balkin '74, have passed away. Bernard Balkin passed away on January 23, 2021 and Bettye passed away on February 3, 2021. 

    You may view Bernard's obituary here and Bettye's obituary here
  • Joan Purdy Roney

    Class of 1942, Parent of Alumna
    Joan Purdy Roney '42 passed away on January 8, 2021. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hackney '80, John Roney, and David Roney.  
  • William Buckner "Bucky" Kessinger

    Parent of Alumni
    William Buckner "Bucky" Kessinger passed away on December 14, 2020. Bucky is the father of alumnae Katie Snapp '79 and Kara Brittingham '83. 

    You may view the obituary here
  • Nancee Blond Adelman

    Parent of Alumni
    Nancee Blond Adelman passed away on Dec. 3, 2020. She is the mother of Laura Adelman Hewitt '82.
  • Billie Jean Emas

    Parent of Alumni
    Billie Emas, mother of Meredith Apostolu '78 and Greg Emas '81, passed away on November 23, 2020. 

    You can view the obituary here.

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Recent Class Notes

List of 3 news stories.

  • Ashley Mercomes Rahaman

    2000
    Ashley Mercomes Rahaman '00 was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County on Feb. 22, 2021. She has been assigned to the Family Court. 
  • Joey Holliday

    2017
    Joey Holliday '17 has graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in May 2021 and is now working for Real Time Innovations (RTI) in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. 
  • Claire Lednicky

    2015
    Claire Lednicky '15 has recently started her own photography business, On a Claire Day Photography, based in Kansas City, Missouri. You can view her website here.
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