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Aug 16

Willshire High School Class of 1947

Today, more class photos of the Willshire High School Class of 1947. These class photos are from their high school years, 1943-1947. The class was larger during their early high school years, but twelve graduated in 1947. My mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller was a member of that Willshire High School graduating class of 1947. I do appreciate that she labeled these photos.

Willshire Freshmen, 1943-44; Class of 1947:

Freshmen 1943-44, Willshire High School Class of 1947

Willshire Freshmen, 1943-44; Class of 1947:
Seated: Lila Lee Gibbons, Leona Luginbill, Ellen Bebout, Eileen Miller, Louise Davis, Leahline Case.
Middle row: Betty Weinman, Dorothy Ketrow, Bill Schumm, Kenneth Luginbill, Hazel Strickler, Barbara Painter, Florence Schumm, class sponsor Russel Griffith.
Back row: Ray Lautzenheiser, Robert Miller, Ray Hamrick, Bob Brasher, Paul Roehm, Charles Myers, Allan Dellinger, Tim Agler.

Willshire Sophomores, 1944-45; Class of 1947:

Sophomores 1944-45, Willshire High School Class of 1947

Willshire Sophomores, 1944-45; Class of 1947:
Seated: Mrs. Helser, Tim Agler, Kenneth Luginbill, Bill Schumm, Ray Hamrick, Ray Lautzenheiser.
Standing: Eileen Miller, Barbara Painter, Florence Schumm, Ellen Bebout, Leona Luginbill, Betty Weinman, Leahline Case, Joan Gallant, Louise Davis.

Willshire Juniors, 1945-46; Class of 1947:

Juniors 1945-46, Willshire High School Class of 1947

Willshire Juniors, 1945-46; Class of 1947:
Seated: Tim Agler, Charles Myers, Bob Brasher, Mr. Graber, Kenneth Luginbill, Bill Schumm, Ray Hamrick.
Middle row: Eileen Miller, Barbara Painter, Betty Weinman, Florence Schumm, Dorothy Ketrow, Ellen Bebout, Leahline Case.
Back row: Louise Davis, Joan Gallant, Leona Luginbill, Lila Lee Gibbons.   

Below is their 1947 Senior photo, which I posted last week, but am posting again for comparison and to have all of the photos together. The Willshire Senior class of 1947:

Willshire High School Class of 1947

Willshire Seniors, 1946-47; Class of 1947:
Men: Robert Cowan (principal and teacher), Tim Agler, Charles Myers, Kenneth Luginbill, Bill Schumm, and Ray Hamrick.
Women: Eileen Miller, Betty (Weinman) Reichard, Barbara Painter, my mom Florence (Schumm) Miller, Dorothy (Ketrow) Schumm, Leona (Luginbill) Amburgey, Leahline (Case) Schumm, Lila Lee Gibbons, and Joan Gallant.

Their Junior photo looks like it was taken in front of the stage in the gymnasium. The other photos were taken outside the school building.

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  1. fred james

    Karen, enjoyable pictures. Thanks for sharing. I remember many from that class, including your pretty mother. Small town memories are the best.. Janet Goodwin James

    1. Karen

      So glad you enjoy seeing the photos. I, too, love these old photos, with so many names I recognize. I am so glad my mom labeled most of them. Thanks for writing!

  2. Bruce Hamrick

    Hi Karen, I enjoyed this picture and realized that I had a cousin, Ray Hamrick in there. I recognized a young lady in there and thought, do I know her? Lined up the names and sure enough, it was your mother! I used to visit her with my Dad when we went to the elevator to drop off grain. I would sit in the waiting area while she wrote up a receipt to give to my dad. I always thought she was the smartest lady to keep all of those books! Thank you for posting! Bruce A. Hamrick

    1. Karen

      Great to hear from you, Bruce, and of your connection to Ray Hamrick. I think many area farmers remember my mom, the bookkeeper at Willshire Grain & Supply. She did a good job taking care of those books and always made sure that everything added up. Thanks for writing!

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