1980's

1980's

Class of 1980

The 30th reunion for the class of 1980 was held on June 18-19, 2010.
Reunion Organizer: Kirk Detweiler, cell: 740-361-1984 Anyone wanting to update their contact information can contact Kirk Detweiler or keep up to date on facebook where they have a fan page set up for the reunion (Marion, Ohio River Valley High School Class of 1980 - 30th Reunion)
[posted 3/22/10]

Jill Kneisley Chitwood: I went my entire elementary years at Claridon Elementary School. I was PTA President for 3 of those years and a VP for one. I then advanced up to the High School and finished by graduating in 1980. While I was there I was involved in the Art Club, Varsity Volleyball Team and in my Senior received Honorable Mention as setter in the district. I was also involved with the Girls Basketball team as a 4 year manager and then stats with the boys Basketball team.

Once I graduated from RVHS, I went to Marion Technical College and graduated in 1982 with a Business Administration Degree. Received a Billing Clerk position at Whirlpool Warehouse and worked there for 6 months before marring Wayne K. Chitwood from Huber Heights, Ohio. I worked at Whirlpool Warehouse for 6 years and then quit after having my first child, Patrick. I was a stay at home mom having two beautiful children. Patrick and Kelly who are now a Senior and a Junior. Pat is in the Marching Band, Music Company, New Rhythm Boys, the musical and the local Marionaires Barbershop Harmony Group. Kelly is in Cross Country, Track, the musical stage crew and stage crew manager for the Music Company & New Addition

I was recently hired as the new Office Manager for the Marion Mayhem Professional Indoor Football Team. I am in charge of all office activities as well as sales for sponsorships and help with game day activates.

I have lived in Marion all my life and will continue to do so. If anyone needs to get a hold of me can do so at jillchitwood@marionmayhem.com<9/14/06>

Class of 1981

Reunion Organizer: Rob Artz Please email Lori Klingel with your name, spouse's name (if you have one!), address, phone and email address for the master list.

Rob Artz is currently Vice President of Bulkley Dunton Publishing Group, a division of International Paper. My wife, Jodi and I live in Gahanna. We have a daughter, Natalie (1) and are expecting another daughter in November. My son, Michael (9) from a previous marriage, is in the 3rd grade at Wilder Elementary in Westerville.

After graduating from RVHS, I attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business in 1986. I earned my MBA from Ohio University in 1995.

I headed up our recent 20 year high school reunion at The Marion Country Club. The turnout was fantastic and I think everyone had a great time. If you are heading up a class reunion and would like some tips or free advice, feel free to email me at robdartz@aol.com
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Kevin M. Johnston - I attended Waldo Elementary and River Valley until my senior year when I went to Tri-Rivers and took Jr. Law Enforcement the 1st half of the year and Sr. Law Enforcement the 2nd half of the year. Much to my regret I lost contact with a lot of my RV friends. I have been employed at Marion Correctional Institution since 1984. I married in 1992 to Monetta Cooper of Ontario, Ohio. We have a son Logan, age 8 and a daughter Sheyl, age 6. They both attend Morral School. I'm currently a resident of Marion. My email address is: kevinjohnston69@netcape.net
<5/15/01, updated 10/29/02>

Class of 1982

Reunion Organizer: Sheri (Poorman) Morrow, (740) 726-2978

Kathleen (Curran) Knickerbocker married her high school sweetheart, Paul and went in the Seminary for The Salvation Army in 1983. She was ordained as a minister in 1985 and has been appointed to various locations from Houlton, Maine to St. Louis, MO. They were appointed to The Salvation Army in Marion in Sept. 2010. They have 2 daughters, Katelyn (11) and Jerica (6) who both attend the River Valley School System. They hope to be here in Marion for awhile. Kathleen can be reached at: kathleen_knickerbocker@USE.salvationarmy.org
<9/29/10>

Todd Hardgrove graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1986 with a Bachelor's degree in Statistics. He lived in Huntington, IN for four years where he met Karen Wheeler. They got married on Mary 26, 1990. They have no kids between them, but Karen has two boys (Shane who is 26 and Christian who is 29). Shane has a 2-year old girl, Morgan; Christian has a 2-year old boy, Colton and a 3-month old girl, Sophie. In December of '90 they relocated to Cambridge, Ohio where he got a job as a Quality Engineer at Champion Spark Plugs. He was appointed Quality Manager in '98, which is his current position. Todd would love to hear from any RV grads... whether he knows you or not. He can be reached at: hardgrove@cambridgeoh.com
<11/15/99>

Jim Sturgeon graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1992. He received his MBA in 1999 from the same university. Jim currently works as a Human Resources Manager for Humana Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been in the human resources field since 1991. For those that knew Jim, he has not given up on his hobby of competitive marching band, drum & bugle corps and colorguard. He currently lives in Las Vegas, NV and works for Kindred Healthcare as an Area Director of Human Resources. Jim can be reached at: jimsturgeon@cox.net
<4/19/01, updated 8/13/07>

Class of 1983

Reunion Organizer: Karen Jones-Hennessy, Trish Flaherty Reid, Lisa Hollaway

Diana (Spiedel) Farst - I am now divorced after 18 years of marriage to the same man. I have three children; Jacqueline is 18 and a pre-vet student at Ohio State main campus, Rob is 16 and a sophomore at RV. Elizabeth is 10 and a fifth grader at Claridon. I own and operate See-More Travel and Dreamscape Limousine. I'm also a US Open Commissioner and a 4-H advisor. We built a house on Whetstone River Road in 2000 and I still reside there with the children. When I'm not working, I spend my free time playing games with Elizabeth and trying to keep track of Rob's whereabouts. I'd love to hear from my old schoolmates. You can contact me at: dlf_65@hotmail.com
<1/14/02>


Linda (Schwaderer) Schwartz - I am teaching driver's ed and work 2 days a week at Morrow County Hospital. I have been married to DJ Schwartz for 19 years and we have 4 boys; Joshua graduated from RV in 2001 and is attending Ohio State majoring in criminal justice, Doug will graduate from RV in 2003. Caleb attends RVMS and like older brothers is athletic. Donovan is in 4th grade and attends Claridon Elementary. We are getting one of the new RV schools built right across the road!! Go VIKES!!!!!! I can be reached at: jdcdmom23@aol.com
<2/5/01, updated 1/14/02>


Steve Thompson - I am currently living in Marion, and working as a Supervisor at MPW Industrial Services at the Honda plant. I have been employed there for 9 years. I also spent two years in between as the Manager of the Duke and Duchess in Waldo. I am married to Sharon (Hall) Thompson, a Ridgedale graduate and we have two children, Kristen (14) and Dustin (12) both Marion Harding students. Shortly after graduation I enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 8 years. I have been stationed in Scofield Barracks Hawaii, Korea, and my last duty station was Fort Campbell KY where I served with the 101st Airborne in Desert Storm. My wife is a Whirlpool employee. My son Dustin plays Basketball for Taft Middle School, and my daughter Kristen needs to have surgery to remove the phone from her ear. If anyone would like to contact me, my E-Mail address is: ssthompson9199@msn.com I also wanted to let everyone who knew Ken Garrett know that he passed away in the late 90's.
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Class of 1984

The class of 1984 will be holding it's reunion on August 1, 2009 at theSteve Young Memorial FOP Lodge from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. There is also a Facebook page set up for the Class of '84. For more information, please contact Beth Kyle or Betsey Tibbitts.
[posted 5/7/09]
Reunion Organizers: Beth Kyle & Betsey Tibbitts

Greg Borders left the Marion area in the fall of '84 to attend Eastern Michigan University where he earned a B.S. Degree in Computer Aided Design in 1990. After working up the job ladder for a while, he landed a position of Manager of Information Services at Davco Manufacturing, Saline, MI. He manages their PC's (65+) and network (Novell/Unix/WinNT). He married in 1993 (no kids yet!) and they live near his work in Saline. Very recently they opened their own Japanese Animation store: "Wizzywig Collectibles" right in the heart of the campus area of the 'enemy Wolverines', in Ann Arbor, MI. (Just a few min. from Saline.) Anyone who is interested can contact his via phone or web @ (734) 213-1112 or at http://www.wizzywig.com redace@wizzywig.com
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Michael Lucas - I attended Capital University for a year and then transferred to the University of Toledo to major in statistics. I married Anne Curl, class of 1987, in July of 1990. We have two beautiful children Ashley (6 1/2) and Matthew (15 mos.) I currently work for United Parcel Service as a dispatcher and Anne works for Eaton-Aeroquip as a pricing analyst. I can be reached at mlucas1966@aol.com or mlucas1966@msn.com. Unfortunately, I still live in Toledo which is way too close to Michigan for me. Go Vikes.
<2/7/2001>

Jeanette (Netta Tharp) Ralph - I have worked for Verizon (formerly GTE) since June 1984 until recently due to downsizing and am now unemployed... and loving it! I am married to Larry Ralph from Green Camp and have been for almost 17 years. We have two children, Danny is 16 and AnnaMarie is 15. Danny attends Harding High School and is in the multi-handicapped class. Danny has Down Syndrome. AnnaMarie is a freshman at Elgin High School and is a very sociable and bright child. AnnaMarie has Cerebral Palsy. (The reason I included their handicaps is just in case someone needs to talk or there is a link.) Please keep me posted on any class reunions and/or updates. You can reach me at: ralph6499@aol.com
<4/3/2002>

Greg Smith graduated from the University of Toledo in 1989 with a BA in Political Science. He is currently the manager of Special Tee Golf (golf retail sales). (Call 1-419-471-9111 for Best Prices on ALL PRO-LINE Golf Equipment.) He can be reached at: qbert001@webtv.net
<5/24/99> 

Scot Waugh actually moved away at the end of his Junior year after going through the RV School System K-11. His family moved to Arizona in 1983 where he graduated from Greenway HS in Phoenix, AZ in 1984. He has a degree in Commercial Art from the Al Collins Graphic Design School, Tempe, AZ, 1985. He also had some misc. comm. college after that. He entered the US Air Force in Feb. 1988 and did 6 years and served in Desert Shield. He's now married and has two boys (9 & 4) and currently works for Pepsi-Cola, Phoenix in Sales and he resides in Peoria, AZ. He can be reached at: pepsiguru@msn.com
<2/6/2001>

Class of 1985

Reunion Organizer: Shelly (Elwing) Nunn, Jim Davis, Dave Wallace, Jeanne (Urquhart) Bailey

Class of 1985 - 25th ClassReunion!
We will be celebrating our25th class reunion during the weekend of August 6th-8th, 2010. Activitiesinclude a Friday night luau at the FOP in Caledonia; a golf outing, familypicnic and dinner on Saturday; and a send-off breakfast on Sunday. For moreinformation and/or to send your current contact information please email Nancy(Nowlin) McKim at nancy.mckim@gmail.com or call her at (216) 261-7950.
[posted 4/7/10]

John Chevalier attended Miami University, graduating with a BS in Business-Finance in 1989. In June '89, John joined the Procter & Gamble Co., headquartered in Cincinnati , Ohio. Since joining P&G, he has lived in Cincinnati; Mehoopany, Penn.; Cincinnati (again); Ventura, California; Dover, Delaware; White Plains, New York; Cincinnati (again); and he currently lives in Kobe, Japan. He is currently the Finance Manager for P&G's Baby Care business in Northeast Asia. John recently married Suzanne Lyons on Oct. 2, 1999, and she is also working for P&G in Kobe. He would love to hear from other alumni! He can be reached at: jtcsfc@hotmail.com
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Jim Davis - I attended Bowling Green State University and graduated in 1989 with a BSBA in Production/Operations Management and Procurement/Materials Management. I joined the purchasing department at Honda of America, Manufacturing in Marysville, Ohio after graduation and worked there for 7 years in a variety of purchasing, materials management, and systems implementation and development roles.

In 1997, I left Honda to join PeopleSoft, Inc. as a Supply Chain implementation consultant. In that position, I traveled extensively, implementing systems at notable companies such as the United States Mint, Borden Foods, Bausch & Lomb, Sprint, Wessley Jessen/Ciba Vision, US Department of Energy/Honeywell, and many other less well known companies. I finished up at Peoplesoft/Oracle in a consulting management position in 2005.

I am now working at Battelle Memorial Institute.

On the family front, I married Krista (Spanninger) from Akron, Ohio in 1990 who I met at BG, and have 2 children, Andrew (7) and Katie (5). We currently live in Galena, Ohio (north of Columbus, near Alum Creek). I can be reached at: james_davis_jr@hotmail.com


Kelly (Krumanaker) Flinchbaugh has been working as the President's Office Secretary/Assistant at Marion Technical College for the past nine years. She graduated in 1997 with an Associate's Degree in Business Management from Marion Technical College. She married her husband, Tim, in 1993 and they have a daughter, Sara, who is 3 years old. Kelly would like to hear from other '85 graduates. She can be reached at: flinchbaughk@mtc.tec.oh.us
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Dane Martin attended and graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in business in production and operations management and procurement management. He moved to Oklahoma and lived there about 9 years in a few different towns. He was married to Lynda Jamison and they have a beautiful little girl Haley who is now 2 years old. In May of 1999 they moved to Stevensville, MI. He works for Whirlpool Corp. as a production manager scheduling the freestanding range products at their Tulsa, OK, Montmagny, Quebec, and Celeya, Mexico facilities. He can be reached at: dane_r_martin@email.whirlpool.com
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Andra (Sand) Bell graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1989, and a M.Ed in Education with a concentration in Reading from James Madison University in Virginia in December, 2001. She has taught in Marion, Ohio, as well as in Michigan, and in Virginia. She has been a reading specialist in Virginia and has just moved to Florida in December 2001. She was fortunate to find a teaching position there mid-year and is enjoying the mild winter. Andra has been married to John Bell for 7 years. They met, of course, doing theatre, and have lived happily ever after moving around from state to state. John is heading University of Central Florida's MFA program in musical theatre. Andra would love to hear from her classmates. She can be reached at jbell3011@cfl.rr.com
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Cathy (Stakey) Tumbleson graduated from Marion Technical College in 1991. She worked as a Medical Secretary for 9 years at The Ohio State University Hospital in Infectious Diseases. Cathy now lives in Naples, Florida and works for a law firm. Her fiancé's name is Rich. Cathy's email address is: cathtmblsn@aol.com
<12/4/2000>

Class of 1986

Reunion Organizer: Robyn Hopper and Susan Bell - Anyone interested please call Robyn Hopper at 740-389-5826, or Susan Bell at 740-382-9694.

Angie (Holsinger) Braun spent two years in the Navy as Electronics Tech. before being honorable discharged in 1988. She married Steve Braun (U.S.M.C.) in February 1988. Steve was stationed in North Carolina from 1988 to 1992. Two of their children were born during their stay there. (Meg-Ann, Dec. 1988 and Lindsey, Sep. 1990) They returned to Steve's home town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Their son Nickolas was born in 1994. They are currently residing in www.hiddenvalley-lake.com. Steve has spent the last 8 months building their dream home. They are hoping to adopt in the near future through Indiana's Special Needs Adoption Program. Steve is an Assistant Superintendent for a development company. Angie is just starting full time work again as an accounts payable clerk. (Their son just started kindergarten this year!) The last two years she's only been working part-time which gave her time with their children. From 1989 to 1998 she was in full service restaurant management. Angie can be reached at: steveang@one.net
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Tracy (Stevens) Graham is in charge of organizing the 15 year reunion. She wants to start early on trying to find everyone and get contact information for the reunion. She can be reached at: amishgrah@aol.com
<9/8/2000>


Mary (Gross) Hall is currently residing in Marion, OH. After graduation she attended Ohio State University and obtained an Associates degree. Due to a diversion named Jeff Hall (Northmor �87), who eventually became her husband for 3 years, she wandered around Marion, Columbus and Mount Vernon. During this time she worked everywhere from Little Caesars to Big Bear. She also assisted her husband with his computer store and found a talent in teaching and support computer software packages. In 1993 the best thing that had ever happened to her occurred when she had a son, Geordi. After a divorce in 1995, Mary finally returned to school attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University to obtain a Bachelor in Business Administration then returned 4 years later to get her Master�s in Science of Management. Mary has worked for Exact Software as a computer support technician for the past 10 years and can be reached at mamatuba@yahoo.com
<9/18/08>


Laura Kunkle worked for seven years as a morning disc jockey before changing careers. She is now working for the Ohio Florists' Association as a Communications Specialist doing web design, writing, editing, and convention registration management. She can be reached at: lkunkle@ofa.org
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Matt Lawrence attended OSU to become a teacher and coach, after student teaching, he changed majors and ended up with a BS in Education w/o a teaching certificate. During his senior year, he interned for a golf publication selling advertising. After graduation, he quickly landed a job as a salesperson and within 3 mos. was promoted to sales manager. A year later he took over the company and ran it until March 1999. He then completely changed directions and is now the VP-Sales for an online advertising company called Adoutlet.com. He married Rhonda Fetter (class of '84) in 1988 and they have 2 great children; Josh (6yrs.) and Alexandria (4 yrs.). He would love to hear from any old classmates. His email is: matt@adoutlet.com
<8/22/99>

Class of 1987

Reunion Organizer: Charis (Stewart) Murray

Tracy E. Barnhart
is a Marine combat veteran of Desert Storm/Desert Shield and upon leaving the Marines in 1992 he became a police officer with the City of Galion, Ohio Police Department. Barnhart was the youngest officer to attain the rank of Staff Lieutenant and established a productive community-oriented policing program. Barnhart then left Galion to become the Chief of Police for the Village of Edison, Ohio where he continued his effective community education programs. Barnhart attained his Ohio Peace Officer's Training Commission as a Unit Instructor teaching several law enforcement and correctional courses at the state academy.

In 2000, Barnhart left law enforcement to start a career with the Ohio Department of Youth Services in juvenile corrections at the Marion, Ohio Juvenile Corrections Facility. The Marion Juvenile Correctional Facility is a maximum security male correction facility housing over 320 with over forty beds being super maximum security lockdown capable. Barnhart deals with male felony offender's ages 16 to 21with violent criminal convictions and aggressive natures.

He has a wonderful wife of over ten years, Nikki and three children Bailey, Aaron and Elise, whom take up all his spare time. He spends as much time as he can training in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu at Shawn Chitwood's in Lexington, Ohio and continues to advance so that he can train others in current officer survival techniques. Tracy can be reached at: tbarnhar@columbus.rr.com<7/14/2007>

Lorraine "Lori" Betz (formerly Long): Newly divorced in 2011 and after a brief move for 5 years to Tucson, AZ; I am now living back in Marion. While rebuilding my life, I am now considering either a career as a college professor of Accounting or possibly semi-truck driver. I am currently in college, with one semester left until I obtain my Associate's of Accounting; after which I will decide whether to continue or pursue other adventures. I am proud to announce I am a new Grandma as of 2 years ago (2013), and just recently found out I have a wedding to help plan for my daughter, Faithe to be scheduled sometime in 2017. I look forward to seeing everyone for our 30th reunion coming soon. I can be reached at lorraine.betz@gmail.com
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Tommie C. B. (Blackledge) De Assis attended OSU and finished a 6 year commitment with the Ohio Army National Guard. She was discharged as Sergeant (E-5) in 1993, the same year she graduated from OSU. She got a BA in East Asian Literature and Language and Linguistics (English). She landed a job as Sales Manager at the OSU Computer Store. She worked there until Unie 1995 and went on her way to her birthplace (Hiroshima, Japan) on the JET Programme (Japan Exchange for Teaching). She taught in this program for 3 years and decided to stay. She's now working for a private boys school teaching grades 7-12.

During her tenure with JET, she had a chance to travel to many different countries: Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam and Brazil. During her time in Japan, she's met people from many different cultures, including what may be considered a bizarre chance to learn about Brazilian culture. Many Brazilian-Japanese have repatriated to Japan, so there is a large community there. She met her husband Luis, who is Brazilian-Japanese. They recently got married in Hawaii on March 21, 2000. They still reside in Hiroshima and are not glowing from radiation, but from happiness!

They speak their own creole mixture of English-Japanese-Portuguese. Tommie and her husband enjoy camping and driving in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. They will be moving in the summer of 2003 from Japan to Sao Paulo, Brazil where Tommie's husband will join his brother in running their family's auto-body repair business. They have a new addition to the family, a baby boy -- Stephen Robert, was born on August 28, 2002. Tommie can be reached at: tcbassis@crocus.ocn.ne.jp
<11/7/2000, updated 12/20/02>


Veronica (Gritt) Hasty went to Nursing School after graduation. She is an L.P.N. In 1995 she moved to Indiana where she met her husband, Chad. They have 2 boys, Nathaniel (4 years old) and Zachary (11months old). She works in a hospital and is currently looking into options to obtain her ASN. Veronica can be reached at: nica30_2000@yahoo.com
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Jackie (LaMarr)Wallace graduated from MTC's school of Nursing and is currently employed with Marion General Hospital as a Clinical Informatics RN. She married Rich Wallace (RV Class of '88) and they have two boys, Ethan (6) and Hayden (2). Rich graduated from OSU with a BA in Business Administration and is a general manager for Fastenal Co. in Marion. They currently reside outside of Waldo. They can be reached at: mrswally1@aol.com
<2/22/02>


Kelly James McCray
continued his education after high school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was employed at the New Albany County Club in New Albany. He enjoyed gardening and his daily visits with the "Caledonia Liars' Club." Kelly was a member of the Martel United Methodist Church and attended the Caledonia Memorial Methodist Church. Kelly passed away at The Ohio State University Hospital after complications from a brain aneurysm on March 15, 2000, at the age of 31. <3/17/2000>


Tina (Ruth) Braun attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA right after graduation. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1991. She immediately went to graduate school at Eastern Illinois University where she received her degree in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education in 1992. In the fall of 1992, Tina and her fiancé, Matthew attended Tentmaker Youth Ministry Training in Minneapolis, Mn. They were married in October 1992 and then served as Co-Directors of youth at a Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN for 2 1/2 years. They then moved to Van Wert, Ohio where Matthew served as Youth Pastor for 4 years at a Methodist Church. He is now Senior Pastor at Ohio City Church of God. Tina is a stay at home mom with three children, Jacob (5), Joshua (3) and Megan (1). Life is full and they have been truly blessed. They would love to hear from other alumni! Tina's email address is: tmbraunoc@hotmail.com
<1/12/01>


Kelli (Slack) Heiser has been married to Jim Heiser (Harding, Class of '88) for 17 years! Their son, Justin, is now 5 and ready to start Kindergarten in the fall. They have added another boy to their brood, Brendan, who is 16 months old. Kelli started a contingent position at the Long-term Care Facility she's been employed with to spend time with the kids. They continue to live in Logan County and work in Marysville. (Jim works at Honda.) Kelli's email address is: woodframe2000@aol.com
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Lisa (Stephens) Lectka attended Ashland University following graduation from R.V. and then assisted Kristy (Bender) Zurbrick in creating Waldo's first (and only) newspaper, "The Hometowner". She turned her Hometowner experience into a career in graphic design. She has worked in commercial printing, corporate communications and is currently employed in the Graphics Department at The Delaware Gazette. She married Rob Lectka (Ferndale, MI, Class of '84) in 1997. Rob is employed by the Delaware County Recorders Office. They live in Delaware, Ohio and are the proud parents of twins, Lily and Lukas, born 11/11/02! She can be reached at: lisalectka@midohio.net
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Michelle R. Walter graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene College with a Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Communications and continued her education in the Master of Science program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently employed by Nortel Networks in Rochester, NY. For the more personal details of Michelle's life, visit her web page at http://home.rochester.rr.com/mwalter/ mwalter@rochester.rr.com
<5/8/02> 

Class of 1988

Reunion Organizers: Shahara Lawson-Snyder
The class of 1988 held their 20th reunion on Oct. 10 and 11, 2008. Also, please send your e-mail address to Shahara Lawson-Snyder so we can compile a contact list for future use. You can contact Shahara at 419-566-4573 or by e-mail at lawsnydc@hotmail.com.
[posted 8/6/08, updated 10/14/08]
 
Michelle Gaston graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Agriculture Communications in 1992. She is currently working at the Ohio Florists' Association as their Communications Coordinator. She can be reached at:mgaston@ofa.org
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Chris Prater enlisted in the Air Force after graduation. He has had assignments to Okinawa, North Dakota, Guam, Washington State, Utah, Spain and returned back to Spokane, Washington in 2006 for his last assignment. His duties have also brought him to many other parts of the world including Korea, Hawaii, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan to name a few. His Air Force Specialty is Engineering where he is responsible for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping, surveying, drafting, and construction management. He just retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service and will be starting school again at Eastern Washington University in January 2010. He met his wife, Heather, in Minot, North Dakota in 1993 and she is also in the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant. They now have 2 girls, Rachelle (13) and Ashley (10), and Ryan (5). Chris' email address is: pratercl@gmail.com or praterchris@msn.com. His phone number in Spokane is: 509-590-9589.

Amy (Seaton) Royal - is currently residing in Milford, OH (Cincinnati area). She is married to Michael Royal, whom she met in 1986 when they participated in the State Fair Youth Choir together. They just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Mike and Amy have 3 daughters, Aleshia - 15,Madison - 7 and Hailey - 4 (going into 10th, 3rd and KG respectively this fall). Amy is currently working at Loveland United Methodist Church in Loveland, OH (www.lovelandumc.org) and has been there 2 years. She is active with the music ministry there. Amy is also helping to direct the new children's choir. Mike is employed at Gameworks in Newport, KY as their food & beverage director. Amy can be reached at aroyal@cinci.rr.com or at the church at lovelandumc@lovelandumc.org. She would love to hear from you!!
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Barbara (Simmers) Fisher - If I could have imagined my life now and the events that molded me to who I am today... I would have never dreamed so big! I am doing well and am extremely busy.

I am a mom of 4 wonderful boys (Gregory, Devon, Luke and Brandon). Gregory (15) and Devon (13) are 17 months apart and 5 years after Devon I was blessed with twins, Luke and Brandon, who are now 8. I currently reside in Medina, Ohio.

After graduating from River Valley in 1988, I went on to attend the Ohio State University where I received a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational and Industrial (Human Resources and Associate Relations) in 1993.

After college, I focused on my family and career. Currently, I am working for the Ohio Region Finishing Trades Institute (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6), located in Strongsville, Ohio. I work with a great group of trainers where we provide apprenticeship and journey worker training to over 6800 members of the Painting, Glazing, Drywall Finishing and Sign & Display Unions for all Ohio and part of Kentucky.

Outside of work, I enjoy my time with the kids and all the activities they are involved with (football, soccer, wrestling, boy scouts and cub scouts). I love photography and taking pictures; so if you ask for a recent one of me, it is hard to do when I am the one always taking them…lol!

I try to visit my family and friends in Marion often (but have not been home as much since my dad passed and mom moved to Arizona) and miss them when I can't. Email me sometime to keep in touch and maybe lunch next time I am in town... bfisher@iupat-dc6.org
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Dana (Stinehelfer) Felts has been living in Florida for 11 years. She lives there with her husband Bill and 2 daughters (Amy, 11 and Amanda, 2). She is a stay at home Mom so she can take care of her daughter. Her husband does drywall. They live near Ft. Myers. They have a variety of pets: a Dachsund, a German Shepherd, a cat, fish, and turtles. She is interested in hearing about class reunions. She can be reached at: floridagirl32@msn.com
<9/24/99>


Rich Wallace graduated from OSU with a BA in Business Administration. He is a general manager for Fastenal Co. in Marion. He married Jackie LaMarr (RV Class of '87) and they have two boys, Ethan (6) and Hayden (2). Jackie graduated from MTC's school of Nursing and is currently employed with Marion General Hospital as a Clinical Informatics RN. They currently reside outside of Waldo. They can be reached at: mrswally1@aol.com
<2/22/02>

Class of 1989

Reunion Organizer:
Marsha (Barr) Garverick, Lori(Valentine) Shuster, and Jenny Curran organized a 20-Year Reunion. The1989 reunion was held on September 19, 2009 at All Occasions in Waldo.
[updated 3/16/09]

Mark Bollinger is a high school Social Studies teacher at River Valley High School. He is married to 1992 RV graduate, Melissa Murphy, and they have two sons, Bryce and Carson. Mark can be reached at: mbollinger@hotmail.com
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Rebecca (Curl) Casto is currently living in Marion and working full-time in Delaware atCentral Ohio Mental Health Center. She has been married for 5 1/2 years to Jason Casto. She has three daughters, Kylene (12), Alyssa (11), and Melanie (3yrs., 10 mos.). Rebecca can be reached at: overworked_mom3@yahoo.com
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James Dom Dera, M.D. graduated in 1993 from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in Chemistry. He then went on to medical school where he graduated in 1998 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He's currently doing a Family Practice residency at Summa Health System (Akron City Hospital) in Akron, OH. He'll finish his residency in June of 2001, and will probably stay in the Northeast Ohio area to practice. He's married to Kristin (Morgan) Dom Dera, RVHS class of 1988. James can be reached at: summadoc@neo.rr.com
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Julie (VanMeter) Cline graduated from BGSU in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.She spent approximately 5 years with National City Mortgage Services and has been employed with Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation (Worthington) as a Mortgage Loan Underwriter for the past year. She married Steve Cline (Delaware Hayes, Class of 1988) in September of 1993. They are expecting twins in May of 2000! You can email Julie at: sjcline@midohio.net
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Andy Vick graduated from OSU in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and again in 1999 with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Toxicology. He now works as a Preclinical Scientist at Biogen in Cambridge, MA and lives in nearby Framingham, MA. He married his high school sweetheart (Mindy Seaton - also class of '89) and they are expecting their first child early in the new millennium. He still loves animals and continues to house an array of exotic pets (and normal pets too - 2 dogs). He can be reached at andy_vick@biogen.com
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