In memoriam

Fall 2017 Edition


Helen Ryan (j’48) died March 23 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 90. Read her obituary.

Patricia Bentley Myers, (j’49) died Oct. 13 in Monrovia, California, at the age of 90. Read her obituary.

Norma Gilpin (j’50) died June 20 in Topeka at the age of 88. Read her obituary.

Stanley Hamilton (j’55) died May 26 in Lawrence, Kansas, at the age of 83. Read his obituary.

Donald Landes (j’56) died June 6 in Lee's Summit at the age of 85. Read his obituary.

Gerald Thomas (j’57) died April 12 in Independence. Read his obituary.

Merlin Gayle Askren (j’60) died Aug. 15 in Pebble Beach, California, at the age of 78. Read his obituary.

Eric Morgenthaler (j’67) died May 12 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 72. Read his obituary.

Larry M. Fencyk (j’70) died Oct. 27 at the age of 69. Read his obituary.

William Sniffen (j’77) died June 11 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at the age of 65. Read his obituary.

Kurtis A. Gaston (j’79) died Aug. 2, in Osage City, Kansas, at the age of 61. Read his obituary.

Katherine Plummer Lewis (j’82) died June 14 in Azle, Texas. Read her obituary.

Matthew Pierce Langan (j’84) died May 9 at the age of 56. Read his obituary.

John Jenkins (j’08) died May 7 in Oregon.

Sam Elliott, a former assistant professor at the J-School, was honored posthumously by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters with its top honor, the Distinguished Service Award at the KAB convention on Oct. 15 in Manhattan. He also was inducted into the KAB Hall of Fame.