In Memoriam

Reported since January 1, 2016. *Last updated on 1/28/2019.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni who died since our last publication. They will be greatly missed. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please help us stay informed by calling us at 614-338-2093 or emailing

Elizabeth Nida Noethlich “Betsy”, Class of 1955, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was a voracious reader, loved music, and a believer in social justice.  To read her notice, click here.

Alan Steven Gutter, Class of ’66, passed away on January 25, 2019. For Steve’s notice, read here.

Susan Marguerite Rollins, Class of ’42, passed away January 23, 2019 at age 95. For more information, read here.

Steven Aurnou, Class of ’87, age 49 passed away on December 15, 2018, after a long illness. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved sharing jokes. Read more here.

Helen Sophos Herbert, Class of ’48, age 88, passed away on December 28, 2018. Helen loved life and valued the lifelong friends she met before graduating from Bexley High School in 1948. Read more about Helen’s life here.

Lindsey Dargusch Jenkins, Class of 2002, age 34, passed away from complications with Spina Bifida, a birth defect. She was resilient and strong and she had an amazing energy about her. We will forever keep her love and memory close to us. For more about Lindsey, read here.

Everett “Christopher” Keith Williams, age 67, passed in his sleep on December 1, 2018.  Read his obituary here.

Jeanne Haggard McLaughlin, Class of ’47, age 89, died November 20, 2018, at Trinity Grove. She was a long time resident of the Madison Park neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Read Jeanne’s obituary here.

Robert Fabian Cowan, Class of ’53, died November 15, 2018. Robert was known for his interest in books, mysteries, noir films, poetry, classical as well as country music and for his quirky sense of humor and his winning smile. To read more about Robert’s life, click here.

Marilyn Denman Eaton ’48 passed away in November 2018. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Gary Janton Seckel, Class of 1949, age 87 died peacefully at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing on November 10, 2018.  Gary had three core pillar, Family and Friends, Religion and Profession.  To read more about Gary’s life and for Celebration of Life information, read here.

Marcia Leake Wetherbee, Class of 1963, age 73 died on October 15,2018. Her years in Bexley were filled with tomboyish fun and chums she kept for her lifetime. No one could resist her twinkly eyes, bright smile and sense of humor. Read Marcia’s notice here.

Thomas Anders, Class of ’48 age 88, Tom’s fitting last act was to donate his body to The Ohio State University Medical School during half time of the Minnesota game when he departed for a better view of the second half.  The family asks that you follow Tom’s spirit of giving by making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, the American Red Cross of Central Ohio, or the charity of your choice. For more info on Tom’s memorial service, please click here.

Kenneth A. Leach, Class of ’74 age 61, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on October 7, 2018. “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.” (from For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.) For the obituary and more information about celebrating Ken’s life, click here.

Jean Ebright Elin, Class of 1940, age 95, passed away on October 4, 2018 after negotiating with God for the final time.Here goal was to make the world more beautiful.  Read Jean’s notice here.

Evelyn Byrd Dargusch Lanphere, Class of ’48, age 88, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Gahanna, OH. She was a member of the Assisting Board IV of Childhood League, Pleasure Guild, Kinder Key, Jr. Board of West Side & Ohio Avenue Day Nurseries, and the Columbus Country Club. Read Evelyn’s notice in the Columbus Dispatch here.

Carole Glick Dorskind, Class of ’63, passed in July, 2018. She had an extraordinary ability to connect with people. She was empathetic and could always see the world in someone else’s shoes. Donations in Carole’s memory can be made to the education or political fund of your choice. More on her facebook page here.

Suzanne Fisher Gidney Hutton, age 94. Suzanne passed away on June 9, 2017 surrounded by  her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Always do unto Others.” Read Suzanne’s notice in The Columbus Dispatch here.

Robert “Bob” Doak, ’55. Bob Doak passed away in his home, surrounded by family, June 19, 2018. There will be no funeral, celebration or obituary per Bob’s wishes. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and son, Scott, who ask that any donations be made to Creative Living ATTN: Marilyn Frank 150 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201.

Class of 1930-1939

Ruth Edgington Davidson ’35 (9/21/2017)

Dorothy B. Albin ’37 (6/11/2018)

Anne Burgess Kauffman ’38 (5/12/2018)

Marcia Black Crabtree ’39 (1/12/2018)

Class of 1940-1949

Shriley Betz Salt ’40 (2/19/2018)

Aleen L Darby Effler ’43 (4/1/2018)

Eleanor L. Jones ’44 (7/23/2018)

Frederick B. Hill III ’45 (5/9/2018)

Betty Lou Bennett Irwin ’45 (5/9/2018)

Constance Paul ’46 (9/23/2018)

John F. Lewis ’47 (8/28/2018)

Marilyn Cole Sutton, ’42, (7/9/18)

Barbara J. Gray Stewart ’48 (2/13/2018)

Evelyn Lanphere ’48 (9/26/2018)

Jean Ebright Elin, ‘ 40 (10/4/2018)

Thomas Anders, ’48 (10/13/2018)

Gary Janton Seckel, ’49 (11/10/18)

Marilyn Denman Eaton ’48 (November 2018)

Jeanne Haggard McLaughlin,  ’47, age 89

Helen Sophos Herbert, ’48 (12/28/18)

Susan Marguerite Rollins, ’42, (1/23/19)

Class of 1950-1959

Richard Blake ’51 (1/30/2018)

Elyse Kindler ’51 (8/18/2018)

Patricia M. Billingsley ’52 (7/27/2018)

Cynthia Stech ’53 (6/4/2018)

Lois Greenblott ’54 (9/23/2018)

Karen Walker Baty ’55 (4/9/2018)

Ruth Hite Schafer ’56 (4/27/2018)

Marilyn Cherry ’56 (9/5/2018)

Roland Jones ’56 (9/7/2018)

Mollie Justice ’57 (7/13/2018)

Sylvia Rosenberg ’58 (8/15/2018)

Robert Boren ’59 (1/25/2018)

Robert “Bob” Doak, ’55 (6/19/2018)

Robert Fabian Cowan ’53 (11/15/18)
Elizabeth “Betsy” Nida Noethlich  ’55 (1/15/19)

Class of 1960-1969

Barbara Duffey Roesler ’60 (1/9/2018)

David A. Parsons ’61 (1/25/2018)

Marc Lowy ’63 (5/10/2018)

Barbara Reed ’63 (9/4/2018)

Wendy J. Podell Galan ’67 (4/6/2018)

Carole Glick Dorskind ’63 (7/1/18)

Alan Steven Gutter ’66 (1/25/19)

Class of 1970-1979

James Carr ’70 (8/6/2018)

Nancy L. Hackett Hansberger ’71 (2/1/2017)

Patrick J. Costello ’75 (4/19/2017)

Dan Zacks ’77 (8/1/2017)

Kimberly M. Mohr ’78 (2/15/2017)

Kenneth A. Leach ’74 (10/7/2018)

Everett “Christopher” Keith Williams ’70 (12/1/18)

Class of 1980-1989

Jack Van Keuren, II ’80 (3/19/2017)

Tammy Price Woods ’80 (12/20/2017)

Carol S. Calkins Pfreim ’82 (2/16/2017)

Lisa Goldsby Salvato ’82 (6/20/2017)

Jay Hornberger ’88 (4/16/2018)

Steve S. Tusberg ’89 (2/15/2017)

Steven Aurnou, ’87 (12/15/18)


Class of 1990-1999

Alexander Furuta ’95 (7/22/2017)

Dustin Dobos ’97 (5/24/2017)

Class of 2000-2009

Ellina Sayfullin ’04 (5/19/2017)

Andrew Good ’04 (2/28/2018)

Sam Greenberg ’07 (2/5/2017)

William Parker ’09 (6/14/2018)

Phillip Lamar Brown ’06 (3/3/2018)

Lindsey Dargusch Jenkins ’02, (11/27/18)