Class notes



’14 Caitlyn Maksymiak and Ben McClure, on Jan. 2, 2016. Caitlyn is a SASS Therapist at Pioneer Center for Human Services, McHenry, Ill.

’15 Sara Spicer and ’15 Josh Radell, on Jan. 2, 2016.

’15 Lauren Susong and Arvin Fontarum, on Jan. 2, 2016. Lauren is the Director of Student Activities at Newman University.

Baby Jets

Adopted by ’10 Ashley Myers and Jim Howard, a daughter, Honora “Nora” Jean, on May 28, 2015.

Born to ’14 Katy (Costello) and ’15 Will Durant, a son, Benjamin Leo, on Dec. 31, 2015.

Class Notes

’79 Michael Saunders is a retired national sales manager at KMS Distributors LLC.

’03 Josh Chilson, J.D., has been elected to the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He will serve a two-year term representing about 4,000 lawyers in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

’03 George Newton is a substitute teacher in the Putnam City School District in Oklahoma City, Okla.

’05 Brenda Keeler is director of development for StepStone and Dear Neighbor Ministries in Wichita.

’08 Wanda Jacques is an elementary bookkeeper/ accountant at Maize South Elementary School in Maize, Kan.

’10 Amber Pyatt is the director of nursing at Southwestern College, Wichita.

’11 Melissa Winter Gillenwater was named Outstanding New Teacher of the Year for the Diocese of Wichita. Melissa teaches at Christ The King Catholic School.

’11 Anna Hess is a registered nurse at Via Christi, Wichita.

’14 Kayla Chamberlain is a certified occupational therapy assistant at Keystone Learning Services in Ozawkie, Kan.


’36 Evarista Durler, ASC, on Dec. 12, 2015. A professed Adorer for 82 years, she graduated from St. John’s Academy and attended Sacred Heart College. She was 99.

’37 Bernetta Sigg, ASC, on Nov. 25, 2015. She taught English at Sacred Heart College for more than 15 years, and wrote poetry, especially haiku. She was a professed Adorer for 80 years, and died at age 99.

44 Eunice (Klenke) Schaapveld, on Jan. 4, 2016.

’44 Lillian Stecklein, ASC, on Aug. 23, 2015. She was a professed Adorer for 74 years, and died at 91.

’48 Kathryn R. (Clarahan) Griesinger, sister of ’43 Patricia (Clarahan) Zebert, on Nov. 14, 2015.

Thomas Shellenberger, brother of ’55 Shari (Shellenberger) Rodden, ’62 Nicki (Shellenberger) Lies, and ’78 Kathryn (Shellenberger) Veal, on Sept. 17, 2015.

’57, ’62 Celine Hasenfratz, ASC, on Sept. 22, 2015. She was a professed Adorer for 52 years.

’64 Mary Margaret (Williams) Orsman- Kelch, on Dec. 4, 2015.

’67 Karen Louise (Forward) Tchokoev, on Oct. 1, 2015.

’68 Marilyn (Vestring) Hein, on Oct. 21, 2015. Her family includes her son ’01 Robert Hein, daughter-in-law ’02 Renee (Soukup) Hein, Ph.D.., brother ’71 Vincent Vestring, and sister ’66 Vicki Vestring Weldon.

’69 Gemma Hellman, ASC, on Sept. 26, 2015.

Louis J. Hotze, brother of ’69 Bernadette Hotze, ASC, on Dec. 14, 2015.

Leah Mae Stepanek, mother of ’72 Mary Beth (Stepanek) Jendel and ’75 Carole (Stepanek) Pracht, on Nov. 14, 2015.

’74 Wilbur Weedin, on Oct. 15, 2015.

James H. Maybrier Sr., father of ’78 Rev. Michael Maybrier, on Nov. 10, 2015.

’84 Wesley Helena, M.D., on Dec. 6, 2015.

’95 Roger Robben, on Nov. 30, 2015.

’96 Betty Trimble, on Nov. 3, 2015.



Alan Shepherd, on Aug. 22, 2015. Shepherd coached women’s soccer at Newman from 2001- 2004.

Linda Unrein, on Feb. 14, 2016. As manager of telecommunications at Newman for many years Unrein was the “Voice of Newman University.”

Rose Therese Bahr, ASC, on Feb. 18, 2016. Sister Rose Therese served as
a Newman professor of nursing, academic dean of clinical nursing, and most recently, four-term member of the Newman Board of Trustees.