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Licking Heights Alumni Association, Inc.
Preserving the Past for the Promise of a Future
P.O. Box 77
Summit Station, Ohio 43073
Steve Wood, President
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Deceased Alumni
This is where we honor and remember our beloved Alumni that are deceased. May they rest in peace.



Judd Reese, 64, passed away February 13, 2019, in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, after a twenty-four month battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme. He was surrounded by his loving family members as well as many of his dear and compassionate friends.

Judd was born October 7, 1954, in Columbus, Ohio. He was a graduate of Licking Heights High School, Summit Station, Ohio, where he was a member of the varsity football, wrestling, and track teams, setting a state record in the pole vault. He graduated from The Ohio State University with dual degrees in Transportation & Logistics and Aviation Management. He established Reese Transportation, Inc. in 2005 with his wife, Jeanne, and successfully sold the business in December 2018.

Judd was passionate about OSU Buckeye football, music, woodworking, and his beloved 1950 Ford F1 truck, which he lovingly restored with dear friends and took for a final drive in October 2018. He had his private pilot's license. He had an amazing sense of humor and would want everyone to know he was a Kentucky Colonel, Maker's Mark Ambassador, and even the "elected" mayor of a ship called the Avalonia. Judd loved traveling the world with friends and family. He loved spending time with his daughters, supporting Paige in every marathon she ran and Morgan as she established her life near Seattle, Washington. Judd and Jeanne were active members at Southeast Christian Church and participated in Gilda's Club Kentuckiana, which brought great comfort and support to them.

Judd was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Marjorie (nee Ginbey) Reese, and sister Kyle Reese. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne Elaine Reese (nee Filler), twin daughters Paige Elaine Reese (Josh McCoy) and Morgan (Nathan) Andrews, brothers Jeff (Rae) Reese, Durk (Chris) Reese, sisters and brothers-in-law Sandy and David Boles, Debbie and John O'Neill, and beloved nieces and nephews.


Charles "Kelly" Starr, age 92, passed in Lexington, OH on March 22, 2019. Born in Summit Station, OH on August 30, 1926. Kelly graduated from Summit Station High School in 1944, and attended The Ohio State University. A proud Veteran, he served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He made a career managing the Starr Pure Oil Gas Station at the corner of Route 16 East and Summit Road and was the co-owner of Capitol Realty Company. He lived his latter years in Newark, OH. Kelly is remembered fondly by his family and friends as intelligent, free thinker, true individual, patriotic, great whistler, and a really great guy! Kelly never knew a stranger and could carry on with anyone like an old friend. Every morning he sat with his straw hat, bath robe, cup of coffee, newspaper, and between the crossword puzzle and a game of solitaire, he'd judge how his day was going to go! His laugh and penchant for story-telling, will be greatly missed. He also attended funerals, whether he knew the person or not - if he read it and it sounded interesting or he felt no one would be there...or everyone would be there...he went! Preceded in death by parents C. Wellington and Mary (Wheatley) Starr, sister Mary Evelyn (Maurice) Cahill, brother Harry Starr, and son Steven Starr. Survived by loving and patient wife of 68 years, Donna (Chapin) Starr; daughter, Brenda (Darrell) Starr-Jude; son, Timothy Starr; sister, Mamie Chesser (William); sister-in-law, Margie Starr; grandchildren, Laura and Christopher Estandia, Chase (Hannah) Starr, Joseph (Aubree) Jude, Nathaniel (Julia) Jude, Rebecca (Ben) Newmeyer; and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services Inc


Tony Powell, age 59 of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 9, 1959 in Columbus to the late George and Martha (DeVore) Powell. Tony was employed by Columbus Diesel Supply with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1016 and the San Toy Circus Hunting Club. Tony loved fishing, carpentry, and was also an artist. He enjoyed golfing in the K of C Golf League, pitching horseshoes, and dart league.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna (Douglas) Powell; children, Ryan (Jessica) Powell, of Lancaster, Misty Powell, of Pleasantville, Dawn (Shane) McNichols, of Lancaster, Donald (Lindsey) Russell, of Lancaster, and Douglas (Franchesca) Russell, of New Lexington; 15 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 3 brothers; 1 sister; 4 step brothers; 1 step sister; several nieces and nephews.

Clarence Edwin “Ed” Arnett, age 61, of Somerset, Ohio, passed away at his home on Monday, July 9, 2018 after fighting a brave battle against cancer, surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born on August 13, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio to the late Francis Marian and Mary Alice Arnett. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Paula Arnett, his daughter Laura (Jess) Arnett, two granddaughters Hannah and Toby Arnett, brothers Kyle Garrison, Dale Yarger, Sonny Tiller, and Jeff Arnett, sister Linda McDonald, sister-in-law Melissa Stamper, brother -in-law Timothy Moss, special cousin Tim Lowe, as well as many close, lifelong friends who he considered family. In addition to his parents, Ed is preceded in death by his sister Diatra “Dee Dee” Wild and best friend Greg Atwood.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Full Armor of God Baptist Church, 14454 E. Broad Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43063, with Pastor Robert McCormack officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to the church or to his family.

Ricky Allen Klema, 66, of Alexandria, passed away suddenly at his home on August 9, 2018. He was born July 18, 1952, in Columbus, son of the late William Ned and Mary Ellen (Williams) Klema. He was a 1970 graduate of Licking Heights H.S., served honorably in the US Navy for 8 years, and was a graduate of Columbus State Community College with an A.A.S. degree in Accounting. He retired after a 25 year career with the Franklin County Sherriff’s office. Since his “retirement” he has also worked as a trainer at the Ohio Fire Academy, FEMA and currently was working with the Licking County Child Support Agency.
Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, was a member of the Johnstown Sportsman’s club, and the Summit Station United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving family, his wife Cassandra, whom he married on June 10, 2010, his children: Brandy (Mike) Molinet, Rebecca Klema, step-daughter Deni (Peter Komula) Rowley; grandchildren: Britni Dennison, Jacob and Christian Molinet, Bryan Klema, Alexis (George Booth) Molinet, Breanna Copley and Brandy Klema; his great grandchild Avery Klema; his siblings: Karen (Charles) Wagner, Steve (Joyce) Klema, Timothy (Cathy) Klema, Ted (Cathy) Klema, several nieces and nephews and his former wife Barbara Blanton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Bill Klema and step-daughter Amber Rowley.

Cameron "Cammie" Christine Brown, age 34, of Reynoldsburg and a 2003 graduate of Licking Heights. She is survived by her daughter, 5 year old Payton Christine Brown whom she loved beyond words. She would hate she was taken away from her daughter; mother, Sonya (Eli) Matalon of Reynoldsburg who will never be the same without her; father, Mike Brown of Blacklick; brother, Michael (Megan) Brown of London, Ohio who will miss her dearly; sister, Marsha Goings of Pataskala; stepbrother, Joe Matalon of Charleston WV; nephew twins, Michael and Mason Brown; nephew, Cody Wickman; niece, Talise Spyrgeon; and an outpouring of family and friends. Cameron served in the Army 8th Ordnance Company Fort Brag, NC from Jan 2006 to Sept 2010 as an ammunition specialist. She spent 15 months in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service. After Cameron's tour in Iraq was over, she deployed to Korea for 15 months. Cameron was awarded numerous awards including Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd award) Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. Cameron was a dare devil and adventurous with a beautiful heart. Her beautiful smile and laughter was contagious!

Daniel Wayne McDonnell, Class of 1969, left this Earth to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Daniel was born October 20, 1951, to the late Gerald Wayne McDonnell and Frankie Marie (Dunford) Bacorn in Columbus; also, preceded in death by his stepfather, William S. Bacorn. Dan was a 1969 graduate of Licking Heights High School and a member of its Alumni Association. He was a member of Pataskala Grace Brethren Church and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Dan retired in 2007 after 33 years of dedicated service to the State as a machinist for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Perfecting his craft, Dan designed and built numerous and complicated illusions performed over many years by him and his family as Dare to Dream: A Magical Experience around the Central Ohio area. Dan was a DJ, an avid antique train collector, a passionate OSU Football fan, and World’s Best Papaw – confirmed by all who saw the love he exuded and joy he experienced when surrounded by his grandchildren, whenever possible. Dan’s light shines on in the trainsets he gifted to each new grandchild, and the leaf piles he raked for play at the annual October family gathering; his laugh carries on along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and down the backroads where motorcyclists favor the open breeze. Dan’s energy will be ever-present during Buckeye Football games, home and away, though now he watches in anticipation with a better view. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen McDonnell; children, Meghan (Josh) Martin, Matthew (Karina) McDonnell, Mary Beth (Benjamin) Lee, and Rose Molnar; grandchildren, Ayden, Ella, Spencer, Atticus, Grace, Adelyn, Alice, and Annabelle; brothers, Steve, Randall (Kay), Jonathan; sister, Kelli (Gary) McCall; and his beloved dog Beau.


Class of:
1923 Layton Wine
1930 Rosanna Owens Appleman, Olivia Slonaker
1930 Francis Slonaker (2003)
1930 Lee M Layton
1931 Fred (Ted ) Appleman (1994)
1931 Ronald Eyman, Helen Osborn Angell
1932 Richard Baker
1933 Mildred Appleman Gieseck, Fleda Axline Johnston, Charles A. "Charlie" Wright
1934 Emerson McIntosh, Paul Strahm (husband of Anna Mary Brown Strahm-36), Madonna Russell Cowell
1935 Cecil Tipton
1936 Anna Mary Brown Strahm
1937 Lotta Pool Warthen, Clara 'Shortie' Appleman
1938 Claribel Russell Brennan
1938 Edwin Dale Houck
1939 Atha Green Donavan (mother of Jim, John), Emerson Shoaf, Ruth E. Landrum Calvert
1940 Ernestine Knoderer, John Brown, Samuel Dean, Inez Gieseck, John Houck, Jean Landrum, Patricia Price, Harold Turner, Wendell Garee, Betty Moore Runkle, Anna Poff Walter, Ruth Marie Wittman Krumm, Virginia Rae Houck
1941 Fred Walter, Ed Morrison, Mary 'Jones' Morrison, Vivian Shoaf Gleckler
1942 Mary Evelyn Starr Cahill, Dorothy Strait, Ralph Eugene Blair, Mary Eleanor (Morrison) Wineland
1943 Kenneth Kuehner, Betty Swinning Power, George Houck, Robert O.W. Moore
1944 Lucille Henderlick Christy, Marcella (Rhodeback) Cady, William Robert Crone, Leo Fravel, Charles "Kelly" Starr
1945 Clytus Hewitt, Gloria Brown Bailey
1946 Harold Irion, Thomas Wine, Marjorie R. Ginbey Reese, Paul "Buck" Bakenhaster, Robert Emerson Smith, Janice Kredell Wilson
1947 Paul Brown, Francis "Doc" Lewis, Gladys Looker Howell Brisker, Mary Alice Shough, Joseph V. Camden, Audrey (Carrick) Miller McBeth, Lou "Ann" (Roby) Cordell
1948 Margaret Wittman Suver, Francis Martin Strait, Billie (Kathleen) Fravel
1949 Wilma Jean Randall Turner, Leo Howell , John Edward Harr, Howard Fravel, Ralph E. Hoffman
1950 Mable Wolcott Cheadle, James Mount, Eileen Krumm Kirpatrick, Clarence Ray Laughlin, James Earl Fries, Jane Ann Layton Wittman, Donna Carsey Stinger
1951 Darlene Baker Butler
1952 Don Bruner, Phoebe Thompson, Donald L. Phillips, Betty Monaghan Barrett, Cora Eleanor Laughlin Morey
1953 Dale Wolcott, Bill Knight, Vaughn Ware, Bob Wilt, Marlyn Appleman Burr, William (Bill) Lines, Harold Lines, Esther Dodderer Baker, Norma Shannon Wheeler
1954 Jerry Phillips (1998), Roger Wine, Max Winters, Joe Person, Bill Major, Marjorie Conners Stires
1955 Darrell Short (1999), Betty Schuler Hall, Bill Dodderer, Billie Shaw, George Louis Powell Sr
1956 Bill Green, Jim Washburn, Marion Grimm Armstrong, Bruce J. Baird, Connie MacIntosh Fravel
1957 John Price, Jim Vickers, Leroy Minor, Bill Hottle, Lyle Sells, Bob Wittman, Ronald L. Gieseck
1958 June Swanser McNerlin, Margaret Arter, Jerry Donavan, Virginia Neal, Barbara Osborn Boehm, Stewart Frederick Stock, M.D, Kelly Snook, Ralph M. "Buck" Haegele, Nancy Marie Stires, Bob Moore, Sandra Sells Bell, George Schuler
1959 Elsie Bauerle, Larry Phalen, Eva Rosemary Laughlin, Dorothy Ann Deaver Phillips, Deanna Duboe Wittman
1960 John Stewart, Shirley Beekman Knight, Joseph Alvin Minor
1961 Billie Sherrylynn Davis, Richard Morgan, William Edward Klema Jr
1962 Donna Foor, Phillip Angevine, Shirley Border Wagy, Shirley Allen Williamson Sparks, Rheta McMillen, Stemen Boyd, Palmer Ball, Glen Richard Thivener
1963 Johnnie Michael Lewis, Rev. Gary Dale Stires
1964 Robert Dennis Green, Connie Todd, James Kellett, James Robinson, Jiggs Shannon, Michael Swinning, Vella Jean Gregory, Frank Powell, Vella Jean Gregory, Loretta J. Pack, Ruth Ann Angell-Joyce
1965 Dr. Mark William Stock, Betty Notter Smith, Anna Pietrowski, Rose Lewis, Judy Haney, Theron L. Morrison, Charles A. "Butch" Haegele, Dr. Ronald J. Hopkins, Ronnie Moore, Elaine Ball, Keith Schuler
1966 Steve Booker (4/4/92), Neala Carpenter Hopkins, Mitch Daniels, Nancy Souder Sheldon-Klick
1967 Derril Swinning, Debby (McIntosh) Haegele, Jerry Lee Brossman, Kathleen (Grosse) Wycoff, Judy Huff, Roger Conner, Katherine M. Dixon (Friend), LaDonna (Wills) Parker-Clemons, Sharon Garrett Denis, Brenda Morrison
1968 David Lee Maze, Jim E. Freeman Jr., Robin Bush
1969 Eugene Gollihue, James Sammons, Tony M. Alldredge, Judy Starr Brown, Daniel W. McDonnell
1970 Robert Stout, Steve Alan Craig, Victoria J. Culp, Anita Crabtree Knecht, David Caldwell, Ricky Allen Klema
1971 Jerry Black, Ronald Huff, Sharlene Lowry Rollins, Ed Mackey, Debra Ann (Hartley) Nestor, Sue Freeman Sligh, Steven C. Starr, Sandra Zeune Harris, Trudy 'Jackie' Starr Peters, Bill Ortman, Terry Lee Lines
1972 Calvin Gore, Christy (Rader) Zimmerman, Monty Albert Cummings, Pattie J. Creech Napier, Diana Hobbs Clagg
1973 Judith Prater, Donna Moore Queen, Jeff McKnight, Marilyn Chan Simmons, Eddie Stamper, Terry L. Michels, Susan Park, Vicki D. West, Cathy Mentzer, Barbara Ann Tate, Judd Reese
1974 George Burns, Cindy Souder Schumaker, , Patricia Madden, Grover "Chip" Fraley III, John Patrick Hines, Clarence Edwin “Ed” Arnett
1975 Guy Chambers, Janet L. Husk, James “Jim” Lucas, Bradley Warner
1976 Kelly Ann Sipe, Sheila Darlene (Rowsey) Edmonds, Jon Wesley Starr, William Edward Sutherland, Jr, Jack William Hastilow
1977 Jim Hammond, Nick Hopper, Jenny McQreary, Chuck Hartley, Kyle "Keely" Reese Hartley
1978 - Dale Ramsey, Arlene ‘Shoemaker’. Madden, Ruth Ann Noel,Tony Powell
1979 -Charlton "Carl" Horton, Brian K. Mexicott, Katherine L. (Burnworth) Kinsey, Gloria Hager Newhart, Robin Lynn Hager Devary
1980 Karen Spurlock
1981 Troy E. Cook
1982 Jeffrey Joseph Kirchner, Charles Washington, Chaun Cahall
1983 Boyd Crutcher, Donald Van Horn, Richard Wisener
1985 Jay Baird, Sharon Winters Grewell, Charles P. Bullock
1986 Timothy Bryan DuBoe, Ronald J. Van Horn, Sonya Gibson Richardt
1987 Kim Donaldson, Michelle Varney
1988 Cheryl Davis, Thomas L. Demolet, William Lee Davis, Jennifer Dye Croghan
1989 Lisa Mackey Fitzgerald
1990 Tina Mackey
1992 Constance Hughes Roeder
1993 Barbara Burton
1994 Melissa Ann Butsko
1997 Michael Chaun Cassady
1998 Shannon Wilson, Gregory Moore, Linden V. Adkins
1999 Michele Lynn Keaton
2003 Cameron "Cammie" Christine Brown
2007 Shawn Mark Hall
2009 Emanuel Osei
2014 James Verlin Shaw
2016 Jon Vachio
Bus Driver--Judy Wedertz, Lavonne Hoffman (bus driver, wife of Ralph, mother of Vicki & Terre West and Mark, Jeff and Michael Hoffman)
Marilyn Sikora--Secretary at Licking Heights from 1969 to 1978
Teacher, Dale Eugene "Andy" Anderson