Philip Dake Church, distinguished editor, poet, and teacher, dies in Gambier
P hilip Dake Church, a professor of English at Kenyon since 1963, died at his home in Gambier on June 17. He was sixty-three.
As a dynamic teacher and critic, and as an editor and a poet, Church was a revered figure in the long literary tradition at the College and among generations of alumni.
A native of Girard, Ohio, Church received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, where he was a teaching fellow from 1961 to 1963. His dissertation, later published, was The Nature and Mythological Poems of George Meredith.
While an undergraduate, Church received the coveted Avery Hopwood Poetry Prize. In his first year of graduate school he went on to win the prestigious Major Hopwood Award for literature.
At the invitation of the distinguished scholar Denham Sutcliffe, Church joined the Kenyon faculty in 1963. There he developed a passionate style of teaching that left its mark on all who heard him. "He would do a very courageous thing," says writer David Bergman. "He would show the students exactly how he was thinking, feeling, wondering, never afraid to show the boundaries of knowledge. He taught us how to enlarge the field of discourse."
"For many generations of Kenyon students, Phil's courses have been legendary," says Associate Professor of English Kim McMullen. "We are really going to miss him."
In 1983, Church became editor of The Kenyon Review, serving proudly as editor and coeditor until 1988. "He steered the Review with a clear vision, both steadily and wisely," says current editor and Associate Professor of English David H. Lynn '76. "During his distinguished tenure as editor, Phil Church cared passionately about the craft and spirit of literature. His own fine poetry reveals that precision and passion in every line."
Church's craft as a poet was an inspiration to student writers. While teaching at Kenyon the poet completed The Fire Round the Garden, Poems 1970-75, and the long poem Furnace Harbor: A Rhapsody of the North Country, published in 1988. Furnace Harbor has been compared with the longer poems of Hart Crane for its lyrical power, and with Robinson Jeffers's work for its evocation of place.
Among many honors, Philip Church twice received the College's Senior Cup, given by students for excellence in teaching. In 1996, Kenyon awarded him the Philander Chase medal for his more than twenty-five years of service to the College. For several summers, he was invited to serve as guest editor at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in Vermont.
Church is survived by his wife, Barbara Beintum Church of Gambier; two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Church of Gambier and Brooke Church Kolosna of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two grandsons, Carl Philip and Evan James Kolosna, both of Chapel Hill; a sister, Elizabeth Kline of Youngstown; a brother, William Church of Holmes Beach, Florida; and five nieces and three nephews.
A public memorial service, which all alumni, friends, and students are invited to attend, will be held on campus this fall. Details will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 12, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
Paul Titus, last of William Foster Peirce's appointments, is dead at ninety-three
P aul M. Titus H'72, Edwin Stanton Professor of Economics Emeritus, died on April 19, 1998, at his home in Gambier following a long illness. A resident of the village since 1933, he was ninety-three and, until recently, an active member of the community.
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Titus was a graduate of Oberlin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, after which he was hired by Kenyon President William Foster Peirce to joined the College's economics department. Titus and his wife, Catherine, arrived at Kenyon in the fall of 1933, and he became one of just twenty-five faculty members in the entire College.
In an address to a reunion of the Kenyon classes of 1939, 1940, and 1941in 1995, Titus remembered that the 1930s were a difficult time for the College. "Kenyon's problems were directly related to the Great Depression, which, by 1933, had caused 25 percent of the work force to be unemployed. In 1930, the College's enrollment was 255, which included 85 freshmen and 32 seniors. Clearly Kenyon, dependent largely on student income to meet expenses, was in deep financial trouble."
Among Peirce's remedies was a temporary 40-percent reduction in faculty salaries, but both the College and the faculty were to survive the depths of the Depression intact. While Titus recalled the Peirce years with fondness, he was clearly a man of the era of Peirce's successor, President Gordon Keith Chalmers, when, as he noted, "an entirely new and different approach to enhancing Kenyon's position in the academic world was initiated."
In the years following Chalmers's appointment in 1937, Titus was a leading figure in the revitalized faculty. Revered on campus for his abilities in the classroom, he was also a sought-after lecturer in off-campus venues, including American Economic Association meetings and the Ohio University Economics Workshops for high-school teachers. He was also active for many years as a member of the Planning Committee of the College Entrance Examination Board.
When Titus retired in 1972 after a thirty-nine-year teaching career, Kenyon awarded him an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. The citation for that degree read, in part: "You have enlightened ten student generations in the often dark mysteries of your discipline and, in so doing, you have civilized the barbarous cupidity of those who think solely in terms of material gain. . . . We who have known you at Kenyon consider being your colleagues, friends, and students one of the most important events of our lives."
Following his retirement, Titus was active as a community volunteer. He was an organizer of the Knox County Metropolitan Housing Authority, an agency that receives money from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to subsidize the rental costs of low-income people. He was also active with RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Titus was predeceased by his wife, Catherine, in 1994. He is survived by two daughters, Miriam Titus Wickham (whose husband is Albert Wickham '52) and Ann Titus; a son, Charles Titus; twelve grandchildren (including Jennifer Wickham '89); and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Roger J. Price 1932 on April 10, 1998. He was eighty-eight and a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Roger was a member of Psi Upsilon at Kenyon. He went on earn a degree in engin-eering from Wayne State University. Roger worked as an industrial sales engineer for Mobil Oil Company for forty-one years until his retirement.
Roger is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, Patricia and Pamela; and a son, Peter.
William R. Overbeck 1933 on September 3, 1997. He was eighty-seven and a resident of Miami, Florida.
Bill was a member of Beta Theta Pi at Kenyon. He graduated from Northwestern University before going on to the Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from which he graduated in 1941. Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later became a sales manager and partner in the real estate and loan firm of Lee and Williams in Miami Beach, Florida.
Bill is survived by his wife, Elinor; a daughter, Mead Overbeck; a son, William H. Overbeck; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tropical Flowering Tree Society, Fairchild Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami 33256 or The Kampong, 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133.
Benjamin A. Park '35 on January 24, 1998, after a prolonged illness. He was eighty-six and a resident of Vero Beach, Florida.
A member of the golf team and Delta Kappa Epsilon at Kenyon, Ben graduated with a degree in philosophy. He served in the 103rd Coast Artillery for six months during World War II. Ben was employed as southern sales manager and a manufacturer's representative by Westinghouse Electric Corporation before his retirement in 1972.
Ben was very active in the Kenyon Alumni Association, serving as class agent in the late 1980s. He was a member of the American Seniors International Golf Team and a member emeritus of the Seniors Golf Association.
Ben is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters; a son; and several grandchildren.
Morgan A. Poole '35 in December 1997. He was eighty-four and a resident of Detroit, Michigan.
At Kenyon, Morgan majored in history and graduated cum laude. His first job out of college was with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Jackson, Michigan. Morgan served in the U.S. Army for a year during World War II. He later went on to receive a master's degree in education in 1954 from Wayne State University and take up a position as a teacher of general science at South Lake Schools in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Morgan also served on the Extension Service faculty of the University of Michigan, working with the School of Education teaching graduate students. After retiring, he started an audiovisual business.
Morgan is survived by his wife, Patricia.
Donald S. Ferito '37 on September 24, 1997. He was eighty-one and a resident of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
Donald majored in biology at Kenyon and joined Sigma Pi. He worked as a metallurgist before going on to earn his law degree in 1947 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he ranked fourth in a class of forty-nine. Donald worked as a patent attorney for the U.S. Steel Corporation for thirty-five years and then entered private practice in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.
Donald is survived by his wife, M. Kathryn Evans Ferito; four daughters, Angela Dipner, Gracetta Mastandrea, Mary K. Hindes, and Mary Vestal; three sons, D. Stephen and George M. Ferito and Joseph Kassouf ; numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Pipes. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Robert J. McCallister '37 on March 2, 1998. He was eighty-one and a resident of Youngs-town, Ohio.
Bob, a member of Delta Phi, Senior Council, and the 1935 football team at Kenyon, gradu-ated with a degree in English. He served three years with the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a public-relations specialist, after which he taught marketing, public relations, and copy-writing classes at Youngstown State University. In 1952, Bob founded the R.J. McCallister Company, a national advertising agency and public-relations firm in Youngstown, where he remained until his retirement in 1995. He was also a member of the board of trustees of the Industrial Information Institute, where he served as president, vice president, and trustee for more than twenty years. Bob was also a member of several local community-affairs boards.
Bob is survived by his wife, Carolyn Peters McCallister; a daughter, Cathy McKay; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
William S. Hazard '39 on January 29, 1998. He was eighty and a resident of Grand Haven, Michigan.
At Kenyon, Bill was an economics major and a member of the Middle Kenyon Association. He entered the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Alaska before being assigned as a member of the faculty of the Field Artillery School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After the war, Bill worked as a sales manager with Adresso-graph/Multigraph Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1947 to 1972, when he moved to Grand Haven. He then joined the sales team at Clyde Hendrick, Inc. Realtors, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.
Bill, who was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Velte Hoxie Hazard, is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Hazard; two sons, Curtis and William Hazard Jr.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 524 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven 49417-1455.
Kenneth B. Ray 1941 on January 26, 1998. He was seventy-nine and a resident of Dallas, Texas.
Ken was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Kenyon. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Ken worked in Dallas for many years for the Russell Harrington Cutlery Company of Southbridge, Massachusetts.
Ken is survived by his wife, Mary Crawford Ray, and two daughters.
Burt C. Johnson '42 on February 23, 1998, of cardiac failure. He was seventy-seven and a resident of Mechanicsville, Maryland.
A biology major, Burt was a member of the baseball and football teams, the Kenyon Singers, the Photo Club, the Pre-Med Club, and Beta Theta Pi at Kenyon. He went on to medical school at McGill University, graduating in 1947. Burt then completed a residency in surgery at the former Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, New York, before joining the U.S. Navy in 1950. During his service, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, Presidential Unit Citation with one Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation, Naval Reserve Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, and the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. Burt served the Navy for thirty-two years as a physician, surgeon, and flight surgeon, retiring in 1982.
Burt, who was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Wood Mattingly Johnson, is survived by a daughter, Suzanne J. Schoeller; two sons, Corydon B. and Christopher R. Johnson; two stepdaughters, Robin E. Wood and Sandra M. Dyson; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1508, Solomons, Maryland 20688.
Carl W. Fuller Jr. '44 on September 10, 1997. He was seventy-five and a resident of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania.
Carl, who majored in chemistry, was a member of the swimming team and Delta Kappa Epsilon at Kenyon. He served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II before beginning his career in the coatings industry with Clifton Products Company. Carl served in various positions with a number of firms in the industry before joining Reichard-Coulston, Inc., from which he retired as technical man-ager in 1986. Among the many volunteer positions he held was the presidency of the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology. After his retirement, he was active as a con-sultant for the International Executives Service Corporation, acting as a volunteer to aid industries in Third World countries. In that capacity, Carl traveled with his wife, Margaret Guldager Fuller, to Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, India, Mexico, Peru, and Zimbabwe.
Carl is survived by his wife; two daughters, Janet Sacavage and Susan Franckel; two sons, Carl and Andrew Fuller; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Bucks County, 43 South Main Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901.
John D. Morehouse '47 on April 21, 1997. He was seventy-four and a resident of Clear-water, Florida.
John entered Kenyon in the fall of 1941 but left in 1942 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to the College in 1946, joined Delta Phi, and graduated with a degree in psychology. John then worked for a year as a salesman for the National Biscuit Company in Iowa before accepting a job as a correspondent for the Davenport Daily Times, where he remained for twenty years. In 1955, he became a silent partner in the Geneseo Advertising Service, which sponsored the radio program "Geneseo Speaks" and the weekly Henry County Advertiser. After several years, John became active in the enterprise, and he eventually assumed the duties of publisher of the Advertiser, a position he held until his retirement in 1985. Upon retirement, he moved aboard a yacht in Florida, earned a U.S. Coast Guard captain's licence, and served as captain aboard an island ferry in Florida for the Caladesi Connection, Inc.
John, who was twice divorced, leaves no immediate survivors.
Richard G. Taggart 1948 on November 20, 1997. He was sixty-nine and a resident of Homosassa Springs, Florida.
Dick, a member of Delta Tau Delta while at Kenyon, went on to graduate from Seton Hall University in 1950. He then became an operations clerk for the Port of New York Authority, working with Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. In 1963, Dick became the manager of compensation for the CIBA Corporation. He later joined the Textron Corporation in Florida, where he was an executive in the personnel department for thirteen years before his retirement.
Dick was the a member of the third generation of his mother's family to attend the College, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Rev. Frank R. Jones 1897 B'01, and uncle, Frank T. Jones '35.
Dick, who was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Cyphers Taggart, is survived by a daugh-ter, Susan Taggart Cherepon; a son, Richard G. Taggart Jr.; and four grandchildren.
John E. Zeller '49 on May 2, 1998. He was seventy-one and a resident of Naples, Florida.
At Kenyon, where he majored in history, Jack was active in athletics, student government, and Alpha Delta Phi. He served in the miliary for a several months in 1950 before being discharged for medical reasons. Jack then went into sales with Marsh Wall Products in Dover, Ohio, after which he began his career in the insurance and investment business follow-ing graduation from the Life Insurance Manage-ment School in Connecticut. He first worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Florida, then moved back to Dover to open the Miller and Zeller Life Insurance Agency. Jack worked for several other agencies until he retired in the late 1980s and opened a Heavenly Ham franchise with his son Norman.
Jack is survived by his former wife, Patricia Bernard Zeller Burghard; his companion, Celestine Ann Hasty; five daughters, Trisha Zeller James, Michele Zeller Geigle, Mary Zeller Routson, Jane Zeller Wynen, and Amy Zeller Neubert; two sons, Norman D. II and John E. Zeller Jr; and twelve grandchildren.
Jules M. Kluger '54 on December 21, 1996, of cancer. He was sixty-three and a resident of Denver, Colorado.
A biology major at Kenyon, Jules was active in soccer, WKCO, and the Middle Kenyon Association. He went on to receive his medical degree from the State University of New York College of Medicine in 1958 and then com-pleted his internship and residency in child and adult psychiatry at the University of Chicago Hospitals. From 1963 to 1965, Jules served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. In 1965, he was appointed to the staff of the National Jewish Hospital in Denver as a child psychiatrist, and he eventually opened his own practice. Jules was active in the community, including work-ing with the homeless and coaching youth soccer teams.
Jules is survived by his wife, Claire Dick Kluger; a daughter, Hava; two sons, Benzi and Avi; four children from an earlier marriage, Rachel, Dan, Benjamin, and Joel; and four grandchildren.
Phil A. Roy 1954 on June 27, 1997. He was sixty-four and a resident of Mesa, Arizona.
Phil, who majored in English, was a member of the Archon Society and the swim team at Kenyon. He left in 1952 to join the U.S. Air Force and then continued his education at Kent State University, receiving his degree in 1957. Phil later went on to receive a master's degree in English from the University of Arizona in 1968, followed by a master's degree in public administration in 1984. He was a dedicated and respected teacher in the Tucson Schools for twenty-three years before heart disease forced his retirement in 1982.
Phil is survived by his wife, Harriet Roy, and two sons, Paul and Steven Roy.
Roger L. Scherck 1957 on October 20, 1997, of a heart attack. He was sixty-two and a resident of Belleville, Illinois.
Roger attended Kenyon until 1955. He went on to graduate with from the Washington Uni-versity School of Law in 1959. Roger practiced law for many years in St. Louis, Missouri, and Belleville until retiring in 1989. For more than a decade, until 1992, he was a professor at Belleville Area College, teaching philosophy, political science, and criminal justice. Roger was also the author of several books on philos-ophy and poetry. Since the early 1980s, he had been chairman of the Belleville Area Arts Commission.
Roger is survived by his mother, Marjorie L. Levitt; his wife, Mariva Dorman Scherck; two daughters, Laura Scherck Fizek and Mariva Scherck Cox; three sons, Randall F. and Roger L. Scherck Jr. and Curt J. Rodenmeyer; and nine grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Jacque G. LeMone 1959 on March 20, 1998. He was sixty-one and a resident of Columbia, Missouri.
Jacque, who was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma while at Kenyon, went on to receive a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri in 1962. He became a territory salesman for the Skelly Oil Company in 1965 and worked there for many years. Jacque retired from Missouri State Uni-versity, where he was business manager of the athletic department.
Jacque is survived by his wife, Priscilla LeMone; a daughter, Jacqueline A. LeMone; and a son, Gordon D. LeMone.
John L. Stanley '60 on February 24, 1998, of amyloid heart disease. He was sixty and a resident of Riverside, California.
At Kenyon, John was a political-science major and a member of the Dramatic Club, the Hill Players, the Judicial Board, and the Archon Society. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 1966. John joined the faculty of the University of California at Riverside in 1965 and remained there until his death. A specialist in political theory, he was considered one of the best teachers in the department and on the campus. John was the associate director of the University of California Education Abroad Program's study center in London from 1996 to 1997. When he returned to California in the summer of 1997, he was named chairman of the Depart-ment of Political Science. John was the author of several books, including The Sociology of Virtue: The Political and Social Theories of Georges Soral, and he was completing a book on Karl Marx's theory of nature at the time of his death.
John is survived by his wife, Charlotte Colony Stanley; two daughters, Andrea and Margo Stanley; and a son, John "Jay" Stanley. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of California at Riverside Foundation, for the John Stanley Scholarship Fund, at 252 Highlander Hall, University of California, Riverside 92521.
W. Edwin Stanley III 1960 in 1997. He was sixty and a resident of Red Bank, New Jersey.
Ed was a member of Psi Upsilon at Kenyon. He served in the National Guard in 1961 before entering the insurance business. Ed worked in business sales for Liberty Mutual and then went on to the Marine Underwriters Agency in 1970. He started at the latter agency as a broker and moved up to director, vice president, and finally president of the company.
Ed is survived by his wife, Betsy Stanley; a daughter, Lindsay Stanley; and a son, Cooper Stanley.
Stephen S. Werth '67 on January 31, 1998. He was fifty-six and a resident of Libertyville, Illinois.
Steve served in the U.S. Army and Naval Reserves prior to attending Kenyon. After graduating with a major in English, he went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Pittsburgh, Penn-sylvania. Steve assisted in founding, and became the first president of, the Pittsburgh Alumni Association. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in pharmaceutical sales for the Zemmer Company. Steve then went on to be the manager of sales service at ITT Harper and associate media director with Campbell-Mithun. Beginning in 1974, he was account executive on all Amoco Motorists Services with D'Arcy-MacManus and Masisus.
Steve is survived by his mother, Jeanne Werth; a son, Stephen "Shep" Worth; two brothers, Mark and Christian Werth; and a sister, Christina Werth.
William B. Barnes '68 on December 2, 1997, of a heart attack. He was fifty-one and a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
An English major at Kenyon, Bill played soccer during his first two years at Kenyon and won Merit List recognition all four years. He went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. Bill had been a consultant with the Public Policy Commission in Philadelphia and a media consultant.
Bill is survived by his mother, Virginia Barnes.
Kyle L. Farren '74 on December 13, 1997. She was forty-five and a resident of Bay Village, Ohio.
A magna cum laude graduate with a major in studio art, Kyle won Merit List recognition for three years and the Art Prize in her senior year. Upon graduation, she went to work for Guest Advertising in Cleveland, Ohio. Kyle was one of the first in the company to master and apply CAD technology for client accounts. She remained at Guest as a graphic artist until 1996, when she went into business for herself.
Kyle is survived by her father, Robert Farren, and a brother, Douglas Farren. Memorial contributions may be made to Al Keran Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, 1000 East Edger-ton Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147.
William G. Antenucci '78 on August 25, 1997, of cancer. He was forty-one and a resident of Warren, Ohio.
Bill, a member and president of the Archon Society at Kenyon, graduated with a degree in political science. A mechanical contractor, he was the president and owner of Antenucci, Inc., for twenty years.
Bill is survived by his mother, Betty Wolfe Antenucci; his wife, Brenda J. Antenucci; two sons, Nicholas J. and Anthony W. Antenucci; a daughter, Laura M. Antenucci; four brothers, Thomas C., Joseph W., Robert P., and John F.; and three sisters, Betsy Kuhn and Peggy and Christina Antenucci. Memorial contributions may be made to Trumbull Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, 1350 East Market Street, Warren 44483; Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 3020 Reeves Road North, Warren 44483-0361; or Notre Dame College of Ohio, 4545 College Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44121-4293.
Louise Mooney Collins '82 on November 28, 1997, of cancer. She was thirty-seven and a resident of Berkley, Michigan.
Louise majored in English at Kenyon and spent a semester in Italy studying art and Italian. After graduation, she joined Gale Research, a Detroit, Michigan, reference-book company where she edited books on English literature and drama. Louise spent thirteen years there working as an assistant editor, then editor. In 1994 she was married, and her daughter was born the following year. When she was seven months pregnant, Louise learned she had breast cancer. Despite treatment, the cancer later returned. During her illness, she compiled a journal to be passed down to her daughter after her death. Her husband, David Collins, says, "She wanted to make sure she told her story to her daughter, that her daughter would have her mother's words, after her mother was gone."
Louise is survived by her mother, Dorothy Walton Mooney; her husband; a daughter, Robin R. Collins; and two brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society, 2752 West Bennington Road, Owosso, Michigan 48867-9748; Berkley Library, 3155 Coolidge Highway, Berkley 48072-1689; or the Detroit Zoological Society, P.O. Box 8237, Royal Oak, Michigan 48068.
Nels O. Roningen 1996 on March 24, 1998. He was twenty-four and a resident of Arlington, Virginia.
An English major, Nels was involved with the Croquet Club, the Kenyon Film Society, and The Messenger while at Kenyon. He suffered an automobile accident after his junior year and transferred to George Mason University upon his recovery. Nels was a senior at George Mason, majoring in English.
Nels is survived by his parents, Vernon and Jane Roningen.
T. Grace Kidd on March 10, 1998, following a long illness. She was seventy-one years old and a resident of Seal Beach, California.
Kidd retired from Kenyon in 1984 after suffer-ing a stroke. During her twenty-seven years at the College, she served in various capacities in the accounting office. Kidd held the title of accounting supervisor from February 1957 until March 1983, when she accepted the position of special projects and reports accountant.
Kidd is survived by a son, Richard Kidd; two grandsons; two brothers, George Beever and Wayne Beever; and two sisters, Ruth Mauger and Irene Burbee.
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