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rmber 3, 1993 The Message Monthly--for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 N a the tears and the sobs" when Turpin. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes n00es, addresses sought for Rex Mundi alumni and teach- Derek Payne Steve Waller Class of 1968 Mike O'Bryan Mundi High Valerie Tate Scott Mary E]len Klenck Ziliak Jerry Anderson Claudia DeviUex Samples have not Mary K. Sigward Ted Zirkelbach Barbara Smith Brack Larry Weber the Grand Re- Rita Spalding Connie Zuber Patricia Winterman Chilton Sandra Jackson Wilson about the Clarence Stiefel Lenny Reinhart Carolyn S. Dreyer Class of 1964 and teach- Pat Tooke Donna Hale Christianson Ann Loehr Frantzen Paulette Rumage Anderson to Marcella Juanita White Tom Wilson Jenny Warren Garvin David Blondin Uatholic Cen- Class of 1970 Mike Montooth Kenneth Harl Eleanor Stallings Brill 424-5536. Becky Schele Cannon Doris Dreyer Donna Celetti Harralson Loretta Fulkerson Day Rick Caulfield Millard Sprinkles David Head Rita Wheeler Durchholz Don Collins Katy Bergbauer Shari Hohl Matusial Gaile K Enlow Susy Lampkins Dayvolt Anita Wathen Patricia McMahon Jeanne Ennis Vic Delcoma Jann Gilles Karen Gilles Stillen Carol Keil Fechtmeister Darlene Nellis Duckworth Roger Triplett Gwen Hillenbrand Tenbarge Margie Ann Dezember Foley Gary Gregory Nancy Phillips Kohler Michael Williams Julie Woehler Frank Dunn Sue Ray Hall Marcia Lawrence Lewis David Wolf James Gough Ann Schlachter Hendrickson Steve Schneider Class of 1967 Carol Graper Grannan Becky Herron Randy Bauer Linda Jackson Bailey Joseph Hagan Patty Knust Johnson Rick Bayer Sandy Schultheis Bender Mary Ann Davidson Hartnett Shirley Robards Lewis Carol Rexing Montgomery Mary C. Reid Bland Norms Jane Smith Hatfull Gwen Titzer Long Jack Lange Rosie West Folz Al Heard Ron Martin Barb Rutland McMichael Dennis Hale Wanda Schneider Johnson Ruth Wagner McCombs Class of 1969 Linda Lovan Hershey Linda Hay Joiner Sandy McMahon Reid Deborah Ann Lee Bannister Terry Chase Lutz Mary Biggs Kattak Rick Merriss Anna Manger Lythgoe Jill Richardt Daniel J Greenwood Connie Moore McMullen Leslie McHatton Mills Sylvia Goldbach Schele Ellen Marie Jackson Bass Keith Schultheis Marlene Saum Miller Thomas Noelke Pare Wolf Schultheis Larry Ross Mike Nalley Colleen Johnson Retter Peggy Taylor Simmons Debi Ruthland Sterandio Brenda Shull Nickens Mary Jean Morehead Bill Stephens Mike Hartweck Wayne Reine Richardson Jan Leslie Michael Thomas Carol S. Morris Schnabel Charles E. Schele Mary Stofleth Leslie Glenn E Vorpi Martha Jackson Shelby Ann Williams Sonnier Mike Toral Steve Dunmire Kevin Smith Jeannen Hollander Spindler Cheek Cathy Wittgen Trafford Stephen Akin James Thomas Janet Tenbarge Strange Mary Jane Hillenbrand Ulrich David Garnett Mary Lou Taylor Wolf Sylvia Thomas Ernie Scott Mike Hanger Virginia Jones Thomas Class of 1966 Michael Wargel Donald Greenwell Karen Liggett Wells Michael B. Hoover Class of 1963 Richard J. Wargel Ruth Turpen Fields Class of IM5 Jack Weber SINCE 1888 Sandy Woehler Bartley Larry Buttrum Schul Rosemarie Klump Becker Donna Brandsaase Young Larry Bengert Sylvia Frick Schenk Monuments, IyJc. Paul Bertram Clara David LUMBER CO. DALE, INDIANA David Boutwell Bill Raven WHOLESALE BUILDING MATERIAL DIS- 937=4921 Jerry Brady Chum of 1962 Nancy Taylor Broshears John Craddock TRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING Kay Ralph Daniels Mike Ingrassia YARD CONSTRUCTION 4a.11   Ramon Diaz Pat Head Meanning George W. Frank Bill Pike JASPER OR COMPLETE Bette Tepool Happe Cathy Siebold Sensese ELECTRICAL SERVICE Robert Harker Jeannie Grannon Stagg HOME LUMBER CO. FISCHE-R ELECTRIC INC. Jessica Stahl Heath Mary Ann Osborne Welker COMPLETE BUILDING David Hollingsworth Class of 1961 E. 7th SERVICE SCHNELLVILLE, IN Anita Lawrence Johnson Dora Mac Hassel Michaud Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER 389-2418 Mary Zeller Marquez Susie Pfeffer , Tonya Ramsey Mattingty Mike Sigward s rand reunion Mundi graduates will reunite in Evansville on June 17, 18 By MARy ANN HUGHES retary, soon took on bookkeep- the decision was made to close Message staff writer ing and cafeteria administra- Rex Mundi in 1972. "It hit tion responsibilities, and fi- everybody by surprise." Kautznan still cries nally became the office There was a lot of bitterness she talks about Rex manager. "I was a go-fer and a about the closing, Rita says, High School. The do-for. I did whatever they but it has eased over the years.  , , . closed in 1972, needed me to do." What the former students and a Special warmth," Rita She also was the last person teachers still remember is the md fostered a spirit to leave Rex Mundi, staying schools' special spirit. "We to find." until March of 1973 to finish haven't lost it over these years. why she's working so work in the office, such as Talk to any student from Rex the Grand Reunion, sending transcripts to colleges. Mundi and they are ready to )lanned for June 17 "I closed it out until Ivy Tech tell you all about it." r all former Rex took it over." All former Rex Mundi stu- and teachers. Back in 1962, when Rita dents and teachers will have special contribution will began her duties, Rex Mundi the opportunity to talk about ,ks, one for each was only four years old. She re- their school at a Grand Re- . _ h newspaper members the newness of the union June 17 and 18 at Green engagements, wed- school and the enthusiasm of Convention Center in down- anal infor- the parents. "We had the most town Evansville. A dinner and students attend- wonderful Booster Club. The dance will be held June 18. SOmething was in parents worked with us. All we Grand Reunion committee about SOmeone, I needed to say was that we members include Phyllis Hig- needed something, and the gins, chairperson, Connie She's in the Booster Club worked until we Woehler, Emma Meredith, Bob the scrap- had it. Griese, Carolyn Holland, Linda Working "When Sister Eileen hired Fuelner, Pam Goergen, Judy newspapers me, she called me her 'wedge.' McNeeley, Sandy Helming, She was an older principal and Dionna Garrison, Pat Will, Ed s to the school, Father (Charles) Meny, the su- Chaney, Bob December, Carol on Evans- perintendent, was young. A Miller, Charlotte Moss, Vickie e, go back to nun was not allowed to make Wall, Barry and Terry Schae- when her suggestions to priests at that fer, Steve Barber, Dianne Was a student time. If something needed to be Kessler, Dan DiLegge, Debbie Rita Kautzman, secretary at the former Rex Mundi High suggested, she would get me to Rogge, Indy Barker Patchin, School, Evansville, looks through newspaper clippings she Was asked to suggest it to Father Meny." Bob Head, Tom Bond, Melanie she has saved concerning former students and staff trt-tirne in the Rita remembers the "shock, and Steve Bender, Ralph members. She began as sec-