by Sheila (Wood) Baltzell-Linn
(9-26-22) The Parkway High School Class of 1972 met and celebrated their 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 26, 2022. The Willow Bend Country Club in Van Wert provided a classy venue for the celebration with a delicious buffet dinner coordinated by Cindy (Stover) Canary and Michelle (Wallick) Mills.

Jim Kuhn provided the 70’s music, and Peg (Snider) Severt passed out her updated class books; Becky Jo (Bollenbacher) Shope and Elaine (Mihm) Geyer decorated all tables and walls, as well as provided a meaningful Memorial table for classmates who had passed.

Phillip Miller (husband of Jane (Luginbill) Miller offered the meal prayer; Master of Ceremonies Gary Hensley held a moment of silence for the deceased classmates followed by a prayer by Becky Jo Shope; Sheila (Wood) Baltzell-Linn created a list of 1970’s trivia and did media releases; Bill Hamrick runs the Facebook Class of 1972 page.

Jim Geyer, husband of Elaine (Mihm) Geyer took pictures of the evening.

There was plenty of time for visiting.

The photo of the 43 classmates who attended includes:

Front row seated L to R: Marcia (Eichenauer) Hoffhines; Debra (Behm) Gibson; Cindy (Stover) Canary; Kathy (Reichard) Pontsler; Jane (Schmid) Poling; Becky Jo (Bollenbacher) Shope; Michelle (Wallick) Mills; and Barbara (Lloyd) Painter. Second row L to R: Todd Granger; Lou Ann (Stallter) Granger; Susan (Crabtree) Hull; Debra Marsee; Sheila (Wood) Baltzell-Linn; Sandy (Wilson) Kable; Jane (Luginbill) Miller; Elaine (Mihm) Geyer; Beverly (Smith) Rickard; Peggy (Snider) Severt: Joyce (Bollenbacher) Laukhuf; Pam (Fisher) Krugh; Susan (Sipe) Roehm; and Dan Laux. Third row L to R: Jim Dellinger; Rick Black; Peg Bollenbacher; Ruth (May) Rumple; Jim Kuhn; Keith Canary; Bill Hamrick; Dan Minnich; David Welch; Daryl Strickler; Ted Krugh; Dan Nuding; and Joe Stewart. Back row L to R: Phil Thompson; Steve Gamble; Ralph Beeks; Dave Hoffhines; Gary Pontsler; Rick Temple; Duane Roehm; and Gary Hensley. Submitted photo.