EAST High School - Kansas City Missouri


EAST High Faculty M - Z

"The Teacher Is Like the Candle, Which Lights Others, While Consuming Itself."

Ruffini

EAST Principals
Clifford Hiram Nowlin 1926-1944, C.O. Williams 1945-1964, L. Clayton Dickson 1965-1970


Fred L Heine 1970-1979, Arnold Davenport 1984, Unknown 1990s,
Another Brick in the Wall
Color My World
In the Air Tonight


NELLIE STARBUCK McKANNA

Nellie Starbuck McKanna, 91 passed away August 04, 2000. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000 at D W Newcomer's & Sons Floral Hills Cemetery. Nellie was born June 12, 1909, in Queen City, MO. She was a member of Birchwood Baptist Church. She grew up in northeast Missouri, and was a 1929 graduate of Kirksville State Teachers College, now known as Truman State University. She recieved her master's degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She devoted most of her life teaching business courses in the Kansas City (MO) public school system. Durning WWII, she taught classes at the University of Kansas City. Nellie taught at Central, Southwest, and EAST HIGH Schools. She began her early career teaching at La Plata and Green City MO. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Wayne McKanna who served as principal of Northeast High School. Many of her students will remember the bright colored dinner plate size dahilas her husband Wayne grew, that Nellie proudly wore as corsages bringing life to the otherwise dull classroom. (Arrangements: DW Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel).

WILLIAM THOMAS RIDLEY III

William Thomas Ridley, III ("Bill"), 80, of Leawood, KS, died peacefully on April 28, 2004, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. No service will be held upon Bill's request. Bill was born September 26, 1923, in St. Joseph, MO, the son of William Thomas Ridley II and Louise Voss Ridley. He was a student at LaFaette High School and St. Jo Junior College. After Pearl Harbor, he entered Naval training to be a fighter pilot, flying wildcats and hellcats. That experience came to mean a great deal to him in later life as a memory and as a continuing interest and story-telling inspiration. In 1945, he married Margaret Ellyn Dawson ("Mike") and they were devoted to each other for 50 years and had three children and three grandchildren. From 1983 until Mike's death in 1995, they were the owners of the Barn Gallery, with Mike out front and Bill in the back. Before the gallery business, Bill was a history teacher and school administrator at Paseo and EAST HIGH Schools, professions that provided him with several abiding friendships and much consternation. Bill is survived by his cherished older sister, Betty Ridley of Springfield, MO, and daughter, Marsha Thrutchley and sons, Dr. Kirk Ridley and Tom Ridley, who along with Mike were the focus of his life and whom he loved very much. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Shawnee Mission Medical Center and especially Dr. Hassan Saradih and the ICU nurses who dealt with our father in a very compassionate and professional manner. We will miss our parents for the rest of our lives, but we like to think and believe they are together now and happy forever. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, 913-451-1860) Published in the Kansas City Star on 5/2/2004.

MARION WALTER SELL

Marion Walter Sell, 66, Kansas City, MO, former band director at EAST HIGH SCHOOL, died Wednesday, February 11, 1981, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Mr Sell was a band director at the school 33 years before he retired in 1979. He was a member of the Independent Education Association and the Missouri State Teachers Association. He was an Army Air Corps band director during World War II and wrote the Army Air Corps Band March. Mr Sell was a member of the Children's Memorial Lutheran Church. He was born in Duncombe, Iowa, and had live in this area 46 years. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Newcomer Brush Creek Chapel.

MARY A ZICKEFOOSE

Mary A Zickefoose, 89, Gladstone, MO, died April 27, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, 1995 at Pettijohn & Crawford Funeral Home, Mound City, MO; Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mound City, MO. Ms Zickefoose was born September 23, 1905, in Mound City, MO. She was graduated from Mound City High School in 1923. She attended McPherson College, and finished her Bachelor of Science degree at Kansas State University. She did her graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, and finished her Master's Degree at Columbia University. She taught school for five years in Holt County,MO, six years in Hutchinson, KS, and one year at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, KS. She taught 10 years in North Kansas City High School, and ended her teaching career at EAST HIGH School in 1972. She was an active member of VFW Women's Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at VA Hosiptals in Kansas City and Leavenworth. She was preceded in death by Ancil Zickefoose, February 08, 1994.



EAST High Faculty M - Z

82
Mabbott
Donovan M
Music
Kansas City University
1962
83
Maeder
Richard
Drivers Ed
1959
84
Markey
E. A.
Vice-Principal
1965
85
Mason
Emmett
Drafting
Colorado State College
1962
86
Miller
Katherine
Typing, Stenography
1959-1960
87
McCarty
Bernard F
Common Learnings
1965
88
McClure
Clark
Drafting
University of Missouri
1962
89
McClure
Virginia
Latin
Colorado University
1962
90
McGloin
Anna
Zoology, Human Science
1959-1960
91
McGreevy
Francis L
Common Learnings
Saint Benedicts College
1962
92
McKanna
Nellie S
Commerce
University of Missouri
1962
93
Michaels
James
Science
Kansas University
1962
94
Murdock
Helen N
School Nurse
1962
95
Needles
Mark
Typing
1965
96
Newton
Clayton
History
1960-1961
97
Nowlin
Clifford Hiram
1st Principal
1926-1944
d. 1962-09-18
Age 98 - b. 1864
98
Parkerson
Yvonne
Art
Kansas State University
1962
99
Paris
Sondra
Counselor
1962
100
Payton
Eugene
Science
1960
102
Pederson
Oswald
History
1959-1660
103
Penny
James A
History
University of Kansas City
1962
104
Peters
John
Zoology
1961
105
Peterson
Kay
Girls Gym
1962
106
Phelps
Jean
Common Learnings
1960
107
Potts
Margaret
Counselors Secretary
1962
108
Prewitt
William K
English
University of Kansas City
1962
109
Priefert
L A
Industrial Arts
Colorado State College
1962
110
Ragle
Gordon
Spanish
1965
111
Rams
Dorothy
English
Carthage College
1962
112
Reid
Roberta
Girls Physical Ed
1959
113
Roether
Douglas D
Health
Kansas State University
1962
114
Reiman
Geneva
Family Relations
1965
115
Ridley
William Thomas III
History
Fine Arts
WWII Naval fighter pilot,
Hellcats & Wildcats 1942-1945
d 2004 04 28
80 Years Old
116
Ryon
James
Art
University of Missouri
1962
117
Scott
Genevieve
Junior Sub-Freshman Counselor
1962
118
Searcy
Benny Lou
English
University of Missouri
1962
119
Sebastian
Gene
Coach
University of Missouri
1962
120
Sell
Marion W
Band Director
Kansas University
1962
121
Simmons
Robert
Math
1965
122
Sloan
Beulah
Homemaking
1959
123
Smith
Tom A
Science
University of Missouri
1962
124
Stewart
Anna C
Senior Freshman Counselor
1962
125
Stone
Florence
Matron
1959-1961
126
Straub
Robert
Science
1962
127
Stiegler
Frank
Physics
Michigan State University
1962
128
Sudvarg
Norman
Civics & World History
1965
129
Tiefel
Ralph E
Drafting
Kansas City University
1962
130
Thornton
Lenore
Spanish, English
1959-1961
131
Tow
Mariann
English
New York University
1962
132
Underwood
Larry
Faculty?
1961
133
Van Fleet
Edgar
History
Central Missouri State College
1962
134
Van Natta
Eva
Speech
1926-1961
d.
135
Vendetti
Adah
Home Economics
Columbia University
1962
136
Vorhees
John
Science
Kirksville State Teachers College
1962
137
Ward
Louie
General Math
1959
138
Walker
Deborah
Spanish
1961
139
Warnock
Jerry
Faculty
1962
140
Watson
Helen
Registrar
1962
141
West
Carl V
Math
Missouri University
1962
142
Williams
C O
2nd Principal
1945-1964
143
Willitt
Jessie
History
1959-1961
144
Wills
Vern
Industrial Arts
Kansas State College
1962
145
Wilson
Edith
Special Education
Northwestern University
1962
146
Winegar
Jerome C
Common Learnings
Central Missouri State College
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147
Winters
Robert R
Math
Maryville State College
1962
148
Wolf
Joe
Math
1960-1961
149
Wolfe
Pauline
English
Northwestern University
1962
150
Zickefoose
Mary M
Math
Columbia University
1962
1962
1962












Description: "The Tragic Prelude."
Copy of mural by John Steuart Curry
in the State Capitol of Topeka, KS, ca. 1937-42.
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration


The Point of Know Return
Stairway to Heaven
I got Friends in Lofy Places


Missourian, George Caleb Bingham,
was a successful artist and politician.
But he also was terribly upset at General Thomas Ewing's
"General Order Number 11."




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