Marlinton High School Class of ’54 reunion

Members of the Marlinton High School Class of 1954 – Row 1, from left: Mary Louise Bowers Workman, Marilyn Ryder Alvaro, Doris Ella Cooper Lustine, Mary Jarvis Currence, Adele Friel Smith, Barbara Varney Kelly and Doris Weatherholt. Row 2, from left: Shirley Kelly Smith, Kenneth Townsend, Pat Landis McNeill, Nancy Ward Currence, Dorothy Weatherholt Kellison, Steve Smith, Martin Bell, Phyllis Shumaker Merrell and Freda Underwood Thompson. Row 3, from left: JoAnn Beverage Gardner, Don Ervine, Fred Burns, Jr., and Robert Shields. Photo courtesy of Heather Simmons
Members of the Marlinton High School Class of 1954 – Row 1, from left: Mary Louise Bowers Workman, Marilyn Ryder Alvaro, Doris Ella Cooper Lustine, Mary Jarvis Currence, Adele Friel Smith, Barbara Varney Kelly and Doris Weatherholt. Row 2, from left: Shirley Kelly Smith, Kenneth Townsend, Pat Landis McNeill, Nancy Ward Currence, Dorothy Weatherholt Kellison, Steve Smith, Martin Bell, Phyllis Shumaker Merrell and Freda Underwood Thompson. Row 3, from left: JoAnn Beverage Gardner, Don Ervine, Fred Burns, Jr., and Robert Shields. Photo courtesy of Heather Simmons

Dotty Kellison
Contributing Writer

The Marlinton High School Class of 1954 descended on the Marlinton Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall to the rousing MHS Fight Song for its 62nd reunion.
Twenty classmates and six spouses were in attendance. Nine classmates were unable to attend. We began with coffee and doughnuts, and a review of the memory board of 25 of our deceased classmates.
A lovely brunch was cater-ed by Harriet Faulkiner, and the class picture was taken by Heather Simmons.
After much socializing and discussion – and after 10 reunions – it was decided to not have a reunion next year.
In three years we will have our 65th reunion. It’s hard to keep the MHS Class of 1954 down.

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