Alumnae News

Alumnae News

Jane Shibley Ball ’48 reports that her husband, W. Duke, passed away in January 2016. He was a Mizzou Phi Gamma Delta, and they had been married for nearly 67 years. Jane retired in 1983 as a high school teacher at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. She has two children, Richard and Michael, and lives in Evansville, Ind.

Ruth Yehle Rocchio ’50 and her husband, Fred, live at Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, Mo. Rosalie Eickhoff ’53 also lives there. Ruth has four daughters and two sons. She retired in 1996 as an assistant purchasing agent for Nestle Purina Co. and a part-time dietitian for St. Louis hospitals. E-mail:

Rosemary Clarke Anderson ’56 retired in 1996 as a special education consultant with Area Education Agency 7, Iowa. She and her husband, B. W., have two children. They moved to Overland Park, Kan., in 2001 to be closer to family. They have a summer home in Colorado. She says, “The flood of 2013 was an adventure. We were rescued by the National Guard crossing several torrential rivers, one on zip line!”

Rosemary Mahan Nixon ’56 reports that after living in Southern California for 60 years, her husband, Robert, passed away, and she moved to San Jose to be near her son. She has four children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She leads a women’s Bible study and enjoys quilting. E-mail:

Judith B. James Wydick ’56 reports that her husband, Richard, passed away in May 2016, after 54 years of marriage. Judy has two children, Bruce and Derrick, and lives in Davis, Calif. In 1985, she received a Lifetime PTA Award Citizen of the Year. E-mail:

Janice Esser Reinhart ’59 and her husband, Thomas, have three daughters and six grandchildren. They live in Lake Ozark, Mo. Jan was in University Singers and one of her fondest memories at DDD is singing after dinner. E-mail:

Mary Jane Singleton Schnitker ’59 and her husband, Robert, live in St. Louis, Mo., and have three daughters: Debbie, Julie, and Jennifer. Mary Jane retired in 2000 as a kindergarten teacher with Lindbergh School District.

Barbara Butcher Anglum ’61 and her husband, John, split their time between Springfield, Mo., Columbia (where their daughter lives), Kimberling City (where their son lives), and Stuart, Fla. (where they spend the winters). They enjoy watching baseball: St. Louis Cardinals, AA Springfield Cardinals, and spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Barbara retired in 2002 as a second grade teacher with Reeds Springs School District. E-mail:

Carol Ruegge Powell ’61 retired in 2000 as an early childhood special education teacher for Valley Park School District. She and her husband, Sam, live in Ballwin, Mo. Carol is the chairperson for the St. Louis Luncheon Alumnae; they meet in March, May, October, and December. On May 12, they will tour Herbaria and have lunch on The Hill. Contact her at if you’d like to join.

Linda Rinck Koenemann ’68 and her husband, Chris, reside in St. Louis, Mo., and have four children. They took a cruise last year in the South Pacific from Fiji to Los Angeles. E-mail:

Lea Englehart Morris ’73 and her husband, John, live in Melbourne Beach, Fla. She retired in 2012 as a teacher with the Parkway School District. She is involved with the Barrier Island Center, helping with field trips, and attends many functions with DDD sisters in the Space Coast alumnae chapter. Lea and John have two children: Liz lives in San Diego, and Andrew lives in Rhode Island. E-mail:

Janet Lucas ’76 is a credit analyst and has worked for Commerce Bank for 24 years. She lives in St. Joseph, Mo., and pet sits; she has taken care of 95 pets through the years! She enjoys scrapbooking and reading.

Whitney McCurdy Schroder ’83 is an RN, perioperative services, at Laser Spine Institute. After living on a farm outside of Portland, Ore., for 26 years, she and her husband, Ricky, moved “back home” to St. Louis, Mo. They have four children: Gannon (23) and Makena (22) both graduated from college last year and live in Oregon, Madison (18) is attending Mizzou, and Olivia (16) is a junior in high school. Whitney and Ricky love to travel, fish, ski, and “drive our children crazy!” E-mail:

Stacy Holsinger Kutter ’89 is an events manager for Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vt. She has two daughters, Sarah Grace and Camille, and lives in Weybridge. E-mail:

Mary Brown Bertsch ’91 is a chief administrative officer for Trammell Crow Residential. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Bryan, and two sons, Brady and Brandon. E-mail:

Heather Eppard Peters ’95 is a communications consultant and freelance writer. She and her husband, Brad, have two children, Dalton and Lauren. They returned to Knoxville, Tenn., in 2015 after three years in China doing mission work. E-mail:

Emily M. Heidenreich ’09 graduated from the Washington University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in May 2016. She then accepted a position as a pediatric physical therapy resident at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and University of Southern California. E-mail:


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