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Glenna has some photographs,
comments, and memories to share with you.
 
 
 
Glenna's Years at Southeast
 
SENIOR BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Glenna Ellis, Eleanor Kerr, Earl Crawford, Leann Riggs, Darlene Stanley,  Dick Shinkle, Barbara Fuller, Jo Ann Fish, Eddie Steiner, Claudia Horn, Ronnie Belzer, Oletha Ludwig, Shirley Fenton, Elisabeth Crosby, Roger Taylor, Jerry Campbell, Ronnie Hildebrand, Dick Linck, Don Eichman, and Bill Daily.
 
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Southeast Ladies and their lockers
Eleanor Kerr, Louis Eckstein, Oletha Ludwig, David Morton, Glenna Ellis, Dick Linck  
 
 
 
I do have fond memories of my time at Southeast.
 
 I remember that we had the best football team in the City.
 
And I remember my Dad climbing weekly on top of the roof at Blues Stadium to film those games for the guys to use in practice.
 
I still have those films if someone would like to have them copied into videos or DVDs.
 
 
 I remember the feeling of pride when Mr. McMillan  ordered that the goal posts be torn down and each person receive a piece of the wood from those posts.  That seemed like a really big deal then.
 
I also remember that we all seemed to be really happy in one another’s presence and that we didn’t have to worry about drugs and guns.
 
However, I never can forget the embarrassment I felt when I completely blanked out and forgot my speech at our Senior Assembly. Do you remember? I hope I have been forgiven for being such a lousy spokesperson for the class that day.
 
That's OK Glenna you are forgiven --- we didn't remember that.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Glenna Ellis, Don Eichman Chosen
As Senior Class Leaders for 1954
   The seniors of '54 have elected these capable students to lead them this year; Glenna Ellis, president; Don Eichman, vice-president; Barbara Fuller, secretary; Oletha Ludwig, treasurer; Leann Riggs, giftorian; Dick Linck, publicist and Roger Taylor, sergeant-at-arms.
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Yummy?!!!
   In Mr. Laury's 7th hour chemistry class, Glenna Ellis was giving a report on chlorine. She stated that it was used in mustard gas, but not telling that it is very deadly.
   Mary Louise Erickson asked what mustard gas was used for. Chub Mills popped up with, "You spread it on your bread."
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Chit Chat
  Two of our senior gals really have a happy expression on their faces. Why? For an answer just take a look on the third finger of the left hand of either Glenna Ellis or June Givens.
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   Congratulations to 2 lucky girls. The engaged seniors are Jean Stafford and Glenna Ellis.
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   A bridal shower, given for Glenna Ellis, was enjoyed by many of the senior girls. Liz Crosby, Leann Riggs, Oletha Ludwig, Pat Bixman, and many, many others had a swell time.
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In The Spotlight
   The school spotlight this week shines on a true example of the a Southeast lady, Glenna Ellis, who adds new honors to our school each year.
   Glenna now serves as president of the senior class and was last year's president of the junior class. She has been in the Music Festival for four years, been sent to the state vocal contest and is now secretary of the A Cappella choir.
   Her scholastic achievements are many also for she is a member of Beta and has been on the honor roll for three years.
   Glenna has held various homeroom offices and has held the position of corresponding secretary of the Round Table and recording secretary of the Red Cross.
   She has taken part in volleyball sports day and is a member of the Pep Club.
   The spotlight shines brighter this week because of the pleasing personality of Glenna Ellis.
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All of these articles came from issues
of the Tower published our senior year.
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IMAGES of GLENNA
 
        
 
 
 
 
 
A 2004 MESSAGE FROM GLENNA
 
Of course, you know that my husband was a minister and we were married for 47 years before his death in 2001.  I’m glad that I’m a "people" person because that turned out to be my greatest asset.
 
About 10 years ago, my husband and I founded a medical clinic in Cebu, Philippines as a result of my husband’s mission work in that area.
 
It was begun for the purpose of treating the poor at very low cost to them. We started with one doctor, one nurse and one lab tech. Now we have a staff of 21 and sometimes see as many as 200 patients in one day.
 
Since my husband’s death, I have continued to carry on.
 
I make two trips to the Philippines each year just to purchase needed items and take care of whatever is necessary.
 
Of course I am in touch daily via email.  I’m thankful for my church which sponsors my work and encourages me.
 
Talking with the deaf.
 
It is really rewarding ministry and I am praying for good health and enough money to keep it going.
One of the little patients
A Memorial for my husband.
Passing out goodies to the little ones.
Preparing food packages for the poor.
Teaching children.
Teaching women.
One of our medical supply reps.
Celebrating my
68th birthday with the staff.
Patients waiting.
100 kids to feed.
 
 
 
 
 
Glenna's Family in 2004
 
Bob and I had three kids – two boys and one girl.
 
Our two oldest children were born deaf so that brought many challenges into our life.
 
However, I am happy to say that they turned out great and are a joy as is our third child who is now an attorney in New York City.
 
 
 
 
I have 7 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, they are twin girls.
 
We lived in KS, MO, TX, IL, CA (25 years) and WA where I live now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glenna at the 2004 Reunion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 2006 Birthday Cruise
Where Southeast Knights and Ladies celebrated their 70th Birthdays
See the entire Birthday Cruise multimedia presentation
It is listed on the Home menu
 
 
Kay (Harkins) Gangel and Glenna during the life vest safety drill.
Shopping for a trousseau.  Glenna was soon to be Mrs. Conlon
The shoppers were --  Bev Jones, Carol (Hamarstrom) Jackson and Glenna
But you never know who you may meet on the streets in Key West!
Touring and eating well with friends in Belize and Cozumel
 
There was lots of fun to be had on the ship too.
PARTY, PARTY, PARTY
Glenna helped Carol (Hamarstrom) Jackson  get the tables and the room ready for the big birthday bash.
Glenna with Carol (Dietz) Tefft and Carol (VonDemfange) McNabney
 
And, of course, the Last Day Cocktail Party was FUN too!
 
There was time for chatting with classmates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phase ONE - The Luncheon in Kansas City
The 55th Southeast Reunion - 2009
See the entire 55th Reunion multimedia presentation
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Glenna and John Conlon at the Cinzetti Luncheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phase TWO - In Branson, Missouri
The 55th Southeast Reunion - 2009
See the entire 55th Reunion multimedia presentation
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John and Glenna at Montana Mikes' Steak House
Glenna and John on the Branson Showboat and at the Reunion Dinner
 
After three fun filled days with old friends
 --- it was time to say goodbye.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 60th Southeast Reunion - 2014
See the entire 60th Reunion multimedia presentation
It is listed on the Home menu
 
 
Glenna and John at the IHOP lunch and at the reunion picnic.
Glenna at the reunion dinner.
Glenna, Carol (Hamarstrom) Jackson, Shirley (Scherrer) and Ellen Poteet
Glenna at the reunion dinner telling us about her missionary work.
Glenna's Blenheim grade school chums.
Lois (Garner) Hightower, Charles Welty, Glenna, Ed Steiner, Carol (Hamarstrom) Jackson, Allen Johnson, Ron Moore, and Shannon Jones.
 
 
 
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