The Tower Society Fund

Since the establishment of the Topeka High School Historical Society (THSHS) in 1985 we have financially supported the Topeka Board of Education’s unique responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the phenomenal school building. Membership dues ($25 yearly, $100 for 5 years and $175 for 10 years) help pay our executive secretary’s salary, office & mailing expenses and expenses for special events. Contributions from Topeka High supporters have assisted the school district in funding many restoration projects including stained glass restoration, replication and restoration of Student Cafeteria Chandeliers, restoration of the David Overmyer mural in the Woodward Library and restoration of the THS Classical Room, to name a few.

The THSHS Board of Directors has created the Tower Society Fund, recognizing graduated levels of giving. The levels of giving in the THSHS Tower Society Fund might remind alumni and friends of years spent at Topeka High – Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Top of the Tower. Tokens of appreciation for each level include the THS Historical Guidebook, Construction of Topeka High DVD, Topeka High ornament and a pen and ink THS drawing by artist Robert Jones. These funds will be used for building restoration and repair projects. The THSHS is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations may be tax deductible and matched with business partners.

This is an opportunity for those who treasure their high school memories at this historic building to help ensure its preservation for another 88 years and many more generations to come.

Donate to the Tower Society Fund Here:

Tower Society Membership List

A big thank you to each and every one of our donors!

* denotes deceased

THS Guardian Level, $10,000 and above

*John A. Alberg ‘48
Tom Barrett ’48, in memory of Marilyn Dunn Barrett ‘52
William Barrett ‘47
*George Batz ‘32
John Dawson ‘57
The Garlinghouse Family
Ralph King ‘59
Jayne Allen Powell ‘55
*Pratt Family Charitable Foundation
Pudgie Benton Robb ‘53
Adrian W. Whited ‘48
THS Class of 1948
THS Class of 1951
THS Class of 1961 (Trojan Plaza)

Mighty Trojan Level, $2,500-$9,999

Richard Barrett ‘56
Dr. Ginny Campbell ’71, in memory of Jeff Roether
Charles Crawford ’48
*David Curnutt ‘56
Patrick J. Donnelly ‘59
Donald Drescher ‘63
Jon T. Eicholtz ‘56
Sue Self Hamilton ‘71
Dr. Tamara Haygood, in honor of *Bill Miner ‘38
Ed Hershey ‘50
William (Roscoe) Jackson ‘63
Wellington ‘Duke’ Jones ‘63
Frank & Carolyn Barrett Keller ‘61
Linda Haughawout Lee ‘66
*Frank Lindemuth ‘48
Deb Craig McCullough ‘71
Michael McKee ’56, in memory of C.J. McKee
Tom & Joan Watts Mistler ‘59
Renee Henderson Quinton ’71, in memory of Wilmer Henderson
Richard Ryan ’44, in memory of Kathryn Creel Ryan ‘45
Michael Stimpert ‘62
John E. Stumbo ‘57
*Bob and Jeanne Taggart ‘44
Thompson Family, in memory of Elizabeth ‘Letty’
Weber Thompson ‘46
Douglass Wallace ’65, in memory of James D. & Harriet Johnson Wallace ‘31
THS Class of 1944
THS Class of 1958
THS Class of 1963
THS Class of 1965
THS Class of 1966 (sundial)
THS Class of 1978

Top of the Tower Level, $1,000-$2,499

Joe Anderson ‘61
Marcia Fink Anderson ‘55
Mary Ward Baker ’46, in memory of Carrie
Summers Boten ’01, Richard C. Ward ’17, Elizabeth
Boten Ward ’22 and Richard J. Ward ‘46
Ruth Taggart Barker ’53, in loving memory of
*Brenda Worley Billings ‘76
*Ray and Maggie Beers ‘48
Norton Belknap ‘43
Byron Gomer Benard ‘57
Holly Benson Blodgett ‘65
*Paul ’47 & *Shirley Hicks ’48 Boatwright
*James Boling ‘53
Margery Gamble Borger ‘48
Barry & Judy Coffman Bray ‘58
Rod Brown ’50, in memory of friends in Class of
1950 – Doug Kay, Doug Smith & Phil Dangerfield
John Bunten ‘50
William Bunten ‘48
Michael & Marcia Nelson Cassidy ‘58
*Emalene Gooch Correll ‘48
Forrest ’44 & Eula Mae Geyer ’45 Cowell, in
memory of Lucile Geyer Doyle ‘34
Patricia Piatt Cowell ’50, in memory of Walter L.
Cowell ‘48
Barbara Brown Craft ‘58
Bill Davis ‘39
Joyce Dryden-Damron ‘54
John Dayton, in honor of Class of 1957
Becky Robb Dickinson ’73, in memory of
Pudgie Robb
Letty Staebler Evans ’60, in memory of Dr. Ed Saylor ‘57
Jack & Kathy Bonner Flesher ‘59
Veneta Kinsley Fusco ’49, in honor of Don
Fryhofer and memory of Jeanette Fryhofer Allison
Katherine Garlinghouse ’01, in loving memory of Marjorie Beard Garlinghouse Lovewell ’33
Richard Gassdorf ’59, in memory of Glenda
M. Brunswick Gassdorf ‘60
Peggy Shavey Griswold ‘61
Marilyn Hickman Hackey ‘49
Casey Halsey ‘72
Marion A. Hammarlund ‘46
Martha J. Herrick ‘49
Jay Holstine ‘51
Jay Howe ‘63
Vivian Ransom Hulsopple ’46, in memory of
Charles Hummert ‘55
Leah Ransom Kimmel
James Hurd ’63, in memory of Elbert Fly & Rev. James Coder
Sue Anderson Iverson ‘51
Carl Johnson ‘60
Frank Keller ‘61
Sibyl Riekenberg Kerr ‘57
Mel Lewis ’57, in memory of Carol Orr Lewis ‘57
Thomas Liley ‘66
*James Linger ‘48
Scott Linscott ‘61
Jeff & Janet Hill Litfin ’73, in memory of Eugene F. Hill ‘43
Betty Searle Macy ’44, in memory of Albert Macey ’43, Marjean Macey Klotz ’50 and in honor of Joyce Macey Popham ’51, Mayre Macey Hoffman ’63, Steven Macey ’66, Dee Bennett Macey ’68, Chris White ’88, Fahryn Hoffman White ’91, Heather Hunter ’91, Joe Hoffman ’92, and John Burns ‘17
Charles L. Marshall, Jr. ‘49
Richard Marshall ‘58
Elizabeth Martell ‘78
R. Craig Maupin ‘78
Tom McBride ‘63
Ted N. & Judith Crane McCoy ‘51
Stan Metzger ‘63
Jack Miller ‘61
Joan Smith Miller ‘51
*M. Brad Miller ‘47
*Robert Leland Miller ’48, in memory of
Connie Jo Miller Winget ‘77
Richard Mistler ‘58
*Thomas J. Moore, Jr. ‘54
*James Nellis ‘49
Mark Nusbaum ‘73
Tom & Connie Bohannon Paulson ’69, in
memory of Freida Gray ‘68
Patricia Peterson Pilkington, in honor of
Marilyn & John Shideler
*Robert K. Petro ’42
Mitchell and Robin Pozez, in memory of
Shaol Pozez
Andy Reeves ‘78
Miriam ‘Mimi’ Davis Reid ’58, in memory of
Martha Dumars Davis
Jack ’46 & Laura Graves
Richmond ‘55
Brady Robb ’77, in memory of Pudgie Robb
Doris Allen Roberson ‘51
Donna McElroy Robinson ‘58
Lori Roenbaugh and Kent Roenbaugh, in
memory of Pudgie Robb ‘53
Jennifer Robinson, in memory of Donna
McGary Harold ‘52
*Ann Colvin Rolley ‘52
John ’50 & Alicia Laing ’57 Salisbury
Dan Schriner ’75 & Sally Hare-Schriner ‘76, in
memory of Paul Fink
Richard Schroder ’63, in memory of Jack Dean -
Teacher, Coach & Friend
Jay Scott ‘58
*Melvin L. Sebright ‘51
Mike Shinn ‘61
Helen Graves Silvia ’52, in memory of Charles
“Chick” Graves ‘22
Milo G. Sloo III ‘59
Family of Bob & Mary Alice Steves Smith ’52, in
memory of their parents
Judy Stuenkel Soule ’58, in memory of Paul L.
Stuenkel, Jr. ‘55
James Love Stephenson ’59, in honor of Martha
Herrick
Mike Stewart ’67 and Connie Stewart DiPasquale
’70 (foyer bench), in memory of Fred W. Stewart ‘47
Delores Atkins Sundbye ‘49
Dan Swearingen ‘57
*Ed Terrell ‘33
Sheryl Tyree, in memory of Mark Tyree ‘65
Cynthia Wahle ‘46
Bob Wanamaker ‘57
*Mary Moser Wasson ‘43
M. Beth Wasson ‘72 and Paul Stuewe, in memory
of Lynn Wasson ’65 & Mary M. Wasson ‘43
Jason Wiens 2000, with the Kauffman Foundation’s
Matching Gifts Program
Dale & Bonnie Barrett Wilson ‘49
The Rev. Brinton W. Woodward ’58, in honor of
Judy Stuenkel Soule ‘58
Sandra Bromich Wittmer ‘59
*Jim Wright ‘56
Jerry Wymore ‘57
Stephen G. Young ‘70
THS Class of 1939 (THS Library)
THS Class of 1950
THS Class of 1953
THS Class of 1954 (THS Crest)
THS Class of 1955
THS Class of 1957 (statue bench)
THS Class of 1958 (statue benches)
THS Class of 1959 (statue bench)
THS Class of 1962 (statue bench)
THS Class of 1964 (statue bench)
THS Class of 1967 (statue bench)
THS Class of 1969
THS Class of 2001
In honor of the Class of 1956 (THS Library)

Senior Level, $750-$999

Keith Adams ’68, in memory of David Adams ‘73
John & Cynthia Barrett ‘53
Larry Bennett
Sue Parker Burgdorf ‘52
David Clark ‘67
Dan & Helen Gardner Crow ’70
Virginia Kay Foster ‘71
Charles ’56 & Elizabeth Fink ’61 Farnsworth, in
memory of H. Bernerd Fink ‘27
Jack Hawn ‘55
Doug Kieswetter ‘59
Jeff McGhehey ‘82
James Payne ‘62
*James Barton Phelps ‘34
Robert Rhodes ’45, in memory of Kenneth Rhodes
Emery Robertson ‘42
Jim and Carol Lyon Vogel ‘63
Stanley N. Wellborn ‘62

Junior Level, $500-$749

Donna Adams ‘53
Gene Baker ‘58
Sarah Bausch Benson ‘71
Barry R. Boyer ‘81
Sandra McPherson Braunsdorf ‘59
*Jacquie Timmons Brewer ’43, in memory of
Captain Lewis H. Cameron ’43, USMC, MIA, N.
Korea 1952
Mike Butler ‘63
Craig Case ‘74
David S. Christy ‘81
Eldon Clark ‘49
Lawrence Daeschner ‘59
Patrick Dittamo 2009
Christopher Edmonds ‘82
*James E. Foster ‘43
Jerry ’64 & Patty Paulson Foster ‘66
Ruben Fox ‘53
Dallas Freeborn ‘48
Rick Friedstrom ‘69
*John H. Gray, in honor of Frances Hadley Gray ’44
and Robert T. Gray (Math Teacher 1948-51)
*Stuart Hamilton ’38, in honor of Chester and Fay
Wallace Hamilton ‘40
Barbara Howard Harlan ’57, in honor of the THS
Class of 1957
Sara Senne Hischke ’62, in memory of Ted Hischke
*Kepler Johnson ‘48
Helen Badenoch Kanatzar ‘63
David Kensinger ‘89
*Jane Badders Klefstad ‘39
Jan ’54 and Bev Elliot ’57 Leuenberger
Jacque Alvis McKibbin ‘55
Mary Kay Paige McPhee ‘45
Grant Niven ’48, Sandie Niven James ’69, David
Niven ’71 & Daniel Niven ’77 in memory of
Elizabeth Niven Doores ‘43
Randy O’Boyle ‘75
Susan Moore Palmer ‘76
Vicki Loebsack Peterson ’60, in memory of Gary
Peterson ‘58
Douglas R. Richmond ‘76
Bill ‘63 & Marsha Martin ’67 Sheahan
*James Silvia, in memory of Helen Graves Silvia ‘52
Linda Dickinson Spalding ’61, in memory of S.A.
(Skip) Dickinson ‘51
Gordon Toedman ‘79
Richard Vernon ’57
Robert Webb ‘63
*Barbara Weigand ‘39
THS Class of 1975 (Tower Stairs)
THS Class of 1980 (THS Library)
THS Class of 2002

Sophomore Level, $350-$499

Leigh Barrett ‘65
Holle Nieman Baskett ’58, in memory of Christine
Nieman Gettig ’61 & Kurt D. Nieman ‘70
Charles A. ’58 & Joleen Johnston ’61 Billington
Betty Skoog Bomar ‘46
Peggy Godbey Broxterman ‘48
James Carlin ‘69
Callan Cohen ‘60
Russ Davis ’46, in memory of Ginnie Davis
*Mary Laughlin Dibble ‘39
Debra Reynolds-Eskie ’72 &
Dennis Eskie ‘62
Charlotte Ellis ’38, in memory of Miss
Gertrude Wheeler
Hilda Erickson Enewold ’61, in honor of John
Erickson ‘56
Scot Ferrell ‘81
*Willa Jean Coffman Gades ‘37
Richard & Donna Peery Granger ‘60
Salena Conway Gregory ’44, in honor of Dean
Annabel Pringle and English Teacher Berenice
Fuller
*Elizabeth Heaton ‘39
Darla Benning Johnson ’75, in memory of Orville &
Dolores Benning
*Lillian Williamson Johnson ’37, in memory of
Dennis C. Payne
Julie Nicolay Larrivee ‘75
Jean Pantle Litchfield ‘49
Frank Logan ‘48
Mark Lowes ‘73
*Doris Williamson Perry ’41, in memory of Frank C.
Williamson
*Gene Olander ’50, in memory of Frank C. Olander
‘64
Richard & Rita Petro ‘43
*Stephen R. Phelps ‘40
Pauline Pruyser ‘68
Jason Ramirez ‘91
Malcolm Robinson ‘66
James P. Scott ‘59
Janice Osburn Williams ‘57

Freshman Level, $200-$349

Charlotte Gaither Adair ‘65
Carolyn Jackson Akins ‘80
Charles & Sherril Murrow ’60 Anderson, in
memory of Ella Marie Williamson Fisher ‘38
Nancy Granger Appelhanz ’66, in memory
of Warren E. Granger ‘43
Gene Baker ‘58
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker ‘50
Jim Bass ’51, in memory of Jean Bass
Daniels Benfer ‘84
Deanna Bisel ‘66
*Dorothy Palmer Brock ‘39
Robert D. Brooks ‘51
Steve A. Brown ‘63
Polly Palmer Brunkhardt ‘60
Sandy & Tucker Burrow ‘65
*Margaret Moore Cabbage ‘49
Betsy O’Hara Cacioppo ‘58
Courtney Canfield ‘71
Daniel Carlson ‘59
Richard & Frances Blum Carman ‘63
Richard Coke ’63, in memory of Jack R.
Heath
Sheri Karst Curran ’78, in memory of Henry
‘Butch’ Hendrix, Jr ‘78
M. Lowell Curry ’45/’46
Jan Cottle Darrah ‘72
Mary Lou Coates Davis ‘39
Ed Davis ‘40
Georgia Deatrick ‘63
Roger Donnelly ‘51
Mary Janet Douglass ‘47
Lanny Ellis ‘58
Cyrus Elting ‘60
Robert A. Engelbrecht ‘60
Mark & Sue Goodin Erickson ‘59
Martha Johnson Fee ‘51
Jackie Fink, in memory of Paul H. Fink ‘48
Ella Marie Williamson Fisher ‘38
Burdell Funke ‘44
*Marie Keeling Gaither ‘39
T. Michael Garrison ‘57
Gerald ’50 & Sue ’49 Goodell
Sue Cross Green ’58, in memory of Linda
Beeman Rhodes ‘58
Patricia Richardson Gurss ’58, in memory
of Veon D. Gurss ‘58
Linda Beiter Gwaltney ’78
*Carol Brodecker Hagen ‘49
Sheila Crossley Hanks ‘57
Gerald W. Hart ‘67
Glenn ’41 & Mary Furgason ’42 Henderson
Danton Hejtmanek ‘69
Jean E. Foster Herrold ‘67
Brendon Hirschberg ‘63
*Parthene Duvall Holstrom ‘37
Kathy McClure Hood ‘63
Jayne Houdyshell ’71, in memory of Chris
Wright ‘71
Karl ’51 & Patricia Dykes ‘53 Hummell ’53
Janis Brown Hutchison ’52, in honor of
Mary Louise Plumb Brown ’41 and memory
of Richard D. (Dick) Brown ‘41
Nancy Deatrick Jones ‘63
Alyce (Lowe) Klema ‘40
James Lagerberg ‘48
Jean Pantle Litchfield ‘49
Ken ’63 and Gail Harden ’68 Leonard
Robert Loehr
Jim Maag, in honor of Kathleen Covert
Maag ‘60
Susan Mann ‘60
Leah Ott Marshall ‘65
R. Holland McIntosh ‘49
C. E. ”Gene” Miesse ‘55
Dave Miller ’62, in memory of Dorothy R. &
Bobby J. Carroll
Don R. Moe ‘57
Van Moe ‘60
Molly Jones Morris ‘57
Tina Nimz
Carl Nuzman ‘48
JoAnn Jellison O’Brien ‘59
Kathleen Haskell Olweiler ‘53
Martine Hunter Padilla ‘78
William R. ’41 & Berneta Warner ’44 Palmer
Jack ‘62 & Jodi Johnson ‘63 Panula
Sarah Bremer Parks ‘78
Jack Paslay ‘44
Julia Carothers Payne ‘49
Marian Haskell Perrone ‘51
Norma Smith Pettijohn ‘57
Duane & Debbie Briggs Pomeroy ‘70
JoAnne Rose Reida ’53, in memory of Richard A.
Rose
John Reppart ‘51
Donna McElroy Robinson ‘58
David Roe ‘58
Rod Ross ‘67
Robert Saderstrom ‘61
DonnaLee Lamb Simmons ‘56
Ralph Skoog ’47, in memory of
Richard O. Skoog ‘52
Frank L. Spicer ‘51
*Hayden ’58 & Susan ’60 St. John
Bette Settle Tompkins ‘45
Benny R. ‘67 & Cheryl ’69 Turner
*Betty Cave VanSlyck ’39, in memory of Harold E.
VanSlyck
Marilyn Perrin Vaughn ‘54
David Walls ‘87
*Gloria Gray Wolbach ‘43
Barbara Ossian Williamson ‘59
Albert W. Whiting ‘48
Alice J. Wurtz, THS Faculty
THS Class of 1951
THS Class of 1986