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Howe Upsets Eastern Hancock in Sectionals Semi-final Game
No.8 Howe (7-3) welcomed No. 2 Eastern Hancock (10-0) Friday night as the Class 2A teams battled in a Sectional 38 semifinal. The Royals scored early in the first quarter and then fell apart from there. Howe would end the game on top, 34-13. Sectional Finals are Friday night, November 6 at Triton Central. Join fellow alumni to cheer on the team.


Donate to YOUR Alumni Association by Shopping at Kroger
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Now, an easy way for you to support the scholarship program of the Howe alumni association: every time you shop at Kroger money will go directly to the work our Howe alumni association. Simply connect your Kroger card to the Howe alumni association by following the steps listed below:

- Simply encourage your members to register online at
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
- If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let him or her know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- Click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number(48998) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.


Teacher Rex Anderson Passes Away
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Rex L. Anderson 93, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2015. He was born on August 26, 1921 in Wabash County to Dennie and Lola Anderson. After Graduating from Wabash High School, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Earlham College. Rex excelled in both academics and athletics and was a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at both schools. In the V-7 program, Rex attended Naval Officer Training School at Columbia University and then moved to PT boat training in Newport, Rhode Island. As a lieutenant, he served as the commanding officer of the PT boats 130 and 156 during his two tours of duty in the South Pacific in WWII. Rex married Barbara Bogue on December 17, 1944 while on leave before his second tour. Rex returned to Earlham College where he taught and coached for 2 years. His family then moved to Indianapolis where he taught history and physical education and served as a guidance counselor and basketball and track coach at Howe High School for 31 years. After retiring in 1978, Rex enjoyed traveling, golfing and many days of fishing and boating on Lamb Lake in Trafalgar with his family and friends. He lived in Englewood, Florida for 22 years before returning to Indiana in 2004. Besides his parents, Rex was preceded in death by his son, Brent Anderson. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 70 years; his daughter, Lynne (Brooks) Tanksley; grandson, Brad (Jenni) Tanksley; and great-grandchildren, Brendan and Brooke Tanksley. The family extends their gratitude to all employees of Legacy at Greenfield for the wonderful care, compassion and friendship they provided. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. in Little and Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis. A private family service to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , American Cancer Society or the organization of your choice. A message of condolence may be left at:



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Dave Knoy's Memory to be Honored by Alumni Association with a Scholarship
An alumnus has contacted Carol Yeager and wishes to honor Dave Knoy by establishing a Dave Knoy Citizenship Scholarship. Seed money has been sent to get the fund going. Guidelines for this scholarship will be discussed by the scholarship committee, but will honor Dave's enthusiasm for community outreach. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please make checks payable in any amount to TC Howe Alumni Association and in the note section, please write Dave Knoy Fund. Checks can be mailed to Thomas Carr Howe Alumni Association PO Box 19832 Indianapolis, IN46219

Howe Loses in State Final Basketball Tournament 59-37
Howe's amazing basketball journey ended Saturday in a 59-37 loss to Lapel. In spite of the loss, Howe's Brian (Kipp) Warren was named Trester Mental Attitude Award winner for the year. A large number of alumni and current students and parents were present to cheer the hornets on in their first ever trip to the State championship. While the score shows a large difference, the Howe team played a very good game. Their defense was smothering. However, without a shot clock, Lapel was able to hold the ball and continue to work the clock until shot opportunities opened up. On top of that, while Howe worked well on offense in order to create good shots, those shots simply were not falling. All in attendance were proud of the team and their accomplishments this year. Adding this to the fact that the football team made it to within one game of the State finals, Howe can point to 2015/2016 as their most successful athletic year in the school's history. Congratulations to the team and its coaching staff. We all look forward to next year.

Image(s) of the Month
School #57 Class of 1950 Graduation
Special thanks to William Sohn (Howe class of 58) for providing us this copy of the school #57 class of 1954 graduation picture. William says that most of these kids went to Howe and graduated with the class of 1954. See if you recognize anyone.

Starkey/Suiter Trio
Jack Starkey class of 55 (Selena's dad), Selena Starkey Suiter class of 84 and her husband, Jerry Suiter class of 79. It was taken at Lawrence North during the Howe/Lawrence North basketball game on Feb. 19th. Howe won!!!

Howe Graduation 1957
This photo was provided by Gordon Durnil.

Featured Alumni Website
This blog was started by alumna, Lori Smith ('81). This blog is filled with miscellaneous tributes to any and all persons associated with Thomas Carr Howe High School, Indianapolis, IN. Tributes can be obscure, hilarious, informational, memorial, historical, personal, etc.

The title of this blog was inspired by one of the most common lunch selections served in the cafeteria in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s – the Turkey Manhattan – and a quote by on the message boards where the word “turkey” was fittingly misspelled.
Lori A. Smith ('81)

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  • Family and friends of Dave Knoy ('71)

    • Dave passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Dave was a moderator of the Howe Facebook page, contributing scanned photos of fellow alumni on their birthdays.

  • Family of Thomas J. Hahn (wife Juanita, children Michael,Matt and Megan with former spouse Sally)

  • Friends and family of Barbara Jean Quick ('64)

    • Barbara passed away on January 21, 2016. A link to her obituary is here:

  • Friends and family of Paul Elsworth Campbell ('50)

    • Paul Elsworth Campbell, age 82, of Midlothian. Paul died peacefully at home Monday night June 8, 2015 from a stroke that he fought bravely to recover from for almost 18 months. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., graduated from Thomas Howe HS in 1950 and Purdue University in 1954. After graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Reserve and was assigned to the Transportation Corp. at Fort Eustis, Va. While there he met Bev and they were married in November 1955. He is survived by his wife Bev; his son, Boyd and his wife Margaret; his daughter Lisa and her husband Bentley; grandchildren; Caroline and Campbell. Paul retired from Southern States in the Human Resources Department. Paul lived life to the fullest, enjoying his family and church, where he sang with the 8:30 Singers. He loved sports and all desserts, especially the Williamsburg Chocolate Cake that we made for each birthday. His special vacation was Wrightsville Beach, N.C., where he enjoyed boating and being with his beach friends. The family wishes to thank Parham Healthcare and all the devoted, caring caregivers, including At Home Care-Hospice and his physician Dr. John Barnes. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Salisbury Presbyterian Church where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 11am. Class of 1950

  • Family and friends of Harrell Gene Elliott in his death on July 3, 2012

    • Harrell Gene Elliott 66 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away July 4, 2012. He was born on September 8, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana the son of Malcolm and Maxine (Harrell) Elliott. Harrell was a retired pressman with Moeller Printing Company. Survivors: wife, Jan (Darnstaedt) Elliott; children, Scott (Jane) Elliott and Michelle (Mitchell) Pippin; 4 grandchildren; mother, Maxine Elliott; sisters, Sandra Hoffman and Terri Vandermark and brother, Glant Elliott. He was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm Elliott. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East 10722 E. Washington St. with visitation after 11:30 am on Saturday at the funeral center. Burial, Washington Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested contributions to your favorite charity .

  • Family of Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Ewing ('77)

    • Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Ewing 51, precious daughter of Preston and Leila Ewing departed this Earthly life and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 10, 2011. She was a beloved sister of Steve (Debbie) Ewing, Marty (Margie) Ewing, and Kathy (Ron) Jackson. She dearly loved her nephew Steven and his wife Patti and great-nephew Noah. She was extremely fond of animals especially her goldendoodle, Max, and she enjoyed socializing with friends at the dog park in Beech Grove. Becky was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and granddaughter. She was a loyal and trusted friend and was special to many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School, Class of 1977. Her employers included Eastern Airlines (stewardess), Kroger Corp., Taylor's Bakery (cake decorator), Polaris Labs and most recently Airtron (customer service manager). Becky fought a courageous fight against breast cancer for over 3 years and constantly relied upon the Word of God for strength and peace. She was a selfless warrior and most of her prayers were for those she loved to become saved and learn to trust in the Lord. She will be greatly missed until we are reunited in our heavenly bodies. Visitation will be at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Stop 11 Road Chapel, 4901 E. Stop 11 Road, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2011. Burial will be private. A memorial service will be held at Living Word Bible Church, 6306 Gray Road, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to Living Word Bible Church or St. Francis Hospice. www.littleandsons

  • Family of Lyssa "Roseman" Miner ('79)

    • Lyssa passed away on December 29, 2010 in Florida after a long battle with Crohn's disease.

  • Family of Janet (Crowmer) Lerner ('52)

    • Janet passed away on January 5, 2011

  • Family of Mark Storm ('78)

    • Mark passed away 12/27/2010 of a massive heart attack.

  • Family of James C. Jones ('85)

    • James C. Jones 44, of Indianapolis, passed away December 16, 2010 in a motor vehicle accident. He was born September 19, 1966 in Peru, IN to Thomas E. and Karen L. Jones. Jim graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School. He was a truck driver for the past 20 years, most recently with Quick Way Carriers, and was a member of Teamsters Local Union #135. Visitation will be Monday, December 20 from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, 5377 E. Washington St. Jim is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Karen Jones; daughter, Elizabeth Jones; sister, Anne Watkins, husband, Brad and their children, Keltsey and Bryce; grandmother, Marjorie Griefe; and his beloved cat, Boom Boom. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of Indiana, 7330 Woodland Drive, #201, Indpls., 46278-1736.

  • Family of Richard "Dick" Harpold (teacher, coach and student, '60) and Dallene (Francis) Harpold

    • Dick's mother passed away.

  • Family of Robert Dills ('56)

    • Robert passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2010

  • Family of Tommie Hooks: Rhonda (Hooks) Tyner ('79), Theresa (Hooks) Richart ('83) and Kimberly L. Hooks ('85)

    • Tommie W. Hooks 71, of Indianapolis, passed away October 22, 2010. He was born July 3, 1939 in Anderson, IN, to the late George and Anna (Brown) Hooks. Tommie was a semi-truck driver for B.D.P Manufacturing for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed his grandchildren's ballgames, fishing, and being with family. Visitation will be Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 East Washington St., with funeral services Friday at 12:00 noon. Tommie is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sharon; children, Rhonda (Harlan) Tyner, Theresa (Andy) Richart, Kimberly (Greg) Clayton; grandchildren, Ryan, Drew, Ami, Natalie, Jordan, and Ben. A son, David Hooks; and three brothers, John, Carl, and Wayne Hooks, preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

  • Family of James "Jay" Boeldt ('80)

    • John "Jay" Boeldt, artist, age 48; husband of Wayne Franklin; father of Daniel Boeldt Franklin; son of Gwen (Jerry) Dean, nee Barnett and Jack (Janet) Boeldt; brother of Cindy (Gary) Farber and David (Tonya) Boeldt; uncle of Courtney and Kristen; also survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles, step brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors and fellow artists; previous partner of the late Jim Lyons. Graduate of Howe High School in Indianapolis and Herron School of Art at Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis. Previous owner of Plan B Gallery in Forest Park and resident artist at Catawampus Gallery in the Flat Iron Building. Volunteer for numerous groups including Homes Elementary School PTO, Damien Center Indianapolis and Hostelling International, Chicago. A celebration of Jay's life will take place at the following dates and locations: Friday, October 8, memorial visitation from 5 p.m. until time of service 7 p.m. at the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, 635 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, and on Sunday, October 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., a celebration of Jay's life will take place as a show of his artwork at Stephen Daiter Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 4th Floor, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Daniel P. Franklin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 942, Oak Park, IL 60303-0942. Info Cremation Society of Illinois 1-800-622-8358.

  • Family of Ray Hulce (teacher and head of the Foreign Language Dept)

    • Raymond "Ray" Nelson Hulce 83, of Indianapolis, passed away April 24, 2010. He was born June 10, 1926 to the late Clifford E. and Lillian M. Swindler Hulce. Ray graduated from Marion High School and Indiana University, where he received his Undergraduate and Master's Degrees in Education. He served in the 101st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, during World War II. Ray worked for Howe High School, where he was a teacher and foreign language department head. He worked in education for 30 years. Ray was a member and Deacon of Irvington Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Rd., with funeral services to follow at 4:00 p.m. Ray is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice E. Schaeffer Hulce; daughter, Amie Napier; son, Greg Hulce; and six grandchildren, Lyndsay, Travis, Abbey, Jasmine, Sarah and Jimmy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

  • The Family of Jacqueline (Freers) Stahl ('48), Mike ('77) and Toni ('76)

    • Jacqueline A. Freers Stahl, 79, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. Jacqueline retired from the Marion County Medical Society where she published their annual membership roster. She was a graduate of Butler University. Survivors include her son, Michael (Lisa) Stahl; daughter, Toni (Bill) Jones; brother, Howard P. Freers; grandchildren, Taylor & Brittney Stahl and Ryan and Amanda Jones.

  • Family of Sally Jane "Sarah" (Shields) Mitchell ('49)

    • Sally "Sarah" Jane Shields Mitchell 78, succumbed to cancer on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. She was born on December 16, 1931, in Abilene, Texas, as an only child to the late Harriett (Clark) Shields Presuitti and James Shields. Sally was raised in Seymour, IN. Her family later moved to Indianapolis. Mrs. Mitchell graduated from Howe High School in 1949. She was married to the late Harry R. Mitchell for 54 years. Sally retired from the Plainfield Community School Corporation after 23 years of service. Sally was an active chartered member of Hope United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, Indiana. She enjoyed being a part of her beloved granddaughters' lives. Sally also enjoyed going out to lunch with her many friends and enjoyed reading a good book. Survivors include daughter Wendy J. Mitchell, Hammond, IN; son and daughter-in-law Michael A. and Mary Kay Mitchell, Indianapolis, IN; daughter and son-in-law Polly and Don Landis, Plainfield, IN. Granddaughters Bobbie Jo Hayes (fiance Brian Silvas), Schererville, IN; Rachel and Sarah Landis, Plainfield, IN; Kristina Mitchell, Indianapolis, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry R. Mitchell and granddaughter Emily Ann Landis. Memorial contributions in Sally's name may be made to Hope United Presbyterian Church 1331 Section Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 or VNS Hospice of Indiana, https: dona.asp. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hall Baker Funeral Home, 339 East Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope United Presbyterian Church 1331 Section Street, Plainfield, IN. Online condolences can be made to the Mitchell Family at:

  • Family of Jonnie Ray Basham ('63)

    • Jonnie passed away April 5, 2010.

  • Family of Mary Dietz ('64)

    • Mary passed away recently.

  • Family of James A. Powell ('70)

    • James A. Powell 57, of Leesburg, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away March 5, 2010.

  • Family of Betty Jean Moon Cowan ('46)

    • Betty Jean Moon Cowan 80, passed away on January 31 2010 in Indianapolis.

  • Family of Diana Walters Dorset ('88)

    • Diana passed away on 1-31-10 of cancer leaving a husband and 5 children.

  • Family of Russell F. Corey ('47)

    • Russ passed away January 4, 2010. Born in Indianapolis, he graduated from T.C. Howe High School in 1947. While in high school, he worked in the Irvington Bakery and after high school he worked for Costin Standard Service Station. He joined the Air Force in December 1950, and when he left in December 1954, he was a Staff Sergeant and had been the Crew Chief on 4-engine jets. He returned to Costin's as a mechanic and bodyfender repairman (his first love was always auto body repair work). In 1960, he met and married the love of his life Gloria Corey and they started Corey's Auto Sales and Service. They raised boxers for awhile and then began owning and showing Standard Schnauzers. In addition to the dogs, Russ had many other and varied interests: he owned a cabin cruiser that he and Gloria cruised up and down the Ohio River and docked at Madison, IN; he flew his 4-seater Cessna that he kept at Mt. Comfort Airport; he belonged to the Prospect Masonic Lodge #714 F.& A.M.; and was a vested member in the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite and was a Noble with the Murat Shrine. He and Gloria also danced many years with the Don Rene Dancers. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Sophia Corey; his wife, Gloria Corey; sisters, Martha Kime and Mary Gottschalk; and brother-in-law Bernie Cox. He is survived by his step-daughter, Cara Ittner; sister, Jesse Cox; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved standard schnauzers, Rocky and Honey. There will be no calling or service. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charity, or the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

  • Family of Connie Hinsch Alexander ('64)

    • Connie passed away 12/30/2009 from complications of COPD/cancer. Connie was mother to Skip Alexander ('85) and Laura Alexander ('92)

  • Family of Donald Ray Montgomery ('61) and Jane (McCallip) Montgomery ('58)

    • Jane passed away in Sept. 2009

  • Family of Lionel (Sonny) Chandler ('46)

    • Lionel passed away 12-11-2009

  • Family of Henrietta L. Larison (food services worker)

    • Henrietta L. Larison age 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Henrietta attended the Woodside Methodist Church. She retired after 20 years of service from Howe High School, working in Food Services. Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard (Larry) Larison. She is survived by her sons, Warren, Bob, and Garry Larison; 2 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

  • Family of Philip Vernon Vogel ('52)

    • Philip Vernon Vogel age 75 beloved husband and father slipped away to be with his Lord and Savior on November 30, 2009. He joins his mother, Lola Vogel; father, Vernon Vogel; and beautiful sister, Barbara Franklin, all who has preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (Boston) Vogel; and his children, Dawn and husband Dale Durchholz of Bloomington, IL, Philip Kelly and wife Diana Vogel of Indianapolis; also his three adored grandchildren Alexandra Paige Durchholz, Ian Philip Vogel and Cameron Boston Vogel. He was also a proud uncle to his nieces and nephews. Before retiring in 1993 because of his health, he was a 54 year member of Local 18 Heat and Frost Insulators of Indianapolis. Proudly working on many Indianapolis landmarks including the AUL building and North Central High School. Phil had many friends from his Howe High School Class of 1952. He and his fishing buddies enjoyed fishing in Canada, Minnesota and the Great Lakes and bring back fresh fish. Phil also enjoyed Euchre, Bridge and Gardenin

  • Family of George Stout ('76)

    • George's brother Wesley (45 years old) died unexpectedly on Thursday. His untimely death has left the family devastated, asking a lot of questions, and wishing they could turn back time.

  • Family of Cameron ('63) and Carol ('67) Greenwood

    • Carol passed away suddenly on October 23.

  • Family of James A. Kuykendall ('77)

    • "He died very quickly, and left his wife, 2 daughters, his Dad, brother Scott, and step-mom behind. Samantha (a.k.a. Sammy) is still in Highschool, but Alexandra is in college, on the way to Doctor-dum." - Good friend Dan Lind ('77)

  • Family of Anthony (Tony) Gomez ('74)

    • The Gomez family just lost Lisa ('77) in the past year or so. Tony's wife preceded him in death so please keep his children in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Family of Brenda (Allgood) Walton ('67)

    • Brenda Walton (Allgood) passed away on Sept 10, 2009 She fought hard with her battle of lung cancer.

  • Family of Charlene M. Beck Massey ('62)

    • Charlene M. Beck Massey July 17, 1944 – September 19, 2009. She was the daughter of Vernon and Elizabeth Beck, both whom have preceded her in death. Charlene was a 1962 graduate of Howe High School, a member of the the Greenfield Christian Church, and for the last four years she sang in the choir and inspired and loved all she knew, the National Federation of Republican Women, a member of the Cumberland Town Council from 1999 to 2005, a 20 year member of White River Sound (Chapter of Sweet Adeline's International), she received the Outstanding Award for Music in 1996, an Attendance Award in 1993. She loved singing with her chorus and was a special friend to all she sang with, she also was president of the Glen Oak's Homeowners Board from 1994 to 1999. Charlene was employed by Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. for many years. She touched the lives of children and teachers and loved her work as a substitute teacher. She was a past member of the Warren Hills Christian Church for 25 years, where she raised her family and made sure they went to church. She fought cancer for the last five years, never complained, never got down and always was there for everybody around her. A special thanks to Joanie and Claudia, her doctors, nurses, and personell at I.U. Cancer Center and to her very good friends, Dr. Abanour and Gina Kramer. Charlene was loved by everybody she met and was a special lady to all her family and friends. Elaine and "The Pool Club" will miss her dearly, but will keep her memory alive. Charlene and Jerry had a very special marriage that truly was meant to be. All because two people fell in love! She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Jerry Massey; her children, Cassi Hooker, Penny Eltzroth (Larry), Steven Hooker (Sherrie), Kimberly Holden (Robert), Brent Massey, Cammi Hooker; special friend and daughter, Debbie Piotrowski; ten grand-children; three great-grandchildren; sister, Debbie Lynn; brother, Jerry Beck;many friends and extended family; special pet, "Muffin."

  • Family of Mary Cathleen (Cope) Garrette ('83)

    • Mary Cathleen Garrette 44, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away September 4, 2009. Mary was born February 1, 1965 and is survived by her daughters, Melody and Michaela Garrette; her mother, Bette Cope; and siblings, William Cope, Randall Cope, Becci Fletcher, Brian Cope, Mark Cope, Brett Cope, Beverly Gullett, Truman Cope; 19 nieces and nephews; and seven grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cope, and one brother, Paul Cope. Mary was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School and was employed with Community Hospital East for 26 years. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2015 S. Arlington Ave, 46203. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Mary's honor to Casting for Recovery and or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

  • Crenshaw Family (Diane '70, Allan '73, Kevin '77, Mary '80)

    • The Crenshaw family in the death of their mother, Betty Jane Crenshaw. Betty Jane Crenshaw 86, Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. She was born in Batesville, IN on August 12, 1923 the daughter of Earl and Bertha (Schott) Kleiner. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph Crenshaw; sons Paul, Allan (Linda), and Kevin (Doreen) Crenshaw; daughters Diane (Terry) Mullis and Mary Gillespie; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Betty lived for her family, and never had an unkind word for anyone. She was a member of Irvington Presbyterian Church.

  • Family of Robert J. Alexander ('41)

    • Robert Alexander was in the first Howe graduating class (1941). Robert was the father of 8 who all attended Howe as well.

  • Family of Teacher Ron Finkbiner

    • Ron passed away barely a year after his beloved wife Judy passed away. Ron was a social studies and history teacher at Howe during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Please keep all of his students and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Family of Henry "Hank" Easter (Howe Dean of Boys)

    • Henry "Hank" Easter, former dean of boys, passed away on February 20, 2009 in Pinellas Park, FL.

  • Lisa (Figg) Beaumont

    • Lisa is back in Community Hospital East after suffering a second heart attack. She is reported to be in good spirits. submitted by: Deb Lewis ('79)

  • Family of Janice Kutche Goodpaster ('62)

    • My dear sister, Jan, went to meet our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 10:42 this morning. She is finally at peace here on earth, and I can only imagine the experience of being with God. Thank you so much for all of your prayers. - (Jan's sister Libby) MESSAGE FROM A FRIEND - I was blessed to reconnect with Jan at our class reunion. She commented that night she had never been able to get involved with much at Howe as she was the oldest of 9 children and had to get home to care for her siblings. Jan was a funny, scrappy gal who fought a tremendous battle against lung cancer and kidney cancer. She had unwavering faith in her doctors and her God. I thank you all for keeping her in your prayers to fight as long as she did. The doctors suspended the chemo shortly before Christmas and she was able to go home and spend the holidays with her large family. A few of the Howe girls began having a monthly luncheon after reconnecting at the reunion and Jan was a bright spot in those meetings. She shared funny stories about her large family and gladdened our time with her. She was a gift to us all. I was truly touched by her friendship, her joy of life, and her faith in goodness and her God. Rest in peace. - Dotti

  • Family of Patti (Walker) Schultz ('69)

    • Patti passed away December 12, 2008 of Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Chuck Flowers ('79)

    • Chuck was the first handicapped student in IPS who was main-streamed. Chuck was regularly zipping through the halls in his wheelchair pushed by one of many hornet friends. Chuck has cerebral palsy which limits his physical movements but has no effect on his mental capabilities. Chuck attended Ball State and received his degree in Social Work. Chuck is currently in the hospital for the third time in 8 months for an intestinal issue. Doctors are trying to figure out what is causing his issues.

  • Kasey Branham ('81)

    • Kasey's 19-year old daughter is having surgery to remove a breast lump.

  • Family of Tammie S. (Childs) Wilkison ('79)

    • Tammie passed away November 15 from pancreatic cancer.

  • Family of Teresa (Barger) Haboush ('80)

    • Teresa died wednesday, November 12, 2008. Husband Jeff Haboush ('80) and several other in-law Hornets.

  • Herbert C. Barnard ('45)

    • Herb passed away suddenly from an aneurysm on November 1, 2008. Herb was wife to Hornet Jennie Beth (Taylor) Barnard ('45), father to Hornets David ('73), Tom ('75) and Steve ('77) and father-in-law to Nora (Gonzales) Barnard ('77).

  • Famly of Monica (Mertz) Pryor ('89)

    • Monica passed away October 27, 2008 at her home in Greenville, SC.

  • Family of John DuChemin

    • Mr. DuChemin was a custodian/maintenance worker at Howe. John passed away Tuesday, September 16.

  • Family of Sheryl (Perkins) Petree ('67)

    • Sherry was a member of the class of '67. She died on September 18 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her children, Melisa (Petree) Duffy ('85), Butch Petree ('87), and Angela (Petree) Jones ('93), her sister Susan (Perkins) Spear ('70) and brother Steven Perkins ('78) also attended Howe.

  • Family of James L. Sommerville

    • Jim passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Jim was the Husband of Janet (Lewis) Sommerville (Class of 1947), Father of Steven Sommerville (Class of 1987), and Father-in-Law of James L. Jones (Class of 1977). submitted by: Steven Sommerville ('87) - son

  • Family of Gregg ('77), Jeffrey ('80), Anna ('82) and David ('84) Haboush

    • Their mother Judith A. Haboush, passed away on August 3, 2008.

  • Family of Tracy (Johnson) VanOsdol ('77)

    • Tracy's brother Jon P. Johnson, 44, died on friday, July 4th.

  • Matthew T. Schwier

    • Class of '88 submitted by: Sister, Shannon Roberson (Schwier)

  • Family of Teacher Warren Dressler

    • Mr. Dressler passed away June 25, 2008 Teacher at Howe during the 80s and 90s.

  • Family of Lisa Gomez

    • Lisa died unexpectedly during the third week of May, 2008. Class of '77 submitted by: Cathy (Clark) Thoman ('77)

  • Family of Jack Gilfoy ('58)

    • Jack passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008 Class president for the class of 1958. submitted by: Class of '58 50th reunion committee

  • Nan Bultman

    • Mother-in-law to Tobi Elmore ('81) submitted by: Tobi Elmore ('81)

  • Ron Finkbiner

    • Ron's wife, Judy Finkbiner ("The Gorilla") passed away on March 14 of brain cancer. Ron was a social studies/history teacher during the 70s, 80s and 90s

  • Carla Attebury

    • Stage IV breast cancer sister-in-law to Kelly Attebury (81) submitted by: Kelly Attebury (81)

  • Julie Bultman Cassidy

    • Sister-in-law to Tobi Elmore ('81) submitted by: Tobi Elmore ('81)

"Musings" by John Ervin
Popular, Long-time English teacher and English Department Chair John Ervin has kindly agreed to provide us periodically with some musings about his time at Howe. Those are featured here in our "Musings" column
I shall not put these in order of importance as all are important to my memory.

I have already mentioned Frank Tout, Bruce Beck and Ellen O’Drain, but their names will, no doubt, come up again.

Let me mention Pat Friedly, one of the best English teachers I ever knew. Hard working, enthusiastic, low key, and unafraid to tackle any problems or situations; that was Pat. She attracted the bright students, but handled the others with aplomb.

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Special Reports
"Laud of the Ring"

Pam Chavis (shown with sons Jesse and Kyle) spent many months trying to locate the owner of a high school ring which her mother, who had recently passed away, had kept for 52 years. In the end her amazing search was successful and she happily returned the ring to its flabbergasted owner, Howe high school graduate Paul Grissom ('48).

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Charles DeBow, Howe teacher, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen

This is a picture of the original Tuskegee airmen. It was submitted to me by Howe alumnus, James Neel from the class of 1958. James posted a message on the board asking whether a teacher who taught in the 50s at Howe named Charles DeBow might be the same Charles DeBow who was one of the original Tuskegee airmen. He and I both started researching and found that the Charles DeBow from the airmen was listed as being from Indianapolis, IN!

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