Memorial Pages


This section of the website is in memory of Whitehall Yearling High School alumni who have passed away.

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Class of 1958

 Alexander, Bruce Bing

Fadley, Sandra Elleen

Griffin, George Allen

Hettler, Judith Elizabeth

Linton, Freida Margaret

Marcum, Ronald Lewis

Parker, Jerry Dallas

Stokes, James Franklin

Tudor, John Wilbur

Class of 1962

 Ludwig, Michael R., December, 2003 heart attack

Class of 1963

 Woodrum, Anita [Spice], May 4, 2004

Class of 1965

 Lepper, Michael, August 27, 2004

Class of 1966

 Adair, Terrance

Bankes, John

Clark, Larry

DeForest, Patricia - Patti had a stroke on September 16th, 2002 and died on the 22nd.

Hood, Anne (Golnik) - Ann succumbed to cancer on February 2, 2002.

Hymrod, Ed

Kehoe, Donald F.

Kinder, Harvey

Lyon, Gary

Mininew, Frank

Packard, Patrick

Patrick, Donald

Pickworth, Larry

Poliseno, Vivan

Reynolds, Cheryl

Runck, Dale

Rush, Mark - Mark succumbed to cancer on April 14, 2002.

Schafer, Sandra

Simpson, Arthur

Spangler, Jack

Toleman, Cletus ("Junior")

Wilson, Ile Rae

Class of 1967

 Ludwig, Gregory "SPIKE"

Class of 1969

Bromley, Sam -Sam passed away in April, 2004.

info from her daughter, Jodi Tripp Daugherty, Patricia [Tripp], January 30, 2002

 Rohrbach, Robert, January 14, 2002

Stewart, Pamela Kay - Pamela passed away October 22, 2001 in Ft. Collins, Colorado after a valiant 4 year struggle with breast cancer.


Class of 1970

Bailey, David - David passed away December 16, 2003 after a long and brave fight with a brain tumor.

Cook, Patricia


Class of 1971

Bridges, Rick - Rick was shot while we were in high school.

Robert Browning Browning, Robert - Robert succumbed to colon cancer in March, 2000

Conley, Rick - Rick passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2003 of complications from a long term illness. Rick was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the JC Penney Company, lived in Plano, TX, and is survived by his wife and three children. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Conley Children College Fund c/o BankOne, 3382 Preston Rd, Frisco TX 75034.

Candy Darnell Darnell, Candy - Candy passed away September 5, 1995, after a year long bout with cancer. After she left high school, Candy went on to OSU and received a degree in accounting. She was an auditor with Ashland Chemical, where her job took her all over the country. She will be sadly missed. Anyone having any questions, please contact her brother, Edward Darnell @

Richard Gillogly Gillogly, Richard - We lost Richard to a drowning accident in the Flooms in Arizona back in 1979. He has a wonderful son and granddaughter. He's son (Troy) was 5 when his daddy died, he's grown to be a great man with Richard's humor. This has been a great loss to us all. If anyone would like,they can contact me at anytime, I'll be glad to tell them more and correspond with them. E-mail me @ - from Richard's sister, Rollinda Gillogly, class of 1969

Griffith, Cathy - 1991

Jorgenson, Don


Laura Juniper Juniper, Laura

Ron Koscho Koscho, Ron - 1987

Sherri Luft Luft, Sherri

McElhaton, Jean (O'Brian)

Russ Strait Replogle, Paula (click for Paula's home page)

Russ Strait Strait, Russ

Lori Ward Ward, Lori

Doris White White, Doris

Wrightsel, Earl - Earl Wayne Wrightsel, 53, of Tyrone, Georgia, died Sept. 30, 2007, at Griffin Spaulding Healthcare in Griffin, Georgia. He was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, to the Rev. Kenneth E. and Juanita (Gray) Wrightsel of The Otterbein Home, Lebanon, Ohio. He was an auto mechanic employed by Coca-Cola Company. As a former Ford Motor Co. Factory Representative, he worked with John DeLorian and serviced the DeLorian Automobile. An avid outdoorsman, he loved boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and working on cars. He also was a member of the Lions Club in Georgia. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 4, at McPeek Funeral Home in Granville, Ohio, with the Rev. Fred Ketner officiating. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters Esther Wrightsel (Dale Lobeck) of Newark, Nadine (George) Sparks Delaware; four nieces and one nephew; four great-nieces and one great-nephew. Video Tribute

Class of 1973

Erwin, Randy - Randy Dale Ervin, 52, of Pataskala, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Randall and Audrey (Scarberry) Ervin on November 21, 1955, in Columbus, Randy was preceded in death by his parents and son, Geoffrey Ervin. Survivors include his daughter, Stacy Ervin; sons; Nicklaus and Jonathan Ervin; sisters, Sharon (Michael) Bauerle and Brenda (Thad) Decker; special friends, Mike and Maryanne Merrick, Bob and Robin Scott; special niece, Tammy (Steve) McGraw; many nieces, nephews and friends. Randy was a former district manager for Rax and the Great American Bagel Co. Randy was a 1972 graduate of Whitehall Yearling High School and a member of Whitehall Masonic Lodge #761 F&AM.


Foit, Jerry - died in August of 1991 from complications of sugar diabetes.

Class of 1974

Daugherty, Patty - died January, 2002 after a short illness.

McLaughlin, Jim - died August 16, 2003

vanHouten, Kim (Gray) (Partlow) - died November 11, 2000 after an 8 month battle with cancer.

Class of 1976

Carles, Craig

Gladwell, Becky - passed away in Feb. 2000

McWhorter, Nancy - died in a car crash in the 1980's.

Palmer, Laurel

Tarquinto, Guy

Class of 1979

Wicker, Toni - died April 1, 1990 in a house fire. Contact Traci Wicker for more info.

Class of 1984

(Info from Larry Stirling) Kelley, Russ

Class of 1986

Hagerman, Jimmy - 1986

Class of 1993

Willford, Mark - 1998

Class of 1996

Gyke, Joey - killed in a car accident in 1995. The accident also claimed the lives of Mile Trajcevski, Class of 1996 and Charlie Boyd, Class of 1997.

Kiser, Becky - was killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver on February 21, 1997

Trajcevski, Mile - killed in a car accident in 1995. The accident also claimed the lives of Joey Gyke, Class fo 1996, and Charlie Boyd, Class of 1997.

Class of 1997

Boyd, Charlie - killed in a car accident in 1995. The accident also claimed the lives of Joey Gyke, Class of 1996, and Mile Trajcevski, Class of 1996.

Class of 1999

Evans, Eric -died February 6, 2001


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