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Blaine Rutherford '08 and Kyra (Stevens) Rutherford

Newman University (1998-Present)
Blaine Rutherford and Kyra Stevens married August 27, 2011 and dropped by campus for a visit while on their honeymoon. Blaine is an Operations Trainee with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  He spent his summer checking on drought conditions across the state of Texas where the currently live.

Carmen Arteaga Blake '61 and Nancee Brungardt Scheffer '61

Sacred Heart Academy (1945-1967)
The Sacred Heart Academy Class of '61 requests prayers for two of their members who are hospitalized for serious illnesses.  Carmen Arteaga Blake at Wesley Medical Center and Nancee Brungardt Schaffer at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital both in Wichita, KS.

Ashley D. Jones '09

Newman University (1998-Present)
Ashley Jones MSW '09 and Colin Fellows of Colorado Springs, CO are the proud parents of Cayson Sawyer Fellows.  He was born August 3, weighed 9 lbs. 5 ozs and was 21 inches long.  Congratulations on your new baby!

Roy Johnston '80

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Roy Mowray Johnston, 74, of Olathe, KS, passed away Feb. 5, 2011.  Roy was a 20-year Air Force veteran serving is Spain, Germany and France.  He attended Newman to earn his Business Management degree through the McConnell program in 1980.  Roy is survived by wife Marleen;  children Steve (Vicky) Johnston, Veronica (Joe) Sandbakken; step-daughters Angela (Keith) Kimball and Tamara (Sam) Thomas; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.  Sending our sympathy...

Lauren Rorebeck '11

Newman University (1998-Present)
Lauren Rorebeck joined Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS as an RN in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit in August.  Lauren is a second generation NU grad and is the daughter of '83 Steve and Cathy Rorebeck of Goddard, KS.

Stacey Brand '11

Newman University (1998-Present)
Stacey Brand's Father, Dennis J. Benham died 8/2/2011 in Delaware.  He was 54 years old.  Dennis was loved for many reasons including his sense of humor and love of sports.  He is survived by his daughter Stacey Brand, son Gregory Benham, and grandson Zachary Benham.  Sending our sympathy to the family.

John Fitzgerald Maguire

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Our sincere sympathy to the family of John Fitzgerald Maguire, 50, who passed away July 24, 2011 near his home in Hudson, Colorado.  John attended Kansas Newman College as a member of the Jets baseball team and his passion for the game continued throughout his life.  He was employed as a special education teacher at the time of his death.  He is survived by a daughter, Kiri (Brian) Williams of Norris City, IL and a sister Joyce Bishop of Heber Springs, Ark.   He...

Joann (Veith) Thimmesch

Joann (Vieth) Thimmesch, former Newman University administrative assistant died July 29, 2011.  She is survived by her husband  (Clarence) Tim, and children: Timothy '77 (Theresa '78), John, Larry '04 (Jennifer), Daniel '83 (Sara) and Kristina (Zach) Brewer.  There are 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Sending our sympathy to the Thimmesch family.

Janna Hunnicutt '07, '09

Newman University (1998-Present)
Please keep Janna Hunnicutt, and her family in your prayers.  Newman alum and adjunct professor for Western Kansas, she is in Oklahoma City after three of her sons were injured in a truck accident.  Sending our prayers for a complete recovery.

'10 Rebecca Peppard

Newman University (1998-Present)
Congratulations to Rebecca Peppard who is now a Registered Nurse at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.