In Memory

Radford University would like to honor our fellow classmates and friends who have recently passed away. We remember:

Alumni

1930

Margaret Janie Hardwicke ’38 of Dublin, November 14, 2016.

Joyce Burnette Hankla ’39 of Roanoke, December 26, 2016.

1940

Mary “Bobbie” Hartsock ’47, M.S. ’71 of Claymont, Delaware, January 3, 2017.

C. Dean Lowe Vaughan ’49 of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, January 2, 2017.

1950

Helen Marie Reynolds Dobyns ’50 of New Castle, October 20, 2016.

Martha Elizabeth Clark Ireson Preston ’52, M.S. ’74 of Draper, October 3, 2016.

Kathleen Hubbard Stuart ’57 of St. Paul, Minnesota, December 15, 2016.

Glynn Kello Parker ’58 of Courtland, February 23, 2017.

1960

Edna Jean Williams ’60 of Riner, January 13, 2017.

Patsy L. King ’65 of Pulaski, October 9, 2016.

Patricia Hall Bauer ’65 of Radford, November 10, 2016.

Karen Sue Hicks Keller ’66 of Roanoke, January 2, 2017.

Kathryn Garland Obenshain M.S. ’67 of Fredericksburg, February 12, 2017.

Mary Ella DeHaven ’68 of Newport News, February 14, 2017.

Geralene Patricia “Peggy” Pryor ’69 of Greenville, North Carolina, January 17, 2017.

1970

David Wayne Goodman ’71 of Roanoke, February 24, 2017.

Janet Evers Foster ’72 of Rockingham, November 26, 2016.

Donna Carole Martin Johnston ’72 of Pearisburg, November 30, 2016.

Melvin M. Bentley III ’75 of Roanoke, December 1, 2016.

Dr. Jay Morgan Anderson Sr. ’76 of Roanoke, October 27, 2016.

John Snyder Baker M.S. ’77 of Buchanan, December 21, 2016.

1980

Deborah Gale Leake ’84 of Harrisonburg, May 11, 2016.

Amy Glisson Cocke ’85 of Bumpass, February 21, 2017.

Janet Duncan Nester ’86 of Radford, September 20, 2016.

Janet Chase Perkins Martin ’86 of Pulaski, February 12, 2017.

Mary Ellen Oefelein ’89 of Roanoke, September 14, 2016.

K. Yvonne Wimmer M.S. ’89 of Roanoke, December 10, 2016.

Demetrius Mallisham ’93
Demetrius Mallisham ’93

1990

Demetrius Mallisham ’93 of Manassas, April 28, 2016. Mallisham was a longtime member of the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, serving as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s liason for the LGBT community. In 2013, Mallisham was honored with Baltimore Black Pride’s Chairman’s Award for his work in the community.

Audra Elizabeth Walker ’94 of Hayes, January 12, 2013.

April Wise Smith ’97 of Carrollton, February 25, 2017.

2000

Laura SueAnn Peery ’05, M.S. ’07 of Blacksburg, December 16, 2016.

Drew Edward Welty ’09 of Anchorage, Alaska, October 2, 2016.

 

Faculty/Staff

Hazel Irene Akers Shouse of Dublin, October 4, 2016.

Olga DeHart Harvill of Indian Valley, November 6, 2016.

Monty Simmons Leitch of Floyd County, December 14, 2016.

Dr. Robert C. Small, Jr. of Beaufort, South Carolina, February 4, 2017.

William Austin Dempsey III of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, March 8, 2017.

Johnsie Horton Poole of Christiansburg, March 29, 2017.

 

Non-Degreed

Betty Ann Thompson Van Hemert of Pearisburg, October 13, 2016.

Betty Ann Tourney-Hall of Radford, October 26, 2016.

Lisa Annette Cox of Dublin, November 3, 2016.

Ila Jane Perdue Shepherd of Rocky Mount, November 27, 2016.

Marie Harman Williams of Roanoke, February 25, 2017.

 

Students

Darren Walter Mahoney of Varina, December 17, 2016.

Bridgett J. Oliver of New Castle, March 31, 2017.