Church Notes

Church Notes

By Deborah Corteggiano Kennedy ’73

50 Years is Golden & Special

You can see by the smiles on their faces what a wonderful time was had by (L to R) Hester Mason Neely, Linda Beall, Lucille Gillian Young, and Evelyn Colonna Garcia.

40th Reunion for 1967!

It was the first time at the joint Homecoming celebration for these five alumnae who all really enjoyed the day! Pictured L to R: Carolyn Massimore Crutchfield, Gretchen Luft Ward, Vickie Peeples, Mary Ellen Short and Sherrie Cox Murphy.

Fifty-Five Years & Still Going Strong

Gaynel 'Mickey' Buterbaugh writes that she and her classmates of 1952 wish to thank the JHNAA for hosting their 55th reunion and making them feel so at home. Class members gathered from MD, VA, PA, and GA. Six members of the class were pleasantly surprised to find that they had attended high school together in York, PA with a 1952 Hopkins alumna! They had not seen each other since their high school graduation and friendships were instantly renewed. Back row (L to R): Eileen Davis, Emily Badders Spears, and Pamela Sylvester O'Dowd. Second row (L to R): Dolores Conner Davis, Patricia Slagle Meckley, Nancy Zigler McCleaf, and Janet Hebb Frye. Front row (L to R): Gaynel McGuire Buterbaugh, Thelma Hafer Hursh, Lois Steel Jones, Margaret Perry Cleveland, Mildred Knight Riley and Dorothy Clair Robinson.

Our Presence at the SON

Homecoming 2007 was wonderful! Forty-seven CHH alumni, representing classes from 1942 to 1976, gathered to enjoy the festivities. It was especially exciting to see 13 members of the Class of 1952 celebrate their 55th reunion, five members of the Class of 1967 celebrate their 40th and four members of the class of 1957 celebrate their Golden 50th anniversary. The "Golden Girls" were quickly recognizable with their Gold beads, a token also given to the 50 year Jubilarians from Johns Hopkins.

Thanks for Donating to Archives

  • Carolyn Schmidt ’68 sent photos of her freshman capping ceremony, held on 06/06/66.
  • Doris Murphy Lytle ’45 lent her class picture and graduation ceremony program to Archives for digital copying.
  • To complete the CHH collection, we need yearbooks (1961, 1962, & 1963) and class pictures (1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, & 1972). Please consider donating to the Archives, or lending your photos to be digitally copied.

Class of 1953: Who Are These Nurses?

Following the spring issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing, I received two separate requests to publish the names of the Church Home nurses who appeared in the Class of 1953 reunion photo. Many thanks to Joyce Ness ’53 for sending the names:

Back row (L to R): Janice Lewis Harshman, Jackie Bacon Humphreys, Grace Blain Carpenter, Mary Lou Long Hiortdahl, Mildred Sprout, Connie Metallo Kuehn, and Helen Gibson Russel Front row (L to R): Doretha Stough Sadarananda, Gloria Holland Finn, Betty Gail Pratt Harmon, and Joyce Dallmeyer Ness.

Homecoming Picture Orders

Purchase your Homecoming 2007 keepsake photo from professional photographer Robert Smith. Visit to view photos and place online orders. The password is “SON2007”. You may also contact Mr. Smith by calling 800-956-0989 or 443-956-3588.


To ensure that everyone continues to receive mailings, please send any address changes or notice of deceased members to: Deb Kennedy, 1990 Gulfstream Court, Forest Hill, MD 21050; 410-893-2421, [email protected].

Purchase Your CHH Pin, Cap, or Ring

The CHH Cap can be obtained from Kay’s Caps by requesting School #33. The cost is $11.00 for each cap plus $6.50 shipping and handling for 1-5 caps. Caps are available in size medium or large. Orders can be placed by phone (516-791-8500) or by mail (Kay’s Caps, PO Box 818, Valley Stream, NY 11582).

Exact replicas of the CHH Pin in 14K gold can be obtained from Fino Jewelers for $250.

And now, Fino Jewelers is also able to reproduce the CHH school ring. (Thanks to Susan Riddleberger ’73 for lending her class ring to be photographed, weighed, and measured for replication!) The ring has an oval shape with the CHH dome in the center and the words ‘Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing’ encircled along the edge. Rings may be purchased in sterling silver ($125), 10K gold ($415), 14K gold ($565), or 14K white gold ($595).

To order your CHH ring or pin, contact Mr. Vince Fino, 9650 Belair Road, Perry Hall, MD 21236, 410-256-9555.

Class of ’57 also Celebrates at the Home of the Garcias

On September 19, 10 members of the class of '57 enjoyed the warm hospitality of Dr. Bert and Mrs. Evie Garcia. Bottom row (L to R): Betty Hayes Olmstead, Patricia Mantell Waldron, Mary Ann Witherow, Ann Rickett Shultz, Joan Bryan Keiter, Darla Lemmon Whisler, Evelyn Colonna Garcia, Hester Mason Neely, Lucy Gillan Young. Top row (L to R): John Olmstead, Linda Beall, Beverly Marvel Ray, Dick Ray, Gary Shultz, Joseph Young, Philip Whisler, William Neely, Roberto Garcia.

CHH Transcripts

Church Home alumni may obtain a free copy of their transcript by contacting Chart One Storage. Send your name as it appears on the transcript, Social Security number, date of birth, date of graduation, and present name and address to: Chart One Storage; Attention: Aneise; 8246-C Sandy Court; Jessup, MD 20794. If you have any questions, contact Aneise at 1-800-733-2679 x5308.

In Memoriam

Ruth Young ’40
Margaret Curtis White ’45
Sally Weida ’51
Helen Wagner White ’53
Margaret Matthai Briggs ’57
Peggy Schoepflin Eldredge ’57
Jacklyn Woolford Hardesty ’62
Susan Richards ’67

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