I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of our Class of 1965 classmates...Dennis Baker. You will find his obituary listed below the next information.


When I heard the news regarding Dennis, I was reminded of a song, "Our Special Absent Friends" by Daniel O'Donnell and immediately thought of those special friends that have gone before us.­ While they are gone, they are not forgotten.­ I'm compiling a list, if you have additions please leave me a message below.­ To listen to the song, click on the title: OUR SPECIAL ABSENT FRIENDS


Once the song page comes up, click on "Download".­ You will be asked to either "Open" or "Save".­ If you want to listen to the song from the web site, click on "Open".­ If you want to save the song to your computer, click on "Save"




Mike Akers
Dan Baird
Dennis Baker
David Ballew
Vivian Mason Bell
Dan Burwell
Pat Crow
Becky Arnold Davis
Richard Dunbar
Marguerite Ann Farabee
Linda Barnes Ferguson
Vicki Gist Golden
Rita Levinson Golding
John Gray
Brian Greenstreet
Vince Kosmiski
Yvonne Lundahl
Debbie McComas Jarauillo
Andy Myers
Bob Norman
Steve Sloan
Jim Wertz
Bill Wholey
Betty Wise

Here's the obituary notice for Dennis Baker...

Dennis Lyle Baker, 60, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 20, 2007. Visitation will be Sunday, September 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home with cremation to follow services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. Dennis was born on June 19, 1947 in Kansas City, MO. He was the son of Charles and Evelyn (Edwards) Baker. Dennis enjoyed working and started as a Salesman in the automobile industry and worked his way up to General Manager of Olathe, Kia, Subaru. He also liked to fish, grill, and work in his yard. He is survived by his wife, Ann Baker of Mission, KS; best friend, Barbara Gilbertson, of Lee's Summit, MO; son, Gary Williams of Shawnee, KS; daughter, Alison Hettenbach and husband, David of Westfield, Indiana; brother, Brett Baker of Lee's Summit, MO; sister, Kelly Seiter, Liberty, MO; grandchildren, Dakota, Kyle and Kaley Williams; nieces, Ariel Baker, Grace Seiter, Lindsey Cauthon; and nephew, Dennis Seiter. Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman.