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•   Hal A. Loney  7/11
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Marshalltown High School
Class of 1958

Here's a neat thing you can do if you want to look at several different classmates' profiles:

Open up the Classmates page where all classmates names are listed. Click on one classmate to open up on a different tab. Grab that tab and drag the whole tab/page off the browser, so now you have 2 pages open. Now go back and click on another classmate name. That new classmate page will open on the tab you moved off.

Gene Henry Long - In Memory

MARCH 11, 1939 – JULY 1, 2018

Obituary of Gene Henry Long

PRC (AW/NAC) USN (Ret) Gene Henry Long passed away July 1, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born March 11, 1939 in Marshalltown, IA to Clifford and Mikell Long. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Diane (Brodigan) Long and is survived by his 5 sons; John Long, Curtis (Maria) Smith, Derek Smith, Chris Smith, Joseph Long; daughter, Joni Day; brother, Doug (Donna) Long; sister, Betty-Jane Westphal; 9 grandchildren Michael, Jennifer, and Ashley Long, Travis and Marissa Day, Cameron, Colin and Connor Smith and Gabriella Long; and 8 great-grandchildren. Gene joined the Navy in 1959 and served at sea on USS Hancock CV-19 and USS Wasp CV-18, in the Vietnam Theater of Operations during the Vietnam War. Gene also served tours of duty at NAS PAX River MD, NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Lemoore, CA, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, NAS Pensacola, FL, and NAS Moffett Field, CA. Gene served his country honorably until he retired in October 1986. He was an “old school” sailor’s sailor and absolutely loved to share his many colorful sea stories with his family and friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Cancer Society. A Visitation will be held 11 AM Friday July 13, 2018 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. We invite you to leave words of comfort at

Jimmie 'Jim' Purvis - In Memory 

October 29, 1938 -December 31, 2015

Jimmie Jim Estel Purvis, 77, of Marshalltown, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Hawkeye Care Center in Marshalltown. 

Memorial services for Jim will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at 12:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Jim and his family. 

Jimmie Purvis was born on October 29, 1938 in Jefferson, Iowa to Floyd and Velma Roosa Purvis. Jim was educated in the Marshalltown school district. On December 11, 1957, Jim was united in marriage to Darlene Hauser at the Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Jim was employed with Fisher Control for 35 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, Jim continued to work for Wal Mart in maintenance, Timber Creek Sod Farm and Rainbow Car Wash. Jim was a member of the Moose Lodge, Corn Belt CB Club and the UAW. He enjoyed wood working, deer hunting and was always able to fix things. Jim and Darlene also loved to square dance. 

Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Darlene. Children: Diana Purvis of Marshalltown, Annette (William) Fleming of State Center and Greg (Debbie) Purvis of Marshalltown. Grandchildren: Crystal (James) West, Marshall (Jennifer) Fleming, Michael (Kathy Haaker) Fleming, Marcus Fleming, Ryan (Jamie Blue) Storjohann and Mitchell (Andrea) Storjohann. He is also survived by his fifteen great grandchildren with one on the way and one great great grandchild. 

Jim is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Velma, sisters Karen Tuttle and Judy Purvis and a son in infancy; Craig.

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One of our classmates shared this website for Rock 'n Roll Dance Show Medley. See it.

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Take a stroll back to our teenage years: FEDEwZHZXu

Remembering our Class of 1958 
50th Class Reunion!

    TOP 10 REASONS we are happy we attended!!!
**We did laugh, cry and reminisce with some of our OLDEST friends.
**We didn't care how old we were.
**Thrilled to see classmates even if it was their first reunion.
**We definitely rekindled and began new relationships.
**Expressed positive experiences we had in high
school, letting people know, everyday things
people did, some people carried in their hearts
for 50 years and had a chance to tell them.
**After 50 years, everyone looked wonderful.
**Our reunion WAS full of jovial reminiscing.
**The class picture turned out GREAT!!

50-Year Class Reunion Picture

Seated on floor L-R: Mary Gail Noid, Donna Fugate, Janet Rogers, Deanna Dobson, Mary Pattie, Kaylene Gallentine, Renie Gummert, JoAnn Ritland
Row 1 chairs: Kay Richeson, Lonny Poland, Susan Smith, Roberta Hodgdon, Ann McGregor, Sharon Miller, Darlene Kruse, Janice Harvey, Donna Burgess, Sandra Spencer, Marilyn Kneeland
Row 2:  Peggy Brainerd, Doris Borton, Martha Ward, Stan Wooster, Kay Meldahl, Pat Twedt, Zelda Dannen, Marilyn Reisinger, Linda Lamer, Linda Momberg, Sandy Glans, Maris Colllins, Judy Weaver, Bev Benson, Marcia Davenport, Jeannie Cook, Joan Robertson, Bonnie Burnham, Sharon Ness, Karen Kralik
Row 3: Pat Barker, Nancy Yeager (behind Peggy), Lee Willim, Avonelle Smith, Dick Horton, Jean Peak (behind Stan), Dave Drew, Betty Pritchett (behind Linda Momberg), Jane Lynch, Ron D'Orazio, John Strever, Bev Wilcox, David Hemphill, Mimi Wolfe, Penny Proctor, Bob Mason, Dave Thomas
Row 4: Gary McCormack, Lenoard Schnathorst, Pat Dyrland, Richard Loney, Hal Loney, Gary Loney, Nancy Thomas, Dick Rhiner, Herb Long, Terry Wehrman, Dale Burkheimer, Nile Brennecke, Tim Merrill, Hoot Niederhauser, Mike Brimmer, Burris Workman

Thanks to Jan Pagel (1970), Diana Spick (1970), and Tracy Makler (1978)
for this YouTube video of old town Marshalltown.
Click on the picture to play the video.



Listen to the Bobcat Band!

(Clicking on this link opens a new page!) 


 School Hymn

  Through the years at our MHS, 
  Red and blue will proudly fly;
  And the spirit of it lingers 
  As each year goes by.
  Many happy times together 
  Spent in perfect harmony
  All these memories we will cherish
  MHS of thee.

Lyrics by Marilyn Lawrence 
Music by Armon Adams 












Friends of the Class of 1958

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please select 'Contact Us' to send us your name, including maiden if applicable, along
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