Cast of Play NVHS 1942. Front row left to right: Aleda Purtee, Helen Crone Murphy, Virginia Wayland Rulon, Barbara Penn Nash, Virginia Hedrick Ludwick. Back row: Glenn Pierson Jr., Harold Uible, Darold Whitmer, Lawrence Newbrey, Jr., and Dorsey Greene.
A few details on cast members:
Aleda Purtee, 1925-1996, daughter of Wibur and Edith Cline Purtee, became a second grade teacher at New Vienna School.
Helen Crone Murphy, 1925-1985, daughter of Harry and Elva Alice Parr Crone, was a sister to Hayward Crone and three other siblings. She married Kenneth Murphy but divorced in 1983.
Virginia Wayland Rulon, 1925-, married Paul E. Rulon of New Vienna.
Barbara Penn Nash, 1925-2007, daughter of Howard and Hazel Penn.
Virginia Hedrick Ludwick, 1925-1991, daughter of Fred Elmer and Verda Viola Stanforth Hedrick, married Harry Wilford Ludwick in 1950.
Glenn Pierson, Jr., 1923-1959, son of Glenn McPhail and Vesta Hendee Pierson, he married Josephine Harris (now Drake), and was killed in a mill accident in 1959 at the age of 36.
Darold Whitmer, 1925-2001, son of Perry and Bertha Ann Crabtree Whitmer.
Lawrence Newbrey, Jr., 1925-2006, son of Lawrence and Evelyn West Newbrey.
Dorsey Greene, 1925-2000, son of Thomas Grover and Anna Lea Murphy Greene.
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There were 17 graduates in the Class of 1943, ten of them pictured above who participated in the class play. Other members of the class included Bruce Kinzer, Willis Davis, Melvin Long, Duane Long, Dale Everhart, Delbert Floyd, Earl Roush and Grace Backus. More about the class of 1943 as we get closer to their 70th Class Reunion.
This also will be posted on the New Vienna History Blog, scheduled for Nov. 19.