1956 HeiskeliteYear Book
Our Deceased Classmates
Photo Album Class of '56
35th Reunion
40th Reunion
45th Reunion
50th Reunion
55th  Reunion
60th Birthday celebration
70th Birthday Celebration
75th Birthday Celebration
1953 Heiskelite Yearbook
1954 Heiskelite Yearbook


Welcome to the Hagerstown High School Class of 1956 Web site! (Please visit links on left side of page)


                                                                           In memory of Richard A. Wade 1938 - 2001     (click)  

 The Class of '56 welcomes all, but especially our classmates to share events, news, and information of the graduating class of June, 1956.

This is a very active high school class that has reunions every 5 years and "special" events, such as class "Zero & 5th" Birthday Celebrations, Luncheons and picnics held in the Hagerstown, Maryland area, and participation in the Annual HHS Florida Gathering.

80th Birthday Celebration - Hagerstown High Class of 1956
                                                            September 14-16, 2018

                                                   Photos  (click) ...

Barbara Anne (Himes) Terry, 81
                        Barbara H. Terry

Mrs. Barbara Anne (Himes) Terry, 81, of Chambersburg, PA, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on April 2, 2020 at the York Hospital.

Barbara was born on September 21, 1938 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Richard D. and Mary L. (Downs) Himes.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School with the class of 1956.

She and her husband, the late Frederic Barnett “Ronney” Terry, Jr. were married on February 21, 1959. Ronney passed away on April 13, 2006.

Primarily a homemaker, Barbara spent her early years serving in her children’s classrooms; on various committees of the Waynesboro Country Club; and elsewhere. She was also an avid bridge player and sports fan.

Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be missed greatly by her family.

She is survived by four children, Pamela S. Denny of Las Vegas, NV, Frederic B. “Chip” Terry, III and his wife, Karla of Mays Landing, NJ, B. “Ellen” Black of Chambersburg, PA, and Daniel “Ross” Terry and his wife, Georgeanne of Las Vegas, NV; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro with Pastor Adam Meredith officiating.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com

Robert (Bob) Wendell Kinslow Sr., 82


Robert (Bob) Wendell Kinslow Sr., 82 years of age, resident of Hagerstown, MD, soared away to his maker the evening of March 14th, 2020. Bob never knew the meaning of the word ‘stranger’, often stopping to help anyone in need.

A Mack Truck retiree, his hobbies included carpentry, woodworking, and Emmert Vises.

Born in Edgley, North Dakota, on February 15, 1938, to parents Othelia Mauck and Charles Marion Kinslow, Robert and the entire Kinslow family eventually moved to Hagerstown, MD to begin anew. Preceded in death by two of his eleven children, Shawn Othelia and Timothy Daren, Robert is survived by his wife Roberta Ann, nine remaining children (Robert Wendell Jr., Regina Kay, Lori Ann, James Anthony, Johanna Jane, Joseph Doyle, Phillip Daniel, Lydia Rochelle, and Anna Elisabeth), 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Bob is survived also by siblings Marie Maier, Raymond Kinslow, James Kinslow, Duane Kinslow, and Lori Risberg.

Family and friends will gather at 11 am, Thursday, March 19th at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements made by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagestown, MD. Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.


Frances LaRue (Bohn) Koons, 81

       Frances Koons

Frances LaRue Koons, 81, of Hagerstown, passed away, Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born September 23, 1938 in Funkstown, Md. she was the daughter of the late, C. Elmo and Madeline L. (Jacob) Bohn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Koons; and her stepfather, John Swope.

Frannie was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a graduate of Scotts Beauty School, Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Funkstown.

In addition to being a homemaker and seamtress, Frannie retired in 1990 from Montgomery Wards where she worked in the hair salon as a cosmetologist.

Frannie is survived by two children, Lisa White (Lloyd) of Hancock, Md. and Robert Koons of Big Pool, Md.; one brother, the Rev. Jay Bohn (Mary) of Halifax, Pa.; three grandchildren, Felicia Scott (Jeremey), Carly Chambers and Matthew Chambers; four great-grandchildren, Robert L. Scott, Landyn Chambers, Madeline Beaty and Brooklyn Chambers; in-law, Marge Teel (Adrian) of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with the Rev. Jay Bohn and Pastor Lee Brumback officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frannie’s name to Coffman Nursing Home, (Activities Department), 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org.


Rev. Dr. Jack J. Seville Jr., 81


Rev. Dr. Jack J. Seville Jr., age 81, passed away on Saturday December 21, 2019 at Bethel Home in Oshkosh. Jack was born on May 18, 1938 to the late Jack and Deborah (Smith) Seville Sr. in Hagerstown Maryland. Jack married Fanny Lee Selser in 1958 in Hagerstown.

Jack was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High and attended Hagerstown Community College where he obtained his A.A. degree and later attended Franklin and Marshall College where he obtained his B.A. degree in History. He went on to study at Lancaster Theological Seminary where he was awarded the Spessard Prize in Christology and received his Master of Sacred Theology degree. He was a United Church of Christ ordained pastor. During his career he served as a local church minister, taught New Testament Greek, and was a faithful servant of the church. He also served the UCC in many administrative roles including working 12 years as Conference Minister for the Northern Plains Conference serving churches in North Dakota, Manitoba and Alberta, Canada. His ministry touched the lives of many, including a sincere gesture bestowing Jack the honor of a Chieftain’s Headdress and naming him Honorary Chief for “giving so lovingly, innate qualities of Indian-like leadership.” After 9-11 Jack served as a crisis counselor, traveling from Virginia to Connecticut, ministering to those who lost loved ones during the attack.

Jack had a compassionate heart, a disciplined mind and was often referred to as a “gentle genius.” He was an imaginative storyteller and published author, who loved singing, performing on stage, listening to music, watching baseball, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandsons.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Fanny Lee (Selser) Seville; son James Seville of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Jaci Cooper and her husband, Sheldon of Oshkosh; son Paul Seville of Sioux Falls, S.D.; he is further survived by his sister-in-law Pat (Leslie) Seville of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren Payton and Braden Cooper of Oshkosh; and David Willy-Seville of Rolla, MO.

Jack was preceded in death by his brother Leslie Seville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held by the family at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 137 Algoma Blvd. in Oshkosh on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Special thanks to the marvelous staff of Bethel Home who made his final days comfortable and safe. Special thanks also to Aurora at Home HospiceCare.

The family requests the omission of flowers; memorial donations may be made to Aurora at Home HospiceCare.

Arrangements are being handled by Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes (920)231-1510
Another Obit article - from  United Church of Christ:



PHOTOS-HHS Class of 1956 60th Reunion !!!
September 16-18, 2016

Here are some links to click on for photos from our 60th Class Reunion, September 16-18, 2016.
(recommend to choose "Slideshow" option toward top of page after photos come up- then you can go right or left if you choose )

Friday Evening at the Bowmans (click)

Saturday Afternoon at Redmen “Crabfest” (click)

Sunday Breakfast @ Redmen (click)


South Potomac JR High Classmates of HHS Class of 1956