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•   Eddie Unsell  2/1
•   Steven Bowser  1/9
•   Carol Steed (Davis)  9/28
•   Candy Crosnoe (Mark)  9/23
•   Jane Fearno (Biggerstaff)  9/22
•   Stephanie Clark (Graham)  9/22
•   Barbara Boyer (Ploch)  7/8
•   Don Brueggeman  3/16
•   Joyce Owens (Fortin)  3/13
•   Jim Borchers  3/9
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
5 live in Arizona
4 live in Colorado
10 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
115 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
3 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Mississippi
15 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
2 live in New Mexico
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
4 live in Tennessee
14 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
1 lives in Virgin Islands
1 lives in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Australia
29 location unknown
40 are deceased


•   Roberta Parks  2/20
•   Jim Borchers  2/24
•   Don Murbarger  3/2
•   Jim Caldwell  3/4
•   Tom Longman  3/4
•   Lee Metz  3/9
•   Debbie Hambleton (Inman)  3/10
•   Donna Hall (Richie)  3/12
•   James Jones  3/17
•   Don Brueggeman  3/20


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 61.6%

A:   143   Joined
B:   89   Not Joined


A son was born to Eddie and Melissa November 5, 2019 approx 13 weeks premature, but so far nothing unresolvable. Eddie's 3rd child, Melissa's first..Joshua Brody Unsell . "Brody"

We're Now Connected to Facebook!

I have great news today for our classmates on Facebook! You can now do all of the things you can do on our class web site from inside Facebook. It's called Class Connection, and you'll find it's very simple to join and use. Follow these 3 quick steps to get connected:

  1. Log into our class web site at
  2. Click the "Class Connection" link under Member Functions.
  3. On the Class Connection Join Screen click the blue "Join Class" button and accept the app permissions.

That's it - you're Facebook connected!

There are some exciting new features available here such as the ability to send your Notify Me notices to the Facebook notification globe. You can use the Easy Invite tool to help us find missing classmates and invite them to join our class. Class Connection also provides a Visit Another Class feature that allows you to browse around other classes.

Here's a few important things you should know:

  • Everything you do on Class Connection is mirrored on our class web site. Everything you do on our class web site is mirrored on Class Connection. I.E. they work as one. Class Connection is just a convenient method of participating with our class from the Facebook environment.
  • Class Connection is 100% as private and secure as our class web site. No personal/private data whatsoever is shared with Facebook. The Class Connection developers made an overview video about the topic of privacy here:
  • Your Profile privacy settings are honored on Class Connection. Only the people who you're already permitted to view your Profile are the same people who can view your Profile using Class Connection. Click Edit Profile if you wish to review your privacy settings.

I hope you enjoy this new Facebook connection for our class!





 First Time to our Website?
Logging in is as easy as 1-2-3...


  1. Click on "Profiles" on the menu at left.
  2. Find your name and click on it. (If you are a Guest Member, your name will be toward the bottom under "Guest Members")
  3. You will see "If you are (your name). Click here to update your profile".  Click the link and follow the directions.
    You will create your own password.
You don't have to finish it all at once. Come back whenever you want to add to or update your information, or add more photos.


If you get stuck, just email me!

Recently a new Image Editor was added to our class web site. The Image Editor allows you to fix numerous photo problems, such as adjusting an incorrect photo orientation, or making a simple color tweak.

Here is an overview video:

I encourage you to go into your Profile and upload a new image. Give the new photo editing tools a try and play with the various features. With these new tools the images you share with classmates will look their very best!


A Little History of Our School

The area around Roxana began offering education in 1802 with the construction of Gilham's Pasture School on the northeast corner of what is now 13th Street and Edwardsville Road in Wood River, the current site of a Dairy Queen. Other general schools opened and closed throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century; these include Brushy Grove School (not to be confused with its later incarnation, Brushey Grove School) from 1858 to 1969, Roxana School from 1918 to 1926, Edison School from 1926 to 1936, and Burbank School starting in 1936. Burbank was built as a WPA project, and was named after botanist Luther Burbank.

The school district did not have a secondary school at that time; Roxana students went to other districts for their education instead, primarily Wood River High School, which had opened in 1925. In 1939, citizens of Roxana and part of neighboring Wood River voted to form a new school district; the high school itself was built in 1941 and has been added to throughout its tenure.

RHS has grown considerably from its beginnings; the school now contains over twenty-five full classrooms, two gyms, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a weight room, a baseball field, a football field, a cinder track, six tennis courts, a full bus garage, and entire buildings dedicated to science, family and consumer sciences, technology, and automotive education. A junior high school and the school district's administrative offices also adjoin the high school building.


Great Advice . . .


As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 watch or $30.00 watch - they both tell the same time.


Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag, the amount of money inside is still the same.


Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft., the loneliness is the same. 


Hopefully, one day you will realize your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. 


Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down,  you go down with it. 


Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have family, old friends,  brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, sing with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth.   That is true happiness! 




Six Best Doctors in the World: 


1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence

6. Friends


Maintain them in all stages of life and enjoy a healthy life. 


Those of you who are still in touch with former
classmates, please send them an email  or a
phone call
and let them know about this site.
(Those of you in the Federal Witness Protection
Program, we promise not to blow your cover.)

This site isn’t about waistlines, hairlines or credit lines.

It’s about lifelines.

It’s about reconnecting with our friends from

some of the best years of our lives!

Nothing more, Nothing less.




Those who were born in the 50’s 60’s ,70’s and early 80’s are the last generation who played in the street. During our childhood we “walked” over a mile a day when we played & played “hide & seek” outside at night with no worries or fear of anything bad happening to us.  We are the first generation who played video games and the last to record songs off the radio onto a cassette tape. We learned how to program a VCR before anyone else, we were the first to play from Atari to Nintendo…We are the generation of Tom & Jerry, Looney Toons, & Captain Kangaroo.We traveled in cars without seat belts or air bags, lived without cell phones and caller ID. We did not have fax machines, flat screens, surround sound, I pods, Facebook, Twitter, computers or the internet, and through it all we had a great time.


  This website was created to promote, celebrate and "positively" reconnect with members of Roxana High School Class of 1969.  Your participation is essential for it to succeed!


Privacy Notice:  All contact information (address, phone number, email address) entered into this website will be kept confidential.  It will not be shared or distributed.  Your contact information is private.  Your street address, phone number, or email cannot be seen by other classmates unless you grant permission on your profile yourself.  When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see will be your city and state and whatever info about yourself you choose to put in your profile.   Your email address is not visible.  However, an email may be sent to you if classmates use the contact box at the bottom of your profile page. 


Keep in touch with old friends! 

   Email notifications from this website:  For those of you with spam blocking or email filtering capabilities, please add to your email account as a safe sender in order to receive email communications from this website.  We do not want to receive "bounce back emails" and don't want you to miss receiving emails from other classmates.