The ladies of the Valley View United Methodist Church Faith Circle are Deanna Klein, Sammie Snell, Louise Evans, Pat Chambliss, Ginny Snider, Lavon Hayman. In this interview six women, ages 70 to 80, share their childhood memories of the telephone, radio, movies and music. Two of the women grew up in Johnson County and the others in the midwest.
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Flo Biehl was born in 1930, at home on the family farm near Burns, KS, on the edge of the Flint Hills. She lived and attended public schools there until she enrolled at Kansas State University at the young age of seventeen. After graduation, she taught high school Home Economics in a number of Kansas schools before marrying and raising a family. Moving with her husband and sons to Olathe in the early 1960s, she participated in K-State Research and Extension programming, particularly clothing construction and the tailoring classes.
Serese M. Cannon, D.D.S. has over 20 years experience in pediatric dentistry and surgery. In 1992 she began her own practice, Children’s Dental Care, in Kansas City, MO. A graduate of Howard University Dental School in Washington, DC, Dr. Cannon serves on the Alumni Board and as the schools Regional Representative. Dr. Cannon gives back to her professional field by being a mentor. Dr. Cannon will be in conversation with a fellow mentor, Dr. LaTedra M. Collins. Dr. LaTedra M.
Stan Cramer worked 35 years in various news and management positions at CBS affiliate KCTV. He spent the bulk of his career producing and airing consumer/investigative news reports, special projects, and interview programs. He exposed rip-offs and scams and helped consumers recover millions of dollars when they were cheated or misled. His nightly reports became the most recognizable news series in the market. Numerous national and local organizations recognized him for his service to the community.
Benjamin F. Farney was born in Kiowa, Kansas. He left there to attend the University of Kansas, where he graduated with a law degree in 1957. He married and moved to Johnson County where he became one of the first city attorneys for Overland Park and later, probate and juvenile judge.
Lynn Wild is a Wild Senior Outreach Librarian that grew up in Nebraska.