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May 3, 2013

Teacher, first class reunite after 48 years

‘Urbie’ Keithley started his career in education in 1965

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NEW ALBANY —

After teaching for several years, Keithley got into administration before retiring in 1998. Slate Run was only 2 years old when he began his career in 1965.

“That was just an outstanding group,” he said. “They always responded well. I think I learned more that first year than they did.”

Copas said the interest and the turnout Wednesday was a “wonderful testament to Mr. Keithley.”

“Many of us still live here and cross paths,” Copas said. “Back in 1965, it was a tough time in our culture. But as a woman, I never felt any limitations in his class. I felt like I could be anything I wanted to be.”

Members of Keithley’s 1965 fifth-grade class included: Sally Huff, Sherri Payne, Steve Bare, Sam Faris, Tony Gibbons, Paula Stoner, Steve Uesseler, Carla Dolan, Karen Linton, Laurie Oldham, Nancy Trobaugh, Marcie Keithley, Denise Scott, Fran Hanson, Connie Willman, Mike Burp, Sharon Salmi, Kathy Copas, David Flanigan, Danny Flanigan, Glenn Norrington, Gary Ragsdale, Peggy Peers, Nancy Summers, Richard Overton, Patty McDermott, Debbie Bell, Teresa Fleming, Bobby James, David Mock, Cindy Conrad, Roxanne Keithley, Lu Anne Keithley and Lisa Fetz.

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