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Collinsville High School Alumni Page
Collinsville, Oklahoma

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Note: These pages were re-hosted from the school's web pages in Feb. 2008. Many of the entries are out-dated. Please provide future updates and additions to Ted Wright for (1110 W. Main, Collinsville, Oklahoma, 74021)

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2019 Reunion News:

Followup: June 2019 Tweety Bird Reunion
Linda J. Gray Sonnier /
Collinsville Tweetie Birds!Too Old to Fly but still trying
Yesterday at 5:16 PM ·

Tweety Bird Gathering: (60's, 70s, 80's_

Okay everyone send your money to me, $10.00 per person in your party. I opened an account for the Cardinal Tweety Birds and will deposit all money

Make checks payable to:

Linda Sonnier or Tweety Birds
16910 S. HWY 2
Bluejacket, Ok 74333

$10.00 each person

Saturday June 29th
VFW NE Of town on Old 169
15637 N 137th East Ave
Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021

CHS 1969 reunion planning group (anyone is welcome to participate) will neet again Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Church of Christ. Still plenty of details to work out, but the focus is shifting to getting the word out to all former classmates. The list of postal and email addresses we have is at least 9 years old. If you have moved or changed email (or even if everything is the same), please confirm or provide any updated info so we can mail out letters with the details well before September's 50th reunion activities. The letter will explain more ... but you can start sharing memories, accomplishments, family, oddities, photos, etc ... you would like to share. -- please send to: -- Ted Wright 5/11/2019
CHS 1969 is planning for their 50th Year Reunion Friday Sept. 27, 2019 (at Homecoming Football Game) & Saturday Sept. 28th at Veterans Building. Lots of details to be finalized.

Next planning meet is Saturday April 27 (2pm at Church of Christ) -- all are welcome. -- Ted Wright 4/17/2019
(CHS 1969) Hello Classmates –

50 Years – can you believe it?! – we will have our first meeting
to start planning our 50 year class reunion:

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 4:00

Place: Church of Christ, Collinsville (Thanks to Don Witten)

Please feel free to pass this message on to other classmates. I did not have some of their e-mail addresses.

Ted – could you please post this notice on the class of 69 page?

Hope to see you there.

Coleen Breshears -- Feb. 12, 2019

2018 Reunion News:

The Class of 88 will be having a reunion night on Saturday October 27th at 6:00 PM at the Los Cabos restaurant on the Riverwalk in Jenks. We have a semi private room reserved but we do need you to RSVP on Facebook, CHS Class of ’88, if you have not already. Everyone will be responsible for their own food & drink so we do not have to collect money. Hope to see you there.

Linda (Woodard) Schneider

-- Oct. 11, 2018

A bit more on the 50th Year activities for the CHS Class of 1968 (see below). There will be a slideshow (presented by Ted Wright) at the School Service Center Sat. Sept. 29, 2018 at 1:30pm. That will be followed by a tour of the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville for 1968 classmates and family.

I would also like to invite any of my 1969 classmates to join us that Saturday for that slideshow and visit at the ESC (1902 W. Maple, north across from the football field). And 1967 also. -- Ted Wright 8/21/2018 (Photos)

The Class of 1988 will be having their first reunion meeting on Sunday May 20th at 2:30 at the Bricktown restaurant in Owasso. Anyone wanting to help plan the reunion please feel free to attend. -- Linda Jones 4/11/2018

CHS Alhletic Director Jim Riley says 2018 football homecoming is planned for Sept. 28 -vs- Memorial -- Ted 11/3/2017

Collinsville CLASS of 1968 -- November 25 at 8:33am · Norman, OK ·

WE HAVE A DATE! CHS CLASS OF 1968 WILL have their 50 year reunion THE WEEKEND of September 28-29 during homecoming weekend. Plans will start coming together next spring...will keep everyone posted!

The Collinsville HS Class of 1968 is starting to plan a 50th reunion for the fall of 2018. They request all classmates provide contact info: CHS 1968 Facebook -- Jeanette Eitzen Glasgow -- email: -- 9/21/2017

2017 Reunion News:

The Class of 1987 will be celebrating their 30 year reunion the weekend of September 29 -September 30, 2017. They will kick off the weekend with the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 29 with tailgating beforehand and then get-together on Saturday, September 30 at the Red Barn Event Center at 7:00pm with Trails End barbecue catering, a DJ playing 80s music all night and they have hired a bartender - drinks will be between $5 and $8 and beer will be $2.50.

You may now purchase your tickets for the event on Saturday, September 30 at the Red Barn Event Center by logging into PayPal and using the email address or you mail a check payable to the "Class of 1987 Reunion" to Overholt Heating & Air, 602 W. Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021 Tickets are $30 each.

Please look for updates on our Facebook page "Collinsville Class of 1987 Reunion" or you may contact some of the committee members: Brad Overholt - 918-724-6500, Sherri Blevins Patton - 918-633-9979, Silvia Hartzog Denny - 918-6987-8628 and Joni Osborne Hart - 918-510-2062.

CHS Class of 1967 planning Reunion June 24, 2017 at Osage Casino, Skiatook -- 7/30/2016

At 1:00 pm June 24th there will be a luncheon at Church of Christ, 11th and Broadway, for the Collinsville High School Class of 1969. Bring a covered dish. Please spread the word to other classmates. it should be a lot of fun. -- Rhonda (Wode) Paul -- 5/19/2017

2016 Reunion News:

CHS 2006 Ten Year Reunion planned for Oct. 8, 2016

Collinsville High School Class of 2006 reunion event info:

Friday October 7th, 2016 - HS Homecoming & football game.
Homecoming parade- 3:00 on Main Street
Homecoming Coronation begins at 6:30pm at the football field
Game starts at 7:00

Saturday day October 8th, 2016 - Collinsville City Park Family Cookout. 1:00-4:00 under the pavilion on the east side of the park. Bring the kiddos!
More info on reunion FB page:
Collinsville 10-Year High School Reunion

Saturday evening October 8th, 2016 - Cocktail Party at Meadowbrook Country Club 7pm-11pm
9300 E 81st St. Tulsa, OK. 74133
$40 per person. ($80 per couple)
Tickets can be purchased through:

Cocktail party info:
Big night of fun!
* Adults only
* Wine and beer on the house from 7:00-10:00
* Light hors d'oeurvres
* DJ and dancing - lots of music from the 90s
* Free photobooth with prints

If you have any questions, contact our 2006 Class President, Hillary Moore for more info.

(TK 9/7/2016)

2015 Reunion News:

Class of 1985 members…!!! It is time for our 30th Class reunion.

Celebrations will begin on the 9th of October during the Cardinal football homecoming game. Game starts at 7:00. This will be followed by an informal get together at the Silver Dollar Café in downtown Collinsville.

A family lunch will be held on Saturday the 10th of October at the High School Commons area. This is the only event that needs to be paid for in advance.

When: 10 October – 12:00 – 2:00
Where: High School Commons Area
Cost: $16.00 per person

Mail payments to the following address:
Kelly Wathor
P.O. Box 375
Cabot, AR

Please pass the word to anyone that wants to attend. If you have any questions, I can be reached via email at

Facebook page is here:

Thank you,
Kelly Wathor

1970's Reunion is October 10th, 2015

TO THE CLASS OF 73 & ALL MY FB FRIENDS WHO ATTENDED 69-80:::: (Notice I said "attended" not "graduated only") There will be a HUGE 70's reunion 10-10-15 at the Downtown Doubletree, Tulsa, with hors d'oeuvres, Mid-Life Crisis Band, free parking. PLEASE make your reservations NOW so we can have plenty of food---There will be discounts on rooms (just say you're with Class of 70's Collinsville). If you would like to know more about what's happening, or if you have input, the next planning meeting is Aug 4, 6:30, at the Education Service Center---formerly Baptist Tabernacle, 1902 W Maple. Come on guys---be a part of this!!!

--Pam Webb 7/10/2015
CHS Class of 1990 Planning 25 Year Reunion (Will Include 1988-1989 & 1991-1992 Also)
The Collinsville High School Class of 1990 is making plans for our 25-year reunion (August 7th at Silver Dollar & August 8th at Hard Rock). To keep it interesting, we are also inviting Classes 1988 thru 1992, along with all teachers, coaches and staff from when we attended school.

I have attached a link to our Facebook page.

Please help us spread the word please? We would really appreciate it. -- 7/8/2015 -- Leonard McCullough

* CHS 1962-63 Reunion is April 25, 2015 at John Phillips Residence ... towards Claremore -- 3/26/2015

* Facebook Link for CHS 2005 Reunion -- 3/2/2015

* CHS Class of 1965 50th Class Reunion will be held on June 27, 2015 at the Osage Casino Skiatook. (June 1st deadline to register). Karen Kidwell ( -- 3/26/2015 -- [Norm Van Sickle Photos of CHS 1965 Reunion -- 6/27/2015]

2014 Reunion News:
I received none. -- Ted

2013 Reunion News:
I have received none this year? -- Ted 6/24/2013 -- CHS Homecoming is Oct. 4, 2013 (Football -vs- Grove) ... parade starts at 3:00

9/24/2013: I have been requested by a few CHS 1969 grads (in the past few months) to help put the question to classmates if there is interest in a 45th reunion (in 2014) and motivation by someone to make it happen? I have even less time available to help now than I did in 2010. But if you would like to kickstart the effort (or kill it) let me know and I'll pass on the info. -- Ted Wright

2012 Reunion News:


Is there a way you can post the following list of missing classmates on the reunion news website?

Barbara Borron
Donna Brehm
Chara Clingenpeel
Steve Denny
Debbie Dennison
Melody Elledge
Doris Harrison
Pam McDonald
Terry Mattewson
Ruth Montroy
JoAnne Moroz
Susan Ritchie
Roger Spencer
Linda Wells
Deborah Wheaton

-- Contact Pam Brackett

For Alumni information: Susan Ritchie passed away September 26, 2012. -- Ken Ritchie (12/18/2012)

2011 Reunion News:
Hey all Class of 1991 graduates!!! We are gathering for our 20 year reunion on July 15th & 16th. For any inquires please contact either by email or call Reasha Thompson-Saltsman at 918-693-6952. --[added 6/2/2011]

Class of 1991 20 Year Reunion -- July 15-16, 2011
for additional information: or on facebook at Collinsville Class of 1991 Reunion -- Reasha Saltsman (4/12/2011)
CHS 1969 Info for July 2, 2011 ~60th Birthday Party (Sat. 4pm at VFW Bldg on Main)

2010 Reunion News:
The CHS Class of '75 is looking for classmates for the upcoming reunion. If you were a member, please send your contact information including email address to Cheryl at or to Sherri at (7/6/2010)
The CHS Class of 1970 is looking for classmates for "Those 70's Classes" reunion on September 24 & 25. Please contact Janice Johnson Pollard 371-2428 or Ellen Garner Dortch 274-9885 for information. You may also go to "Those '70's Classes" on Facebook. (6/24/2010)
CHS 1969 Info for June 26, 2010 Reunion ... Photos from the reunion

The 1960 class will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday, June 11, 2010, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center, located at 12th and Cedar in Collinsville.

We invite you come and be us that night as our guest, we will also be attending the Nifty Fifties on Sat, June 12th and understand you will be taking pictures at that time.

One of our classmates asked if you are the son of John and Betty Wright as she worked at the Collinsville Newspaper, her name is Edwina Berry. [Yes, I am -- Ted]

Please submit our upcoming event in, we have had a very successful response for both nights from our classmates.

I can be reached at: 371-3760 - live at 902 N 12th, email:
Carolyn Fugate and I are on the reunion committee along with Kenneth Williams, Gary Riggs, Brenda (Payne) James, Donna (Smaligo) Snook, Gary Winton, Danny Austin.

Please advise if you will be available.

Thank you, Marcene (Russell) McClain -- 6/4/2010
"Ted, Class of '75 will be having a reunion and possibly a 70's reunion with 1970 thru '79...." -- Sherry (Jackson) Clark -- 3/10/2010
May 19, 2010 Update from Keith Whitfield:
Plans are under way for a 70's Reunion for all graduating classes from 1970 to 1979. The main event will take place Sept 25 (Homecoming weekend) at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino-Tulsa.
The next planning meeting will be Monday evening, June 14 at 7:00 PM in the Collinsville High School Commons Area. All classmates are invited. Updates and addtional information can be found on the group's Facebook page "CHS -Those 70s Classes."

Just update to the Class of 1980 30 year reunion: Sept. 24th we will be participating in the Homecoming Parade, then it's on to cheer the Cardinals on that night. Following the game we will be having a mixer at the Silver Dollar Cafe, and this event is open to all CHS alumni and this is a pay as you go event. Saturday Sept. 25th we will be having a banquet at the Hard Rock Casino & Resort in Catoosa cost is $50.00 per person with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Information was mail out this week.
Thanks Ted.
Blane Walters & Kirk Martin (5/28/2010)

The CHS Class of 1980 is currently looking for classmates for our 30 year class reunion. Dates are Sept. 24th & 25th. Events TBA. Contacts are Kim Ford at, and Kirk Martin at or Blane Walters@ -- Thanks, Blane Walters, CHS 1980 (4/21/2010)
CHS 1990 Reunion Update -- May 18, 2010:
Class of 1990 ~ 20 Year Class Reunion -- Let’s Get Together
Can’t come to the Saturday events or maybe you just want to have more time to socialize with everyone. Come and enjoy fun, food, and drinks.

Friday, June 11th 6:00pm - Whenever
Silver Dollar Café --1022 W. Main Street -- Collinsville, Ok. 74021 - (918)371-0599

Full Service Restaurant and Bar

This is not part of the Saturday events or fees. It’s simply pay for what you consume. Enjoy dinner or just come for conversation and drinks. RSVP: Please rsvp by emailing

Hope to see everyone there. Monaca (Tucker) Neel

Collinsville High School Class of 1990 -- 20 Year Class Reunion -- Saturday, June 12, 2010

We mailed out invitations today (Monday, March 29, 2010). Please allow at least a week to receive, if you do not receive your invitation, we probably have the incorrect address for you. If that's the case, please contact me ( so that we can verify your information and that you receive all the information needed to attend the Reunion.

12:00pm - 3:00pm Family Day at the Collinsville City Park
Bring the entire family and join us for hotdogs, chips, drinks and dessert.

7:00pm - Midnight -- Adults Only
Come join all your classmates and their spouses or guests for a great evening w/ BBQ dinner, drinks, music and much more. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee Street, Catoosa, OK.

If you would like to stay the night in the Casino please call 1-800-760-6700 for room reservations.
$50.00 per adult includes: Saturday night event and Family picnic - Children are free at the picnic.

Golf and other get-together opportunities will be communicated in future correspondences.

For questions or more information, please contact Monaca (Tucker) Neel. (3/31/2010)


2009 Reunion News:

8/21/2009 Update: We are planning the class of 1999 ten year reunion and are missing contact information for the following people. Could you please ask them to call me at 918-697-4248 or email if they are interested in attending the reunion events on September 25th and 26th?

Eric Fortner, Donnie Peters, Donald Jackson, John Hulsey, Celeste Hampton, Erin Hall, Melissa Fox, Summer Dyer, Cathy Krug, James Peck, Jody Burris

Thank you, Jessica

(6/22/2009) Class of 1999 reunion planning is underway. Please contact Jessica at 918-697-4248 or with your address so we can get you on the invitation list. if you are interested in receiving an invitation contact me ASAP. We are looking at Sept the 26th at the Cherokee Casino. We need all addresses for the invitation list to keep everyone informed on dates, times, etc.
1989 reunion update (9/15/2009):
It's still not too late to send your money in for the reunion. If you or someone you know graduated from CHS in 1989 and hasn't received information in the mail you may be on our "lost" list. Basic information is: It's Sat. Sept. 26th at Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa. It's $20 a person/$40 a couple. Send checks to CHS Class of 89, PO Box 554, Collinsville, Ok 74021
For more information contact Missy (Riddle) DeLozier at or Robyn (Fitts) Bell at
8/16/2009 Update ... click for details
(5/26/2009) Just an update on the 20 year reunion for the Class of 89. It will be the evening of Sept. 26th at Cherokee Casino in Catoosa. We are in the planning stages for a family picnic that weekend and the details of the reunion that evening. We need addresses!! Please email any one of the following if you have any information to pass on or would like to help us plan.
Missy (Riddle) DeLozier --
Robyn (Fitts) Bell --
Cherice (DeVries) Wheeler --
1979: (12/23/2008) If you are an alum of the Collinsville High School graduating class of 1979, please visit You can update your profile, see pictures from past reunions, give the planning committee suggestions for the 30 year reunion and much more! If you have questions about the reunion, contact Lori Feil Rubottom at:
1972: “Collinsville Class of 1972 is meeting for dinner at the Silver Dollar Café in Collinsville December 5th at 7 p.m. Please RSVP 810-5848 with plans to attend or for more information.” -- (11/9/2009 update)
CHS 1969 Classmates: (11/16 update Joyce will be unable to host and meeting is shifting to Jan 9th ,,, probably at Library 4:30 ... check back -- Ted)
Fifteen classmates met Nov. 14th, 2009 at the Newspaper Museum. The next meeting was set for Dec. 12, 2009 at Joyce Cribbet's house (6pm). The reunion will be June 26, 2010 at CHS. A letter is planned to mailed early in 2010 with more detailed info, RSVP info, and request for information/photo, and a list of classmates without contact info. J.H. Middleton was a first time attendee. -- Ted Wright 11/15/2009 email:
CHS 1969 Classmates:
The following sixteen met 9/19/2009 to visit and discuss plan for the June 26, 2010 reunion. Three committee were formed: Entertainment (headed by Shelby Berryhill), Banquet (headed by Joyce Lowen Cribbet) and Information (headed by Jill Loveless Carpenter). Those three groups will meet independently and then all gather back for a Nov. 14th sharing of plans (again 4:30 at Newspaper Museum). I will try to email additional info to those I have addresses for and hopefully start a page with additional info online. -- Ted Wright 9/21/2009
[Lynn McCall Powell, Darlene Crain Richardson, Rhonda Wode Paul, Beverly Howard Garman, Bill Barrett, Paul Harrison, Roy Patton and Steve Osborn ... with repeat appearances by Joyce Cribbet, Sharon Shaw, Brenda McDoutlett, Coleen Breshears, Jill Carpenter, Shelby Berryhill, Eddie Wilson, and Ted Wright]
CHS 1969 Classmates:
The following ten met 8/15/2009 at the Collinsville library and will meet again Sept. 19, 2009 4:30pm at the Library to make further plans for a reunion next year: Sat June 26, 2010. It was decided quickly that it was just too late for anything during this 40th anniversary year since our graduation.
Joyce (Lowen) Cribbet and Sharon (Floyd) Shaw agreed to lead the reunion planning effort only on the condition that they get a ton of help from the rest of us. The initial help needed is to locate as many classmates as possible. The ten present today split the name list and will try to get out the word on additional planning meetings and the eventual reunion.
Those present 8/15/2009: Shelby Berryhill, Eddie Wilson, Jill Loveless Carpenter,
Joyce Lowen Cribbet, Sharon Floyd Shaw, Brenda Clark McDoulett, John McDoulet,Coleen Troglin Breshears, Wendell Harrold, Don Witten, Larry Gannon, and Ted Wright .
7/22/2009 Update: CHS 1969 Reunion Planning Meeting (August 15th 4:30pm at Library ... contact Ted Wight: ... after nothing else has come together, I figure I would at least pick a date/time and see if anyone else wanted to discuss a reunion this year or some other year. -- Ted
(12/23/2008) As our last (& only) reunion was 30 years ago and waiting for the proper protocol to kick in had yielded no results? ... I ask any 1969 CHS classmate to contact me to see if we can organize some type of reunion in 2009 for anyone that wishes to participate. Ted Wright email: -- (5/12/2009 update ... I've been swamped this entire year so far and have received just a few encouraging offers of support so I'm not banking on any significant gathering this year ... unless someone else wants to jump in and get this rolling? -- Ted)
1959: (12/23/2008) This is the year for 1959 to shine at the annual Nifty Fifties reunion in June 2009. Contact Ron Evans or Darlene Bowman Dunn -- Ted Wright (5/12/2009 update: the 1959 meet is Friday June 12th with the full Nifty 50s on Saturday) --> Event Photos


2008 Reunion News:

The CHS Class of 1978 is starting to plan our 30th reunion. We are planning on 10/3/08, during the High School homecoming. Could you please ask any 1978 graduates to email Melanie Palmer Garrett : or email Dee Horton Sink : -- Thanks! Melanie Garrett (6/2/2008)

The CHS Class of 1988 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their graduation in September 18-19-20, 2008. CHS Class of 1988 Reunion Info .. Classmates can contact Eric at . (

The CHS Class of 1958 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation as part of the Nifty Fifties Reunion in June 2008. Contact John Combs ( The class met at the Middle School June 13th and then again with the rest of the Nifty Fifties June 14th.

The Nifty Fifties Reunion this year (2008) will have the largest turn out since the first year we started (2000). We have two-hundred and eighty (280) reservations in with the deadline closed. We will be honoring the Class of '58 as they celebrate their 50th year since graduation in 1958. We have also invited the Old Timers Alumni Association of which 49 have responded to our reservations.
This will be our 9th Annual Reunion. It will be held at the Collinsville Middle School beginning with a bus tour of the construction, new homes, churches, and shopping areas now available. The reception will begin at 3:00 p.m. With endividual class photos beginning at 5:15 starting with the Class of '50 and ending with the class of honor, 1958. The reception will be held in the middle school library.
The Class of '58 will be introduced individually prior to the banquet which is to start at 6:30. Escargot of Tulsa will be catering again this year. Ron Evans, co-founder of the Nifty Fifties, will serve as the emcee. After the introductions, pledge to the flag, invocation, and welcome the seven $1000 recipients of the Nifty Fifties ($4000), Collinsville Education Foundation ($1000), and Old Timers ($2000) scholarships will be introduced and presented with photos of their high school activities. Those students are: Jarrod Shearer, Tara Inbody, Rachel Morgans, Raelynn Moore, Michael Pitts, and Lizzy Schultz. A framed photo of Jarrod and Tara will be sent to 1952 graduate, Norman McKinney CEO of UNChildren, which gave $2000 to the Nifty Fifties scholarship program. Those pictures will be hung in the company headquarter's office. This will make16 Collinsville Seniors who are displayed at UNChildren in Boulder, Colorado.
After dinner, John Combs of the Class of 1958 will present an incredible CD that he has made honoring his class, those Nifty Fifties members who served in the military (it is nothing short of sensational), and a look back at Collinsville in the past.
After announcements , door prizes, and special presentations the group will adjourn and begin plans for Reunion 2009 which will be honoring the Class of 1959. The theme will be "Aloha to the Fifties".
-- Ron Evans (6/3/2008)

A few Prior Reunions can be found on the history index on

 Anyone wishing to post his/her e-mail address or reunion plans to this site, please send to: Include the year of graduation and any other information you wish to include.

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