Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity

Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity

Preparations for Christmas start and finish with a special drive through event on our campus: Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity.

2022 IN MEMORY LUMINARIES

Mary Althaus
by Anita Althaus

Cheryl Barber
by Phyllis Vanlandingham

Kristoffer Barr
by Tara Swearingen

Laura Bice
by The Hope Center

Amy Blue-Short
by Nate & Maureen Hoffman

Herb & Tim Boehme, John & Mary Masco, Judy Leighton
by Jody Masco

Mary Ellen Melton Bosch; Francis Anthony Bosch, Sr.; Marian Melton Van Der Snick; Leo “Jake” Melton; Shirley “Lou” Taylor
by Theresa Bosch
All five of the people I’m recognizing are now deceased. The story I want to share is that my mother, Mary Ellen Melton Bosch , my aunt Marian Melton Van Der Snick and my uncle Leo “Jake” Melton were all raised at Cunningham in the 40’s and 50’s and all attended the 100th anniversary of the home.

In memory of Lynn’s Mother, Agnes Brauner
by Chet & Lynn Travis

Judy Brooks
by Todd Wagner

Alvin Bray
by Judy, Julie & Diane Cain

Irene Bray
by Judy, Julie & Diane Cain

Buddy, a mini Australian shepherd murdered in Idaho
by Elle Scholwin

William D. “Bill” Cain
by Judy, Julie & Diane Cain

Ray & Ann Campo
by Bill & Peggy Campo

Glenn Carter
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Don & Alida Coates
by Pam Painter

Sandy Cooper
by Pam & Roger Mathews<

Harley Daniels
by Hailey Miller

Carolyn Daniels
by Hailey Miller

Berniece W. Dartt, Mother
by Trudy Walters

My sister Carolyn
by Pat & Bob Davis
She helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

My brother Ron
by Pat & Bob Davis
He helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

Wilbur & Lucille Davis
by Pat & Bob Davis
They helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

Layton & Nell Davis
by Denny & Marcia Davis
They helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

Clem Dechausay, my wonderful Father-in-Law
by Tina Dechausay

Richard & Evelyn Denmark, Darrell & Mary Lou Mills
by Marc Mills

Emily Denzer
by Gary & Cindy Denzer
I am honored to serve at Cunningham and am so proud of the great work that is done there!

Wally & Norma Denzer
by Gary & Cindy Denzer
I am honored to serve at Cunningham and am so proud of the great work that is done there!

Milagros Diodonet
by Jennifer Rosa
My grandmother, Milagros, passed away this year from cancer and COVID-19 complications. She had a big laugh and an even bigger heart. A heart that led her to open her home to many foster children over the years and ultimately to four permanent additions to our family through adoption. Her legacy will continue through all her children, biological, adoptive and foster alike.

Dixie Doodle, our Angel
by Elle Scholwin

Carl Duderstadt
by Bill & Peggy Campo

Dale & Elizabeth Duffield
by Kay Duffield

Bett Dyher
by Tolono United Women in Faith

Paul & Dorothy Ege
by Pat Ege

Marina Fox
by Mary Shaffer

Jim Frye
by Linda Frye

Frances Frye
by Linda Frye

Ben Gardner
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Mary Garman
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Wally Garretson
by Linda Irle

John & Donna George
by Gary & Cindy Denzer
I am honored to serve at Cunningham and am so proud of the great work that is done there!

Donald Gerber
by Debbie Holzgraefe

Sharon Gerber
by Debbie Holzgraefe

Garris Graham
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Shirley Grimm
by Tolono United Women in Faith

Gary Grubb
by Shawn Peterson

Philip & Rosalie Hart
by Vicki & Brian Hart

Victoria Henry
by Bill & Peggy Campo

Bill Herriott
by Linda Irle

Anita Holt
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Betty Horvat
by Michelle Horvat

Joseph Horvat
by Michelle Horvat

Heather Justin
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Laura Koppenhoefer
by Pat & Bob Davis
She helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

Mom, Stephanie Krom
by Dietlind Hoiem

Beth Legg
by Leland Legg

Betty Lewis
by Carole Lewis
My mother had a special place in her heart for Cunningham Children’s Home. She was a former board member.

Donald & Rita McCall
by Bill & Peggy Campo

My Mom & Dad, Robert & Ada Mae Meadows
by Pat & Bob Davis
They helped bring the light of faith and love to us and we want to keep that light alive.

Mary Miller
by Susan & Merll Connor

Janice Mitchell
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Lida & Ed Paceley
by Scott Paceley

Scott Painter
by Pam Painter

Darla Painter
by Pam Painter

Kathy Parsons
by Melissa Wood

Gordon & Mary Ellen Peabody
by Denny & Marcia Davis

Rocco Perrino
by Mary Shaffer

Mark Peterson
by Shawn Peterson

Sue & Charlie Powers
by Pat Ege

Eva Rebman
by Judy, Julie & Diane Cain

Peter Rebman
by Judy, Julie & Diane Cain

Glen Reynolds
by Linda Frye

Ken Robbins
by Tara Swearingen

Shirley Robbins
by Tara Swearingen

Ky Robbins
by Tara Swearingen

Stephen Roberts
by Betty Roberts

Alene Roosevelt
by Anita Althaus

Jerry Sapp
by Kay Duffield

Stephen Schaefer
by his loving wife

Connie Scott & David Warner
by Ginger Mills

Rick Slade
by Pat Ege

Lorena & Bob Smith
by Cyndi Paceley

Rosemary & Tom Smith
by Cyndi Paceley

Bob Spencer
by Melissa Spencer

Matthew Spencer
by Melissa Spencer

My loving mother, Karen Stayton
by Mindy Wolf

Micki Stinnett
by Todd Wagner

Jerry Stout
by Marge Stout

Elizabeth Strebeck
by Lee Feldman

Maxine Trindle
by Susan & Merll Connor

Mary Frances Tunison
by Pam Painter

Ruth Tunison
by Mary Frances Tunison;

Jim Turpin
by Jayne DeLuce

Louise Turpin
by Jayne DeLuce

Carol Walker
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Mary Denise Walker
by C.K. Gunsalus
Mary devoted many hours of service to Cunningham through her church, over many decades. Remembering her with love.

Luella Westfall
by Gene & Kay McCoy

Ina & Kenneth Wetmore
by Lisa Gritmacker

Skip Whitesell
by his loving wife

Alice Wiedrich
by Marge Stout
by Suzanne & Herbert Thompson

Carrie Winter, Grandmother
by Trudy Walters

Leo Clare Wolf, Grandmother
by Karen Colmer

Alder Wolf, Grandfather
by Karen Colmer

Jesse Wood
by Melissa Wood

Byron Young
by Vicki & Brian Hart

2022 IN HONOR LUMINARIES

Olive Brennan
by Phyllis & Tom Cler

Kathy Brown
by Sally Smith

Mike Brown
by Sally Smith

Andrew Cotner
by Phyllis & Tom Cler

CPL Liam Crawford
by Kim Crawford

Chaplain Gay King Crede
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Betty Wolf Colmer, Mother
by Karen Colmer

Cunningham’s Advancement Team
by Ginger Mills

Cunningham’s Maintenance Team
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Cunningham’s Housekeeping Team
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Cunningham’s Cooks
by Pam & Roger Mathews

Cunningham Staff
by Diane Lecher
by Gene & Kay McCoy

Gerber School Staff
by Jen Rohn

Augustus Miles Ren Davis
by Doug Abbott

The Dechausay Family
by Tina Dechausay

My whole world, my boys: Marlon, Marlon, Jr. & Braylon Dechausay
by Tina Dechausay

Cindy & Dan Ditchfield
by Connie & Chuck Shaw

Karen Duffield
by Kay Duffield

Jill Dulumbach
by Todd Wagner

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
by Jason Fisher

Scott Grubb
by Shawn Peterson

Ellen Hoffman
by Nate & Maureen Hoffman

Evan House
by James & Kathleen House

Ruby House
by James & Kathleen House

Keith House
by James & Kathleen House

Kobe Keeble
by Melissa Keeble

Mark Kemper
by James & Kathleen House

In honor of Cesaria Lancaster

Lindsey McCourt
by Martha McSims

McCoy Children & Grandchildren
by Gene & Kay McCoy

Kay McCoy
by Michelle Horvat

Gene McCoy
by Michelle Horvat

Logan, Morgan, Lauren & Ethan
by Ginger & Marc Mills

Jeff Naugle
by Sara Hook
Jeff Naugle, a boy I knew in 5th grade who had a hard home life and ended up at a boys home in  PA. He ran away from that home, and I never saw him again. I hope he made it. I hope all children with such hard starts in life get a second chance.

Helen L. Niccum
by Jan Carter Niccum

Kathryn Joan Poorman
by Poppy Ann Graham

Edith Reynolds
by Linda Frye

Ted & Mary Sandwell
by Vicki & Brian Hart

Joyce Shellabarger
by Susan & Merll Connor

The Thomas Family
by Tina Dechausay
In the words of our dad...God bless this crazy family!

In honor of UMW/UWF friends & mentors
by Chet & Lynn Travis

Melissa, Paul, Maya & Sam
by Phyllis Vanlandingham

Michael & Tracey
by Phyllis Vanlandingham

Veterans
by Pam & Roger Mathews
by Ellen Dixon

Carol Walker
by James & Kathleen House

Stephanie Wetzel
by Jack Wetzel

Frances Williams
by Bill & Peggy Campo

Additional Individuals who supported Luminaries of Hope:
Adeyemi Adelekan
Linda & Michael Danz
Kathryn Glynn
Christine Moody Grohler
Melissa Harden
Alice Headley
Cathy Henschen
& Carolyn Leach
Ed Mears, I worked at
Cunningham for 10 years
Sharon Niksch
Kathy Perisho
The Sehy Family
Linda & Chuck Trent
Barbara Walker
Jen Watson
Larry Woller

 

Special thanks to our 2022 Ambassadors of Hope event sponsors:

 

 

2021 LUMINARIES OF HOPE AND LIVE NATIVITY RECAP

2020 LUMINARIES OF HOPE AND LIVE NATIVITY RECAP