Share our heritage | Yarnell School class from 1942

Pictured are students from the Yarnell School in 1942.
Pictured are students from the Yarnell School in 1942. Photo provided

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Lois Miller, of Bellefonte.

Miller submitted this photo of students at Yarnell School from 1942.

They are, from left:

First row: Melvin Shawley, Art Schreffler, Clarence Kessling, Jim Lucas, Lester Gilbert, George Shawley, Max Barndt, Lester Confer and William Shay.

Second row: Marilyn Richner, Vivian Richner, Jean Shay, Doris Shawley, Pauline Reese, Sarah Lutz and Sue Etters.

Third row: Teacher Mr. Brown, Alice McCartney, Gladys Richner, Ken Walker, Bill Reese, Dean Shawley, John Lucas, Jane Eggler, Dorothy Shawley, Beryl Richner and Maxine Walker.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.