Share our heritage | Yarnell School 1949

Yarnell School 1949.
Yarnell School 1949. 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.

This photo shows students in first through third grade at Yarnell School in 1949.

From left, they are:

Bottom row: Niel Richner, Ed Gehret, Dale Watson, unknown first name Hillard, Don Richner, Frank Sayers, Jerry Sayers, Robert Butler and Tom Butler.

Second row: Larry Butler, Rich Butler, Clair Young, Marion Richner, Dan Lucas, Don Confer, Melvin Coakley and John Shawley

Third row: Anna Mae Etters, Emorey Watson, Margy Chapman, Wanda Hillard, Ronald Coakley and Carolyn Wyland.

Fourth row: Anna Mae Etters, Paul Butler, Ruthie Watkins, Larry Lucas, Mrs. Sones, Gary Watson, Delores Pash, Ron Young and Faye Gilbert.

Top row: Rich Robinson, Mildred Baney, Maurice Richner, Marie Baney, Milford Etters, Pat Chapman, Calvin Snook and Elva Watson.

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.