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     January 23, 2018      #42-22 a2z

Two Reddick graduates share memories, birthdays

Kiera Allen

Lifelong friends and classmates Shirley Carlin and Gretchen Fuller can now call themselves nonagenarians — someone who is age 90 to 99 years old.

They recently turned 90 this month. They were born seven hours apart, Shirley being the oldest. "I never let her forget it," Shirley said.

Shirley, now of Ellisville, Mo., and Gretchen, of Herscher, became close friends after they met during their freshman year at Reddick Community High School in August 1941.

"Back then for gym, the teacher would ...

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Gretchen Fuller and Shirley Carlin
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