Water Utilities finds missing class ring from 1946

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Lodema Clement, 85, was reunited with her 1946 class ring when Stillwater wastewater collection employees Don Bishop (left) and Charlie Yeats (right) brought the ring to her in Chickasha.
Chickasha High School ring
The recovered class ring.

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Aug. 29, 2013) – The City of Stillwater returned a class ring to its owner that was missing for more than sixty years. Water Utilities employee Charlie Yeats found the 1946 Chickasha High School ring while working on a sewer line at University Circle last week.

Water Utilities Wastewater Collection Supervisor Don Bishop said his department contacted Angela Widener, the Chickasha High School librarian, to try to find the ring’s owner. The investigation led them to identify Lodema Noland as the owner.

“Ms. Noland was located and notified that her ring was found,” Bishop said. “She said she lost it in a toilet while at college.”

The City mailed the ring back to Noland on Aug. 28. Noland graduated from Chickasha High School in 1946 and was a member of the school’s honor society, glee club, the Chick-Chat staff and acted in school plays. Noland also served as secretary-treasurer for her sophomore and senior classes, was a football queen candidate and was named best all-around student.