Aug. 13, 1957 Southeast Missourian.
A volunteer choir made up of members from a number of Methodist churches in the Cape Girardeau district sang at the old McKendree Chapel service Sunday afternoon, leading the congregation in singing hymns written by Charles Wesley, and presenting two special numbers. From left, front row: Mrs. Robert Taylor, Cape; Mrs. Eugene Welch, Cape; Miss Donna Graham, Cape; Miss Verleen Jackson, Oran; Mrs. Willie Isaacs, Cape; Mrs. John F. Mehrle Jr., Cape; Mrs. Max Barks, Cape; Mrs. Vernon Ladreiter, Jackson; second row: Lee Roy Friday, director, Cape; Mrs. Elwood Thompson, Oraní Mrs. Roy Sitton, Cape; Miss Margaret Green, Oran; Miss Ruth Ann Bingenheimer, Cape; Miss Andrea Ambler, Cape; Mrs. Richard Laird, Jackson; Miss Pat Nothdurft, Cape; Mrs. George Heslar, Cape; third row: James Kirkpatrick, Cape; Henry Creighton, Cape; Ted Miller, Cape; Mrs. R.O. Bingenheimer, Cape; Mrs. Robert Kirkpatrick, Cape; Miss Frances Sander, Cape; Mrs. Lee Roy Friday, Cape; Mrs. H.B. Green, Oran; fourth row: Norman Brase, Gordonville; Rev. Bill Friday, Oran; Verlin Jackson, Oran; Roy Sitton, Cape; John F. Mehrle, Cape; Otis Brennan, Cape; fifth row: Claude Miller, Cape; Robert Kirkpatrick, Cape; Norman Ueleke, Cape; Rev. J.A. Wilson, Cape; LeRoy McNeely, Jackson; Richard Laird, Jackson; Wendell Suits, Sikeston; Charles W. Rhea, Cape; sixth row: Elvin Blumenberg, Gordonville; John Hargens, Advance; Walter Riehn, Cape. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)