Marcia Ann Chasteen Kynion

Profile Updated: August 21, 2016
Marcia Ann Chasteen
Residing In Springfield, MO USA
Spouse/Partner Kermit Clark Kynion (deceased)
Occupation Retired Art Teacher
Children Three....Brenna (1972) Casey (1975) and Brian (1978)
Yes! Attending Reunion
School Story

Since I left Southwest, I spent the time crafting the person I am today...I felt so out of place in HS. I started working when I was 10 babysitting. When I was 14 I worked at Hallmark sorting seconds. My junior year in HS, when I finally turned 16. I worked the COE program. Most of you did not need to work unless it was for luxuries. I worked to help put food on the table. I never felt I belonged to any click or group but I had some friends along the way. You will never know how much I envied those of you who never worked and got to travel all over. When I got to college (on scholarships and loans unlike many of you) I worked my way through there, too. I knew in the 8th grade that I would be a teacher and I worked towards that goal. I met and married my life-long best friend the summer after I graduated college and worked again until he finished school. Two years later, we had our first child and I was able to stay home for a little while. I went back to teaching again and after my second child I stayed home, had our third child and started a craft business which gave me time with my kids, until I returned to teaching in 1990.
After my kids left home, I started to travel and I went to Japan on the Japanese Fulbright and China on the Freeman Foundation. I have been to every continent except Antarctica and it is still on my bucket list.
My husband died suddenly in 2004, just 4 months after he retired. It was devastating to lose my best friend and spouse and I know some of you have too. I taught until 2011 and decided I could really quit working and give myself the time I had always given to others.
I retired from teaching (mostly art) after 25 years and still enjoy every day. I now get to work on my own art and enjoy the time with friends and family. I belong to the Visual Arts Alliance here and have some artwork online...
Not sure if I will make it to the reunion...not sure I would even be missed...LOL...Hope that all of you have peace and happiness...

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Marcia Ann, better late than never.....I just wrote some comments in reply to what you wrote me a couple months ago and they didn't transfer to your profile, but they're on mine if you would like to read them! They are at the bottom of the page. Best wishes to you. I hope that if you go to the reunion, you will get lots of hugs and it will be wonderful.

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Life is such a journey...Hope your travels have been good...Can't seem to find a recent solo photo. I am the one with white hair in with a friend and the other with my niece...

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