Octogenarians and nonagenarians

This list is for people who were between 80 and 99 when they disappeared. It’s in alphabetal order by age.

80 years old:
Elizabeth Barbara Bartholomew
James T. Boozer Sr.
William Dennis Bracken
John Constantine
Rayfield Crume
Edward F. Fonder III
James Garris
Edna Glaze
Nathan Richard Hiatt
Masayuki Kubo
George Solomon Lennon
Hermine P. Lohninger
Radivoje Matic
Garfield James Meekins
Tomas James Miranda
Robert Nakashima Sr.
Floyd L. Price
Leuvrias Sirius
Bruno Van Bavel
Ella Mae Williams

81 years old:
Elmer E. Booth
Clarence LeRoy Cecil
John Davis
Robert Leo Fremont
John Robert Handrahan
George B. Hanson
Robert Merle Harrod
Una Mae Herd
John Edwin Keyton
Earl Kuhl
Margarita Medina
Olga Severina McQuinn
Geraldine Altha Myers
Opal Marie Parsons
Ernest Phillips
Paul Predragovic
Juan Rico
Dorothy Bell Stewart
Helen Thompson

82 years old:
Peter Achermann
Nicholas R. Blasetzky
Emma Lee Carroll
Florence Agness Dumontet
Vernon Ralph Erno
Chris Frank
Norman Limesand
Marian Madys
Thomas Patrick Mooney
Sara Jo Mowrey
Mabel A. Pugliese
Jennie M. Rehbinder
Irene Silverman
Benjamin Staton
Paul Cecil Worsham
Melville Edward Whittum
John Kiergan Williams
John R. Yates

83 years old:
Pearl A. Allen
Marianne Bowers
Agnes Bross
Tony Andrade Cruz
Wynona Jean Delvecchio
J.D. Ferguson
Harry Lewis Israel
Helen Jean Kelly
Edas Joseph Lauzon
Tyree McCune
Violet R. Watzulik

84 years old:
Dorothy Vivian Autrey
Hsu Kun Chang
Charlie T. Chocknok Sr.
Willie Rudalph Conyers
Ulpiano Gomez
Calvin Hawkins
Miriam Ruth Hemphill
Alvin James McCluskey
Francisco Solano Mendez
Ella M. Murray
Yien Khaun Saechao
Oliver Monroe Smith
August M. Thiede

85 years old:
LeRoy Butler
Elsie M. Elsinga
Jesse Howard Flaugher
Nicholas Felix Garcia
Deward Killion
Mayme H. Johnson
Thomas Joseph Morgan
Sarah Murphy
Raymond Wallace Perry
William Robertson
Paul Ward Shrout
Willis B. Stark
Hubert Turner
Albert Wade
William Weatherall
Beatrice Clark Wells
Michal Szkodzinski

86 years old:
Patrick Francis Carnes
Carol M. Cooper
Mary Alice Dixon
Eustace Carlton Flitcraft
Ethel Lane
Juanita Mullins
William Richard Ohl
Doug Pearce
Francisco Robles Perez
Leo Widicker

87 years old:
William Nolan Bass
John Denner Bean
Thomas Wilson Borum
Loy Cosby
Prince Alexander Edwards

88 years old:
Walter Andrew Cierley
Janet Gould deFelice
Martha Nagu
Gerald Eugene Rabourn
Jewell Meek Stephenson
Lloyd Melvin Thomas
Lottie E. Wilson

89 years old:
Amelia Giuliotti
William Johnson
Claude Smith

90 or over:
Masaki Sonomura: 90
Florencio Hernandez Mendoza: 91
Lottie Albertha Wise: 91
John Kueper: 92
Inez M. Miller: 95

Honorable mention: Walter Dunson. His son claimed he disappeared in 1998 at the age of 97, but all evidence indicates he had probably been dead for years, perhaps decades, by then and his son had concealed this fact to keep collecting Dunson’s Social Security benefits.

6 thoughts on “Octogenarians and nonagenarians

  1. Princess Shantae August 5, 2013 / 8:17 am

    Can I add another honorable mention? The lady, Mary Ellen or Mary Beth something, that was supposed to be 102 when she vanished? But like Mr. Dunson she was probably gone long before that.

  2. Abra August 5, 2013 / 9:39 am

    As a nurse I’m not surprised by the number of dementia patients, but I am by the percent that were left to go on walks alone and drive. Perhaps it’s because I have mainly dealt with patients in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, but I would never even consider letting them go on walks unattended and the idea of a dementia patient driving is pretty scary.

    • Abra August 5, 2013 / 9:41 am

      Let me clarify that I am well aware that they can, and will, “escape” from time to time and it is impossible to watch them 24 hours a day, but it still seems like a rather large number.

    • Meaghan August 5, 2013 / 5:39 pm

      In German nursing homes someone came up with the idea of erecting fake “bus stops” right in front of the residences. If a dementia patient wanders off, he often has some specific destination in mind, so he goes and sees this “bus stop” and sits down to wait for the “bus” to take him back home or whatever. Then the nursing staff go looking for him and find him sitting on the bench, patiently waiting.

      • Abra August 5, 2013 / 11:52 pm

        That’s a great idea.

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