KMEA Hall of Fame
1975
Frank A. Beach
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1975
Walter J. Duerksen
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1975
E. Thayer Gaston
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1975
Henry Edward Malloy
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1975
Russell L. Wiley
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1976
Albert W. Hodges
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1976
Harold G. Palmer
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1977
Gerald M. Carney
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1977
James L. Kerr
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1977
Kenneth Thompson
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1978
William G. Altimari
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1978
J. Milford Crabb
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1978
Arthur G. Harrell
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1978
N. Voss Napier
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1978
Robert Senner
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1978
Catharine Strouse
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1979
Wayne Snodgrass
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1979
Ross O. Williams
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1980
Howard B. Harms
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1980
F. Robert Hollowell
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1980
Grace V. Wilson
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1981
William H. Beck
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1981
Elmer L. Snell
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1981
Les Sperling
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1982
James Ceasar
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1982
James P. Robertson
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1982
Joseph J. Weigand
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1983
Matt Betton
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1983
Jessie Lillian Clark
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1983
Genevieve F. Hargiss
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1983
Leoti Hall Newland
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1984
Howard Ellis
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1984
Curt Engwicht
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1985
Paul Chilen
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1985
David T. Lawson
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1985
Ralph Wallingford
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1986
J. Abbie Clarke Hogan
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1986
Markwood Holmes
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1986
Herbert C. Richert
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1987
Dale P. Creitz
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1987
August S. Trollman
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1987
Joyce Wentz
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1988
Howard Halgedahl
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1989
Wendell L. Hodges
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1989
Clayton H. Krehbiel
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1989
E. Edwin Moyers
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1990
Lyle Dilley
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1991
Kenneth B. Tebow
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1991
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
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1992
William H. Stoskopf
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1993
Ed Craig
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1993
Forrest Davidson
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1994
Gary Fletcher
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1994
James L. Hardy
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1995
Harold A. Decker
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1995
Marilyn Killian
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1996
Cecil J. Riney
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1996
Norma Jean Seaton
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1996
Dan Zollars
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1997
Donald Corbett
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1997
James S. Ralston
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1998
Larry J. Harris
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1999
Floyd Carl Hedberg
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1999
Robert A. Steinbauer
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2000
Phyllis Glass
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2000
Joe Graves
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2000
Vernon Nicholson
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2001
Harrison Boughton
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2001
Ray Linder
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2001
Rudolf E. Radocy
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2001
David S. Stuewe
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2002
David E. Circle
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2002
Melbern W. Nixon
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2002
Larry R. Williams
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2003
George N. Heller
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2004
Marilyn Foree
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2005
John Albertson
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2005
Edwin E. Bartley
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2005
Vaughn A. Lippoldt
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2006
Dwight Beckham
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2006
Cliff Manning
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2006
Ken Shaheen
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2007
Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass
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2007
Robert Lee
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2009
Gayle McMillen
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2009
Melvin "Bud" Schuette
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2010
Steve E. Eubank
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2010
Kenneth Forsyth
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2010
Robert Foster
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2010
David Gish
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2011
Jack Samuel Ballard
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2011
Suzanne "Sam" Stricklin
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2012
Daniel Commerford
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2012
Marlin Cooper
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2012
Janeal Crabb Krehbiel
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2013
William "Bill" Lilley
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2013
Victor R. Sisk
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2013
David K. Will
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2014
Dana Hamant
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2014
John Huber
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2014
Walter "Bud" Meisel
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2014
Jean Severance Ney
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2015
Ray James
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2015
Arthur Jay Steinberg
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2016
Kathlyn M. Lindberg
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2016
Texanna Ollenberger
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2016
Holly Taylor
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2016
John W. Taylor
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2017
Terry J. Barham
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2017
Elaine Denise Bernstorf
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2017
Patricia Lee Harry
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2017
Marion King Roberts
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2017
John Jay Selzer
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Texanna Ollenberger
Inducted in 2016

Texanna Ollenberger began and ended her music education career in Olathe, KS. From a beginning at Santa Fe Trail Jr. High, to a very impressive and productive run at both Olathe South HS and Olathe East HS, to the culmination of her career with music education classes at Mid America Nazarene University, she has been crowned with great success.

Texanna has served her profession as the NE District Middle Level Choral Chair, KMEA State Middle Level Choral Chair and the NE District High School Choral Chair. She served on the site committee for the 1996 MENC Convention in Kansas City and has been a long-standing member of KCDA, receiving KCDA's highest award, The Harry Robert Wilson Award.

At the top of her achievements is the establishment of the Olathe Inter-Generational Choir. "Mrs. O" pioneered the concept of combining senior citizens with young people to perform in a choir while teaching at Santa Fe Trail—the students got adopted grandparents and the seniors thrived around the young people. As Texanna moved on to the high schools and on to college teaching, the senior citizens migrated with her. Her community concerts blossomed into White House requested trips to Washington, D.C. to sing at a conference on Aging and to NBC's "Today Show". She introduced many a young singer to art of barbershop quartet harmony and she wouldn't blink twice at sewing every outfit for her choirs. Texanna also provides musical leadership in her community by serving on the board of the Olathe Area Youth Symphony.

Texanna's students knew that they were receiving a love for music, training to create great music and skills in perseverance that would follow them in life. Former student Jason Gray says "She believed in me, she gave me a sense of confidence and self-esteem that was sorely lacking, she changed my life." Former student and now music teacher Teresa Murray says "Her creative teaching strategies incorporated a respect for diversity and influenced the lives of hundreds of children and adults." Former student and now music teacher Beth Nelson says "She was unwavering in her pursuit of music perfection while also creating an atmosphere of respect in the classroom." Her good friend Anne Meeker Watson recalls "I know lots of kids who learned how to mend fences and bale hay at the Ollenberger farm during their high school years. These were children experiencing difficulties in their lives who needed the structure and "no nonsense" approach that "Tex" provided.