Mill Creek woman’s listing as slain is surprise to her

KENNEWICK — Cheri Schumann would like Kennewick High School’s class of 1971 to know she is very much alive.

A story in Saturday’s Tri-City Herald about Kennewick High’s reunion focused on seven classmates who were slain out of 80 who had died. Schumann — now Cheri Taylor — was included.

But Taylor lives in Mill Creek with her husband and four children. She says she’s happy, healthy and not ready to be buried.

Reunion co-chairwoman Debra Blum told the newspaper (bit.ly/qwpMcG) the report of Taylor’s premature demise came by email, apparently from another classmate. Blum says she used other sources to verify it.

Blum says another classmate listed in Saturday’s story — Leo Marcel — also wasn’t murdered. He died in 2004 after a lengthy illness.

Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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