Wash. woman's listing as slain is surprise to her

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

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, north of Seattle, 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 (http://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.

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

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