Woman reunited with class ring she didn’t know was lost
A class of 1965 class ring found in a Delaware store parking lot was returned to its owner, who didn’t even know it was lost.
Kim Shank said she was in the parking lot of the Prices Corner Shopping Center in Wilmington when she spotted an object on the ground.
“I just saw a ring right by my car door and I looked at it and picked it up,” she told KYW-TV.
Shank said she tried using social media to find the owner of the ring, but when that failed to turn up any leads, she contacted William Penn High School.
The principal, Lisa Brewington, found the class of 1965 only had one student with the initials “JMS,” Joanna Marie Siekierda.
Brewington contacted the former student, now Joanna Gore, and learned the woman didn’t even know the ring was missing.
Gore said she had allowed her granddaughter, who is a junior in high school, to wear it.
“I said, ‘You can wear it, but don’t lose it,'” Gore said.
Brewington suggested Gore’s granddaughter had lost the ring, and the teenager confessed she had been searching for it.
“They went into all these stores asking if anybody turned one in. They searched their parking lot,” Gore said.
Gore met with Brewington and Shank at the school to get her ring back.
Gore said she will not be returning the ring to her granddaughter for the time being.
“In our day in high school, class rings were important and special. It means something to me,” Gore said.