Barnharts celebrate reunionReunions
July 20, senior member Clara Agnes Barnhart Swihart welcomed and blessed family members and friends, but noted the loss of her beloved grandson, due to a car accident, Larry Wilson Jr. on Jan. 17.
Those in attendance were: Clara Swihart, Larry and Donna Wilson Sr., Joyce Perkins, Nelson White, JoEllen Keasling and children Kayle and Brooklyn, all of Batavia; Bill Shields, Chris and Tina Shields and son Zachary, Tony Shields, Anna Shields and children Angie, Ashley, Michael and friend Kerra Roberts, Chris, Olivia, Jayden, Trent, Tori’Anne and grandchildren, Vincent and Breyon of Fairfield; Paul and Dixie Mooney of Ottumwa; Ashley Wilson and daughter Shelby, Aaron and Roxi Wilson of Oskaloosa; Denise Beyer and son Brandon of Pella; Mary Hartman, Daniel Hartman and Brittany Harris and their son James Duane of Barnes City; Teena Roush, Teresa Rhone and children Bryce and Sunni with friends Gavin and Parker Aalbers of Newton; Sandy White of Grand River; Beckey McAlexander and children Kenzi and Braxten of Ellston and Gary and Joy Barnhart of Garden Grove.
Before the noon meal, Shelby Wilson, with the help of her mother, gave the prayer. Family photos of past generations were shared. Due to a death of a family member and other circumstances longtime members Elaine Bolinger of Sharpsburg, Bud and Patty Barnhart of Clarinda, and family members from Missouri were unable to attend.
PARSONS LIBLIN HICKENBOTTOM
The annual Parsons Liblin Hickenbottom reunion will be Aug. 31 at Jefferson Park shelter No. 1.
Everyone is to bring a dish to share, personal picnic needs and beverages.
The meal will begin at noon, with a business meeting and social to follow.