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Barnhart-Roach Reunion

Aug 01, 2017


BATAVIA — The 49th Barnhart-Roach Reunion was July 16 at the Batavia Community Center.

Thirty family members attended: Elder Clara Agnes Barnhart Swihart, Joyce Perkins, Larry and Donna Wilson, friends JoEllen Kealing and children Brooklyn, Hayleigh and Kaylee, all from Batavia; Bea Wilcox from Las Vegas; William Shields of Fairfield; Dixie Mooney of Ottumwa; Teena Roush, Teresa Rhone and daughter Sunni of Newton; David, Denise and Brandon Beyer of Pella; Elaine Bolinger of Sharpsburg; Evelyn Jackson and Sandra White of Grand River; Gary and Joy Barnhart of Garden Grove; James and Jen Ehrlich and children Kadrian and Atreya of Unionville, Missouri; and Mary, D.J., J.D. and Brittany Hartman of Columbia.

Clara Agnes Barnhart Swihart’s son, Clinton “Tony” Anthony Shields died Dec. 19, 2016. Gary Spoelstra, the father of Swihart’s great-grandson, died July 7, 2016. Elizabeth Yassu, wife of Chrissy Grider’s son Aaron, also has passed away.

Bea Wilcox showered the children with all kinds of toys: bubbles, balls, footballs, hacky sacks, sidewalk chalk and more.

The group shared a meal and memories and took many pictures to share at the 50th reunion in 2018. For information, call Joyce Perkins 641-662-2111.

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