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The 26th bi-annual Willhoit-Jones-Robirds reunion was held at Lutie School in Theodosia on June 19 and 20. There were 105 people registered, representing 10 states: California, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee and Missouri.
Family members felt that their 50-year celebration was a success. They enjoyed the fellowship, good music, singing, drawing for prizes, silent auction and the bountiful dinner on Sunday.
There was a DVD playing throughout the time about the history and pictures of the family from 1853 through the first reunion in 1960.
In attendance were:
Tom Willhoit, Branson; Michael Willhoit, Sherryl Willhoit and Mark Willhoit, Springfield; Mildred (Willhoit) Watson, Ava; Souder and JoAnn (Willhoit) Livingston, Rogersville; Dennis and Theresa Livingston, Valley Center, Kan.; Clancey Livingston, Manhattan, Kan.; Doug, Karen and Austin Livingston, Springfield; Juanita Garrison and Deborah Lea, Springfield; Michael and Tammy Willhoit, Lincoln and Reagan, Neosho; Mike Griego, Nick and Emily Griego, and Jerick, Alameda, Calif.; Sherry Blevins, Kara, Christopher and Stephanie, and Jason Griego, Denton, Texas.
Dick and Betty Criger, Grove, Okla.; Daniel Robirds, Sumpter, Ore.; Kendall and Sylvia Jones, Rockaway Beach; Regina Carr, Branson; Randall and Paula Jones, Seth and Rachel, Kissee Mills; Landon and Elizabeth Jones, Steven Clayton and Hannah, Forsyth; Wendell Jones, Malinda Jones, Kissee Mills; Robert aned April Phillips, Jacob and Andrew, Jackson.
Ruby Jones, Theodosia; Marie Jones and friend, Springfield; Lynn and Judy Jones, Theodosia, Lia Latham, Lola and Saylor, Jeris Jones, Jordan Johnson, Darian Zelmanski, Springfield; Jessie Estrada and Eli, Lisa Frye, Billy Ray Abshire, Jill Frye, and Laela, Julie Frye, Branson; Connie and Ethel Jones, Thornfield; Ginger Taylor, Ava, Clemmie and Lucie, Mansfield; Ray and Jackie Jones, Laken and Hunter, Theodosia; Lewis and Lana Zimmerman, Sun City West, Ariz.; Marsha Penrod, Englewood, Colo.; Ron and Judith Wallace and Georgia, San Francisco, Calif.; Randy and Nedra Wallace, Eureka; Truman and Norma Whittington, Ozark; Gary Wilson, June Wilson, Springfield; Joyce Jones, Lavergne, Tenn.; Hervil Jones, Charles and Carlene Mahan, Ron and Judy Haskins, Gainesville; Earl and Jeannie Bryant, Springfield; Dave and Carol Dalton, Kirby Reich, Estel and Sue Robirds, Theodosia; and Chuck and Joann Bonnema, Mtn. Home, Ark.
The reunion will be held in two years on Saturday only, Father’s Day weekend.