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The descendents of Eruna and Malinda (Keller) Cooley met July 26, at First Freewill Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove.
A delicious potluck lunch was served followed by a drawing for door prizes and the annual auction.
The auction was enhanced greatly this year with beautiful handmade items donated by Betty Thomas. Connie Hicks outdid herself with a patriotic wall hanging and table runner. The cousins, Darrell and Tom Cooley along with Jack Burchell donated their ever popular birdhouses. Stan Cooley generously provided a family heirloom, which went home with Dale Thomas. Our Auctioneer this year was Jerry Pinkerton. In addition, we are grateful to Greta Cope and Laine Sutherland who always provide for the children.
Our music this year was provided by J.R. Johnston, Herb Johnston, Darrell Cooley, Max Cooley and Jim Berry with Wayne Hopper singing with Max. Many thanks to all for an enjoyable program.
Those attending from out of state were Laura (Schumann) and Dick Reynolds from New York, Stan and Bonnie Cooley and Cameron from Iowa, Laine Sutherland from Tennessee and from Nebraska: Ken and Jan Dobbs, Max and Jeanine Cooley, Lisa (Cooley) Scheehan, Miranda Scheehan, Joseph Scheehan, Linda ( Cooley) Owen, Scott Owen, Tanner Owen, Madison Owen and Judy (Leroy) Root.
Attending from Missouri were Elmer Schumann, Warrensburg: Jim and Bee (Dobbs) Tucker with Paxton from Kimberling City: Wally and Donna Hopper, Republic: Jack and Gladys (Shelton) Burchell, and Lonnie Coonts, Springfield. From Ozark, Brian, Lindsay, and Addison Williams. Wes Lambert and Betty and Dale Thomas from Ava, Emogene ( Dobbs) Sprague, Rick and Robin (Wade) Allen, Jim and Caroline Berry, all from Drury. Greta Cope, Hartville, Darrell Cooley, Candace Cooley, Melina (Cooley) Taylor, Shelbie Taylor, Ashley Collins and Chris, Wayne Hopper, Jr. Johnston, Herb Johnston from Norwood. Attending from Mtn. Grove, Kay (Hancock) Rogers, Vallie (Rogers) Hoerning with Cooper and Reagan, Ruby (Hicks) Proctor, Bob and Marilyn (Hopper) Gerald, Ricki (Hopper) Gaddis, Ronnie and Lucy Dobbs, Tracy Todd, Wayne and Frances ( Cooley) Sutherland, Tom and Arlene Cooley, Jewell (Hicks) and Bert Spurgeon, Connie Hicks, Kaylie Sanders, and Charlene (Dooms) Medlock.
We appreciate all who came by to visit and are looking forward to next year’s reunion.