2013 Reunion Invitation with 2012 Minutes

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31st  ANNUAL LEWIS FAMILY REUNION

SATURDAY, JULY 13,  2013

Stonefort Community Center, Stonefort,   IL

(One block west of US Highway 45)

 

12:30pm LEWIS FAMILY PHOTO      1:00pm Potluck Luncheon & Meeting

Bring a dish to share.      Beverages provided.

Bring or Send Pictures, Announcements, etc. and interest items to:  

    

LEWIS FAMILY REUNION 2013   write LEWIS FAMILY REUNION 2013 on the envelope

     15 RANDOLPH ROAD   STONEFORT, IL 62987       (NOTE: new mailing address)

Mary Lewis, Secretary              CELL: 219-730-8033             HOME: 618-777-2336                        mlewisec@netzero.com      (new e-mail address)

 

The Lewis Family History Book written by Mark Lewis is   available  for purchase online.

 www.lewisathome.com    Also, View Minutes, photos, ancestry, & Lewis Crest pottery.

 

AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER            FRIDAY           July 12, 2013

CHICKEN DINNER      $7.50                                                                                                             4pm to 6pm 

THE STONEFORT DEPOT/COMMUNITY MUSEUMS        2pm to 4pm

   Will display items of the early history of Stonefort and Bolton.

           The display includes items of the LEWIS FAMILY history.           

 

2012 REUNION MINUTES BELOW

                   MINUTES  JULY 14, 2012   (30th Annual Reunion)

It was amazing!  Almost Ninety people in attendance and the Family Photo was taken in record time.  People were in line and already loading their plates by 12:50pm.  What cooperation in gathering for the picture when asked to do so.

President Alan Lewis called the meeting to order with introductions of each family present beginning with himself.

The Minutes of July 23, 2011 were read by President Lewis and accepted as read.

MOTION:  TO E-MAIL and/or US MAIL THE MINUTES WITH THE ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MEETING.   Alan Lewis

1st  Rob Appel            2nd  Carolyn Bethel                                MOTION PASSED

MARRIAGES     

JUNE 23, 2012   MEGHAN HARTMAN WED CARL ANDREW EKSTRAND            

MEGHAN IS: THE DAUGHTER OF MIKE & KATHRYN “KITTY” (BROOKS) HARTMAN.           GRAND DAUGHTER OF ALICE (McSPARIN) & RON BROOKS                                                   GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF EMMA KATHRYN (LEWIS) & CARLOS McSPARIN.

BART AND DONITA BETHEL WERE MARRIED AUGUST 5TH 2009.                                                BART’S PARENTS ARE CAROLYN (McSPARIN) & KIRK BETHEL.                     GRANDPARENTS:  KATHRYN (LEWIS) & CARLOS McSPARIN. 

BIRTHS                                                                                                                                                     BRYSON MICHAEL  BROOKS    BORN   OCT. 24, 2011                                                       PARENTS:          SARAH ANN (BROOKS)  &  JASON ROBERTS                                                        G. PARENTS:        RHONDA (BROOKS) & JEFF SHELTON                                                            GG. PARENTS:        ALICE (McSPARIN) & RON BROOKS                                                           GGG. PARENTS:         EMMA KATHRYN (LEWIS) & CARLOS McSPARIN

BRADLEY JONATHON COLLINS        BORN   OCT.  27, 2011                                                PARENTS:       TRACY (SZOSTEK) & JOEL COLLINS                                                                                G. PARENTS:     PATRICK & CHRISTINA (LEWIS) SZOSTEK    

AURORA PERSEPHONE  DAVIS (girl)   BORN  JUNE 19, 2012                                           PARENTS:      KELLY (STEELE) & ADAM DAVIS                                                                G.PARENTS:      KAREN (BROWN) & EARL STEELE                                                       GG.PARENTS:      ALICE RUTH (LEWIS) & JOHN BROWN                                        GGG.PARENTS:      OLIVER & KATIE (CRANK) LEWIS           


CHANDLER REID BETHEL      BORN  JUNE 25, 2012                                                          PARENTS:      STEVE & AMBER BETHEL                                                                              G.PARENTS:         SUE (McSPARIN) & BILL BETHEL                                                  GG.PARENTS:         EMMA KATHRYN (LEWIS) & CARLOS McSPARIN.

EVAN THOMAS HENDERSON      BORN  JUNE 25, 2012                                                      PARENTS:         KATIE (HILL) & CALEB HENDERSON                                                                     G. PARENTS:          TONY & KIM HILL                                                                                                GG. PARENTS:            JIMMY B. HILL     &      JANETH LOU WALKER                                   GGGP.      MABEL (LEWIS) & G.B. HILL                MYRTLE (LEWIS) & RICHARD WALKER

DEATHS             

GEORGE BOTTOMS   PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY WITH HIS FAMILY PRESENT AUGUST 14, 2011.    HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MAE (LEWIS nee RANDOLPH) BOTTOMS.  THEY WERE MARRIED 34 YEARS.

JIMMY BARNETT  HILL                                                                                            BORN   DECEMBER 20, 1942                DIED     SEPTEMBER 3, 2011               MABEL (LEWIS) & G.B. HILL WERE HIS PARENTS.                                             HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE IS JOYNER CEMETERY .

MABEL (LEWIS) HILL    PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY IN ATTENDANCE 12:47 AM   SUNDAY   SEPTEMBER 18, 2011.  SHE IS AT REST IN JOYNER CEMETERY.

RONNIE K. (KENT) ROE                                                                                            BORN   DECEMBER 21, 1940              DIED  NOVEMBER 2, 2011.                PARENTS:      ALICE (LEWIS) & BERTIS ROE                                                            G. PARENTS:      RALPH & IDA LEWIS                                                                       GG. PARENTS:     HOWELL & EMMA LEWIS                                                          note:    (Howell is the firstborn of Robert and Sarah (Joyner) Lewis.          

CAROLE E. LEWIS      BORN  FEB. 11, 1941      DIED   DEC. 15,  2011         PARENTS:        LELAND & HELEN  (MARTEN)  LEWIS                          G.PARENT:      SETH ALBERT LEWIS

BRUCE CAMERAN AMBLER  (MARINE)   DIED JAN. 20TH  2012.  COMPLICATIONS  FROM DIABETES. HE IS BURIED IN GREAT LAKES NATIONAL CEMETERY IN MICHIGAN. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE BRENDA LEE (LEWIS) AMBLER and HIS DAUGHTER RACHAEL JANE AMBLER.  Brenda is the daughter of Ralph Lehman Lewis.

NORMAN DIEFENBACH  83,           DIED SUNDAY,  JUNE 24TH, 2012 AT SHAWNEE ROSE CARE CENTER IN HARRISBURG.  HE WAS BURIED JUNE


 

28TH AT MOUNDS CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY IN MOUNDS CITY WITH FULL MILITARY RITES.  HE WAS BORN OCTOBER 28TH, 1928 AT STONEFORT, ILLINOIS TO THE LATE LOUIS & CLARA (BRANDON) DIEFENBACH.  HE MARRIED EDNA HANCOCK ON JULY 21, 1949 AND SHE SURVIVES.

HOWARD  LEWIS, 78, DIED SUNDAY JULY 1,   2012  AT HIS RESIDENCE IN CARRIER MILLS.  HIS CREMATED REMAINS WILL BE BURIED AT ZION CEMETERY NEAR OZARK.

MARY ALICE ROE                    DIED JULY 7, 2012.                                                           HER PARENTS WERE:  ALICE (LEWIS) AND BERTIS ROE                                 SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SON BRADY ROE.

THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF LINDA (LEWIS) IVERS   PASSED AWAY.                   LINDA IS A COUSIN OF ALICE BROOK.    The daughter-in-law’s name is  ALICE.

HANK ZUCCHI of PURYEAR, TN passed away.                                                      HANK IS THE HUSBAND of DIANA ZUCCHI.                                                         DIANA IS THE DAUGHTER OF NORMA JEAN (Eugenia) RUTH (LEWIS) KING      DIANA IS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF RALPH AND IDA LEWIS.                                                                                                                                                                      KENNY “BUCK” BUCHANAN  DIED JULY 4, 2012.  HE IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW OF KIM (BETHEL) BUCHANAN.  KIM’S HUSBAND IS MIKE BUCHANAN.  KIM IS THE DAUGHTER OF SUSIE (McSPARIN) BETHEL,

COMMUNICATIONS

Aug. 10, 2011  Thank you card from Mae (Lewis) & George Bottoms. 

Aug. 10, 2011  Thank you card from Linda Pash.  She said that it lifted her sprits                                         considerably.  And she is in good health now. 

Dec. 2011    Jim & Stephanie Brown sent photos of themselves and their children,                            Josh and Amanda.

June 20, 2012   e-mail from Sterling DeVard with the data on the birth of their second son, Dallin DeVard.  They will not be able to attend this year.

June 14, 2012  e-mail from Mark Lewis.  He and Ann celebrated their 37th anniversary June 14th.  He will be in Rhode Island the weekend of our reunion and will not be able to attend. 

June 26, 2012    E-mail from Sue Hawkins.   Sue believes she is related to the LEWIS FAMILY through her grandmother SUSAN ELIZA LEWIS MILLER.      


JULY 8, 2012   CALL FROM MARK LEWIS.  He is not attending the REUNION this year..  ANN, his wife of 37 years has had surgery. She has Thyroid Cancer, and is at home now.    He said that the doctor has a good prognosis for Ann and that Ann is in good spirits regarding her health.

PHOTOS FROM ALICE BROOKS were displayed at the Reunion                  1.  Family group                                                                                                          2.  Emma Kathryn (Lewis) McSparin with Carlos McSparin and two  children.  3.  Carlos McSparin and Jimmy Hill                                                                   4.  Carolyn McSparin and Ralph Lewis                                                               5.  Ron and Alice (McSparin) Brooks with four children.                                  6.  Kirk and Carolyn (McSparin) Bethel                                                              7.  Wedding of Larry & Kit King  Dec.1964                                                         8.  Carolyn (McSparin) Bethel

1ST TIMERS                                                                                                              Stephanie Brown                                                                                                               Mark Daniel Lewis,                                                                                                            Evan Henderson                                                                                                                                                               Allie, Christie, Emily, and Luke Webster (friends)                                                Jonathon Ferrell  (friend)

PLACE & DATE FOR THE 2012 MEETING                                                STONEFORT COMMUNITY CENTER          DATE: SATURDAY JULY 13, 2013

ELECTION OF OFFICERS                Nominations from the floor

PRESIDENT         MARK DANIEL LEWIS                                                                 VICE PRESIDENT         GARY LEWIS                               SECRETARY/TREASURER         MARY LEWIS      

ELECTED   UNANAMOUSLY

Motion to adjourn     Passed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Lewis, Secretary

NOTE:   Please send any corrections, etc. To:  Rose M. Lewis  15 Randolp Road                                       Stonefort, IL 62987    OR  e-mail:   mlewisec@netzero.com