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 email@example.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
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
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,
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
Motion to adjourn Passed.
Mary Lewis, Secretary
NOTE: Please send any corrections, etc. To: Rose M. Lewis 15 Randolp Road Stonefort, IL 62987 OR e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org