Descendents of the late Lewis and Kate Diveley Grandfield and Fred and Lula Griffith Brazle met for a reunion on Saturday, July 12, at Liberty Christian Church, north of Brownstown, with a potluck meal at lunch time.
In addition to the reunion, they celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of a grandson of Brazles and Grandfields, Kenneth Brazle and his wife, the former Gail Carpenter, now of Cadiz, Ky., with a cake and punch reception. The couple were married in Champaign in 1964. They had another celebration on Sunday at Sparta, where they lived before retiring to Kentucky.)
Those attending the reunion and celebration from out of state included: Christy Brazle, Conner Knight, Tyler Knight, Jessie Bollinger and Kelly Carpenter also of Cadiz, Ky.; Ed, Joanna and Nathan Brazle of Virginia Beach, Va.; Rogene Brazle of Ladoga, Ind.; and Virgil and Barb Brazle of Florissant, Mo.
In-state family present included Elizabeth and Lilly Rogers, and Ray, Sami, Whitney and Casey Stefanski of Altamont; Jerry and Rhonda Rhodes, and Wayne and Glenda Arnold of Beecher City; Mike, Allyson and Ember Addams, Lindsay and Lilly Babcock, Mary Rook Gebke, and Michael, Danielle, Ava, Kendall and Taylor Rook of Charleston; Carl and Lori Portz of Effingham; Elaine and Daniel Bein of Fisher; Paula and Sorin Ignat of Richton Park; Lugene Fisher, Bailey McNutt, Emma Lineberry, Andy, Ginger, Laynee and Kase Wehrle, Brian, Keri, Adam and Drew Buscher, JoAnn Brazle and Sue Kistler Holliday of Vandalia; and Wilma and Joe Kruger, Carol and Howard Koester, Delbert and Karen Miller, Sheryl Brazle, Linda Cunningham, Sharon Durbin, Susan and Terry Smith, Matthew, Jamie, Emalee and Aiden Smth, Mitchell, Gretchen and Harrison Smith, Frank and Shelly Rook, and Vernon and Judy Brazle of Brownstown.
The descendants of Sam and Clara Grubaugh met on Sunday, July 6, at Rogier Park in Vandalia, with 35 in attendance.
Those present were: Diana, Crystal and Kevin Harrison of Melvindale, Mich; Robert A. Grubaugh, Jon and Keri Hoenig, and Shawn Grubaugh, all of Taylorville; Julie McGuire of Altamont; Hannah McGuire, and Patty and Emily Barnick, all of Effingham; Ruth Barnick of Brownstown; Joe and Judy Barnick of Farina; Dennie and Janet Barnick, Kara Lamar, Brandon, Ethan, Caleb and Aiden, all of St. Elmo; Ron, Brenda and Wayde Stevens of Ramsey; Michelle Barnick of Cowden; Greg and Janet Goldsboro, Andy and Maybree Goldsboro, Dewey and Sherry Shephens, Nathan, Sydney and Jacob, and Betty Britt, all of Patoka.
Jacob Stephens gave the prayer before the meal.
One birth and two deaths were reported since the last reunion.
The family decided to hold its next reunion on the first Sunday in July 2015.
The 34th biennial Rubin reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church parish hall.
A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m., with beverages, paper plates and tableware being furnished. Those attending are asked to provide a list of births, deaths and marriages since the 2012 reunion to update the family tree.