The descendants of Harve and Rosa Beaty gathered at the Manhattan Restaurant in Centerville on Sunday, Sept. 1 for their 64th annual reunion.
After Joel Wells gave the blessing at noon, a buffet dinner was enjoyed by all present.
Later the business meeting was conducted by the president, Helen Maddick. She thanked everyone for coming. The minutes were read and approved for the previous year and the treasurer’s report was given by Marilyn Snider. They were approved by Margaret Hull and seconded by Gene Huff.
Election of officers was held and it was moved by John Maddick that the same officers hold over for another year. It was seconded by Adda Maxfield. They are President Helen Maddick, Vice President Hattie Groth and Secretary-Treasurer Marilyn Snider.
Helen had roll call of the families present. The Berle Beaty family was represented by Rosalie Bivins, Larry and Linda Murphy and Kay Boam of Allerton, Margaret Hull of Ottumwa, daughter’s Kathryn Hull of Cedar Rapids and Ellen and Deon DeVore of West Bend, Marilyn Snider and David and Dotty Snider of Seymour, Ron and Sharon Snider of Cincinnati, Adda Maxfield of Urbandale, Kemp and Kathryn Beaty of Pensecola, Fla., Paul and Pam Adams of Marrill, Neb., and Francis Ashby and daughter’s Becky Bills and Ramona Barbaglia of Mystic and Dr. Joel and Bonita Wells of Corydon.
Present from Dollie Huff’s family was Gene Huff of Moravia.
Present from Francheon Teater’s family was Mary Kelley of Centerville.
Present from John Beaty’s family were John and Helen Maddick of State Center, Larry Beaty and Harriett Grothe of Marshalltown and Dale Moler of Green Mountains.
The other cousins present were from the Louis Beaty family. They were Jim and Donna Beaty of Mystic and their daughter, Susan Beaty, of Carlisle. Howard and Joyce Phillips of Mystic and their daughter, Lynnette, of Centerville and Rita Martin of Moravia. We were pleased to have them with us.
Deaths reported for the year were Blake Luscan on Jan. 17, 2013.
There were two new babies born in the last year. They wet Sawyer Lane Roe on Dec. 12, 2012. Parents are Matt and Jocelyn Rose of Allerton. A little girl was born Aug. 10, 2013 to Andrew and Katie Brinkman of Lincoln, Neb.. Grandparents are Paul and Pam Adams.
A letter was read from Harold Lach. They weren’t able to come to the reunion because of medical problems.
Helen closed the meeting with a prayer and the rest of the afternoon was spent visiting. The next reunion will be Aug. 31, 2014 at the Manhattan Restaurant in Centerville.