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July 16, 2013

Curtis/Curtice cousins gather for reunion

There were approximately 33 in attendance at the 34th annual Curtis/Curtice reunion which was held at the Promise City Community Center Sunday, June 30. Tim Curtis asked the blessing over the cooperative dinner.

Those in attendance who signed in were Tim and Wanda Curtis, Ethel Curtis, Thelma Curtis, Larry and Elaine Recoy, Debbie Smith and Lloyd Curtis all of Promise City; Jerry and Joan Galbreath, of Powersville, Mo.; Daryl Curl of Corydon; Terry and Nathaniel Curtis of Ankeny; Gene Jr., Tammy, Sorcha Curtis and Bella Mackey of Lovilia; Rhonda Curl and Tabitha and Tyler DeFrieze of Moline, Ill.; Gene Curtis and Sylvia Conn of Jerome; Alena and Brandon Fowler of Clio; Davey and Hunter Nichols of Van Wert; Melissa, Jason, Shanda, Briar, Braden and Bowen of Indianola; and Delsey Hinners of Dayton.

Tim presided over the business part of the reunion. Due to the low donations received last year, no gift cards were able to be purchased but recognition was given to Bowen Johnston for being the youngest descendant present. Ethel Curtis was the oldest present at 92. Ethel Curtis was also recognized for having the most immediate family in attendance. Terry Curtis of Ankeny traveled the farthest distance. All children present received candy. No births or marriages were noted. Deaths reported were Eston Curtis on Feb. 21, 2013 and Caroline Bills in March of 2013.

There was discussion of possibly changing the reunion to the third Sunday in June but no definite plans at this time to change the date. Thelma Curtis explained all children, grandchildren and great-children of Eston and Ethel Curtis. Donations were accepted to help with next year’s costs and expenses. No changes were made for the officers which will remain as Tim Curtis, President; Janice Bunnell, Vice-President; and Rhonda Curl, Secretary-Treasurer for the 2014 Reunion which will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Promise City Community Center.

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