The annual Bailey-Funk family reunion was held on Sunday, June 12, at the Monett City Park Casino with 50 family members attending.
Prior to the dinner, the group formed a circle and introduced themselves and family members. The prayer prior to the dinner was led by Earl Burk.
Following the meal, families gathered for pictures. A business meeting was called to order by Earl Burk, president. Prayer was said in memory of the loved ones who had passed this past year which were: Walter Bailey, Oscar Melton and Ron Allen.
The minutes from 2010 were read and approved and the treasurer's report was given including the expenses for the year. It was agreed to continue with the larger room but to reduce the tables for seating and to keep getting the kitchen. Money was collected to help with the expenses as well as $45 for the Liberty Cemetery.
Discussion followed concerning the May 22 tornado with tornado doing damage to the property of Danny Muench. It was noted that Muench needed help in some cleanup and the group decided to help.
Chuck Miller, of Yuba City, Calif., expressed his appreciation to the reunion committee and reported that his brother, Carl, is now living in the state of Washington, and is currently receiving dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant.
Discussion was held on the subject of a family tree book. Family information can be e-mailed to Bonnie Ellis, Sonny Bailey or Nancy Bailey. A motion was made to retain the current officers. Officers are: Earl Burk, president; Charlotte Schoen, secretary and treasurer; and Gail Blades will be in charge of pictures.
Those attending were: Betty Burk, of Aurora; Kelli Walker and Tommy, of Carl Junction; Danny Muench and Coe, Amy Grimes and Tanner, all of Carthage; Charles (Sonny) Bailey, David and Betty Bailey and Bill Bailey, all of Clinton.
Russell Brown, of Crane; Matt and Linsey Osborn, Carson and Caden, of Joplin; Kay Harvey, Christina Schoen, Nicholas and Lauryn, all of Kansas City; Monte Joe and Christal Bailey, of Lebanon; Larry and Charlotte Schoen, Dale and June Gentry, Robbie and Terri Krueger, Kelsie, Josh, Allison and Kristen, Jerry and Gloria Krueger, Michelle Sweany and Aaron, Ashley Krueger and Lexi and Ethelene Melton, all of Monett.
Earl and Karen Burk and Trevor, of Ozark; Bob and Bonnie Ellis, of San Antonio, Texas; Matt and Bailey Eubanks, Tony and Gail Blades, of Springfield; and Charles (Chuck) and Pat Miller, of Yuba City, Calif.