Bailey-Funk family holds 48th reunion

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gathering at City Park Casino draws 48 people

The 48th annual Bailey-Funk reunion gathered 49 family members and friends on June 11 at the Monett City Park Casino.

Gathering began at noon to socialize, followed by a basket dinner at 1 p.m. Those in attendance gathered in a circle, held hands and told of their relationship to Charles and Little Funk Bailey. Pictures were taken of each family.

During the business meeting after the during, those attending decided to hold the 2018 reunion again at the Casino. Letters and emails were read by those not in attendance, some dealing with health issues. A moment of silence was held in honor of those who had died in the past year.

A "Memories Story Time" followed. Amusing anecdotes about the speakers and other family members provided entertainment.

Greg and Sherri Ragland announced they brought extra hummingbird nectar for all who were interested.

Those attending from Monett were: June and Dale Gentry, Larry and Charlotte Schoen, Jake and Gavin Bailey, Jerry and Gloria Krueger, and Lehi, Debbie and Eva Grace Marion.

Attending from out of town were: Betty Burk, Aurora; Greg and Sherri Ragland, Seligman; Russell Brown, Crane; Matt and Lindsey Osborn, with Carson, Caden and Cameron, of Joplin; Danny and Amy Muench and Tanner Grimes of Carthage; Tony and Gail Blades of Springfield; Earl Burk of Ozark; Ryan and Amy Harvey with Riley, of Kansas City; Tess Bailey, Doniphan; Sonny and Savannah Bailey, Jared and Melissa Harrelson with Grace, Weston and Katy, Chuck Bailey with Natasha, Taylor and Chaz, all from Clinton; Erik and Vicki Perkins with Luke, Pea Ridge, Ark.; Rod and Bev Marlin of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Robyn Griffin-Mixan and Lillie from Bellevue, Neb.