The descendants of Fredrick and Elizabeth Spees met for their annual reunion on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Memphis Nutrition Center.

The blessing was given by Ronnie Brown, then a delicious carry-in lunch was enjoyed by everyone.

Those attending were Richard and Thelma Spees, and Kathy Sorenson of Buffalo Valley, TN, Larry and Nancy Spees, Megan McNeill, Russell Spees, Jenna Happs and Velma Layman of Keokuk, IA, Vena Tallman of Lancaster, MO, Bernice Lister and Karen Hull of Bloomfield, IA, Eddie and Dee Spees of Birmingham, IA, Norma Buchanan, Connie Bushong and Stacie Reed of Colona, IL, J.L. and Brenda Newland of Queen City, MO, A.J. Newland of Sedalia, MO, Tom and Wanda Holdeman of Overland Park, KS, Connie Ruff of St. Charles, MO, Mark and Patty Forchee and Carol Vance of Weldon Spring, MO, Ronnie and Peggy Brown and Craig Brown of Memphis, MO and Doug Brown of Arbela, MO.

We all enjoyed offering our best wishes in the celebration of Bernice Lister’s 98th birthday this month and Richard and Thelma Spees’ 70th wedding anniversary last month.

It was a joy to see, visit and take pictures with all those who attended.  Some of the group went to Wiggin’s Family Museum to see the Pheasant Airplane.  Everyone departed looking forward to meeting again next year.