Five generations of descendants of Daniel and Sara (Heller) Higgins gathered for the 79th reunion of the Heller-Higgins family July 26 at Marion County Lake Hall.
The 106 attendees had a potluck dinner and spent the afternoon visiting.
President Briant Lewis conducted a short business meeting. Randy and Keith Collett will be officers for 2010. Marsha Donaldson presented a short history of Daniel and Sara Higgins and their family.
Out-of-state attendees were:
Earnest and Wanda Higgins and Mark and Debbie Hessler and Eric, Galesburg, Ill.; Doris Painter and Sam Painter, Las Vegas; Hazel Selvy and Marcy, Elise and Caleb Tourville, Colorado Springs; Howard and Debra Higgins, Chatham, Ill.; Randy and Rachel Collett, Zach, and Maggie, Jefferson City, Mo.; Blaine and Bonnie Stinchcomb, Canadian, Texas; and Jerry and Shari Higgins, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Those attending from Kansas were:
Kenneth and Anita Sly, Salina; Jim and Lenore Thompson, Osage City; Briant and Ellen Lewis, Augusta; Cori and Ellen Young, Mulvane; Jack and Patty Higgins, Karen Higgins Smith, and Virginia Higgins, Hutchinson.
Dan Higgins, Leawood; Gene and Marsha Donaldson, Spring Hill; Ralph and Charlene Janzen, Ray and Anne Janzen, Corey and Julie Janzen and Jared, Hillsboro; Ruth Lewis, Emporia; Bill and Clarice Hammer, Jeanne Owens, and Carrie and Chris Parazin, Vin and Grady, Olathe.
Georgia Higgins, El Dorado; Tom and Diana Higgins, Emporia; Chuck and Barb Stinchcomb, Russell; Marge Talbott, Halstead; Pat Talbott and Ron and Rebecca Wagner, Alec and Kira, Overland Park.
Deanna Talbott, Gina Marx, Gail and Sandra Dody and Kristi, Brad and Elizabeth Dody, Katie and Kara, and Brad Talbott, Wichita; Rich and Susie Mueller, Mentor; Rick and Collette Erickson, Chapman.
Kate Erickson, Junction City; Liz Erickson, Manhattan; Roma and Bill Skaggs, Topeka; Mike and Emma Stinchcomb, Solomon; Janelle Paden, Newton; Mary Lou Just, Mulvane.
Keith and Anne Collett, Henry, Lucy, and Caroline, Shirley Bowers, Howard and Beth Collett, Stacey and Carla Collett, Greg and Mary Beth Bowers and Luke, Adam and Carley Collett, Charles and Rosaline Stinchcomb, and Chris and Kathy Meirhoff, Brandon and Erin, Marion.
The 80th reunion will be July 25, 2010.