The descendants of Robert and Myrtle (Barr) Hamner had their 47th reunion on June 29 at Buckhannon Riverfront Park with 110 people registering. Melissa Currence, president, greeted the family.
Deceased family members for the year were Sonny Beeler, Jerry Walker, Glenn Crawford, Kay Exline, all of Ohio; Lora Bunner of Ravenswood; Donna Bunner of South Carolina; John Phillips of French Creek; and Jeff Clouser of Virginia.
Bud and Juanita Meeker surprised everyone by attending from Ohio for the first time.
Robert Hamner asked the blessing and there was a bountiful supply of food and gifts.
The oldest and last surviving member of the Hamner dozen, Maxine Strader, celebrated her 90th birthday the day before at the Strader reunion on her farm above Sago.
New officers for the coming year are Matt and Eddie Hamner, co-presidents; Dianna Strader, secretary; and Amanda Kisher, treasurer.
Edith Casto retired as treasurer after 18 years. She has organized, furnished supplies, completed paper work, registered guests, collected money, distributed tickets for prizes and cleaned up for the reunions.
Vonda Hamner retired as secretary after 26 years, but will continue getting recipes for next year's cookbook and collecting family history. Anyone having recipes or family history may send them to 23 Riley Heights, Buckhannon.
Those attending were Casto, Darrel Morris, Melissa, Kirsten and Kasey Currence, Glenn and Vonda Hamner, Shirley Hamner, Buck and Betty Casto, Eddie, Kathy, Courtney, Stacy Hamner and Katie McClure, Matthew and Terry Hamner, Jean Wright, Maxine Strader, Chris, Amy, Emily, Marley, Michaela, Abby and Austin McCartney, Steve and Sandy McCartney, Julie Hamner, Roger Hamner, Mary Ann, Kimberly Ann and Eric Miller; Ruth and Roger Williams and Jessica Morris; Chelsy Maxwell, Beth Lattimer, Brooke and Kayla Carlyle, Joyce and Gary Hollen, and Randy and Millie Calkins, all of Buckhannon; Wilma Phillips, Scott, Ruth and Adam Ryan, Franklin and Debra Ryan, William, Patricia, William, Levi and Cordell Ryan, Robert and Cheryl Hamner, Steve, Christine and Kati Hamner, Chris, Cassie, Caleb and Cory Hamner, Linda and Lexi Coffman, and Bugs and Liz Hamner, all of French Creek; Dana and Linda Hamner of Tallmansville, Bill, Tammy, Devin, Dani and Gabi Hamner of Bridgeport, Brad and Nancy Bowers of Moyers, Cindy Danley of Fairmont, Ann Clouser of Lumberport, Jerry and Greta Strader of Weirton, Jeff, Bernadette, Jessica, Travis and Holly Strader of Follansbee, Robert, Magalia and Laina Hamner of Gassaway, Les and Sandy Casto, Tina, Casey, Theresa Johnson and Matthew of Fairview, Bud and Juanita Meeker of Londonderry, Ohio, Dustin and Amanda Kisher of Grove City, Ohio, Dan, Nicholas and Jordan Strader of Wilshire, Ohio, Joe and Glenda Hamner of Fredricksburg, Va., David, Dianna and Brandon Strader of Burgettstown, Pa., Justin Strader of Decatur, Ind., and Minter J. Houghton of Fort Pierce, Fla.