The 83rd Heller-Higgins family reunion was July 28 at the Marion County Lake hall. Sixty-two attendees represented four generations of the descendants of Daniel and Sara (Heller) Higgins.
The family visited during a potluck dinner.
Brad Dody, president, conducted a short business meeting. Tracy Higgins will serve as president for 2014. A few family updates were read from those unable to attend.
Attendees from Marion were Shirley Bowers; Howard and Beth Collett; Charles Stinchcomb; Vernon and Arlene Bowers; Kelli and Josh Housman; and Greg and Mary Beth Bowers.
Other Kansas attendees were Kenneth and Anita Sly, Salina; Jim and Lenore Thompson, Osage City; Jack and Patty Higgins, Hutchinson; Virginia Higgins, Hutchinson; Gene and Marsha Donaldson, Spring Hill; Karen Higgins Smith, Hutchinson; Ray and Anne Janzen, Hillsboro; Tom and Diane Higgins, Emporia; Marge Talbott, Halstead; Gail and Sandra Dody, Wichita; Brad, Elizabeth, Katie, and Kara Dody, Wichita; Norm Bowers, Olathe; Tracy Higgins, El Dorado; Rick and Collette Erickson, Chapman; Keith and Anne Collett, Chapman; Beverly and Dale Curry, Emporia; Briant Lewis, Augusta; Brad Talbott, Wichita; Vin and Grady Parazin, Olathe; Chuck and Barb Stinchcomb, Russell; Derek Higgins and Kara Sutton, Andover; Susie Mueller, Mentor; and Georgia Higgins, El Dorado.
Out-of-state attendees were Manda, Traden, and Cey Karch, Calvin, Okla.; Nicki James and Zach, Katylin, Emma, and Anna, Bonanza, Ore.; Heather and Shawn Hickey, Kansas City, Mo.; Randy, Rachel and Maggie Collett, Jefferson City, Mo.
The next reunion will be July 27, 2014.