Generations of the Joe and Ethyl (Jackson) Righter family met at the Annual Righter Reunion held May 26 at the Tri-County Park in Vandalia.
Joe and Ethyl had eight daughters who live and lived in and around the Vandalia area most of their lives. Those daughters are Emma (Clifford Pease), Lois (Pete Landers), Betty (Bill Goodman), Fern (Bob Hanson), Wilma/Billie, (Gerald Williams), Rheva (Joe Griggs), Gloria (Norman McKinney), and Villa (Curtis Graves).
Those of the family attending were (Emma) Vera and Bill Rease, of Mexico; Cody, Hailee, and Leland Pease with Stephanie Maiden and children Jaylee and Christian; Zach Scrogin and guest; Amanda Yaeger, of Vandalia; Emma Ballard, of St. Louis; Terry Ballard; Leon and Sally Pease, of Paris; (Lois) Redgie and Kaye Landers; Quinten, Hannah, and Rose Landers; Rick Landers and Twila Johnson; Julie Landers, Roger Landers, of Vandalia; (Betty) Valerie Rucker, of Vandalia; Jeff Goodman, of Frankford; (Fern) Cheryl Elsenraat, of Hermann; (Fern was ill so they were unable to come) (Rheva) Eddie and Marilyn Griggs; Cosby, Karla, Barrett, and Grady Hausman, of Kansas City, Mo.; (Gloria) Gloria and Norman McKinney, Virgil Lee Girard, Denise Willis, of Vandalia; Ashlee and Cael Leakey and guest Marvin Mackey, of Boonville; Matt and Lacey Davis, Easton and Griffin Davis, of Mexico; (Villa) Carey Graves, of Laddonia; and Steve and Vicki Woolridge, of Mexico.
A good day was enjoyed by all with good weather and delicious food. As we missed our loved ones that have gone on before us, we shared in memories and laughter with them today, carrying on the tradition of our family.