Olinger family meets at reunion
Descendants of J.W. and Clara Olinger and Otis and Elsie Olinger met at Marr Park near Ainsworth for their biennial reunion on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.
Pictures of family members from past generations and past reunions were on the tables. Debbie Waack of Hannibal, Mo., brought three large scrapbooks of pictures, stories, clippings and genealogy for all to enjoy. Prizes were awarded to Helen Turner for guessing the number of M&Ms in a jar, to Helen and Ernie Turner for coming the farthest, and to Dakota Moore for starting back to school.
The next reunion will be held on the second Sunday in August in 2016, at Shelbina, Mo.
Those present were: Joyce Graves of Palmyra, Mo.; Bob and Lois Graves of Shelbina, Mo.; Kevin and Debbie Waack of Hannibal, Mo.; Helen and Ernie Turner of Russellville, Mo.; Jerry and Sue Coffin, and Shelly and Dakota Moore, all of Lyndon, Ill.; Don and Dianne Watson, Don Snavely, and David and Doreen Schmelzer, all of Muscatine; Gene Koehler of Iowa City; Mindy Rochwick of Crawfordsville; Kelly Caltvedt of Wellman; Dorothy Koehler and Herb Yoder, Mary Jo Koehler, and Bev Holmes, all of Washington; Bill and Mildred Wilson, and Dale and Virginia Holmes, all of Ainsworth.