Ronnie Hendershott, Dennis Finch, Gene Angel & Dan Hoisington
Thank You Rhonda Strecker for posting this on facebook.
Janette (Angel) Ross sent me an email last week saying . . . .
"Dennis, Ronnie, Gene & Dan spent many hours practicing in my mom & dad’s basement! I’m so glad that we visited Paradise this past weekend to be there to hear this wonderful message and so that Dennis could hug my mom for all she put up with in her basement (you can imagine – loud guitars, drums & great singing)!! I got to enjoy them too along with some of these guys girlfriends and we’d dance together to their music.
THEY WERE GOOD! As good as the Beatles (we thot)....WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND!!!"
. Family members came from 4 states to attend the "Chester and Elsie Rounkles Family Reunion" on September 3 and 4, 2011, at Russell, Kansas.
A "BBQ" supper at 6:00 P.M. was enjoyed by all. They spent the day and evening visiting, taking pictures, playing basketball, tossing bean bags, and reminiscing. . Sunday they went to Paradise and visited the "ole family farmstead". They especially had fun "walking the creek" and then touring Paradise. Some of the family then went to Lucas to see "The Garden of Eden". Our cousin was the tour guide! . Those attending the reunion were: John and Joyce [Rounkles - 1957] Mello , Russell, Ks. John, Shirley, and Michael Mello, DeSoto, Ks. Mary and Lonnie Bushnell, Gardner, Ks. Gene and Lois [Rounkles - 1960] Bonar, Cherryvale, Ks. Greg Bonar and Olivia, Parsons, Ks. Mitch and Gina Ramey, Parsons, Ks. Marvin Rounkles (1961), O`Fallon, Ill. Ryan, Maureen, Kira and Maya Rounkles, Imperial, Mo Ross, Autumn, Tessa, McKenna, and Braelyn Rounkles, Belleville, Ill. Rachelle and Kevin Hawotte and boys, Dylan and Jamison, Cabot, Ark. Penny [Rounkles - 1964] Loker, McDonald, Ks.
Thank you to Mary and Rachelle for organizing the reunion!!
A good time was had by all !! See you next year !!! . Written by: Lois [Rounkles] Bonar, class of 1960!!
Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel Bozeman, Montana ............† Service: September 12, 2011 1:00 P.M. ............†
Graveside Service: September 12, 2011 ............†
Location: Sunset Hills Cemetery . . Kathryn Marie Simpson passed away peacefully on the night of September 6, 2011 at the age of 95 with her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter by her side. She was born March 24, 1916 in Paradise, Kansas, the daughter of John T. and Catherine Marie (Murphy) Harrell, Sr. She grew up in the Paradise area and attended schools there, graduating from Paradise High School. She attended Ft. Hays State College receiving a degree in education. Kathryn taught in elementary schools in Kansas and Wyoming, off and on for 13 years, before becoming a full time mother and homemaker. . Kathryn married R.D. Simpson on November 8, 1953 in Salina, Kansas. With that marriage she gained two adopted sons, Robert David and John Jay Simpson. The marriage was blessed with the arrival of a third son, Thomas H. Simpson in February 1956. The family moved to Wyoming in 1963, with 4 years in Casper and then in Glenrock, WY. Kathryn resided in Glenrock, living independently at home, until September 2007, when at the age of 91, she moved to Bozeman, to be closer to her son, Tom, granddaughter, Jennifer, and great grandson, Devin. While living in Bozeman at Aspen Pointe and then at Birchwood, she enjoyed many new friendships among the other residents and staff. At the time of her death, Kathryn was living at the Spring Creek Inn, surrounded by the wonderful and caring staff. . While living in Wyoming, Kathryn was a 25 year volunteer at the Natrona County Hospital filling various needs. She was active in many civic organizations, including 50 years with Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi and the PEO Sisterhood. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Casper until her death, but when she could no longer drive to Casper by herself, she began attending the Christ Episcopal Church in Glenrock. . In her younger years, Kathryn cherished the time spent with her family along with playing the piano, bowling and traveling. She enjoyed all music and had a fondness for the Lawrence Welk Show until the end. Kathryn enjoyed the countless activities and gathering with her family and many friends in Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi and PEO. . Kathryn is survived by her sons, Thomas (Ann) Simpson, of Bozeman, Robert (Mary Sue) Simpson of Casper, WY and John (Miriam) Simpson of Whitefish, MT; granddaughter, Jennifer Simpson; and great-grandson, Devin Mosness, of Bozeman, MT; and out of state grandchildren, Luke (Linda) Drury, Kendra Drury, Jean Marie Neumann, Daniel Simpson and Darin Simpson. . Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Elna Margaret Simpson; her brother, John T. Harrell, Jr. and his wife, Doris Zelma (Wright) Harrell. . Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Monday, Sept. 12 at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. Burial will immediately follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Glenrock, WY at a later date. †
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice. ...' 56592