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Jeffers clan gathers for 100th reunion PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:25
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(From left) Ruby Anne Priest, Ray Roberts and Bill Priest reminisce during the Jeffer's family 100th reunion Sunday at Otsego Park in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
GRAND RAPIDS - The 100th Jeffers family reunion was held Sunday at the Otsego Park stone shelter. It always takes place on the last Sunday of July.
Nearly 100 family members attended the milestone reunion from Utah, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
T-shirts were ordered for this occasion, with a tree design done by Jenifer Long-Fritz.
Looking back at the family tree, the earlier generations had 9 to 12 children in each family. Today, the families are much smaller. The group felt the larger families were needed to help run the family business.
There was a potluck meal and a white elephant bingo game. 
A brand-new Jeffers family banner was displayed, made by Stephanie Mohr. Judy Peper has been researching family in old pictures. She made a family tree and had copies available.
Lynne Long had organized the tattered notes of past reunions and sent post card notices for this event. She has served as secretary-treasurer for over a decade and will retire this year.
Also retiring is President Helen Dyke, who has also served for over a decade. Christine Jeffers takes over as president, and Anna Emahiser as secretary.
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