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Maquoketa River Singing

Emeline School House, Emeline, Iowa

Saturday, June 12, 2004

The third annual Maquoketa River Singing was held at the Emeline School House in Emeline, Iowa, on Saturday before the second Sunday in June. Chairlady Kathy Kaiser called the class to order leading 171. Dave Gardner offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kathy Kaiser 547; Michael Moore 31b, 202; Annie Grieshop 72b, 344; Cathryn Baker 142, 318; Henry Schuman 40, 112; Eleanor Haase 71, 352; Bill Beverly 297, 86; Jan Ketelle 168, 220; Jon Pearson 349, 551.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class to order leading 32t. Leaders: Becky Browne 36b, 300; Peter Bradley and Cathryn Baker 365, 282; Penny Kujawinski 430, 542; Dick Dunagan 66, 45t; Sue Pearson 350, 276; Bill Caldwell 228, 217.

Martha Beverly and Cathryn Baker conducted the memorial lesson. Martha Beverly spoke on behalf of the deceased and led 403 in their memory. The names of the deceased remembered were: Darrel Beasley—Georgia; Anthony Jefferson and Robert Sanders—Illinois; Cecelia Hauff—South Dakota; Bruce Ketelle—Tennessee; and Marvin Hill—Wisconsin.

Cathryn Baker spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and led 472 in their honor. Those remembered were: Bud Oliver, Jeff Sheppard, and Shelbie Sheppard—Alabama; Richard DeLong, Delores Lee, and Nick Pender—Georgia; Dr. and Mrs. John Quinlan—Iowa; Suzanne Checchia, Peggy Fahey, Nick Pasqual, and Violet Stark—Illinois; Dean Slayton—Indiana; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Ruhan Nagra—Missouri; R.J. Landgraf—Ohio; Martha Fagan—Texas; Mary Agee, Bob Anderson, Joyce Anderson, Nick Fabke, and Bob Scorgie—Wisconsin; and Lilia Springer. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Julie Vea 106, 37 (t? b?); Paul Wyatt 42, 53.

LUNCH

Kathy Kaiser called the class to order leading 335. Leaders: Charlie Derleth 268, 348b; James Page 284, “Maquoketa New”; Ginny Landgraf 447, 501; Jeanette Lowry 270, 191; Jerry Enright 101b, 399b; Dave Gardner and Kathy Kaiser 163t, 504; Martha Beverly 254, 269; Lou Kujawinski 120, 280; Karen Freund 216, 224; Val Dunagan 475, 474.

RECESS

Annie Grieshop called the class to order leading 59. Leaders: Rochelle Lodder 31t, 148; Gary Gronau 436, 214; Alice Moran 480, 99; Henry Schuman 532; Johanna Fabke 83t, 150; Paul Wyatt 203; Eleanor Haase 272; Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 198.

RECESS

Kathy Kaiser called the class to order leading 29t. Leaders: Jon Pearson and Sue Pearson 368; Lou Kujawinski and Penny Kujawinski 180; Becky Browne and Gary Gronau 192; Peter Bradley 87; Karen Freund and Jerry Enright 370; Charlie Derleth 38b; Ginny Landgraf and Rochelle Lodder 505; James Page and Jeremy Phillips 351; Jeanette Lowry 314; Bill Caldwell 189; Alice Moran 107; Julie Vea 218; Johanna Fabke 384; Michael Moore and Steven Metcalf-Conte 296; Henry Schuman 457 (by request).

Chairlady Kathy Kaiser led 347 as the closing song. Dave Gardner offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Kathy Kaiser; Secretary—Henry Schuman.