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Missouri State Convention

Union Baptist Church, Saint Louis, Missouri

March 11-12, 1995

Saturday, March 11

The tenth annual Missouri Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order at ten a.m. by Jeanette Lowry leading songs on pages 61 and 128. The morning prayer was led by Dave Ressler. Convention officers were: Chairperson—Jeanette Lowry; Vice Chairperson—Barbara Uhlemann; Secretary—Rebecca Browne; Chaplain—Dave Ressler; Arranging Committee—Rebecca Browne and Leigh Barr; Hospitality—Anne Leckie and Karen Isbell; Memorial Committee—Judy Mincey and John Bayer; Registration—Bill Carlson; Sales—Karen Isbell. Dave Ressler then led the song on page 171. Leaders: Karen Isbell 383; Leigh Barr 203; Becky Browne 362; John Uhlemann 73t; Elliott Ribner 38t; Kathleen Thro 448; Barry Hufker 385; JoDell Albi 101t; Bob Borcherding 303b; Jim Page, “Northern Court”; Presley Barker 352; Beverly Enright 479; John Seaton 269; Lorraine Bayer 139; Dick Dunagan 66; Shelbie Sheppard 29b; Jim Solheim 444; Janet Fraembs 159; Tim Reynolds 315; Marcia Johnson 208; Daryl Mayberry 454; Keith Willard 74b; Lee Steinmetz 154.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Jeanette Lowry leading the song on page 89. Leaders: Joan Aldridge 273; Julie Vea 430; Molly Evans 107; Jerry Schreiber 380; Val Eng 528; Connie Karduck 129; Jeff Sheppard 156; Melanie Hauff 318; Jeff Bell 58; Judy Mincey 575; Kathy Krug 217; Kelly Beard 422; Karen Hojnacki 442; Ted Johnson 348b; Wm. Ralph Parris 135; Val Dunagan 391; John Bayer 399b; Ernestine Pipkin 110; Ted Mercer 468; B. M. Smith 497; Jerry Enright 302; Jenny Willard 160b.

LUNCH

The class resumed for the afternoon session with Jeanette Lowry leading the song on page 142. Leaders: Steve Harris 117; Linda Thomas 503; Jerry Schreiber 131t; Molly Evans 504; Tim Reynolds 313b; Judy Mincey 287; Dick Dunagan 344; Connie Karduck 304; Karen Hojnacki 198; Wm. Ralph Parris 61; Jeff Bell 340; Lee Steinmetz 236; Julie Vea 102; Shelbie Sheppard 106; Karen Isbell 215; Janet Fraembs 466; Jim Page 184; Ted Johnson 419; Lorraine Bayer 369; Ernestine Pipkin 146; Jerry Enright 536.

RECESS

Jeanette Lowry brought the class together leading the song on page 111. Leaders: Marcia Johnson 282; B. M. Smith 99; Jenny Willard 145b; Kelly Beard 485; Joan Aldridge 222; John Bayer 29t; Jeff Sheppard 464; Val Eng 500; Keith Willard 274t; Dave Para 178; Melanie Hauff 216; Ted Mercer 565; Val Dunagan 501; Kathy Krug 189; John Seaton 48t; Daryl Mayberry 492; Beverly Enright 196. The class was dismissed with prayer by Dave Ressler.

Sunday, March 12

The tenth annual Missouri Singing Convention from the 1994 facsimile reprint of the Missouri Harmony was called to order at Stupp Memorial, Tower Grove Park at ten a.m. by Jeanette Lowry leading songs on page 62t and 63t. The morning prayer was led by Chaplain Dave Ressler who then led song on page 406. Leaders: Becky Browne 81; Karen Isbell 116; Jo Dell Albi 32b; John Uhlemann 45; Presley Barker 44t; Kathleen Thro 100; Leigh Barr 38b; Elliott Ribner 144; Margie Kennedy 26t; John Seaton 26b; Jenny Willard 53t; Judy Mincey 61b; Val Eng 25b; Marcia Johnson 150; John Bayer 101b; Keith Willard 28t; Ted Johnson 99; Jeff Bell 23b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Jeanette Lowry leading the song on page 79. Leaders: James Page 105; Kathy Krug 21; Jeff Sheppard 75; Janet Fraembs 42b; Jerry Enright 28b; Daryl Mayberry 133; Val Dunagan 89; B. M. Smith 77. The memorial lesson was held, and John Bayer led song on page 131 in memory of those who had passed away since the last convention. Those remembered were: George Klein, Shemus Lawless, Gus and Annabeth Carlson, Lessie Cates, Ted Godsey, Lois Green, Winford Lacey, John Snyder, Ann Tarsa, Alma Davis’ father, Johnnie Davis, Dana Jackson, Henry Kerr, Viola Hicks, T. J. Ross, Mrs. J. J. Aderhold, Preston Crider, Grady Albright, Harry Dumas, Carlton Hitchcock, Marilyn Trier, Junurs Hudgins, Lewis Cox, Peggy Dillard, and Dura Blackmon. Also, song on page 130 was led by Judy Mincey for the sick and shut-ins. The memorial closed with a prayer by Chaplain Dave Ressler. Leaders: Cath Oss 91; Tim Eriksen 95.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Jeanette Lowry leading the song on page 84. Leaders: Karen Hojnacki 74; Malanie Hauff 110; Jerry Schreiber 46b; Ernestine Pipkin 49b; Steve Harris 73; Peter Irvine 32b; Tim Reynolds 159; Beverly Enright 25t; Wm. Ralph Parris 32t; Shelbie Sheppard 111; Kelly Beard 108; Lee Steinmetz 52t; Julie Vea 64; Connie Karduck 107; Ted Mercer 84.

RECESS

The class resumed for the afternoon session with Jeanette Lowry leading the song on page 86. Leaders: Jim Solheim 48; Bob Borcherding 87b; Ernestine Pipkin 31b; Cath Oss 90; Dave Ressler 128; Jeff Sheppard 85; Jerry Schreiber 31t; Jo Dell Albi 69t; Kathleen Thro 39b; Elliott Ribner 151; Karen Isbell 94. The meeting closed with a prayer by Chaplain Dave Ressler. Singers came from 12 states: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, Illinois, Missouri.

Chairperson—Jeanette Lowry; Vice Chairperson—Barbara Uhlemann; Secretary—Rebecca Browne.