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Johnny Lee and Kelly Day Memorial
Cooper Book Singing

Community and Senior Citizens Center, Flora, Indiana

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The 10th annual session of the Kelly Day Memorial Cooper Book Singing (additionally dedicated this year to Johnny Lee) was called to order by Brad Bahler leading 575. Ray Rechenberg offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Brad Bahler; Vice Chairman—David Bahler; Secretary—Robert Bahler.

Leaders: David Bahler 563; Bess Fitzgerald 38t; Will Fitzgerald 514; Curtis Cook 38b; Darrell Swarens 49b; Josh Walton 571; Ray Rechenberg 572; Samuel Sommers 382; Rob Bahler 324; Darlene Dalton 505; Syble Adams and David Lee 264b; Sonya Lee 323b; David Lee 502; John Hoerr 212; Jim Helke 41; Karen Bahler 463.


David Bahler called the class back together leading 68b. Leaders: John Bahler 567; Kathy Lee 42; Susan Holsinger 515; Jan May 336t; Nate Zweig 54t; Holly Austin 270.

Brad Bahler led 546 for the sick and shut-ins, and the names for the memorial were also announced at this time. This was followed by a dedication to Johnny Lee, who was responsible for starting this singing. David Lee and Sonya Lee led 95b for the memorial lesson, with further reflections about Johnny and Delorese Lee, and their connection with our singing community. Ed Walton closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Will Fitzgerald 98; Rob Bahler 102; Bess Fitzgerald 313; Samuel Sommers 121; Darrell Swarens 511t. The prayer before the noon meal was offered by Will Fitzgerald.


Leaders: David Bahler 457; Josh Walton 146; Darlene Dalton 587; Curtis Cook 333; Ray Rechenberg 140; Syble Adams 543; John Hoerr 40; David Lee 201; Karen Bahler 155; Sonya Lee 69; Susan Holsinger 449; Jim Helke 486; Kathy Lee 374; Nate Zweig 373; Jan May 344; Darrell Swarens and Darlene Dalton 393; Will Fitzgerald 39; Samuel Sommers 520.


David Bahler called the class back to order leading 331b. Leaders: Bess Fitzgerald and Syble Adams 133; Ray Rechenberg 203; Curtis Cook 58; Rob Bahler 77t; Darlene Dalton 511b; Syble Adams 478; David Lee 207b; John Hoerr 189; Sonya Lee and Syble Adams 527; Susan Holsinger 500; Nate Zweig 117; Jan May 430; Jim Helke 507b; Brad Bahler 343. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by David Lee.

Chairman—Brad Bahler; Vice Chairman—David Bahler; Secretary—Robert Bahler