Descendents of James Christopher and Nora (Edleman) McCormick gathered at the Chariton Community Center in Chariton, on November 3, for their annual reunion. The festivities began with a moment of silence to remember those who passed away since we met last year. They were Elzora Town of Milor; Peter Nolin of Prairie City; Linda Marshall of Sedona, AZ; and Eulialia Homquist of Newton. A year ago we lost James McCormick, Jr. of Chariton and Richard Stone of Chariton. After an abundant pot luck, lunch time was spent recalling memories and visiting. James and Nora had 17 children, all but three are deceased. The living three are enjoying advanced age, Leola Mikesell, age 105 of Chariton; Kenneth McCormick, age 94 of Indianola and Lois Akins, age 91 of Knoxville.
Mr. and Mrs. McCormick would have been very proud of their “off springs” because of their achievements and chosen careers.
The oldest person in attendance was Leola Mikesell. The youngest people were Carlee (4) and Kaylin (3), who are the daughters of Jennifer and Juan Martinez of Humeston. Those traveling the greatest distance were Janet Kopka of Cordovan, Illinois and Gary McCormick of Anamose.