This was a special week for Norma Stillings, her Uncle Don Putnam of Thousand Oaks, California and her son, Don Stillings, and his wife Jodi, of Anaheim, California came to Springfield, Missouri for a visit with several of the family members here. Don Putnam was able to visit with his sisters, Leanna Borders, of Rogersville, and Marie Arbuthnot of Bethalto, Illinois and with various members of their families. Several of the Stillings and Lupton folks and Jodi’s son, Cory Loftis met them for different meals in Springfield. During their stay they were able to come to Ava on two occasions to visit with Norma, Dan, and Alan.
Norma and Dan entertained Don and Jodi Stillings, Don Putnam, Pete and Anna Goos of Lee’s Summit, Charley Lupton, Jo Johnson, Frank Babish, Stanley Stillings, Tom Stillings, Joyce Greenwood, and Carla Lupton, Friday evening. Debra Bohnstedt and Alan Stillings joined with some of the group when they met for lunch, Sunday. They spent the time talking, eating, and singing.
Betty Jenkins and Lenora Burton visited with Tom and Jewell Johnson last week.