The Gilmore-Parkison Family Reunion was held on Sunday, June 26 at the Marion Township Hall in New Holland.
Attending were Danny and Sue Gilmore, Amy Gilmore, Elaine Gilmore, Tom and Betty Gilmore, Mary Donohoe, Dale and Phyllis Gilmore, Donna Liming, Vickie and Buck Wagner, Donald and Peggy Liming, Donald Liming II, Jenny Cunnagin, Gary and Barb Havens, Debbie Havens, Teresa and David Lutz, Tara Gilmore and daughter Brynlee Bullock, Chris Bullock, Alex and Zack Bullock, Jason Gilmore, Nathan Zukowitz, Luke Liming and children Eli and Leia, Matt Liming, Michelle Liming, Jamie Liming-Holley, Jonathon Holley, Nevaeh Greene, Jaylynn Bowermaster, Tracy Liming-Grass, Les Grass, Victoria Back, Shawnacy Liming, Tyler Back, Frank Liming, Jr., Jeromie and Sabrina Bard, Jonathan Wagner, Amber Kickman, Linda Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, John Jenkins, Megan Southward and daughter Emma Ackley, and John Ackley.
Guests came from Alabama, Florida and Kentucky; as well as Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Xenia, Circleville, South Bloomfield, New Holland, Frankfort, and Washington C.H. Everyone enjoyed a huge potluck dinner, visited with each other, and posed for lots of photos.
One of the highlights was when Tom Gilmore, oldest son of the late Hazel Parkison Gilmore, presented Linda Jenkins, Hazel’s oldest grandchild, with some jewelry that belonged to his mother. There was also a big discussion about the tornado that damaged the Bush Cemetery near Washington C.H. Ancestors Leonard Bush, Henry Bush and Robert and Susannah Hollingsworth Bush are buried there, along with Hazel’s parents Clint and Nora Parkison, Kenton Gilmore, Frank, Martin and Martin Dale Liming.
Danny and Sue Gilmore went there before the reunion to survey damage and take photos. They were happy to report that there was no damage to the family tombstones, just a lot of tree limbs and branches covering some of them.