Fifty-eight Collett descendants met Oct. 9 at Marion County Lake Hall for their annual reunion.
After sharing a potluck lunch and Marge Collett’s homemade ice-cream, a short business meeting was held. A donation to the Collett Family Scholarship for Rural Education, honoring six generations that have served public education in Kansas, was approved. Kathy Collett was elected president and Konnie Schuman was elected secretary.
An auction featuring “auctionettes” Deanna Talbott and Gina Marx included a recipe written in the hand of Ethel Collett, a limestone mile marker that originally stood atop the hill just south of the old Elk Store, and an electric baseball game played with by the young Collett boys.
Mary Collett traveled the farthest, coming from Delaware, Howard Collett was the oldest attendee, and the youngest was 2-month-old Silas Castleberry.
Attendees were: Howard and Beth Collett, Randy and Rachel Collett, Keith and Ann Collett, Collette and Rick Erickson, Shirley Bowers, Greg Bowers, Marge Talbott, Pat Talbott and Sue Jones, Deanna Talbott, Gina and Terry Marx, Brad Talbott and sons, Mason and Logan, Anita and Kenneth Sly, Hollyce and Dan Morris, Ken Morris and daughter Lakleyn, Bethany and Lancer Brayton and daughter Hollyanne, Colleen Sly, Brea Castleberry and her daughter Lilly and son Silas, Mike and Gayle Thomas, Tom Thomas, Clarice and Willy Hammer, Jeanne and Vernon Owens, Lesley Owens and Derek Briles, Steve Collett and Gloria Martin, Mary Collett, Roma Skaggs, Konnie and Steve Schuman, Kathy and Chris Meierhoff and daughter Erin, Stacey and Carla Collet and daughter Rebecca Wagner, John Umberger, Virginia Downing, Brent and Amy Hayen and Max Hayen.