Sunday, October 28, 2007

Xmas Newsletters from Karen & Bennie Yount

from grandma grace's book

Dec 1998
Ernast, Pat, Mike, Matt back from Germany, living in San Angelo, Tx.
Kenneth, Carri, & Becky awaiting a new baby due Jan 7 1989
Anita, Don, Hope Detherow welcomed new baby Aaron Christopher Detherow March 14 1988.
Philip is a student & playing football at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, engaged to fellow student Sherrie Lutes from Nevada.
our grandchildren are growing:
Matthew age 6 born Oct 31 1982
Mike age 4 born July 7 1984
Becky age 3 1/2 born March 9 1985
Hope age 2 1/2 born Dec 30 1985
Aaron age 9 months born March14 1988

Karen has had knee problems, flew to Hazel Green KY for 50th high school reunion. They have been involved in Budd Park Christian Church, Regional, and Foxwood Springs activities. In June Karen went to Fayetteville for the Mount Sequoyah Enumenical Mission Conf., accompanied 2 buses of women from KC, KS, OK, NE & Mid-America to the Mix in '06 in Indianapolis, left for her 9th trip to Haiti on the 28th & returned July 7th. The four children, spouses, & 7 of the 8 grandchildren were together in Branson in July. Karen followed Hector Garcia across Northern MO in August to raise $ for Reconciliciation. He did it in 2 days & raised $1650.00.
Rebecca graduates from college in Oklahoma City in May
Kent from OWasso High School
Aaron graduated last May from Ozark
Hope is a junior at Drury in Springfield
Beth changed from one company to another
Bennie began an interim wtih the NE Area of the Christian Church of Mid-America in April-it was a great experience with 95 churches. In the middle of Dec. he completed his work & moved back to Raymore.
Ernast, PAt, Matt, & Michael still live in Papillion, NE.

Dec 2005
Karen had cataract surgery with a crystal-lens implant in each eye in May & no longer has to wear glasses.
In June she had total knee replacement. 2 months to the day after surgery and during therapy the tendon tore & 1/3 of the kneecap shattered. 2 days later that was repaired-after 3 months started therapy.
Karen made 2 trips to Haiti-in Feb. & June.
Bennie & Karen sing in the Foxwood Springs choir. She has been with the Budd PArk Christian Church 22 years and 11 years with Regional Staff.
Kenneth, Carri, Kent live in Owassa, OK, Rebecca is in college at OK State U. & planning a trip to Russia.
Aaron Detherow will graduate high school in Ozark in May.
Ernast, Pat, Matt, & Mike live in Papillion, NE.
Anita, Don, Aaron, Alex live in OZark MO, Hope is a sophomore at Drury.

Dec 2004
Bennie had another major surgery Nov 2003, and had that right knee removed. In Jan 2004 it was replaced again. That made 13 surgeries on that knee.

```````````Feb 2003
Bennie interim NKC, MO
Karen, Budd PArk Christian Church, KCMO & Regional Staff
Ernast-Papillion, NE Civilian worker-Offutt
Pat-medical receptionist
Matthew, 20, man. Frazzoli's
Michael 18 1/2
Kenneth, Owasso, OK policeman
Rebecca-17 1/2
Anita Detherow-Ozark teacher
Don-case worker
Hope 17
Aaron 14 1/2
Alex 8
Philip Ozark MO MetLife agent
Beth-investment broker

Aug 2000 Bennie had his left knee replaced. Jan 2001 replaced r. knee..infections...rebuilt a tendon...spacer...10 1/2 months in a wheelchair.
Karen led a bus trip to Louisville for the Quadrennial Assembly.
Michael graduated from high school
Matthew graduated in 2001-works for Frazzoli's
Rebecca graduates in May, she has been working a couple of years in an office after school & holidays.
Kent played football at Owasso
Anita & Don have been following soccer for Hope, Aaron, & Alex. Hope led a school production-The Boy Friend.
Philip & Beth changed jobs. He had been top agent in the district & 2nd in state., now works for MetLife. Beth is working for First STate Bank & also some investment broker on the side. Luke played football.
The Yount-Detherow families sang for the morning worship at Nixa Chrisitian Church, which included Bennie, KAren, Philip, Anita, & Hope.

Dec 1990
Ernast, Pat, Matthew (8) & Michael (6) are still in San Angelo, TX-Ernast is working on some advancement, Pat is supervisor of a dept. at JCPenney's and has taken on another part time job in the office at the hospital.
Kenneth, Carri, Becky(5) and Kent (1) . Becky started kindergarten, Kenneth & Carri are enrolled in furthur education. They live in Owasso,OK, Kenneth is a policeman & parttime security at a country club. Carri babysits in their home.
Anita, Don, Hope(5), Aaron(2) are in Ozark,MO. Don's business-Missouri Division of Family Services-moved into a brand new building last summer. Anita is able to take both Hope & Aaron with her to the preschool where she teaches. Anita has been directing the choir at the Christian Church, where they have been preparing a Christmas cantata.
Philip will get his degree this spring from Missouri Southern at Joplin. He has been completing student teaching at Mt Vernon this semester. His brothers and sisters all graduated from Mt Vernon.
Karen began a 2 year term as President of the Church Women United in KCMO last Jan.
Karen went to her 30th reunion at Phillips University.

Ernast in Air Force in San Angelo, TX, PAt works at JCPenney's
Kenneth, Carri, Becky welcomed Kent Christopher Yount on Jan 9 1989. He has all the possibilities of having that gorgeous red hair. Kenneth has been promoted in the police force at Owasso,OK & picks up hours doing a couple of other security jobs on days off. Carri takes care of other children in their home.
Philip is in his last year of college at Missouri Southern in Joplin.
Anita, Don, Hope, & Aaron are in Ozark, MO. Anita & Don are both active in Ozark Christian Church. Don is a caseworker for Missouri Family Services. Anita is a teacher at Ozark Early Learning Center.
Last summer to raise money for Reconciliation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), KAren, Philip, and Don bicycled from KC to Indianopolis-554 miles. Bennie and Anita drove vehicles to assist, taking along Hope & Aaron. It was 7 days of excitement & fun. They were accompanied by 6 other cyclists.
Since Karen had lost 45 lbs. and was in great shape, she biked the 150 miles for MS in Sept,.

Bennie, Central Christian, Granite City, IL Since Aug 92
Karen, Budd Park Christian KC MO since Oct 83
Airforce & associate degree
San AngeloTX
Matthew 10
Michael 8 1/2
police office associate degree in criminology
Carri-elementary degree
Ozark MO
preschool teacher elementary degree & masters
Don-caseworker MO Family Services
Hope 7
Aaron 4
Philip Ozark MO
football coach, school guard, school lunch monitor, dock worker, Famous Barr salesman, Health Food Store, Masters Degree
All of the adult children in the Yount family are in school for some length of time working on degrees of some sort. Phil has been substituting in the Ozark school system in between all his jobs.
Bennie moved to Granite City ILL to start an interim with the Central Christian Church there. He had his Suburban stolen in front of our house here in KC.
Karen's mother Elsie L. Smith died April 21 1992, two days following Easter Sunday. What a proclamation to the resurrection! Although these holiday preparations have been especially hard, she had been seriously ill for several weeks before she died. This saint of the church is with God.

Karen began preparing for the Bike Trip to St Louis from Beatrice, NE but on May 30 fell in the yard and broke her right ankle. she still made the trip, but not on a bicycle.
Ernast, Pat, Mike & Matt are transferring to Omaha the first of the year.
Kenneth plans to recieve his associates degree in criminology on May 7 1994, Carri continues working toward her degree in elementary education.
Anita began the school year as an asst teacher, but the last of Oct got a real teaching job as a remedial reader with the Ozark school system.
Philip Benjamin Yount & Lisa Kay Kiner were married at Dale Street United Methodist Church by Bennie. Phil is head football & track coach at Stratford, MO, but that is only parttime. He works at General Nutrition Center in Springfield. Lisa is working on her masters in biology & is an asst. professor in that role, as well as an asst. manager at the Dickinson Theaters.

Anita Detherow & Lisa Yount are both working toward receiving their Masters this spring. Kenneth got his associates degree last May Alexander Lee Detherow is due sometime between now & Dec 16th, no later than the 27th.
Ernast, Pat, Mike & Matt are building a house in Papillion, NE. Philip & Lisa bought a brand new house in Strafford.
Bennie moved to Bartlesville OK to begin an interim ministry with the First Christian Church there.

Alexander Lee Detherow was born Dec 21 1994.
Philip & Lisa are going their seperate ways. Philip became head wrestling coach and asst. football coach at Parkview High School in Springfield.
Anita earned Masters Degree in Ed. from Drury in August.
Anita, Don, Hope, Aaron, & Alex are moving into a renovated beautiful older home with more space for their growing family.
Philip has 2 black labs-Zues & Apollo.
Karen & Bennie went cross country with bikers this year to Pittsburg PA for the General Assembly. That's the most time they'd spent together in a while.

Bennie is concluding a two year and almost 3 month intentional interim at Bartlesville, so he will be moving to another house.
Bennie had surgery on a toe.
Karen had a stent implant in May to correct a 95% blocked artery to the heart., had a gall stone in a duct, had her gall bladder out.
Ernast has been trying to get a knee cleaned up for several years, there may be a time when he will eventually have to have a knee replacement.
Kenneth was hit broadside in a car in Tulsa the last of October, working on some drug assignments, and fractured a bone in his back. He will be in a brace until the end of Dec.
Carrie began teaching in the Tulsa School System.

Bennie moved from Eldon to Lake Ozark Christian Church. During the summer, he performed around 35 weddings.
Karen remains at Budd Park Christian Church, in Oct. spent 2 1/2 weeks in Cuba.
Ernast spent a year in Korea, came home in August. Matthew works at McDonalds.
Hope was in a musical at school "Oklahoma".
Philip, Beth, & Luke moved into a new house in Republic, he is head football coach at Pierce City. Beth is a whiz at making money by loaning money.

Bennie moved to MAcon MO in April & is having an exciting interim there. Bennie's mother Fern died in October.
KAren has spent about 20 times talking about Cuba.
Ernast will be out of the Air Force in Jan. He left for training in June 1978.
Anita is acting moderator at the OZark Christian Church. She came to KC in Sept. & led the music at the Women's Fall Retreat and did a marvelous job! Mom was REAL proud of her.
Phlip is no longer in a school system, after a lot of interviewing and praying, he has become a salesman for Farmer's Insurance. Phil & Beth are members now of the Christian Church in Nixa, MO.

Bennie has moved to Kirksville MO for his next interim. In Aug. he had total knee replacement left knee, will do right on Dec. 27.
Karen had an infection in her leg Jan-Feb, a similar infection mid OCt., eye lid surgery on Dec. 12.
Ernast retired from Air Force, contract job as a civilian with the Air Force.
Kenneth is one of Owasso's finest police officers. Carri is a teacher in Owasso school system. Kent is taller than Rebecca & Carri.
Aaron is taller than his sister Hope.
Philip won a trip selling insurance, they are taking Luke in Jan. on a Disney cruise.

Karen Higdon Yount is Grace Maxwell Brown's cousin.


Ropheka said...

Nice Blog :)

Devona said...

Did you get to go many of the Branson attractions?? I hear there are some really good ones.