2013 Howard Family Reunion

SEATED: Janice Lepore, Pat Howard; back row: Wayne Howard, Theresa Smeltzer, Mike Howard, Lynda Steichen and Doug Howard.

The family of Francis and Edith Howard enjoyed a reunion in Wichita, Kan. on July 5-7.
Theresa and Stan Smeltzer, Stan and Melinda Smeltzer, Scott and Alison Smeltzer, Fr. Stuart Smeltzer, Shaun Smeltzer and Stacy and Dwayne Cummings hosted the event.
The family celebrated Jim Howard’s 50th birthday, as well as births of 11 babies since the last reunion in 2011.  Recent wedding engagements between Eric Smeltzer and Cara Cotter and  Sydney Cummings and Zach Banick will be set for 2014.
The family enjoyed the Sedgwick County Zoo, dinner at Eberly Farms, golfing at MacDonald Park, the Kansas Star Casino, walking the Botanical Gardens, the Wichita Art Museum and Exploration Place. Saturday evening’s mass was celebrated by Fr. Stuart Smeltzer at St. Joseph Catholic Church with dinner following in the parish hall.  The reunion concluded with a Wichita Wingnuts baseball game on Sunday afternoon.
Family members lodged at the Best Western in Park City, Kan.
Attending the reunion were:  Janice Lepore, Karen Lepore-Yeglinski, Leah Yeglinski with friend, Nate Boyd, and Jennifer Yeglinski and Cindi and Mike Bompastore all of Greenfield, Mass.; Diane Siegel, Anastasia and Ericka Siegel, Arlington, Mass.; Pat and Marlene Howard, Woonsocket; Rob and Julie Thomson, Lake Andes; Jim Howard, Hill City; Jeff and Carrie Howard, Erica and Blake Howard and Jason Howard all of Woonsocket; Stan and Theresa Smeltzer, Stan and Melinda Smeltzer, Eric, Chelsea and Evan Smeltzer, Wichita, Kansas; Cara Cotter, Overland Park, Kan.; Scott and Alison Smeltzer, Stephen, Sarah, Samuel, Stephanie, Stratton, Skyler and Scotty Smeltzer, Overland Park, Kan.; Father Stuart Smeltzer, Shaun Smeltzer, Stacy and Dwayne Cummings, Sydney and Cole Cummings, and Zach Banick all of Wichita, Kan. Pat and Cheryl Hughes, Woonsocket;  Ellen Hansen, Adam Hughes and Michaela Hansen, Fort Collins, Colo.; Doug and Deloris Howard, Woonsocket; Mike and Carol Howard, Casper, Wyo.; Wayne and Norma Howard, Sturgis; Lynda Steichen, Woonsocket; Abby and Maggie Schiley, Rapid City; and Brandi and Tate Baysinger, Bison.
Frank and LaRay Howard will be hosting the next reunion in 2015.

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