Descendants of Nees L. and Cora (Penland) Olsen gathered for their annual cousins’ reunion and potluck lunch July 17 at Marion Senior Center.
Forty-one family members, descendents of the Olsens’ children, attended:
Mabel Olsen Matz’s descendants — Evelyn Matz, Newton; Barbara (Matz) Hoskinson, Berryton.
Earl Olsen’s descendants — Larry and Deana Olsen, Helen (Olsen) Reznicek, Marion.
Ida Olsen Sandwell’s descendants — Lucy (Sandwell) Janzen, Marilyn (Janzen) Cook, and Sara (Cook) Lyon, Matthew and Lizzie, all of Newton; Ken and Marge Sandwell, Marion.
Florence Olsen Perry’s descendants — Wayne Perry, Franklin, Texas; Amanda (Perry) Gates, Killeen, Texas; Gwen (Perry) Wilezynski, Lacy Lakeview, Texas; Floyd Perry and Vickie (Perry) Burt, Wichita.
Nellie Olsen Amick’s descendants —Kay (Amick) and Albert Steele, Brody Steele, Alan Steele, Shayla Steele, Ember, Brenton, and Steven, Dustin and Shaylie Steele, Marion; Linda (Amick) Braden, Grandview, Missouri.
John Olsen’s descendants — Bob and Mary Olsen, Camarillo, California; Nancy (Olsen) and Marlin Miller, Jared Miller, Wichita; Chris Olsen, Manhattan; Vickie Olsen and Dean Matarehiera and Zoe, Edmond, Oklahoma.
Irene Olsen Brooks’s descendants — Robyn Brooks and Don Molleker, Aaron and Alli, Marion.
Next year’s reunion will be July 15 at the senior center.