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The 92nd Annual Shaver Reunion

Reunion Photo Pending

The 92nd Annual Shaver Family Reunion was held on Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at the beautiful home of Dan and Sandy (Shaver) Wood in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

While the weather was rainy, it did not dampen the spirits of the 68 people in attendance. We were blessed to have Mr. & Mrs. Russell Davies, descendants of David & Mary (Mountain) Shaver in attendance for the event. A list of attendees can be found at the bottom of this page.

The family partook of a delicious potluck dinner with Paul Conn saying the blessing. Betty (Shaver) Sipe once again brought her scrumptious Broccoli & Bacon salad for all to enjoy.

After dinner, the meeting was called to order by Reunion President, Mike Wood. Both Old and New Business were given by the Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Odette, in the absence of the Historian, Robert Odette.

Financial/Budget Report

Approximately $225 was spent on the 2011 Reunion, which included expenses for food, gift cards, and our annual mailings.

Door prizes (for the kids and adults) were graciously donated by Robert Odette.

Reunion Officers

It was voted to retain the current officers.

Family News/Historical Information

Note: This information was added to the News Page of the website on August 26, 2011.



  • Heath Michael Fields to Jami Askew on July 23, 2011.
  • Tonya Lynn Odette to Jason Scroggins on October 22, 2010. 


  • Leah Shaver, born to Matthew and Angie Shaver (date unknown). 
  • Evan Douglas Walker on June 18, 2011, born to Kimberly Odette & Douglas Walker.
  • Joslyn Stiver on May 2011, born to Brandon & Andrea (Houchlei) Stiver.

Other Additions and News Items:

  • We also welcome to the family, Zachary Denpon (13), the stepson of Heath Fields.
  • It was brought to our attention that Darrell Martin was in the hospital from a heart attack. We wish him well.

After the meeting minutes were completed, we held our highly-anticipated annual "white elephant" auction, to raise funds for future reunion expenses. President, Mike Wood, officiated the spirited bidding race for unknown treasures. The highest bid of the day went to Christine (Wood) Childers for a bottle of wine.

As is tradition, the family gives out door prizes to one lucky Adult and child. Other prizes are given to celebrate the spirit of coming together and enjoying our family, history and just for fun.

The prizes/gift cards were awarded as follows:
Adult Door Prize --
Christine (Wood) Childers
Kids Door Prize -- Amaya Walker
Youngest in Attendance -- Evan Walker (age: 2 months)
Oldest in Attendance -- Merlin M. Shaver (age: 88 years)
Most Family -- Merlin M. Shaver

Farthest Traveled -- unknown

The reunion was brought to a close with the singing of "God Be With You Till We Meet Again",  led by Merlin M. Shaver.

Thanks to all that attended for another successful reunion!

A Special Thanks to:

Dan and Sandy (Shaver) Wood, for once again opening up their home to host our reunion.

Janis (Shaver) Holibaugh and her family were a big help preparing for the event.

Robert Odette, for his generous donation of the Adult & Kid Door Prizes.

List of Attendees

All those in attendance at the 92nd Shaver Reunion: This list was taken from the sign-in book.

We apologize if your name was omitted from this list. If you were there and would like your name added, please contact us at

Merlin M. Shaver

Dan and Sandy (Shaver) Wood

Mike Wood and Faith Wood

Greg Wood and Destiny Wood

John and Christine (Wood) Childers

Shelby Childers

Tom and Janis (Shaver) Holibaugh

Jason and Kris Holibaugh

Nic and Allyson Holibaugh

Paul and Betty (Shaver) Sipe

Karen Odette

Kimberly Odette and Douglas Walker, and children Amaya & Evan Walker

Jerry and Cheryl (Odette) Crider

Heath and Jami Fields, and children Ceylon Fields & Zachary Denpon

Paul & Heather (Fields) Conn

Joey & Heidi (Fields) Williams, and children Thomas, Colton & Austin Williams

David Schragg & Pat Dunn

Cordie L. (Shaver) Felder

Wilbur Tesch

Clarence Lee Navarre

Tom and Sarah Navarre

Denny and Kelly Shaver

Verlie and Virginia Shaver

David and Carol Slocum

Robert and Rachel Slocum

David Slocum II

Jim and Delores Baum

Next Year's Reunion:

The 93rd Annual Shaver Reunion will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Please see the Reunion Homepage for more information!