The 77th annual Jonathan Cheathem Corley Family Descendants Reunion was held on Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Forest Park, Shelbyville, IL. Jonathan Cheathem Corley was born in 1783 in Bedford County, VA and father of 12 children. At the reunion, descendants representing 4 of the 12 children came together to share a delicious potluck and enjoy family history. The following officers were elected or reelected: President: Christian Corley, Olathe, KS; Jr. President: Sam Miller, Champaign, IL; Vice President: Kevin Corley, Taylorville, IL; Secretary: Crystal Corley-Shoger, Decatur, IL, and Treasurer: Linda Corley, Danville, IL.

Those attending from the following cities in IL. were:

Beecher City: Robert & Peggy Smith; Champaign: Julie & Sam Miller, Avis Bernstein; Danville: Lorene Corley, James & Linda Corley, Scott, Kim, & Kyan Corley; Decatur: R. Keith Corley, Lucille Corley, Lyle & Kay Corley, Craig, Liz, Jessica, & Lindsey Corley, Allan & Crystal Corley-Shoger, C. Dean DeVore, Sharon, Taylor, & Claire VanNatta, Betty Bailey; Downers Grove: Jeff Corley; Georgetown: Mark, Cyndi, Ashley, Brittany, & Austin Corley, Lakewood: Paul & Betty Corley, Stanley & Phyllis McDonald, Robert McDonald; Lemont: Stephen & Sherrill Corley Weary; Shelbyville: Stanley, Marilyn & Emily Donahoo, Fred & Linda Kessel, Corey Perry, Sullivan: Robert Paul „Bob‰ & Glenda Corley; Taylorville: Kevin, Erin, & Tyson Corley; Tuscola: Glenna Corley; Vandalia: Berry Corley

Those attending from outside IL. were: Anchorage, AK: Debbie Clark; Bismarck, AR: Govan „Vester‰ & Joy Corley; Escondido, CA: Chris Corley; Altoona, IA: Roger Corley; Dakota City, IA: Casey Heiter; Olathe, KS: Christian Corley & Tina Vanorny; Columbia, MO: Bob & Phyllis Miller; Verona, NJ: Karen & Madeline Pensiero; South Coffeyville, OK: Margaret Vest, Charles Vest, Cindy Gist, Haley Roth; Woodbridge, VA: Connie Corley; Stafford, VA: Wilson Leroy & Barbara Corley; Burnsville, VA: Buddy & Joyce Cronk; Racine, WI: Connie Corley D&Mac226;Orazio

The reunion tradition continues each year and we would like to extend a welcome to all Corley family members and friends to attend the next reunion held the 1st Sunday of August (August 7, 2005), in Forest Park-Lions Club Bldg. Shelbyville, Illinois. For more information, please contact Crystal Corley-Shoger at email or phone 217-865-2980.