The 2013 annual reunion of Albert and Myrtle Hoback's descendants and families was held June 29 at the Salem Baptist Church, California. In attendance were Betty and Harold Green, Gladstone; Stephen and Lita Hoback, Kevin Hoback, Kansas City; Paul and Nelda Hoback, Reeds Spring; Pamela and Brett Wood, Lenexa Kan.; Susan Casaert, Freeman; Brad and Kari Hoback, Heather and Rachel, Overland Park, Kan.; Marylin Durk, Jefferson City; Lisa Roark and Adam Hut, Laura and David Lowe, Hanna Wilken, Springfield; Jim and Irene Hoback, Jerry, Deanna and Rachael Hoback, Tammy, Bill, Austin, and Leanna Reichl, Larry and Betsy Hoback, Bob, Emma, Lydia and Kloe Hoback, Dennis and Vicki Hoback, Sherry and Alli Watts, California; Kelly, David, Kirsten and Jacob Bergman, Ryan Stone, Sedalia; and David and Sherryl Sullins, Syracuse.
After the table blessing by Larry Hoback, a potluck lunch was shared. The day was spent looking at photo albums, taking pictures, touring the cemetery, visiting and playing games.
The family is grateful to Salem Baptist Church for the use of its fellowship hall. Many of those attending had the privilege of growing up in the church.
A committee of Pam Wood, Steve Hoback, Laura Lowe and Judith Vinci was elected to plan the next reunion.