Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Clarence and Doris Tuzicka will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 10 with a card shower.
Lores and Delores Appel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 7.
Larry and Betty Green of Mesa, Ariz. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 19 with a luncheon and reception at Down Under in Beloit. Hosts for the event were Darren Demel and Michelle Mueller of Wichita and Richard and LaVonne Reiser of San Antonio, Texas.
Arther and Shirley Hunt of Great Bend, formerly of Chase, celebrated their 59th anniversary on Dec. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boley will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Sunday. They were married on Dec. 26, 1955, in Wichita and moved to Great Bend in 1958 after living in Dorrance for three years. The two have been involved with music since their childhood and continue with numerous music activities in the Great Bend community. They have three daughters, Maggie McKain, Mary McMahan and JoAnn Ishmael; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Jim and Millie Meroney of Great Bend celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13 with a cake reception with family and friends. The couple celebrated early since they plan to celebrate their actual anniversary in Las Vegas.
Urban and Ardella Gathman, of Larned, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20.
Larry and Carolyn Mix will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 2 with a card shower.
Jim and Keela Jackson will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Come and Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road.
Joe and Dolores Lane will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 with a Come and Go Reception at the St. John Parish Center in Hoisington. Hosts for the even will be their children, Lori and Kevin Keller, David Lane, Michael and Patti Lane, Mark Lane, John and Jill Lane, and Joan and Dan Schmidt.
Ambrose and Jean Demel celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 13 with a family luncheon and reception. Ambrose Leonard Demel and Patricia Jean Hancock were united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1960 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington. The couple has nine children, Pat, Sandy and husband Curt Davis, Joe, Sue and husband Tom Rose and Aimee and husband Dusty Wyant, all of Hoisington, Don and wife Christa of Great Bend, Ben and wife Kathy of Hutchinson, Sam and wife Lynda of Newton and Cheri and husband Darrin Haberman of Brentwood, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Clifford and Lila Sohm of Great Bend will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Henry and Carolyn Burmeister of Holyrood will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 E. Nassau Street in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their family. The couple requests no gifts.
Billy and Sarah (Pringle) Krom will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Oct. 25, with a card shower. The couple have three children and seven grandchildren.
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