Arleen Whittaker will celebrate her 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters and their families, Mike and Sheryl Butler, Kelsey and Ashley of Hays and Doug and Michelle Benoit, McKenzie, Sydney, Thayne and Colby of Esbon. A resident of Great Bend since 1956, Arleen was married to the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker for 56 years. Her parents were the late Fay and Gussie Smith.
Harold Feldman will celebrate his 95th birthday on Aug. 13., with a card shower.
James (Jim) Oliver will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 29, with a card shower.
Charles Robert Brown of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 9, with a card shower.
Tom Van Brimmer will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 6, with a Come and Go reception at 552 ½ Clay Street in Hoisington.
Merna Mills will celebrate her 85 birthday on July 12 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 201 W. 8th Terrace, Apt. 8, Lawson, MO. 64062.
Elma Laughlin Lepej of Great Bend will celebrate her 98th birthday on June 30, with a card shower.
Norman Klepper of Ellinwood will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 23, with a card shower. Norman was born on June 23, 1919, in Ellinwood. His children are Larry Klepper of Ellinwood, Joyce Ware of Wichita, Richard Klepper of LaVeta, Colo., Marlene Panning of Great Bend and Diane Nemnich of Ellinwood. He has nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Richard Bollig will celebrate his 95th birthday on June 20th.
Glynnese Jones will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 14 at The Page in Great Bend.
William Edgar Sturtz will celebrate his 80th birthday on June 24, with a card shower.
Velma V. Stieben of Otis celebrated her 90th birthday on May 28th.
Mary Brown, a lifetime resident of Hoisington, will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 5th with a card shower.
Hilda Siefkes will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 31, with a family gathering.
Louise Brack will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 6, with a card shower. She was born on June 6, 1924 in Rush County. She attended Stoney Seven School and Otis High School. On Aug. 21, 1942 she married Morris Brack. He died on May 24, 1983. She has two children, Alan Brack of Bison and Dian Quint of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ann Schremmer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 27, with a card shower. She will celebrate with family on Thanksgiving Day.
Garth Frydendall of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday today.
John "Pat" Keeley will celebrate his 90th birthday with a party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 22, at the Country Kitchen Restaurant at Best Western Hotel, 915 E. 53rd St., in Wichita. Hosts for the event will be Edward and Laurel Keeley.
Catherine (Esfeld) Birzer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 23, with a card shower. Catherine is the daughter of the late Fred and Francis Esfeld. On April 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Birzer. He is deceased. Catherine has four children, Melvin (Twila) Birzer, and Connie (Keith) Miller, both of Great Bend, Steve (Brenda) Birzer, of Ellinwood, and Jane (Bob) Carr, of Edmond, Okla.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
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