Opal A. Weaver will celebrate her 99th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Cedar Park Place gathering room. Friends and family are invited to share in the celebration. Hosts for the event will be her children, Max and JaNelda Manor of Wamego, Gene and Karen Weaver of Wichita, Donna Campbell of Larned, Keith and Oleta Beckwith of Great Bend, Terry and Carolyn Holland of Baton Rouge, La., and Gary and Vicki Pillard of Marysville.
Esther Koochel will celebrate her 98th birthday on Sept. 19 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1301 Hoover Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Maxine Foster will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 13 with a card shower. Maxine was born on Sept. 13, 1919, in rural Larned and has lived the majority of her life in the Larned, Pawnee Rock and Radium area. She has been an avid farmer, bookkeeper, mother, grandmother and loyal supporter of wildlife and rural conservation. Maxine is accompanied almost everywhere by her two favorite companions, Muffy and Gizmo. Cards may be sent to ...
Al Schmeidler will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 16 with his family. He was born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Severin. Cards may be sent to him at 5961 Aspen, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Alice Batt will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 7 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 259 W. 6th Street, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Pat Evers of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and-go open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Kansas Room located behind The Page restaurant, 2920 10th Street in Great Bend. Use the north door entrance. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Leona Chestnut will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug. 25 with family and friends. Cards may be sent to her at 3820 Broadway, Apt. 15, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Dorothy Polzin of Hoisington will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4 with a open house at 172 S. Main in Hoisington.
Catherine Seyfert, of Hunter, will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 20 with a card shower. Her children and their spouses are, Janice and Nick Kastner of Wichita, Terry and Julie Seyfert of Beloit, Sharon and Larry Dohe of Lincoln, Cherie Simmons of Beloit, and the late Shirley Beuerlein. She has 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Robert J. Weaver celebrated his 90th birthday with a family and friends dinner hosted by Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand and Mary Sue Schneider.
Vera Bellendir will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and -go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 29 at the Best Western, 2910 10th in Great Bend.
Major Gosser will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 30 with a card shower. He worked in the oil fields in Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas before retiring. In 1955, he married Phyllis Wickham. They have four children, Major Gosser II and Kathy of Clay Center, Neb., Susan Day and Terry of Englewood, Ohio, Jon Gosser and Bobbi of Amarillo, Texas, and Dawn Gosser of Ashville N.C. Cards may be sent to him at 1001 ...
Alberta Ledesma celebrated her 80th birthday with a reception/dinner on April 7 in Hoisington. Hosts for the event were her son Herman and wife Nancy and her sister, Gina Zamarripa, all of Great Bend.
Gladys Apel will celebrate her 80th birthday with a Come-and-Go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 7 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone. Hosts for the event will be her husband Norman; her children Mike Price from Haysville, Eddie and Terry Price from Great Bend, Bob Price from Cushing, Okla., and Sherri Cox of Derby; and her step-children Gerilyn Hoard and David Apel, both of Salina, Briana Ernst of Henderson, Nev., and Amy Astrab of Derby.
Wilbur Cotten will celebrate his 91st birthday with a family dinner. Wilbur was born on April 3, 1921, in Stockton. On June 21, 1947, he married Phoebe Joyce Benedick. She died on Jan. 10, 1977. A toolpusher in the oilfield, he retired in 1990. His children are Bill and Janet Dayton, Jodi and Jim Snyder, Joe and Ginger Cotten, Jeff and Tammy Cotten and the late Jennifer Marsh. He has nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ruth (Shook Pound) Hoard will celebrate her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
Louise Gunn will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families. No gifts are requested.
Richard L. Ahlvers will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 37 NW 48 Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Alicia Ahlvers and Richelle Ahlvers Dolphin and husband Wade.
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