The family of Wanda Nickels Witt wants to help her celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception at 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Claflin United Methodist Church. Helping her celebrate will be her son, Jim Nickels and his wife, Barb of Hutchinson; her daughter, Judy Ray and husband Bob, of Hoisington; her daughter, Janelle Bennett and husband Craig of Alden; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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.
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.
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.
Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916, on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka;