Katherine (Hickel) Demel of rural Odin, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, at Holy Family Parish Hall in Odin. Katherine was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in rural Claflin. A lifetime resident of the Claflin and Odin area, she is a homemaker. On May 18, 1948, she married August Demel at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. He died on Feb. 10, 2008. Katherine enjoys reading, needlework and gardening. Her children are Vernon (Janice) Demel of Moundridge, Carol (Lee) Nichol of Lakewood, Colo., Gary (Renee) Demel of Great Bend, Sharon ...
Elsie Marie Reimer-Snowbarger-Stafford of Sylvia will celebrate her 90th birthday with a come-and-go Open House reception for friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene, 406 South Shepherd, in Sylvia.
Jean Starbuck will celebrate her 85th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at The Front Door, 1615 E. 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters, Cindy Popp, Julie Urban and Terri Stapleton. Friends and family are invited to attend. If unable to attend a card would be appreciated.
Rose Ann Wondra of Claflin will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, at the Claflin Community Center. Hosts for the event will be her children, Lois Demel, Cheryl and Tony Klepper, Gary and Lisa Wondra and Bernetta and Tom Burkhart.
Ken Warner will celebrate his 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington. Friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts are requested.
Hulda Bitter of Hoisington will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 11th and Vine in Hoisington. No gifts are requested.
Mary Garrigues will celebrate her 85th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, at The Front Door. Hosts for the event will be her family, daughters Sharon Lagasse Anglemyer of Great Bend and Nancy Lagasse Foos of Wichita; and grandchildren, Heath (Jamie) Balderston, of Andover, and Mallory Foos and Angie Foos, of Wichita. She has four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, at Meridy's Restaurant in Russell. Hosts for the event will be his daughters, Twila Allen of Greensburg, Pauletta Scheck of Ellinwood and his son, Dana Maier of Greensburg, along with their families. Family and friends are invited celebrate the occasion with them.