Loray Wilhelm will celebrate his 90th birthday with a casual, come and go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, at the Buhler Sunshine Meadows in Buhler. Hosts for the event will be his family. Your presence is his gift.
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.
Orville Monroe celebrated his 80th birthday on Oct. 26, with a Come and Go Open House. Born on Oct. 24, on a farm near Geneseo, he was one of 13 children. With the exception of time spent in Korea, he was employed in the oilfield, with the last 25 years spent as owner of his own small oil company, Big O Oil Company. He and his wife Jackie have two daughters, Eileen Wilkinson (Bobby) of Dennison, Texas and Jenny Hejny (Daniel) of McCamey, Texas; and three step-children, Melissa Dickson (Tim) of Ellinwood, Bret Eulert (Connie) of Great Bend and Colby ...
Irma Chlumsky will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Hadley Center, Heritage Room, 208 East 8th Street in Hays. Friends and family are invited. No gifts are requested.
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;
Dale Burroughs of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 27, at the upstairs room of The Lone Wolf Restaurant, 108 East 1st Street, in Ellinwood. The event will be hosted by his children and their spouses David and Pam Burroughs of Wichita and Dana and Jerry Pfanenstiel of Scott City. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.