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.
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.
Geneva C. Samora will celebrated her 90th birthday on May 15. She has 10 children; three sons with Arthur Perez, deceased first husband, Paul Perez, Louis Perez, and Phillip Perez; and seven children with Ruben F. Samora, deceased in 2009, Gloria Zorn, Teresa Wadsworth, all of the Wichita area, Anna Pierce, Vicky Harmon, Mabel Adams and Rita Burns, all of the Hoisington area, and the late Richard Samora, deceased in 2000. She has 30 grandchildren; and over 45 great-grand children and great-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;
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.