Theresa Ney, formerly of Hoisington, now residing at the Golden Living Center in Wilson, will celebrate her 97th birthday on Aug. 8 with a card shower. The widow of Kenneth Ney, her children are Merlin of Russell, Kenney of Hoisington, Kathy Hutton of Denver, Colo., and Shirley Ney of Aurora, Colo. She has eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mable Wilton was born on July 15, 1923 on a small farm in Weskin. She will celebrate her 90th birthday with a trip to Colorado with her daughter, Toni Wilton of Kansas City. She will be in Colorado Springs, Colo. with her granddaughter Tina and her husband Marco.
Pat Stonebraker of Hazleton, Pa. will celebrate her 71st birthday on July 8. She was born on July 8, 1922.
Norma Blakeslee will celebrate her 85th birthday on July 4 with a card shower. A family dinner will be held in her honor on June 30th.
Edwin and Geraldine Piland of Great Bend will celebrate their 80th birthdays with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 6 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Hosts for the event will be their children, Neil and Becky Piland, and Tom and Maria Piland, all of Topeka, and Cindy and Mike Stevenson, of Fort Collins Colo.
Richard Bollig of Great Bend celebrated is 94th birthday on June 20. In 1949, he married Edith Herrman. He has two children, Sylvia Billinger and husband Pete of Great Bend and Dale Bollig and wife Connie of Moore, Okla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
June E. Buczinski Billinger of Great Bend will celebrate her 88th birthday with a reception at 7 p.m. on June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, 1650 K-96. Hosts for the event will be her children, Larry Buczinski and wife Marilyn, of Great Bend, Christina Gonzalez and husband Sam of Houston, Texas, Dan Buczinski and wife Diana, of Goddard, and Diana Rightmire and husband Warren of Kansas City, Mo.
Pauline Schartz (Strobel) will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house and card party from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 29 at the Elk's Lodge (south door), 1120 Kansas in Great bend. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Betty Schneider will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 23 at the Masonic Lodge, 351 W. 2nd in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be her children, Wally and LeAnn Nuss and Pat and Jim Aylward.
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
Juanita Mawhirter will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 15 with a card shower. She was born on June 15, 1923, on a rural Hudson farmstead. Her children are Sandy Watson, Marsha Mawhirter, Jayne Boles and Dan Mawhirter.
Georgia Bauer of Pawnee Rock will celebrate her 80th birthday on June 11 with a card shower. Georgia Folkerts Bauer was born on June 11, 1933, on the family farm north of Larned. She has five children: Terry Bauer, Mike Bauer and wife Susan, and Bret Bauer and wife Terri, all of Pawnee Rock; Mary and husband Kevin Holle of Herndon; and Laurie and husband Richard Josefiak of Rozel; and 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren with another expected in July.
Jean Wagner will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 8 with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, Randy and Patti Wagner, Jacquie Flatley, Anita Levy, and Kristi and Charlie Jurgensmeier.
George "Blackie" Hejny will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 2 at the Carl Soden Recreation Center in Great Bend.
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.
Leida J. Messick celebrated her 85th birthday. Her husband is Jack Messick.
Lonnie D. Wright celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 30 with a card shower.
Vaughn A. Duncan of Great Bend will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go Party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Stoneridge Country Club, 1438 24th Street.
Roger Haberman will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23, at the Welcome Inn, 113 West 4th, Larned. No gifts are requested.
Martin Arthur Morgenstern will celebrate his 100th birthday with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 6, at the Great Bend Senior Center. If unable to attend, he would enjoy receiving cards from friends and acquaintances.
Arleen Whittaker will celebrate her 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her daughters and their families, Mike and Sheryl Butler, Kelsey and Ashley of Hays and Doug and Michelle Benoit, McKenzie, Sydney, Thayne and Colby of Esbon. A resident of Great Bend since 1956, Arleen was married to the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker for 56 years. Her parents were the late Fay and Gussie Smith.
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