Helen Templing will celebrate her 85th birthday on Jan. 31 with a card shower. Helen was born on Jan. 31, 1929 in Ranger, Texas.
Neta Johnson will celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 31 with a card shower.
Leah Daugherty Burhenn of Hoisington will celebrate her 80th birthday with a card shower from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road.
Olga Welch will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception and buffet dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Cedar Park Place Community Center. Hosts for the event will be her children, Jim Welch and David Welch, both of Great Bend, Paul Welch of Pueblo West, Colo. and Kathy Welch Porter of Topeka. Friends are invited to attend.
Velma McMillin will celebrate her 90th birthday with a Card Shower and a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Hosts for the event will be her family. Velma was born on Jan. 20, 1924.
Lafern Niedens of Great Bend will celebrate her 85th birthday on Jan. 22 with a Card Shower.
Alvin (Al) Grose of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 31 with a card shower.
Al Herrman will celebrate his 80th birthday on Jan. 1, with a card shower. He was born on Jan. 1, 1934 in LaCrosse.
Glenna Taylor will celebrate her 80th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the Jordaan Library, 724 Broadway in Larned. No gifts are requested.
Allen Lee Ukens of Pawnee Rock will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Dan Ukens and wife Colette of Ellinwood, and Cathie McManaman and husband Barry of Great Bend. He has five grandchildren, Stacie Resner (Matt Resner), Lexie Ukens, Dena Hiss (Matt Hiss), Brett McManaman and Kelli McManaman; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts are requested.
Ruth Murray will celebrate her 90th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, with a Come and Go Reception at the home of her son Steve and Jan Murray, 4450 Prairie Rose Circle. No gifts are requested.
Betty Adee celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 19 with her husband Richard Adee and her three daughters, Sharon Adee, Julia Jilek and Lynne Weiser. Betty and Richard had their first date together 70 years ago on her birthday. Friends and family helped celebrate her birthday with cards, letters and phone calls.
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Joann (Brown) Desmarteau, of Great Bend, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 16, with a dinner with her family at her daughter's home in Wichita.
Donald Bowsher will celebrate his 90th birthday on Nov. 7 with a card shower. Married to his wife Twila for 60 years, he has two sons, Keith of Lawrence and Mark and wife Marg of Richmond, Texas; and two grandchildren, Kevin of Los Alamitos, Calif. and Lindsey Bailey of Sugarland Texas.
Leroy Rube will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 3, with a card shower.
Clayton Williamson of Hoisington will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at the GPS Building, 352 W. 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.
Teddy Williamson will celebrate her 76th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, at GPS, 352 West 12th in Hoisington. Hosts for the event will be Jeff and Jettie Zoller, Brad and Laura Barnard, Karla Weeks and families.
Clayton Karst celebrated his 90th birthday on March 9, with a dinner held in his honor at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. Attending were his sisters, Isabella Dumler of Hoisington and Pauline Ray of Junction City; daughters, Jan Spencer of Overland Park and Sue LaFaver and husband John of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter, Angela Walts of Odessa, Texas; sister-in-law, Janet Smith of Hoisington; nieces, Barb Nolte and husband Roy of Hoisington, Jolene Hindman, and Patty Stueder and husband Bill, all of Claflin, and Donna Potter of Junction City. A granddaughter Amy LaFaver of Atlanta, Ga. was unable to attend.
Carlos Miller recently celebrated his 95th birthday. His family commemorated this milestone with a small family dinner in his honor. Carlos has been a lifelong resident of the Great Bend area and would love hearing from relatives and friends.
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