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.
Marcella Maneth of Olmitz will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. Hosts for the event will be her children. No gifts are requested.
Emma Jeanne Bradley celebrated her 85th birthday on April 12, at the Larned VFW with her children, grandchildren, extended family and members of Escue Chapel CME Church. Emma Jeanne and guests played games, sang songs and reminisced about living 85 years and the events she has witnessed in her life. Tributes were read and given to Emma Jeanne by her family.