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Mortimer 60th
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Glynn and Nancy Mortimer

Glynn and Nancy Mortimer will celebrate their 60th anniversary later this year with a family gathering in Kansas City planned by their daughters.
Glynn and Nancy were married on Oct. 31, 1951 in Astoria, Ore. where Glynn was serving in the United States Navy at Tongue Point Naval Base during the Korean War. They lived there for two years. Nancy worked as an auto accountant at a Studebaker dealership. For the sake of history, their first vehicle was a Studebaker, which are no longer manufactured.
Glynn was assigned to sea duty in the Far East and Nancy returned to Hoisington. He was then transferred to duty in San Diego, Calif. where they lived for one year. Nancy worked at a Lincoln-Mercury dealership, once again, as an auto accountant. Glynn received an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1955, and the couple returned to Hoisington where Glynn worked in farming and livestock. He established a purebred Suffolk sheep flock and spent forty years improving the flock quality. The breeding stock was sold to breeders in many areas of the United States.
His greatest gratification, however, came from his many customers in Kansas, who remained constant and faithful during those forty years. The couples two daughters, Glynda (Mrs.Tim Gasser, of Edwardsville, Ill.) and Shelly (Mrs. Brad Demel, of Hoisington) were born in the Hoisington Lutheran Hospital (now Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic). Nancy chose to remain in the home to care for them until their high school years. She later worked for Keith Wolfenbarger, M.D. for three years and then worked at Barton Community College for 18 years, most of which were in the Human Resource Department. The couple has six grandchildren, Krysta, Karley and Ally Gasser and Lexi, Brady and Abbi Demel. Glynn and Nancy are now retired and still live on the family farm established in 1886 by Nancy’s grandfather, Charles Sette.