Elma Laughlin Lepej of Great Bend will celebrate her 98th birthday on June 30, with a card shower.
Elma was born in Lacrosse where she grew up and then lived in Council Grove for 20 years. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, she was employed by Dr. Herold, DDS and the First United Congregational Church. She has two daughters, Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka, and Patti and husband, George Smith of Great Bend; three grandchildren, Tyler Mermis of Marion, Taryn Baca of San Diego, Calif., and Tierney Mermis of Great Bend; and six great-grandchildren, Marshelle Mermis, Blaine Mermis, Bryce Mermis, Brynn Mermis, Kamryn Baca And Hayley Suchy.
Cards may be sent to PO Box 83, Great Bend, Ks. 67530.