Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Friends are invited to visit with her from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 25, at Perkins in the Derrick Room.
Elma was born on June 30, 1916, in the LaCrosse area. She has a twin brother, the late Elmer Laughlin. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. He died in 1988. She attended school in LaCrosse. She has a sister, Elizabeth Crowley Wilson of Chicago and a brother Judge William Laughlin of Kansas City. She has two daughters, Patti Lepej Smith and husband George of Malmo, Minn. and JoKay Lepej of Topeka; three grandchildren, S. Tyler Mermis and Melissa of Marion, Taryn Mermis Baca and Johnny of San Diego Calif. and Tierney Mermis and Aaron Suchy of Great Bend; seven great-grandchildren, Marshell Conley, Blaine Mermis, Bryce Mermis, Brynn Mermis, Hayley Suchy, Johnny Baca Jr., and Kamryn Baca.
Cards may be sent to Woodhaven Care Center, 510 W. 7th Street, Ellinwood, Ks. 67526.