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River Bend Assisted Living Valentine King and Queen
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Howard Soeken and Ruth White

River Bend Assisted Living crowned their Valentine King and Queen, Howard Soeken and Ruth White, on Feb. 14 at their Valentine Party.
Howard is 79 years old. He was born on a farm just outside of Claflin and is a K-State graduate where he studied business and administration. After graduating he farmed for 50 years. Howard was married to his wife Naomi for 56 years. They had three sons Shane, Rob and Matt. Howards’ hobbies included photography and weaving.
Ruth is 85 years old. She was born in Great Bend and worked at Coast to Coast, a hardware store in Great Bend, after she graduated high school. She and her husband had four children, a daughter Barbara, and three sons Steve, Gary and Craig.  Ruths’ hobbies include cross-stitch, embroidery, playing cards and putting together puzzles.
The new royalty couples pictures are hung on the Hall of Fame.