Category Archives: Anniversaries

Gene, Shirley Bair Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Written on April 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm, by

A host of family and friends shared in the celebration for Gene & Shirley Bair’s 50th wedding anniversary, March 13 at the Grand Hall in Memphis. The Bairs were married March 18, 1966 in Memphis, MO, and have called Arbela home ever since. Gene was employed by MFA for 50 years before his retirement. Shirley currently […]

Richard and Mary Lou Harper Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on January 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm, by

Richard and Mary Lou Harper of Memphis, MO, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 18, 2015. They were married at the United Methodist Church in Memphis with Rev. John O. Gooch officiating. Richard and Mary Lou are parents of twin daughters and 3 grandchildren. Daughters are Dana (Andy) Kapp of Clarksdale, MO.; and Dawn […]

Reels Honored at 60th Anniversary Celebration

Written on December 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm, by

Tom and Elizabeth Reel were truly blessed on their 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration December 5, 2015.  The event was hosted by their children Susan and Ron Kieffer, Lisa and Bart Schmidt, Kent and Beverly Reel and Linda Reel. Nine of their eleven grandchildren were able to attend:  Michael, Sam and Paul Reel: Shannon (Kieffer) and […]

Glen and Helen Prince Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Written on December 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm, by

Glen and Helen Prince celebrated their 50 years of marriage at their home in Mendon, IL, December 2, 2015.  Helen is the daughter of Lavaughn McKnight Ketchum and the late James Arthur McKnight.  She is a graduate of Memphis High School.  Glen is the son of the late Dorothy Prince and had just returned from […]

Donald, Carol Scurlock to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Written on November 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm, by

Donald and Carol Scurlock of rural Bloomfield, Iowa will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary with an open house on Saturday, December 5th at the Scott Aylward residence at 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by their children, Jerry and Margaret Scurlock of Downing and Scott and Joy Aylward of Memphis;   their grandchildren Scott and […]


Written on August 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm, by

Ken and Rose Jansen of 45887 Five Points Avenue, Rutledge, Missouri will mark their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family on August 28. Mr. Jansen and the former Rose Klingele were married August 28, 1965, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Quincy, Illinois. Mrs. Jansen is the daughter of the late Norbert and Viola Klingele.  Mr. […]

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sommers Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Written on July 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm, by

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sommers will celebrate 50 years of holy matrimony Saturday, July 18, 2015. Carl and Terry were married at the Wyaconda Baptist Church in Wyaconda, MO. with their pastor, Rev. Ross Mills, officiating. They have been blessed with two children, Kalonni (Paul) Porter, Van Meter, IA; and Neil (Susie) Sommers, Louisburg, KS. […]

Shelley’s to Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Written on July 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm, by

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. and Judith Shelley will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.  They have four daughters, Marlean Smith, Gloucester, MA; Robin Phillips, Kirksville, MO; Emily (Brian) Consbrock, Memphis, MO; and Tiffany Shelley, Chandler, AZ.  They have five grandchildren, Eric Smith, Gloucester, MA; Jeremy Phillips and Christopher Phillips, CO; Rebecca […]

Bob and Judy Yocum to Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Written on June 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm, by

Bob and Judy Yocum will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2015.  They request no fancy party or cake, just a few good wishes to help them celebrate.  In honor of their Golden anniversary, their children, Tammy Hammond and Chad Yocum are hosting a card shower to celebrate their parents’ special day. […]

Bloomfields Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on June 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm, by

  Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bloomfield will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2015.  Miss Lerea Woods and Mr. Larry Bloomfield were united in marriage on June 20, 1965 in a double ring ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church, Memphis, MO with the Reverend Joseph Trower officiating.  Larry and Lerea were both raised […]