Category Archives: Anniversaries

Shannan’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on May 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm, by

Skip and Wanda Shannan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 14th, 2016. They were married May 14, 1966 in Memphis at the Christian Church with Minister Howard Merchant officiating the service.

Wesley, Helen Knupp Celebrating 65 Years of Marriage

Written on May 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm, by

Wesley and Helen Knupp of Wyaconda will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open-house reception hosted by their children.  The open-house will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Christian Church in Wyaconda.  Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts. Wesley Knupp and […]

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 […]