The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 24, 1998 · Page 14
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B2 SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1998 LIFE THE SALINA JOURNAL MILESTONES 50 YEARS AGO — Maxine Mur- Mr. and Mrs. Delton Green ray and Delton Green Card shower scheduled for Greens of Beloit ON WEDDING DAY — Gail Shan- elec and Jean Fladger Mr. and Mrs. Gail Shanelec 50 YEARS AGO — Nelson Keeler and Merna Wright Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Keeler Shanelecs of Ellsworth mark 50th anniversary Keelers of Mankato mark golden occasion Tuesday, May 26, is the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Delton Green of Beloit. All friends and relatives are invited to mark the occasion by sending cards to their home at 1101 E. Main, P.O. Box 186, Beloit 67420. They have a daughter, Marilyn St. Peter of Lawrence, 10 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Delton Green and the former Mary Maxine Murray were united in marriage in 1948 at Barnard. They have lived in Scottsville and Beloit most of their married lives. They are retired. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Shanelec of Ellsworth are to observe their 50th wedding anniversary with a 2 to 4 p.m. open house May 31 at the Senior Center in Ellsworth. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Hosts for the occasion are the couple's children and their children's spouses: Dan and Cathy Shanelec of Lyons and Abby and Rick Seller of Ellsworth. One child, Sue Reid, is deceased. There are 12 grandchildren. Gail "Pep" Shanelec and the former Jean Fladger were united in marriage May 28,1948, at Ellsworth, where they since have lived. He was a teacher and coach in Ellsworth. She taught in Ellsworth and Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Max Smith Smiths of Salina plan golden event Mr. and Mrs. Max Smith, 511 Camden, Salina, are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with a family get-together in Phoenix. The couple's children and their children's spouses are Carol and Bob Fairrington of Casa Grande, Ariz., Stan and Linda Smith of McPherson and Connie and Kevin Knight of Phoenix. h There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Max Smith and the former Eleanor Louise Randel exchanged wedding vows May 29,1948, at Emporia and have lived in Salina since 1954. He is a retired sporting goods salesman. She taught at Salina South High School before retiring. T RETIREMENT Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Severns Mr. and Mrs. J. Eugene Bachofer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Keeler of Mankato are to observe their 50th wedding anniversary with a 2 to 4 p.m. open house May 31 at the Montrose United Methodist Church Parish House. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Hosts for the occasion are their children and their children's spouses: Jeff and Christy Card shower to fete Ben Prater, 80 June 2 is the 80th birthday of Salina resident Ben Prater. All friends and relatives are invited to mark the occasion by sending cards to his home at 532 W. Kirwin, Salina 67401. He has three children, Ron Prater and Debbie Montgomery, both of Moore, Okla., Fred Prater of Salina Severnses of Norton plan 50th occasion Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Severns of Norton are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a 2 to 4 p.m. open house Saturday, May 30, at the Norton Senior Center, 208 W. Main. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Hosts for the event are the couple's children and their children's spouses: Wava and Mark Goetz of Great Falls, Mont.; James Severns of Norton; Wayne and Ruth Severns of Carrollton, Texas; and Jerry and Julie Severns of McPherson. There are six grandchildren. Wilmer Severns and the former Juan Fisher were united in marriage May 30,1948, at Norton. He is a retired minister, who helped found the Salina Heights Christian Church. She is a homemaker. Cards may be sent to the couple at 339 W. Lincoln, Norton 67654. Card shower set for Bachofers of Salina Thursday, May 28, is the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. Eugene Bachofer of Salina. All friends and relatives are invited to mark the occasion by sending cards to their home at 716 S. 10th, Salina 67401. They plan a family dinner May 31. The couple have five children: Eddie Bachofer of Nashville, Tenn., and Diane Schooler, Jean Mull, Mary Bartow and Joe Bachofer, all of Salina. There are 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. J. Eugene Bachofer and the former Helen Levin were united in marriage in 1948, at Kansas City, Kan. They have lived in Salina all of their married lives. They owned the former Mid-West Plumbing and Heating Co. in Salina, before retiring. Wilsons of Concordia plan golden event Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Concordia, are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a 2 to 4 p.m. open house May 31 at First Presbyterian Church, Concordia. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. This event was previously set for March 8 but was cancelled because of inclement weather. Hosts for the occasion are their children and their children's spouses: Stephen and Diane Wilson of Derby, L. Scott and Charlene Wilson of Alma and Susan Wilson of Concordia. There are four grandchildren. Robert W. Wilson and the former Jane L. Lundy were united in marriage March 7,1948, at Concordia, where they since have lived. He retired from shoe sales. She retired from the Cloud County District Court. Staying on the ball Bored, lazy in retirement, some senior citizens return to work By MICHAEL LOLLAR Scripps Howard News Service MEMPHIS — At 72, Fred Montgomery was looking forward to living out part of what he thought was the American dream. A former contractor, he built and ran his own restroom sanitation business for 21 years before selling it and deciding to "just sit" and do as he pleased. It lasted about 3 V4 years. "After just sitting and twiddling my thumbs through the winter of '96, I decided maybe retirement wasn't too good. I was too close to the refrigerator. I gained 20 pounds and got so I couldn't get up out of the chair hardly. I was beginning to get feeble." Like many others, Montgomery learned that retirement, even for those who could easily afford it, isn't always what it's cracked up to be. "You just sit down and die. When you get this age, }f you sit there long enough the next thing you go to a nursing home and then it's over." Like Montgomery, Eva Dixon had been busy most of her life. She grew up on a farm and had worked since childhood. As an adult, she opened her own florist shop and ran it for 36 years. She retired at 75. "I stayed retired for six months and couldn't take it any longer. "I thought I was going to enjoy doing the things I wanted to do all my life, but, when I finally retired, I didn't know what I wanted to do." For Montgomery, the answer came with an ad at Fred's Super Dollar Store in Munford inviting the retired to apply for a job. He was hired and was soon an assistant manager, working 40-60 hours a week and quickly losing the 20 pounds he had gained while retired. For Dixon, who sold her own florist shop, the answer came through an ad for part-time work for another florist during Valentine's Day. "I've been there ever since," she says. It's been 12 years. Now, at 87, Dixon still works two days a week as a florist and raises a vegetable garden. It keeps her "fingers moving" to combat the arthritis she doesn't want to catch up with her. "If you ever stop, I think that's when you really go down," she says. The traditional retirement age of 65 is the age at which Americans can retire with full Social Security benefits. Set during the Roosevelt administration in the 1930s, it was "at a time when people at that age were pretty much exhausted in terms of their productivity. Now people have much better health and live longer. Many are not ready to retire," says John Gnuschke, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis. During the last several decades, the country has been facing a growing shortage of skilled workers. The shortage was filled in the '60s and '70s with women entering the workforce in large numbers. Now, with men and women in roughly equal numbers in the workforce, Gnuschke says older workers or those re-entering the workforce after retirement are a growing source of skilled workers. Roughly 20 percent of men and 8 percent of women over age 65 now work. That number also will grow as the age of Social Security entitlement increases. Starting in 2003, the age for retirement with full benefits increases to age 65 and two months. By the year 2027, it will be age 67. Industrial psychologist Eric Preen, a consultant who retired 12 years ago as a professor from the University of Memphis, says those who continue to work past usual retirement ages usually do it because they enjoy working rather than because they seek the money. SniPfTCUP FAMILY HAIRCUT SHOPS REG. $45 HELENE CURTIS PERMS $ 29 95 COMPLETE WITH CUT! Long Hair Extra GALAXY CENTER 825-4054 (ACROSS FROM CENTRAL MALL) OPEN NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS — JUST DROP IN! Trust our delicate touch to make your smile magnificent Our team is that special group every patient hopes to discover. You've seen our work - some of the most elegant smiles in Salina! We'll combine state-of-the-art technology and a refined sense of aesthetics to create your Masterpiece smile! EMERGENCY SERVICES CJ Affordable, long lasting teeth whitening CD Tooth color restorations 3 Durable, long lasting crowns CUT Attractive repair of chipped teeth Of Porcelain veneers for a more attractive, confident smile & Non-surgical Gum Care to help teeth last a lifetime Most Insurance accepted, flexible options. 827-4401 ASSOCIATES, PA. 950 ELMHURST BLVD./SALINA, KS 67401 Barb & Marjorie MR. PRATER and one step-daughter, Barb Timm of Abilene. There are nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The honoree was born June 2, 1918, at Salina, where he since has lived. He retired in 1987 after 41 years of service from Kansas Power and Light Co. and is a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432. He and his wife, Norma, married in 1979. Keeler of Phillipsburg and Julie and LeRoy Bourbon of Jewell.'"' There are seven grandchildren. Nelson Keeler and the former Merna.Wright were united in '; marriage June 1,1948, at Hays. '>; They farmed for 35 years in the ' • Montrose area and have been semi-retired in Mankato for 15 <••'" " years. He works at Jensen Oir'ih' 1 Mankato. She works for Mankato Professional Pharmacy. ''.',.' Morricals of Assaria plan ruby celebration Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morrical,' Assaria, are to celebrate their .' 40th wedding anniversary with'a 2 to 5 p.m. open house May 31 at' Assaria Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 124 W. First, Assaria? All friends and relatives are in- T ^ vited. The couple request no gifts.' Hosts are their children and their children's spouses: Allen;;;, ••_•! and Elaine Prater, Assaria; Eu^,. *« gene and Veronica Morrical, CuK ver; and Elizabeth Morrical of Manhattan. '."••<,• There are five grandchildren. ; j*j One son, Eric, is deceased. A-£*g*i grandson also is deceased. Harvey L. Morrical and mer Nathalie E. Eagles were urlii ed in marriage June 1,1958, at'A'Sr saria, where they since have , ';••'*• lived. ••, -• :*'j He works at Assaria Hardware?'. She works at Great Plains Rest^; rant, Assaria, and Salina's BiceiiT tennial Center. ''"'-- ~ «*< 40th occasion to honor McKains of Delphos" Mr. and Mrs. Duane McKain of Delphos are to observe their ruby wedding anniversary with a 2 to 5 p.m. open house today at the Delphos Presbyterian Church. - All friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Hosts for the occasion are the couple's children and their children's spouses: Renee and Pete Kahler of Manhattan and Randy Lucille Schoeni marks 80th birthday The United Church in Kensington is to be the scene of a 3 to 5 p.m. open house today in honor of the 80th birthday of Lucille Schoeni, Kensington. All friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts. Hosts for the occasion are her five children and her children's spouses: Carole and Eldon Thompson and Jan and Rob Zeigler, all of Superior, Neb.; Arden Schoeni of Arlington, Texas; Rita and Lloyd Kleinschmidt of Agra; and Cheryl Sellers of Smith Center. There are 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Born Lucille Grauerholz May 24,1918, on a farm near Agra, the honoree married Wayne A. Schoeni in 1940 at Kensington. He died in 1974. and Mishele McKain of McPher 1 < i son. . •• ~ There are three grandchildren. 1 Duane McKain and the former Maxine Parks were united in • marriage June 1, 1958, at Delphos, where they since have lived. He works for D and G Oil in Min- ' • '.:' neapolis. She is a homemaker. 1 • Cards may also be sent to the couple at their home at 701 N. >-• Strickler, Delphos, KS 67436. • 80th card shower set for Evelyn Redden Tuesday, May 26, is the 80th birthday of former Belleville resident Evelyn Redden. All friends : and relatives are invited to mark the occasion by sending cards to her address at 1004 E. Kirwin, > Salina 67401. ; She has two daughters: Kay of ; Perry and Cam Jensen of Salina. There are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Born Evelyn Swisher in 1918, the honoree married Merton Redden. She was an educator for many years at Belleville East>Elementary School, retiring in 1986. Going Out Of Business Final Week! 75% off on May 30 (original price) Leta's Casual Shoppe 785-263-1548 or 785-263-3451 Evenings 203 N. Cedar Abilene HI\VE4-SaFE-ttntl-EMOmiE-MEiaORIIU,-HOLIDI\V! 55 ICRANNVI6/17-18 '/Deadline Soon! *V $59.95 ppdo '•(includes So Much!) KANSAS CASINO(S) OVERNIC I (June 2-3) ] / Few seats left.../ Rooms at Harrah's ] $39.95 ppdo ($25 back & 2 Buffets!) 1 Enjoyable • Convenient • Relaxing Salina (east) departures Fort Randall.. • Luxury R/T transp. • Room & $20 Back! • Top Quality July 13-14 or July 30-31 2/S39.95 (Cold I 2/545.00 (Cold: 2/538.50) 2/5J9.95) Salina and north Salina and north Many more trips... "in the works!"...call for details ana mailer SPECIM. 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