Orbie and Patrica Hardister
Patrica and Orbie Hardister, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, Ninth and Madeline.
The couple were married Aug. 27, 1949. Mr. Hardister was co-owner of Hardister Painting for several years. The couple owned and operated Hardister Ceramic for 10 years.
They have four children: Orbie Hardister Jr., Kansas City, Kan., Velva Roberts, Lawrence, Robert Hardister, Lawrence, and Rodney Hardister, Dallas. The couple also have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.
George and Donna Stewart
George and Donna Stewart, Lawrence, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Cascade, Colo., with a family reunion that included their children and their families.
They have five children, Randy and Jadene Stewart, Hamilton, Mont.; Bob and Pam Larson, West Des Moines, Iowa; Tim and Su Carlisle, Kansas City, Kan.; Bob and Rhonda Carlisle, Baldwin; Scott and Bertie Stewart, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Steve and Kristen Reber, Newton. The Stewarts also have 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
George Stewart and Donna Cartmill were married May 29, 1949, in Union Chapel Methodist Church near Ottawa.