Donald and Dorothy Ray
Donald and Dorothy Ray will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings One and Two at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Dorothy Hardister and Donald Ray were married July 9, 1949.
The have three daughters, Connie Engle, Debbie Mendoza and Cheryl Post. They also have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.
John and Dorothy Monaghan
An open house in honor of John and Dorothy Monaghan's 50th wedding anniversary will be hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 3 in Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont. All friends are welcome.
Marshall and Dorothy Karnes
Marshall and Dorothy Karnes will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 3 at the Kansas State Bank in Overbrook.
Hosts will be children Nancy and Terry Pudwill, a sister, Irene Heberling, and nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Desque Goff and Marshall Karnes were married July 3, 1974, in Topeka.
Mr. Karnes retired from the Topeka Board of Education, and Mrs. Karnes retired from Tutcher Magic Gas Co. in Overbrook.
The couple request no gifts.
Warren and Roberta Lesh
Warren and Roberta Lesh, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Christmas cruise with their son Robert, who lives in Chicago.
The couple were married June 25, 1939, at the Presbyterian Church in Humboldt. The family moved to Lawrence in 1948, from Tulsa, Okla., when Mr. Lesh opened an accounting office. He later joined in a partnership with Warren Barrand, Frank Bradley, Robert Scherer, Victor Harrod and Richard Bennett. Mr. Lesh retired in 1976. He was treasurer of Lawrence Rotary Club for 15 years and also has volunteered at Audio Reader for 18 years.
Charles and Doris Fawl
Charles and Doris Fawl, rural Overbrook, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a dinner with family and close friends.
Doris Rose and Charles Fawl were married June 30, 1954, at the First Baptist Church in Fayette, Mo., with the Rev. Marshall Bouroughs officiating.
Mr. Fawl is self-employed in farming on the family farm east of Overbrook. He has served on the Douglas County Conservation board for a number of years. He currently is vice chairman of that organization.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Fawl graduated from Overbrook High School. Mrs. Fawl has been active in Christian ministry for 34 years, 15 of which were in pastoral ministry in the Church of the Brethren.
Their three sons and their wives are Mike and Roxane Fawl, rural Overbrook; Chris Fawl, also of rural Overbrook; and Tony and Mitz Fawl, McPherson. The Fawls also have six grandchildren.
The couple requests that greetings be sent to 515 E. 300 Rd., Overbrook.
Joann and Frank Lewis
Frank and Joann Lewis, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a buffet luncheon on June 13 at Alvamar Country Club that was hosted by their sons and their families.
Joanne Van Hooten and Frank Lewis were married June 1, 1949, at First Christian Church Chapel in Wichita.
Mr. Lewis is a 1943 graduate of Wichita East High School and a 1950 graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned a degree in agriculture economics. He worked for Farmers Home Administration as a loan specialist in Lawrence from 1979 until he retired 1985. He also was county supervisor in Fort Scott for 24 years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific and Atlantic on the USS El Paso patrol frigate.
Mrs. Lewis graduated in 1946 from Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore. She worked in banks until Mr. Lewis graduated from Kansas State University, then she became a full-time homemaker.
The couple are members of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, where they perform volunteer work.
Their three sons are Frank, who lives with his wife, Daryl, in Lee's Summit, Mo.; Craig, who lives with his wife, Debbie, in Venice, Fla.; and Vance, who lives with his wife, Allison, in Joplin, Mo. The Lewises also have seven grandchildren.
How they met
Joann Lewis tells us: "His sister and I were in Roosevelt Intermediate in Wichita. The first time I saw him, he was in overalls and a straw hat. I wasn't impressed. We did date later. My twin sister, Jean, and I usually switched dates. I wouldn't with him. We moved to Oregon and lost touch. I was visiting my sister in Wichita in 1948 and thought I would call him. He was home before summer semester in Manhattan. I guess the rest is history."
Pamela and Donald Bone
Donald and Pamela Bone, Baldwin, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
The couple were married June 22, 1974, in Lexington, Ohio. Both are graduates of Lexington High School. Mr. Bone works at M-Pact in Eudora, and Mrs. Bone owns a cleaning business.
The couple's children are Peter, Topeka; Daniel, Bobby and Elisabeth, all of the home; and Rebekah, Lawrence.
Ralph and Marja Pearson
Ralph and Marja (Purvis) Pearson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7, 1999. They were married at her parents' home near Baldwin.
They will be honored with a family dinner during a family campout Fourth of July weekend. Hosts will be their children and their families: Ed and Ann Pearson, Baldwin; Rick and Marcheta Pearson, Olathe; and Susan Davis, Baldwin. The Pearsons also have seven grandchildren.