Archive for Saturday, August 18, 2001


August 18, 2001



George and Esther Woodward, Brazoria, Tex., recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married July 31, 1941, in Oskaloosa. They lived in Lawrence for many years.

The couple have two daughters, Sharon Knight, Brazoria, Tex., and Georgia Hanson, Katy, Tex. They also have six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A reception was held July 29 at the home of their daughter, Sharon Knight.


Robert and Virginia Durr, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, at Eudora City Hall, Seventh and Main streets.

Robert Durr and Virginia Brecheisen were married Aug. 11, 1951, in Folkston, Ga.

Robert served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He then worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. for 15 years before employment with Farmland Industries and the Farmers Cooperative Assn. in Lawrence. He retired in 1992.

Virginia worked several years for Hercules Powder Company.

The couple have two children, Brent Durr and Brenda Durr, both of Eudora.

The couple request no gifts.


Marc and Pat Schwartz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 2 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. A family reception and dinner will be held in the church hall.

The couple were married Sept. 1, 1951, at St. Leo Church in St. Leo. Their children are Theresa Nuckolls, Lois Ray, Paula Blair and Charles Schwartz. They also have 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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