Cards may be sent to the following people in care of Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, 3333 W. 10th St., Sedalia, MO 65301.
Mildred Williams will observe her 95th birthday on Dec. 12.
She was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Missouri. She was married to Howard Williams, who died earlier.
She was a housewife. She enjoys playing bingo, taking rides in the country and listening to music.
Betty Alexander will observe her 89th birthday on Dec. 14.
She was born Dec. 14, 1923. She was married to Carl Alexander, who died earlier.
She was a housewife and a farmer. She enjoys sewing, gardening and baking. She was a member of the Sedalia Jolly Elders and the Georgetown Five.
She has a daughter, the late Linda Knox; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Lorene Snyder will observe her 97th birthday on Dec. 25.
She was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Pettis County. She was married to Charlie Snyder, who died earlier.
She was a cook for Sedalia School District 200. She enjoys going to church, visiting with friends and baby-sitting her grandchildren.
She has four children, Barbara Duncan, of Sedalia, Charles Snyder, of St. Louis, Bill Kelley, of Conway, Ark., and the late Johnny J. Cochran; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Elmer “Les” Alderman will observe his 88th birthday on Dec. 27.
He was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Manila. He was married to Betty Alderman, who died earlier.
He was a postmaster. He enjoys golf.
He has a daughter, Carolyn Snow, of Sedalia; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Huddleston will observe her 93rd birthday on Dec. 27.
She was born Dec. 27, 1919. She is married to Charles Huddleston.
She was a beautician. She enjoys playing bridge, traveling, listening to big band music and watching baseball, tennis and golf.
She has three children, Diana Ryan, of Shawnee, Kan., Richard Huddleston, of Detroit, and Dr. Charles “Chuck” P. Huddleston, of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Malva Gehlken will observe her 93rd birthday on Dec. 28.
She was born Dec. 28, 1919. She was married to Ed Gehlken, who died earlier.
She was a licensed practical nurse. She enjoys playing cards, sewing and cooking. She was active with the Golden Entertainers.
She has three children, Joyce Lilly, of Sedalia, June Fowler, of Florence, and Jerry Sanders, of Otterville; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Kathleen “Kathy” Randall will observe her 69th birthday on Dec. 30.
She was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Pettis County. She was married to Larry Randall, who died earlier.
She worked at Kim Originals and later for Regal Beloit. She used to sell Avon and crochet. She enjoys playing on her computer and spending time with her grandchildren.
She has four children, Terry Randall and Lorrie Rogers, both of Cole Camp, and Lisa Randall and Mikey Randall, both of Sedalia; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.