Sylvia Thompson residents to observe birthdays in August
Cards may be sent to the following people in care of Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, 3333 W. 10th St., Sedalia, MO 65301.
Elaine Doris Linn observed her 85th birthday on Wednesday.
She was born Aug. 1, 1927, in St. Charles.
She was a church secretary and worked at ACF Industries. She was a member of a traveling club and a dancing club. She was a hospital volunteer in St. Charles.
She has seven children, Dr. Phillip Hornbostel, Rowland Hornbostel, Steve Hornbostel, Chris Hornbostel, Bruce Linn, Roger Linn and Scott Linn; and several grandchildren.
Eula Harms observed her 82nd birthday on Friday.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Pettis County.
She worked at Mode-O-Day in Kansas City and operated a restaurant in Sedalia. She used to enjoy dancing and playing cards.
She has two sons, Gary Harms, of Sedalia, and Larry Harms, of Independence; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Sheila Triplett will observe her 73rd birthday on Sunday.
She was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Marshall.
She worked at Medigold and Gardner Denver. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, camping and baby-sitting her grandchildren.
She has two children, Steve Triplett, of Sedalia, and Sheri Blayney, of Lee’s Summit; and four grandchildren.
Billy J. Gordon will observe her 85th birthday on Sunday.
She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Houston, Mo. She was married to Gene Gordon, who died earlier.
She was a school teacher. She owned Cabool and Houston Florist flower shops. She enjoys playing cards, visiting and going out to eat with friends.
She has three children, Joe Don Gordon and Kent Gordon, both of Hughesville, and Nancy Gordon, of Springfield; and a grandchild.
Evelyn Vannoy will observe her 93rd birthday on Aug. 12.
She was born Aug. 12, 1919, in Green Ridge. She was married to Everett Vannoy, who died earlier.
She was a housewife.
She has two sons, Dean Vannoy, of Hughesville, and Harold Vannoy, of Michigan; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Betty Griffith will observe her 84th birthday on Aug. 17.
She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Beaman. She was married to Donald Griffith, who died earlier.
She was a first-grade teacher at Washington Elementary School. She enjoys traveling and collecting coffee mugs.
She has four children, Donald Griffith and Richard Griffith, both of Sedalia, Rebecca Bollmer and the late Brenda Griffith; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Hallye J. Meisenheimer will observe her 85th birthday on Aug. 17.
She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Missouri. She is married to Herman Meisenheimer, who also lives at the center.
She was a cook at Smithton School. She enjoys cross-stitching, gardening, doing puzzles, canning and traveling. She is a member of a church choir. She was a volunteer at Open Door and Bothwell Regional Health Center.
She has two children, Bonnie Lane, of Smithton, and Calvin Meisenheimer, of Indiana; and two grandchildren.
Lavera Griggs will observe her 96th birthday on Aug. 28.
She was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Nebraska. She was married to Charles Griggs, who died earlier.
She sold Avon and was a housewife. She served on the Sedalia Senior Center Board for 10 years and played piano in a kitchen band. She sang in the church choir and enjoyed playing the piano and organ.
She has three children, Ted Griggs, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and the late Clarence Griggs and Charlotte Marie Craig; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
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