David and Jan Guth, Lawrence, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23. They were married in 1975 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville, Ky. The Guths moved to Lawrence in 1991 when David accepted an assistant professorship with the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University. He has since earned tenure and is now an associate professor in the strategic communications sequence. Jan is a computer programmer with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Kansas City, Mo. They have one daughter, Susan Elizabeth, a junior at Free State High School.
Tim and Donna Thomas, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at 3 p.m. today at the couple's farm south of Lawrence. Friends and family are invited to the celebration. Tim Thomas and Donna Hood were married Aug. 30, 1975, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Walter Lutz officiating. They have three children: Patrick Thomas, Tracy Guthrie and Michael Thomas. The couple request no gifts.
Ardith and Leon Curtis, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1900 University Drive. Ardith Reynolds and Leon Curtis were married Aug. 11, 1950, at the home of the groom's grandparents in Independence, Mo. Ardith is a graduate of William Chrisman High School and became an LPN in 1976. She has worked for Herald Publishing House, RLDS World Church offices and in the purchasing department of a Montana hospital. She is a part-time nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Leon is a graduate of Lee's Summit High School, Kansas City Junior College, Warrensburg, Mo., and Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and worked for AT&T for seven years. He was an RLDS ministerial appointee for 29 years. He works at Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store. The couple have five children: Rebecca Giles, Stillwater, Minn.; Phillip Curtis, Lawrence; Jeffrey Curtis, Lawrence; Randall Curtis, Lawrence, and Lianna Corteville, Ellisville, Mo., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple request no gifts.