Leta Mae and Ivan Percival, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at Prairie Commons Club House, 5121 Congressional Circle. They were married June 10, 1961, in Lawrence. The couple owned Ivan’s 19th St 66 Service at 19th and Massachusetts streets for over 20 years. They also enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with their family. They have three daughters, Jennifer Weible, and son-in-law, Mike, Olathe; Gaye Nicholson, Lawrence, and Jolene Janak, and son-in-law, Michael, Katy, Texas; a son, Steven, and daughter-in-law, Connie Conner, Olathe; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Jim and Edna Elder, Linwood, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Linwood Community Center. The event will be sponsored by their children and grandchildren. Your presence is your gift.
Carolee and Laurence Randel, Phoenix, formerly of Baldwin City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with family at the home of their son, Randy. Carolee Rochester and Laurence Randel were married July 28, 1961, in Baldwin City. Larry and Carolee graduated from Baldwin High School in 1960. Carolee grew up in Wellsville, where she worked at Bailey’s Cafe and Johnson Drug Store. She later worked at Hallmark Cards Inc. and Color Press, both in Lawrence, and Gary’s Auto Parts in Baldwin City. In 1979, she started at Quaker Oats Co. in Lawrence where she worked until 2000. Larry has worked at Clark Rock Quarry, Gary’s Station, both in Baldwin City, General Motors, USI Chemical, which later become Koch Sulfur Products, and GNB in Kansas City, Kan. He retired from Amarr Garage Doors in 2004. In 2005, they moved to Phoenix where they enjoy golfing and spending time with friends. The couple have a son, Randy, and a daughter-in-law, Elaine, Shawnee; a daughter, Debbie, and partner, Susan, Wichita; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Loucks and Alexander
Angela Loucks, Newton, and Sean Alexander, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jeanne and Paul Strausz, Moundridge, and Kay Kiger, Rio Rancho, N.M. She is a 1999 graduate of Newton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech-language-hearing: sciences and disorders, a master’s degree in audiology in 2006, and a doctorate in audiology in 2010, all from Kansas University. She owns and manages a private practice where she provides evaluation and treatment for Auditory Processing Disorder. The future groom is the son of Leanna and Scott Horner, Olathe, and Mike Alexander and Vickie Shaughnessey, Lawrence. He is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a degree in fabrication technologies from Wyoming Technical Institute in 2002. He is a master technician at Lawrence Automotive Diagnostic. The couple plan a Sept. 3, 2011, wedding at Spirit Lake Retreat Center in Perry.