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Couples announcements June 25, 2016




Jim and Jean Stokes of Lawrence will celeb­ rate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on 29 June 2016. They were mar­ried in Concord, Mass at the First Parish Church in 1946 follow­ing Jim’s Navy service in the Pacific. After Jim graduated from N.C. State University with an Engineering degree they moved to Clinton, Iowa, where Jim worked in the cello­phane and Clysar oper­ations for DuPont. They were active mem­bers of the First Presbyterian Church while living in Clinton. Jim was a member of the Masons during their time in Clinton. In 1965 they moved to Lawrence when Jim was transferred to the DuPont cellophane plant in Tecumseh. Jean was a stay at home mother raising two children Jim III (Jackie) of Sunset Beach, NC and Susan Koelling of Wichita, KS. Jim and Jean were involved in their community by previously serving on the Lawrence Hospital Endowment board and the Auxiliary, respect­ively. Jean is also a member of the Lawrence PEO and de­livered Meals on Wheels for many years. Jim served a number of years on the Buildings and Grounds commit­ tee at the First Presby­ terian Church where they have been mem­ bers since 1965. They enjoyed many years of golf as members of the Clinton Country Club and Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence. They are looking forward to fam­ ily dinner celebration with their children, grandchildren (Lesli Storm (Matt) of Geneseo, Illinois, Adam Stokes (Andrea) of Skokie, Illinois, Heath­ er Lewis (Brian) of Wichita, Kansas and Jason Koelling of Wichita, Kansas) and great grandchildren (Bethany Storm of Dubuque, Iowa, Dana Storm of Geneseo, Illinois, Nicholas Stokes of Herrin, Illinois, Alex and Olivia Lewis of Wichita, Kan­ sas, Keelan and William Stokes of Skokie, Illinois).


Finger and Robbs

Mark and Jonnie Finger, Lawrence, and Ken and Jill Robbs, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Kristen Faith Finger and John Joseph Robbs. John is a 2011 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2015 graduate of Baker Uni­versity with a major in art history and minors in business and music (percussion performance). He is employed at Locus, a K­12 online enrollment software company as the ac­ count's manager. Kristen is a 2013 gradu­ate of Veritas Christian School and is currently a senior at Baker Uni­ versity majoring in English literature and minoring in psycho­ logy. She is employed by the Baker libraries. The couple will be married on July 9 at Wellsville Baptist Church.

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