Anniversaries from August 2006
Evans -- 50 years
Observing their 50th wedding anniversary in August are Bill and "Joy" Evans, of Nevada. Bill Evans and the former Janette "Joy" Long were married Aug. 30, 1956, in Altus, Okla. After eight years in the Air Force, the Evans settled in Nevada and have lived at the same residence since...
Sparks -- 60 years
The family of Lee and Eva Sparks will celebrate their parents' 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2006, in Kansas City. The former Eva Mahurin and Lee Sparks were married just three months after meeting and have lived, all but two years spent in Joplin, of their married lives, in Nevada...
Wescoat -- 30 years
Kenny and Velma Wescoat will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 26. The couple were married on Aug. 26, 1976, in Nevada. The couple's children and grandchildren, Cindy and husband Carl Johnson and Jordan, Roger and wife Kim Sanders and Tom, Chris and husband Kevin Pettibon and Blair and Lindy, request a card shower to honor the Wescoats' 30th anniversary...
Cowan -- 55 years
Bill and Norma Cowan were married on Aug. 12, 1951, at the Devon United Methodist Church at Devon, Kan., and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday. The couple now reside in Nevada, Mo. They have two children, Diana Cowan of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Phillip Cowan and wife Lisa, of Tulsa, Okla.; and two grandsons, Zachary and Seth Cowan of Tulsa...
Cullor -- 70 years
On Aug. 19, 1936, at the Lemons, Mo., home of the Rev. Harley Skipper, Mary Ruth Bishop and Gilbert Cullor were married as the clock struck 12, noon. From there they went on a six-month honeymoon, traveling south through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Old Mexico, working at various jobs to pay for their trip. Returning from their honeymoon they began to settle in Putnam County, Mo...