Gil and Kay Sander, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 14 at the CPI Annex building, 24th and Kansas, Great Bend. Friends and family are invited to attend. Please RSVP. The couple requests no gifts.

Children of the couple are Debbie Sander Walker and George Campbell and her son Cameron, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Glen and wife, Becky, and their three children, Andrea Babb and husband, Joe, Wichita, Mathew, Wichita, and Tyler and wife, Liz, and their children, Tatum and Jordan, Great Bend; Mark and wife, Victoria, Gulfport Miss; the late Bert, deceased Nov. 16, 2008, his daughter, Stephanie Ham and granddaughter, Haily, Wichita; Kirk and wife, Joan, Great Bend with daughters; Monica Kruse and husband, Tony, with son Nathan, Bel Aire, Nicole and Brandi, Great Bend; deceased Yvonne Amy and three infants.

Kathleen attended grade school at Vincent and Gilbert in Victoria. They met at Victoria High School. He farmed with his folks and started working in the oil field. After their marriage, he worked at the Farmers Store, Victoria, as the creamery tester and later in Salina as the production manager for Royal Crown Cola. In 1953, they moved to Hays, and he went back to the oil patch. In 1955, they moved to Great Bend where he worked for Davis Mud and Chemical for 34 years, retiring in 1994. Kathleen has been a housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She's kept busy with sewing, quilting and working on the genealogy of eight different families.

Gilbert Sander and Kathleen Rajewski were married June 14, 1949, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Vincent.

Cards can be sent to them at 1321 Morton, Great Bend, KS 67530.