Verna Vielbig will celebrate her 85th birthday with family and friends. Verna was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Oskaloosa at the home of her grandparents. She married Don Vielbig on Nov. 19, 1954, at Olivet Baptist Church in Westwood. She worked as an executive secretary her whole career, including 20 years at Select Brands and 18 years at the Turner Unified School District, in the Kansas City area. After retiring, she and her husband moved to McPherson in 2001 and then to Hutchinson in 2007. She is a member of Wheatland Baptist Church in McPherson.

Her children include son Don (Shawn) Vielbig, Jr. of Howard, Ohio; daughter Janice (Jay) Puckett of Shawnee; daughter Sheryl (Erin) Patrick of St. Joseph, Missouri. She has 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.