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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Nelsons celebrate 65 years of marriage

  • Harold and Evelyn Nelson, 1125 E. Simpson, McPherson, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
    Evelyn is the former Evelyn L. Eisenhauer from Solomon.
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  • Harold and  Evelyn Nelson, 1125 E. Simpson, McPherson, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
    Evelyn is the former Evelyn L. Eisenhauer from Solomon.
    Harold grew up in the Scandia area.
    Harold and Evelyn were married on July 25, 1948, at the University United Methodist Church in Salina. Both of them graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.
    Their children are  Sonia Nelson and husband Jeff Mackey, Edmonds, Wash.; Douglas Nelson and wife Janice, Bonner Springs; and Anita Nelson Wiley and husband Jack Wiley, Manhattan, Kan.
    They have two foreign exchange daughters:  Jill Collingwood, Wales, and Susi Linninger, Austria.
    The Nelsons have five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
    There is one great- grandchild and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
    Harold is retired from the United Methodist Church. He is a pastor emeritus of the First United Methodist Church of McPherson and continues as a member of their pastoral care staff.  
    Evelyn is a retired McPherson public school teacher in special education and also a former faculty member of the William Glasser Institute. She was also a volunteer for Hospice of Kansas and the director of the bell choir at the McPherson First United Methodist Church. They both have been very active in the restoration of the McPherson Opera House.
    Family celebrated earlier this July with a trip to the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts for a week of fun and sightseeing. There will be a reception honoring their 65th anniversary, as well as Evelyn’s 85th birthday and Harold’s 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
    It will be at the First United Methodist Church in McPherson at 1200 E. Kansas Ave.
    If unable to attend, cards may be sent to them at their home at 1125 E. Simpson, McPherson, KS 67460.

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