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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Flynns celebrate 60

  • Dale and Loretta (Hayes) Flynn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 29. Their children request a card shower in honor of this monumental occasion.
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  • Dale and Loretta (Hayes) Flynn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 29. Their children request a card shower in honor of this monumental occasion.
    Greetings may be sent to the couple at 2566 14th Ave., Lindsborg, KS 67456.
    The high school sweethearts were married  in 1953 in Hastings, Neb. Both Dale and Loretta grew up in Lebanon and after a brief stay in Hastings, moved back to Lebanon where they were owners/operators of Flynn’s Supermarket and owned farmland south of town.
    In 1969, the Flynns moved to their current residence south of Lindsborg, where they started their own business, Flynn Plumbing and Electric.
    Their marriage has been blessed with four children, Jilinda (McPherson), Brian (and wife Peggy, Moundridge), Mark (and wife Laura, Lindsborg) and Jerri (and husband Dan, Cincinnati, Ohio); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Dale is known to say the secret to their long marriage is “all give and take; Loretta gives and (he) takes.”
    Now retired, the couple stays busy with family and church activities and tending to rental property. Dale and Loretta can often be seen driving around in their replica of a 1952 British MGTD car with their two dogs.
    Their children would like to thank their parents for the loving example they have set and for their devotion to family, friends and each other through the years.
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