Ruth (Sprinkle) Mettlen, McPherson, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 18. She was born in Salina, moved to Hutchinson and attended Hutchinson schools.

She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1936 and from Hutchinson Junior College in 1938.

She married Richard Mettlen on Dec. 25, 1938, and they moved to McPherson after World War II where Dick owned a Travelers Insurance Agency.

Her children include: Rae Ann and Dave Leach of Sisters, Ore., and Margo Yates of Marion. She has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A card shower is requested, please no gifts.

Ruth Mettlen 101 N. Maxwell, McPherson, KS 67460.