Esther Black will observe her 96th birthday June 23.
She was born June 23, 1919, in Laclede County.
Esther was married to the late Thomas Black.
She was a school teacher for years, a farm wife and she taught children’s Sunday School. She used to enjoy cross stitch, quilting, painting, canning flowers, reading, watching TV, playing cards, church and visiting.
Esther has two children, Jerry Black, of Metamora, Ill., and Marilyn Cantrell, of Sedalia; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to Esther at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Home, 3333 W. 10th St., Sedalia, Mo. 65301.