Maiva Gehlken will observe her 96th birthday Dec. 28.
She was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Clarksburg.
Maiva was a Licensed Practical Nurse and she used to enjoy playing cards, sewing, cooking. She was active with The Golden Entertainers.
She has three children, Joyce Lilly, of Sedalia, June Fowler, of Florence, and Jerry Sanders, of Otterville; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to Maiva at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, 3333 W. 10th St., Sedalia, Mo. 65301.