Mary Ann Wiens of Marion will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, Jan. 13.
She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Hillsboro, the oldest child of Ben and Elma Bartel. She graduated from Marion High School in 1949.
On June 26, 1949, she was married to Harold Wiens at Bruderthal Mennonite Church in rural Hillsboro, who predeceased her in April, 1993.
After 48 years, she retired from childcare and preschool.
Her children are Diann and Marvin Cline of Smolan; Gerald and Jan Wiens of Marion; Denise and Stan Hett of Wichita; Joni and Jim Crofoot of Marion; Janice Richmond of Marion; Loraine and Kevin McGahee of Shawnee; and Loreen and Jerry Hett of Marion.
Grandchildren are Matt Cline of Lindsborg; Jennifer and David Schneider of Marion; Dustin and Peggy Wiens of Shawnee; Sarah and Heath Voss of Mico, Texas; Andy Crofoot of Mico, Texas; Jeffrey Richmond of Manhattan; Lindsey Richmond of Hutchinson; Alysa McGahee of Manhattan; Kyle and Macy McGahee of Shawnee; Elliot Hett of Wichita and Isaac and Eli Hett of Marion.
Her great-grandchildren are Emily, Jack and Ben Schneider of Marion, Carter and Maura Wiens of Shawnee, and Ryker Voss of Mico Texas.
She requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to 309 S. Coble, Marion, KS 66861.