Minnis Essary open house set for 80th birthday

Staff reports

Minnis D. Essary, Viola, will be honored at an open house Sunday, Feb. 14 in observance of his 80th birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. at Miss Effie's Ice Cream & Emporium, 221 East Main Street, Aledo. No gifts please.

Minnis was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Missouri. He married Dolores L. Brust Feb. 19, 1950. She passed away Aug. 22, 2003.  They had six children William (Marjorie); Edward (Patricia); Kathy (Ronald) Black; Robert Sr. (Annette); Debra (Steven) Appelquist; a son Dennis, deceased; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Minnis retired from International Harvester - Farmall, Rock Island and now enjoys farming and his special dog Snowball (Buddy).