Franklin and Theda (Howell) Rose of Pratt will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, Saturday, July 13th with a reception from 2-4 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 600 West Lincoln Avenue, Greensburg.
The Roses were married July 12, 1953 at the bride's home in Mullinville. Franklin and Theda have four children, Karla Givens of Manhattan, John and wife Kay of Mullinville, Steven Rose of Pratt, and David Rose with our heavenly father. They have four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Franklin graduated from Mullinville High School in 1951. Franklin retired from teaching, 20 years, as a junior high science teacher in the Great Bend school district. He also, retired, maybe, from farming/stockman from the age of seven to present.
During World War II there were not men to work in the fields so the children worked in the fields. Franklin served in the United States Army for two years. He was stationed with the Battalion at the Radar Site in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Franklin graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and biology. Franklin was on the Fort Hays State University track team and was a graduate assistant.
Theda also graduated from Mullinville High School in 1951. Theda retired from teaching, 20 years, as an elementary teacher in the Great Bend school district.
Theda graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master's degree with continued work in special education. Theda was a past member of the Agenda Club in Greensburg.
Franklin and Theda are members of the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg.
The Roses moved to Pratt after the May 4, 2007 Greensburg tornado. Cards may be sent to: 402 Eastland Ave, Pratt, KS 67124. Please join us as we share in our celebration with family and friends.