Knaussmans observe birthdays, anniversary

Birthday and anniversary greetings are requested for Howard and Jean Knaussman of El Dorado.

Jean Knaussman celebrated her 80th birthday May 31.

Howard will celebrate his 80th birthday July 18.

The couple will observe their 60th wedding anniversary June 27.

Jean Clark and Howard Knaussman were married June 27, 1948, at Ebenezer Methodist church, rural Burns.

Howard graduated from Burns High School and Butler County Community College, El Dorado.

He retired from the Skelly-Getty-Chevron-Frontier refinery in El Dorado and operated the Knaussman Print Tray for more than 20 years. He also was a basketball referee and scorekeeper at Butler County Community College basketball games.

Jean graduated from Burns High School in 1945, and attended Wichita State University and Emporia State Teachers College. She was an accountant for many years for Banks Construction Company and a teacher.

The couple has a daughter, Karla Duran of El Dorado, and son, Kevin Knaussman of Mesa, Ariz. They also have a grandson, Trey Duran.