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Small 70th Anniversary

J. Davis and Mary (Gleim) Small of Waltham Township, IL will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on August 7, 1948 at Grand Ridge United Methodist Church. In attendance at their ceremony was Maid of Honor Luceille Werner of Streator, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids, Mary Lou Schmitt of Ottawa, friend of the bride, and Barbara Knees of San Mateo, CA, college friend of the bride, as well as Best Man William Wagner of Phoenix, AZ, friend of the groom, and groomsmen, the late Wesley Freebanan, the late Robert Robinson, the late Charles Thomson, and the late Vincent Werner. 
The couple's parents are the late Louis and Ina Gleim and the late John W. and Eleanor Small.  They have three children, Elizabeth (Stan) Small-Herrin of Dallas, TX, Debby (Fred) Baker of Streator, IL and John D. Small II of Waltham Township, IL.  The couple is also the proud grandparents of four grandchildren, Sarah (George A.) Lukach of Streator, Emily (William) Arnold of Dallas, TX, Susan (Mark) Kiehl of Poplar Grove, IL and John (Erin) Baker of Bloomington, IL as well as five great-grandchildren, Nolan Lukach, John Lukach, Drake Baker, Charlotte Arnold, and a great-granddaughter due in September.
The couple is enjoying their time together as a retired farmer and homemaker.   A family dinner was recently held in celebration of this wonderful occasion.

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