Ted and Hazel Rathman of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 23. The Rathmans moved to Cherokee Village 27 years ago from Peoria, Ill. Their two daughters and their husbands -- Louise and Chuck Lusby, and Nellie and Bill Kuehne -- joined them by moving to the Village in 1998.
The Rathmans will celebrate their anniversary belatedly by taking a Western Caribbean cruise, a gift from their daughters and sons-in-law. There will also be a celebration at the First Church of God of Thayer, Mo., Dec. 21. Mr. Rathman will also celebrate his 90th birthday the day before the couple's anniversary.