Floyd and Ileen Hannon, Cherokee Village, will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 28, 2010. They were married at Floyd's grandparents' home in Wichita, Kan., on Thanksgiving Day, 1940. They resided in Wichita until Floyd retired as chief of police in 1976. At that time, they relocated to Cherokee Village where they have enjoyed many years of retirement.
Floyd and Ileen met each other in South Fork, Col. Ileen was working at the US Post Office and Floyd was working at his grandparent's cabin camp. They have two children, daughter, Mary Ann and her husband, Bill Howerton, of Topeka, Kansas and son, Floyd Hannon and wife, Joan, of Avon Park, Florida. They have four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Both Floyd and Ileen have been active in the Cherokee Village community. Ileen volunteered at the former Hospital Auxiliary Gift Store for many years and plays bridge. Floyd is the Secretary of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club, SID Commissioner, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Harmon Foundation.
A private celebration is planned for Thanksgiving Day with their children and close friends.