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CARLOCK — Joyce Stenson Kath of the Carlock and Danvers area will celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise tea party open house from 2 to 4 p.m. March 11 at White Oak Community Building, Carlock.

She was born March 11, 1938, in Carlock. She married Robert "Bob" Kath on May 26, 1957. He passed away April 7, 1976. Her brother is Gary (Elsie) Stenson of Lansdale, Pa.

Her children are Michael (Annette) Kath, Carlock; Brenda (John) Turton, Congerville; Wanda (Jeff) Myers, Carlock; Gary (Debbie) Kath, Bloomington; Linda (David) Bedwell, Danvers; and Rhonda Kath, Carlock. She has 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She is a homemaker. She enjoys reading, gardening, church activities, playing games, crocheting, doing puzzles and attending grandchildren's musical and sporting events. She is a member of Carlock Mennonite Church, former member of Carlock Women's Club and former board member of God's Little Acre Preschool.