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BLOOMINGTON — Edna A. Bangtson of Bloomington will celebrate her 103rd birthday with a reception and card shower from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Heritage Health, 700 E. Walnut St., Bloomington.

She was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Buda. She married Foster Bangtson on Feb. 20, 1936. He died Feb. 5, 1989. 

Her daughter, Marilyn K. Bangtson, and two infant daughters, are deceased. 

She farmed with her husband, from 1936 until retiring in 1970. They farmed with a horse-drawn plow and went on to raise cattle, hogs, chickens and dairy cattle. She has enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening and enjoys listening to Chicago Cubs baseball. She is a former member of Buda Congregational Church; attended First United Church of Christ, Sheffield; and is a lifetime member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.

Cards may be sent in care of Ken McLean, 16279 Bush Blvd., Bloomington, IL 61705.

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