Elfrinks married 50 years

Sunday, September 15, 2002

LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elfrink celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 19, 2002. A mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Huggins officiating. A dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, followed by an open house.

Elfrink and Geneva Thele were married May 24, 1952, at St. John's Church by the Rev. Robert Schumacher. Their attendants were Edward and Loretta Aschoff, brother-in-law and sister of the bride; Daniel and Betty Elfrink, brother and sister-in-law of the groom; Norbert Elfrink, brother of the groom; and Geri Thele, cousin of the bride.

Their children and spouses are: Mary and Jerry Roe and JoAnn and Brian Barrett. Two sons, David and Dale Elfrink, are deceased.

The couple has five grandchildren: Scott, Rebecca and Lisa Roe, and Bryanna and Jennifer Barrett.