The following July 13, 1950, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
The Worleys received many unexpected but lovely gifts and congratulatory cards, also a silver coin tree.
Twenty-one years ago the couple purchased a house on Freemont St. and through the wonderful team work which they have experienced throughout their 25 years of happily married life, have established a real home where they welcome friends at any time.
The bride of 25 years ago greeted her guests in a dress of pink sheer and wore a corsage of white carnations, the groom's boutonniere was a white carnation, gifts of their daughters, Mrs. Lester (Dorthea Mae) Guritz and Mrs. Clyde (Norma Lee) Zark, and granddaughter Linda Guritz.
Comparing their appearance pictured on their wedding day with their appearance on their Silver Anniversary, it was agreed that after 25 years of happiness they were looking younger. Elmer and Blanche are looking forward to another celebration 25 years hence, when they mark their 50th anniversary.
The lovely decorations and refreshments were arranged by the couple's sisters, Mrs. Shelia Henry and Mrs. John C. Brown, and their two daughters.
The following article from the May 8, 1990, Southlake Register was found in the Lowell Public Library's local history clipping files (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 2, page 76):
He is survived by wife of 65 years, Blanche; two daughters, Dorothy Guritz, Crown Point; Norma Sark, Lake Village; brother J.L. Worley, Lowell; two sisters, Gladys Gerner, Lowell; Irene Ebert, Lowell; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Linda Chestovich, and sister, Esther Brown.
Services at the Sheets Funeral Home May 3 were conducted by the Rev. Charles Hochmuth. Burial was at Lowell Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Worley had been a member of the Indiana Trail Grange, Lowell Church of Christ, Senior Citizens Club, and a former member of the Lowell Town Board and Lake Village Fire Dept.
Note that the minister's name has different spellings in the two obituaries. It is more commonly spelled "Hochmuth."
Go to Elmer Worley, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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