From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, January 20, 1980


The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bell of Bixby will honor their parents at a 50th wedding anniversary reception to be held January 27. It will be held in the Lions Club Building, 202 East Commanche, Jenks, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Bell were married January 25, 1930 at Coweta. They have lived most of their married life in the Sapula-Kiefer area.

The Bells have three children, Mrs. Max Palmer of Bixby, Mrs. W. R. Gruver, Jr. and Mrs. Troy Hayes, both of Jenks. There are seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

An invitation is extended to all friends and relatives to attend next Sunday's reception.

From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, February 3, 1980

A large number of friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bell attended a reception in their honor held Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lions Club Building at Jenks. The occasion was to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Hosts at the open house were the couple's three daughters and their sons-in-law, along with the seven grandchildren and their spouses. Their daughters are Mrs. Max Palmer, Bixby, Mrs. W. R. Gruver Jr. and Mrs. Troy Hayes, both of Jenks.

A couple who were of special note were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Agee, Haskell. They had signed the marriage license for Mr. and Mrs. Bell.

Other guests were Mrs. Lorene Nichols, Wellston; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Calkins, Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rice and family, Mounds; Mrs. Carlene Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jones, of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Randy Haves and Mrs. Wanda Heflin of Glenpool.

From Bixby were Homer Jones, Mr. and Mrs. David Palmer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Palmer and family, Mrs. Stella Rhoads, Mr. and Mrs. John Bell Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Metcalf and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King and family and Mrs. Trona Rowe.

Jenks guests who registered were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gregory and family, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Burditt, the Rev. and Mrs. Herman Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Brown and family.

And, Mr. and Mrs. George Bell, Mrs. Joyce Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gruver, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson and Mike, Tommy Gruver, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. David Mayfield and family.

Also, Mrs. Edna VanArsdel, and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bell, Kiefer; Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bell, Sapulpa.

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