Austins celebrate 50th
L.D. and Hellen Austin, De Soto, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
L.D. Austin and Hellen Daffer met in California while working in a munitions plant. They married March 7, 1953.
They have traveled throughout much of the United States and enjoy gardening, yard work and fishing.
L.D. retired from Butler/Bu-Con Construction and was a long-time employee of Santa Fe Engineers and D.F. Freeman. He currently has a small engine repair shop out of the garage of his De Soto home.
Hellen is a former employee of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and DuPont. She enjoys quilting.
The couple's children are Patricia Keehn and Robin Keehn, both of De Soto; Evelyn Smith, Olathe; and Jim Austin, Overland Park.
They have eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.