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Genny Richmond to celebrate 100th birthday

Genny Richmond of St. Louis, Mo., will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday April 22 in Tuscola.

Richmond was born April 17, 1918 in Casper, Wyo., and spent her childhood in Flora. She attended Flora High School and St. Louis Business School.

She was employed by the International Shoe Company in Flora during WWII, worked in an ammunitions plant in Macon, Ga., and at Warner-Robbins Hospital in Macon, Ga. Eventually settled in St. Louis and became a homemaker.

She married Leonard Richmond, an electrical engineer with Sverdrup-Parcel International Engineering of St. Louis, in February 1949.

Richmond has eight siblings (three living), 26 nieces and nephews, and many extended family members..

A birthday party is being held at Mi Veracruz Mexican Grill in Tuscola, where Genny’s sister Catherine Daniels resides, on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Family from Georgia, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Oregon, and Washington are attending. Genny is the first among the Warren clan to reach 100.

Parties were also held at Genny’s church, Trinity Presbyterian, in St. Louis and at Kemoll’s Fine Dining Restaurant in St. Louis on Saturday, April 12; overnighters stayed at the Residence Inn in downtown St. Louis.

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