The Herald Bulletin

December 7, 2013

Hickner, Chezem birthdays

— On Nov. 23, twins Mary Ellen Hickner of Anderson and Rita Elaine (Elaine) Chezem of Plainfield, celebrated their 90th birthday with their families at a local restaurant.

Elaine and Mary Ellen were born Nov. 23, 1923, to Elmer and Josephine Smith in Yorktown. They had 12 brothers and sisters including Anderson residents Betty Ann Myer, Pat Sharpe and Jeanine Kempher.

Their spouses were Lewis Hickner and Ray Chezem. Mary Ellen and Lew raised five daughters, JoEllen, Barbara, Leslie, Elaine and Suzi. Elaine and Ray had four children, Rita Kay, Kevin, Mary Jo and Marti.