90th Birthday: Mary Jean Hartlep
Mary Jean (Lafond) Hartlep, of Sheldon, will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Sheldon Community Center at 140 S. Fourth St. The event is being hosted by her son, Carl Hartlep. No gifts please, but she would enjoy cards.
She was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Beaverville and has lived in Iroquois County her whole life. She graduated from Holy Family Academy in Beaverville and College of St. Francis in Joliet. Mary Jean is a retired school teacher, having taught in Donovan, Stockland and Sheldon. She enjoys volunteering, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, as well as word games.