Karen Baiers was born in Watervliet, Michigan. She grew up on the farm, then moved to Kansas City in 1968 after graduating from Michigan State University.
Cecil H. Simons was born in a log cabin in Lindy, Missouri on January 24, 1921. Lindy, Missouri was a small town (that no longer exists) in New Madrid county in the bootheel of the state. At a young age his family moved to Amboy, Lee County, Illinois. Cecil served in World War II as a radio operator and mechanic with the 89th Fighter Squadron, the 25th Fighter Squadron, and the 27th Troop Carrier Squadron. Cecil flew in 187 combat missions, mostly in China, and was discharged as a staff sergeant in June, 1945. Cecil has a son, grandson and granddaughter.
Flo Biehl was born in 1930, at home on the family farm near Burns, KS, on the edge of the Flint Hills. She lived and attended public schools there until she enrolled at Kansas State University at the young age of seventeen. After graduation, she taught high school Home Economics in a number of Kansas schools before marrying and raising a family. Moving with her husband and sons to Olathe in the early 1960s, she participated in K-State Research and Extension programming, particularly clothing construction and the tailoring classes.
Irene Zamarripa Lopez was born November 9th, 1937 in Turner Kansas. Irene moved to Kansas City at age thirteen in 1951. She attended West Junior High and graduated from Westport High School.
Born in 1945, February 21st, grew up in Kansas City. He went to South High School. Ken says he didn't do much work in school because he hated working, but he does love the city of Kansas City!