Wheat celebrates 70th birthday

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Jeanie Wheat, Paris, is celebrating her 70th birthday with an open house 2-6 p.m. April 20 at Step Station. The event is being hosted by her husband of 21 years, Gary Wheat.

A 1967 Paris High School graduate, Jeanie Wheat worked in customer service her entire career. She recently retired after 29 years of service with Edward Jones. Prior to that, Wheat was a customer service representative at the K-Mart service desk for 10 years. She also owned and operated her own beauty shop, Jeanie’s Hair Fashion.

Wheat volunteered for 15 years for the American Red Cross where she provided service to military families. She has one son, Michael Hudson of Effingham.

The family invites people to visit with Wheat at the open house.