Claude and Yvonne Percy recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Claude Orris Percy, son of Mack Joseph and Pearl Pansy Latimer Percy, and Margaret Yvonne Dreher, daughter of Stanley and Loretta Whitaker Dreher, were married at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola on July 25, 1952.
Claude graduated from Iola High School in 1950 and attended Iola Junior College and served in the Kansas National Guard as sergeant-major until 1960. They moved to Kansas City in 1955 where he worked as chief draftsman and chief of design at Larkin and Associates Consulting Engineers until his retirement. He was an avid sailboat racer and competed in several national and international championships. Sailboating was also a family affair for Claude and Yvonne and their children for many years.