Arlynn O'Connor of Sioux City celebrated her 97th birthday with a reception and family dinner on Feb. 25.

Cards may be sent to 3205 Idlewood, Sioux City, Iowa 51104.

Her children are Dianne (Marvin) Schock of Bismarck, North Dakota, Jon (Lynda) Forney of Grant, Nebraska, Vicki Ippensen of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Susan (Jerry) Baker of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Patricia (Ralph Cato) Wike of Fresno, California. She has 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arlynn was born on March 2, 1921, in Obert, Nebraska. She was an elementary teacher for 35 years in Nebraska and Sioux City.