Twin sisters celebrate 80th birthday

Twin sisters celebrate 80th birthday

JACKSONVILLE (Feb. 8, 2018) – Twin sisters Eileen Nichols and Pauline Koch are turning 80 years old this month and will celebrate with an open house from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville.

The twins were the first-born children to Clyde and Velma Schoppe. They were baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville, attended Nilwood grade school and later Girard High School, where they graduated in 1955.

Koch resides in Talula with her husband of 60 years, Robert. Nichols resides in Girard.

No gifts are requested at the open house.