They were married on Sept. 12, 1959, at the EUB Union Township Church, SR 59, Bellmore.
Bertha is the former Miss Brown. She retired after 15 years as manager of Spencer's Corn Barn and Soda Fountain in Marshall.
Charles is retired from Eli Lilly and Company, Clinton after 23 years. They are also retired from farming in Marshall.
They have five children Chuck and Ronja Branson; Joe and Angie Branson, Steve Branson; Debbie and Jay Hicks, and Becky and Jon Cowart. They have 11 grandchildren Blair Mathis, Brigett Renfrow, Brock Branson, Clint Hicks, Tiffany Hicks, Cody Branson, Abbi Branson, Noah Cowart, Austin Cowart, Jenna Cowart and Owen Cowart, and one great-grandson Logan Mathis.
The reception is being hosted by their children. All friend and family are invited to attend. Cards are welcome, please omit gifts.