They were united in marriage in 1962, at the Rio Grande Church of Christ in a ceremony performed by Richard Ellis, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Richard is a retired Clay Community Schools bus driver, Dick Johnson Township Volunteer firefighter and is the minister of the Rio Grande Church of Christ, where he has served for the past 42 years.
Janice, the former Miss Bridgewater, is a homemaker and a longtime volunteer at local nursing homes and with the American Cancer Society.
In honor of the occasion, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will host an open house celebration Sept. 21, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., at the Dick Johnson Community House.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Cards and memories will be welcome.