Val and Mary Frances Stephens, Kokomo, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Val and the former Mary Frances Neal were married Aug. 16, 1953, in Mount Zion Christian Church by the Rev. Pat Kling. They met in Texas and he proposed in his third letter.
Mary Frances is a retired hairdresser and was owner/operator of Fran’s Hairstyling, and Val is retired from the U.S. Air Force and General Motors (Delco).
They are the parents of Cary Stephens, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Paul Stephens, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Todd Stephens, Greenville, S.C. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.