Vinal and Marjorie Hessong Bowyer, Peru, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 12. They were married at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Shively, Nead, on Feb. 12, 1944.
They are the parents of five children, Don and wife Carla Bowyer, Devita and husband Rick McClain, and Carol Whybrew, all of Peru, Tania Mayer, Edwards, Colo., and Marvene and husband Rex Riis, Pierre, S.D. They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Vinal has been self-employed as a farmer and businessman, and Marjorie was formerly employed as a cook at Randall Elementary School.
Their anniversary will be celebrated with an open house given by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the home of Devita and Rick McClain, 2072 W. Road 300 South, Peru. Friends are invited to help celebrate the milestone and share memories. The family requests that gifts be omitted.