James R. and Marvel M. Butcher, Kokomo, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 22 at Casabella Pastarrific.
James and the former Marvel Myland were married June 27, 1953, in Betheseda Temple, Detroit, Mich., by the Rev. Edward Hall. They met at a youth tent revival and he proposed 13 days later on her front porch.
Marvel is a retired schoolteacher, and James is an attorney with Butcher, Ball & Lowry.
They are the parents of Kevin and wife Carla Butcher, Detroit, Mich.; Linda and husband Norm Long, Whiteland; and Jeff and wife Paula Butcher, Greenwood. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.