William Joe and Vivian Marie Payne, Kokomo, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
William and the former Vivian Wheeler were married April 10, 1943, by the Rev. Perry Avery. They were schoolmates and were in safety patrol.
Vivian was a dental assistant, and William retired as fire chief at Chrysler.
They are the parents of Judith Marie Tubach, John William Payne and Deborah Lee Spicker. They have four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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