Walter H. and Barbara A. Parks, Peru, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family party in May.
Walter and the former Barbara Howard were married April 2, 1949, in St. Luke’s Evangelical Church, Jeffersonville, by the Rev. Eugene Younger. They met at a roller skating rink, and he proposed during a trip to visit his grandparents in Henryville.
Walter is a retired carpenter and owned and operated a greenhouse in Peru for many years, selling plants, flowers and vegetables. Barbara is a housewife.
Their children are Dennis and wife Debra Parks, Kokomo; Daniel and wife Janet Parks, Kokomo; Jane Calhoun, Peru; Walter Lee Parks, Peru; Janice and husband Roger Coleman, Indianapolis; and David and wife Mendy Parks, Warren. They have 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter will join the family in June.