Richard and Vicki Howard, St. Clair, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary March 2, 2013, with a gathering of family and friends at Zion Lippe Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, Ind. The event was hosted by their children.

Mr. Howard and the former Miss Bass were united in marriage March 2, 1973, in Union. Harold Bass, bride’s father, officiated at the ceremony.

Vicki is a homemaker, and Richard is owner of Main Line Hauling Co.

The couple’s children are Bob and Julie Klenck, Mount Vernon, Ind., Nathan and Vicki Tate, Mike Howard and Jamie Perkins, all of St. Clair. They have six grandchildren.