Donald and Rosalie Benne, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 18, 2014. They joined their children for dinner at The Hawthorne Inn in Labadie. After dinner, the celebration continued at the Bennes’ home, where their grandchildren were given a “walk down memory lane” with 50 years of photographs and stories.

Mr. Benne and the former Miss Lingafelter were united in marriage April 18, 1964, in Kansas City.

Their children and their spouses are Kevin and Amy Walker, Rusty and Angela Smith, James and Rhonda Wood and Duane and Vanessa Benne. They have 14 grandchildren (four girls and 10 boys).