Gene and Leona married June 28, 1952 and have lived their entire married lives in Benton.
They have three children: Rose and husband Butch Mayginnes of Andover, Nancy and husband Steve Moch of Reece, and Paul and wife Kim Harrison of Wichita. They have 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Gene retired from Fina Oil Co and a carpentry business, Leona retired from US Postal Service.
They celebrated June 30th with a Fuller Reunion and family meal in Benton.