Lee and Fran Whitley of Proctorville, Ohio, were married Oct. 24, 1953, by Rev. Orton Carder.
They have three children, Teresa Beter of Ohio, Debbie Lauffer of North Carolina and Kurt Whitley and his wife Laurie of North Carolina. They have five grandchildren, Wendy Leighty of Maryland, Francis Mannon of North Carolina, Erica Lauffer of California, Kenny Beter and his wife Cortni of Ohio and Racheal Beter of West Virginia, and one great-grandson, Kaydin Beter of Ohio.
They celebrated the anniversary with a surprise party given by their family.
Lee and Fran retired as owners and operators of Village Floral in Proctorville, where they worked side-by-side for 30 years.
They will complete the anniversary celebration with a trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., and Panama City, Fla.