Ernie and Marie (Melugin) Tackett were married Dec. 27, 1959 at Maple City Community Church and have made their home in Winfield for the past 60 years. They have five children: Susan (Tom) Campbell, of Winfield, Steve (Debbie) Tackett, of Winfield, Gene (Rhonda) Tackett, of Winfield, Sheryl (Jerry) Turner, of Yukon Okla., and Chris (Robin) Tackett, of Arkansas City; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. They stay very busy in their retirement volunteering with Friendship Meals, William Newton Hospital Auxiliary and Northside Baptist Church. 

Please join the family in honoring the couple, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at a come-and-go reception at The Gathering Place, 1309 S. Summit Ave., in Arkansas City. If you have any good or funny memories to share of the couple, please write them down and bring them with you to share with the family.

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