LeRoy and Shirley Tharp will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 2. They were married July 2, 1955, at the Free Methodist Church in Arkansas City.
LeRoy worked at Mauer Neuer until its closing and then for Ark Valley Feedlot, and retired from Ark Valley Co-op. Shirley retired from food service at USD 470.
They have five children: Russ and Patty Tharp, of Arkansas City; David Tharp, of Arkansas City; Brad and Karen Tharp, of El Dorado; Edwin and LeAnn Bauman, of Winfield; and Brian and Jan Tharp, of Pawhuska, Okla. They have nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and five step-great-grandchildren.
A family cookout will be held this weekend. Cards can be sent to 12910 U.S. 166, Arkansas City, KS 67005.