Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Koechner will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Tipton followed by a family dinner.
Mary Jane Hartman and Virgil Koechner were married April 7, 1956, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Tipton by Father James Steidel.
Mr. Koechner worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 44 years and was president of the Communications Workers of America Local 6314 for 33 years. Mrs. Koechner was a homemaker and co-manager of agricultural interest with her husband in Tipton.
The couple has six children, Kirk Koechner, the late Kyle Koechner, Kent Koechner and Karla Wood, all of Tipton, Kim Spencer, of Marion, Arkansas, and Karen Hohne, of Sedalia; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.