Mr. and Mrs. James Starke, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 14 with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church at Broadway Boulevard and Engineer Avenue in Sedalia.
Elaine Nelson and James Starke were married June 11, 1950, at Epworth Methodist Church in Sedalia by the Rev. Ralph Hurd.
Mr. Starke retired from Missouri Public Service in 1990 and Mrs. Starke was a homemaker and worked for a time at Town and Country Shoes.
They have three children, David Starke (Heidi), of Clinton, Debbie DeGraff (Doug), of Lee’s Summit, and Steve Starke (Toon), of Sedalia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to attend the reception. The couple requests no gifts.