Mr. and Mrs. Charles Balch celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 31 with a family gathering hosted by their children and grandchildren.
Fern Etta Thomas and Charles Balch were married Dec. 31, 1955, in Jefferson City, with the Rev. Walter Arnold officiating.
Mrs. Balch is a retired homemaker. Mr. Balch retired from AdCo Manufacturing in Sedalia.
The couple has six children, Elaine Galloway, Kathy McMullin, Janet Disney, Nancy Welch, Mark Balch, and Steve Balch, all of Sedalia; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to the couple at 2940 McVey Rd., Sedalia, Mo., 65301.