60TH ANNIVERSARY: John and Shirley Parks
John Vernon Parks and Shirley Faye Gress were united in marriage on April 4, 1957, at Atwood Presbyterian Church. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
John is retired from Beckwith Machinery Company as a mechanic and is a 50-year member of the Operating Engineers Union.
As a homemaker, Shirley canned many foods from their garden and was known for her homemade pies.
They have three children: Susan Brumbaugh, Atwood; Ted (Carol) Parks, Atwood; and Camilla (Bob) Ackerson, Atwood. Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren complete the family circle.