Jim and Joyce Short, rural Stryker, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, Sept. 11, 2013.
James Monroe Short and Joyce Ann Geesey were married Sept. 11, 1953, at Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church by Pastor Harry E. Bertsche.
They have five children: Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Zwyer, Stryker; Jack (Diane) Short, Towanda, Ill.; Bruce (Michele) Short, Stryker; Brian (Kris) Short, Pettisville; and Stacey (Paula) Short, Stryker. They also have 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandson.
The couple will celebrate with an open house at the Springfield Township Park Shelterhouse, Stryker, Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 pm.