LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. John Burgess are celebrating 60 years of marriage. A celebration is planned for a later date.
Burgess and the former Rosalind Downing were married Dec. 4, 1960, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lima, by the Rev. Eugene Bensch.
They are the parents of four children, Lisa (Dennis) Gross, Connie (Rusty) Rush, Chris (Luann) Burgess and Brandon (Amanda) Burgess, all of Lima. They have 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Burgess is a retired farmer and Perry Township trustee. His wife is a retired real estate agent and Stanley Home Products seller.