Ronald and Marilyn (Cowley) Pirtle of Farmington recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration with their immediate family at Petit Paree in Festus. Ron and Marilyn were married on Aug. 12, 1961, at United Memorial Methodist Church in Farmington by Rev. Joseph H; Jones.
They have two children, Rodney (Janna) and Carmen all of Farmington and one grandchild, Lexie. Ron is co-owner of Scenic Rivers Boats & Motors and Marilyn is employed at Manley & Karraker.