Jack and Marletta Wilkens of Healy will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception hosted by friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Healy United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

Jack Wilkens and Marletta Fullmer were married Aug. 24, 1962, in Billings, Mont. He is a farmer. She is a homemaker and has been active with the CASA program for 21 years.

Their five children and spouses are Darl and Joe Evans, Lee and Ande Wilkens, and Holly and Chad Nuttle, all of Kansas City, Mo.; Scott and Shanda Wilkens of Hutchinson; and Matt and Jennifer Wilkens of Topeka. The couple also has 14 grandchildren.

The family is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., in October for a family celebration. Greetings can be sent to them at 3008 S. Dodge Road, Healy, KS 67850.