Ernest “Gene” and Mary Ruth Dukes of Kingman, Ind., celebrated their 65th anniversary with a family get-together on June 21 at the Hibachi Restaurant. The event was hosted by their children.
Ernest Dukes and Mary Ruth Cox were married June 21, 1949, in Danville, Ill., by a justice of the peace.
He retired from Laborers Local 624 and she had worked at General Electric.
They have five children, Larry (Chris) Dukes of Cottage Gove, Ore., Karen (Tom Lomax) Nelson of Tilton, Ben (Karen) Dukes of Kingman, the late Steven Dukes and Brad (Darla) Dukes of Kingman. They have six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to the couple at: 736 West 1000 South, Kingman, IN47952.