John and Virginia (Madill) Mixer celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 30.

They were married on Aug. 30, 1969, at Colfax Baptist Church in Chanute.

John was a former Pier 1 franchise owner/operator, sales representative for a gift line, and job trainer for various agencies. Virginia retired as a business officer in the College of Education at Kansas State University.

They have one daughter, Jennifer (Greg) Benno, and two grandsons, Joseph and Caleb.

They will be celebrating their anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise with their daughter and family in the fall.

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