William “Jug” and Evelyn (Veal) Richardson are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary.

They were married Sept. 2, 1950, at the home of the bride’s parents in Wilsey. The couple grew up in the Wilsey area and lived in Wilsey before moving to Manhattan in 2005.

‘Jug’ worked in several jobs, Beach Aircraft, construction of many homes and businesses in the Wilsey and Council Grove area and retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a conductor.

Evelyn worked 30 years teaching elementary grade school in Wilsey.

They have three daughters, Diane Haddock, Denise (Ed) Klimek and Pamela (Gary) Smith. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate with a card shower. Friends and family may send a card to 1701 Winne Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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