Eva (Lou) Akright Yates and Carl Joseph Yates, 19 Settlers Trail, Hannibal, Mo., are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
The celebration will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Shirley Bomar Place, hosted by their children, Scott and Mary Yates, and Amy Yates.
The couple was married Aug. 31, 1963, at Holy Rosary Church with Monsignor Connolly officiating. Their attendants were Patricia Yates and James Yates.
Lou is the daughter of the late Ted and Alberta Akright.
Carl is the son of the late E.J. and Catherine Yates.
Their children are Scott Yates, Amy Yates and the late Sara Roth.
They have seven grandchildren, Phillip Yates, Tyler Yates, Austin Yates, Corey Roth, Carlie Ward, Laiken Gendregske and Cambrie Gendregske. They have one great-grandchild, Maverick Roth.
Carl is retired from BASF, where he was employed for 26 years.
Lou is retired after 19 years of employment at Kirlin’s.
The couple loves being with their family and friends, taking trips and enjoying First Christian Church and Holy Family Church.