Arden and Violet Richards of 4076 Ohio 339, Belpre, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Oct. 17.

They were married Oct. 17, 1953, by the Rev. Ernest Keesor, at the home of the bride.

He is the son of the late Rev. Sylvester and Barbara Richards of Big Bend, W.Va. He is retired from home building, though he is still working part-time.

She is the daughter of the late Everett and Docia Richards of Veto, Ohio. She is retired from the Warren Local School District and attends the Little Hocking Church of God in Little Hocking, Ohio.

They are the parents of two children, daughter, Terry (Mark) Nutter of Veto, and son, Arden II (Laura) of Coolville.

They have three grandchildren, Robin Richards, the late Reyna Nutter and Maria Nutter.

They have one great-grandchild, Kaelyn Hinton.

An open house celebration for family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church at 873 Farson St. in Belpre.

They request no gifts, but cards would be appreciated.