Henry and Ruth (Walker) Cooney will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 7.
Henry and Ruth (Walker) Cooney will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 7. Congratulatory cards may be sent to 917 Cedars Dr., McPherson.
The couple met while attending Central, which had a high school department. Henry served in the Navy after high school graduation and served 16 months in World War II. They were married in 1947 at the Central College Auditorium in McPherson, after Ruth finished high school there. Henry served in five foreign countries on volunteer work teams. After retirement, the couple continued to serve on teams across the U.S. Henry worked for Pyle Construction for 12 years and at NCRA for 30 years. Ruth worked at Central Christian College for 23 years.
The couple has four daughters: Linda (Tom) Pharr of Plano, Texas; Deb (Al) Wagoner of McPherson, Kim Johnson of McPherson and Jill (Mark) Kennedy of Lewisville, Texas. They also have 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.