Richard and Cheryl Stieben of McPherson will celebrate 50 years of marriage in January 2018.

Richard and Cheryl (Paden) Stieben were married Jan. 20, 1968 at United Methodist Church, Galva with their parents, the late Benny and Virginia Paden and the late Leonard Stieben and the late Marie Latimer present.

Richard is retired from NCRA and Cheryl from the Farmers State Bank.

The couple will celebrate with their family on a cruise in January 2018.

The couple have been blessed with two children: Stephanie Shirley and husband Lyle of Chicago, and Brad Stieben and wife Nikki of Tampa, Florida. The couple has four grandchildren: Zachary, 17, Haley, 13, Carly, 12, and Maya, 8.