Ron and Nancy McGlochien were married on Sept. 30, 1955, at Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin. They celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.
The couple met on a blind date and were high school sweethearts. They married when Ron was 19 and Nancy was 17. They resided in Joplin until 1969 when they moved to Nevada. They have resided in Nevada ever since. The McGlochiens have three daughters, Mickey Oetken of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Tammey Ward and Gay Yasuhara of Nevada. They also have five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
In honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary, their children and family are hosting an open house reception and would welcome all who know them. The reception gathering will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 1:30 - 4 p.m. at the home of Krista and Lloyd Smith in Joplin, Mo. The address is 25424 Tabormain Road; phone (417) 782-4073 for directions. The entire family is extending an invitation to all to join them in this special celebration for the McGlochiens. A money tree will be available for gifting.