Larry L. Allen, Milo, Mo., and the former Mary Barker were married on Feb. 2, 1969, at the First Church of God, in Fort Scott, with the Rev. Gordon Jenkins officiating.
The Allens are the parents of Jason and wife Dana, Jeff and wife Tara, all of Fort Scott, and Darlinda Harris and husband Chuck, Hepler, Kan. They are blessed with nine grandchildren: Kolby, Karlea, and Karson Harris, Gabrielle, Marissa, and Julia Allen, Alaina Parker and Paxton Allen.
The couple will be celebrating their anniversary in July with a family trip to the Smoky Mountains, Tenn.