Eva worked at the Arkhaven Nursing Home as a charge nurse for many years and Delbert worked as a journeyman tuckpointer and also owned and operated a restaurant, liquor store and trash service.
The Readingers have six children, 20 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
Delbert will celebrate his 75th birthday Oct. 16, 2009.
The couple would enjoy hearing from family and friends. Cards may be addressed to the couple at 819 N. Clay, Nevada, MO 64772.