Ottress and Elda Foster of Viola celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 7. The couple was married Dec. 7, 1938, at the home of her parents, Zeke and Lucy Marchant, of the Glade community. Orbie Robbins officiated at the ceremony.
Ottress is a retired rural mail carrier and Elda is retired from Baxter Healthcare.
They are the parents of four of children -- Barbara (Robert) Dover and Max (Rose) Foster, all of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Sue (Don) Newberry of Viola, and Kae (Milton) Hatcher of Clarkridge. The couple has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.