Gene and Esther Bresee where married on Nov. 12, 1957, in Kansas. They currently live in Thayer, Mo.
The couple has four children: Edward Bresee of West Plains, Mo., Charlene Herring of Alton, Mo., Brain Bresee of West Plains, Mo. and Janett Brewer of Alton, Mo. They have 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.