Derl and Ruth Bowman of 29280 State Hwy. Z, LaGrange, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their immediate family at Hats Restaurant in Palmyra, Mo.
Mr. Bowman and the former Ruth Ann Durst were married Oct. 7, 1967, at the home of the Rev. Jack Bloom in Maywood, Mo.
Mrs. Bowman is a daughter of Paul and Irene Durst of LaGrange, Mo. Mr. Bowman is a son of the late Ray and Geneva Bowman.
They are the parents of Denise (Scott) Moore of Quincy and Daryn (Amy) Bowman of Taylor, Mo. They have five grandchildren.
Mr. Bowman has been a farmer for 50 years and is employed by Happel Inc. Realtors. He has been active with his children and grandchildren's activities.
Mrs. Bowman is a homemaker and is also employed by Happel Inc. Realtors. She is active with her children and grandchildren.
They are members of Trinity United Church of Christ in Quincy.
The couple was high school sweethearts.