Marcella and Marcellus Ruder will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Oct. 4, 2009.

Children of the couple are Larry Ruder and wife, Virginia, Overland Park, Terry Ruder and wife, Bonnie, Stilwell, Ann Ruder, Hays, and Ellen Pool and husband, David, Amarillo, Texas. They have seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Marcella and Marcellus Ruder were married on Oct. 2, 1939, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.