Charles and Cathy (Hamel) Allphin will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 19.  The couple celebrated the milestone earlier this year with a cruise in the Caribbean with their children and grandchildren.

Children of the couple are Heather and Kyle Grunert, Jamie and Chris Stuke, and Matt and Amber Allphin, all of Topeka.

The couple has nine grandchildren: Mariah, Kade and Avery Grunert, Carly, Makenna and Taryn Stuke, and Braden, Nora and Miles Allphin.

Charles continues to farm in the Rooks/Graham county area, and Cathy retired after teaching at Palco USD 269.

They were married Aug. 19, 1972, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Zurich.