Larry and Connie McIntosh

Larry and Connie McIntosh, Great Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 21.

He was born in Hays and grew up on a farm near Collyer. He was a 1958 graduate of Collyer High School, followed by enlistment into the U.S. Navy. After his military service, he moved to Arkansas and started working for Southwestern Bell Telephone (SWB). This is where he met Connie Sue Martin of Springhill, Ark.

She was born in Hope, Ark., but lived and attended school in Springhill where she graduated in 1964. Following high school she attended cosmetology school in Texarkana and worked as a cosmetologist until having their first child and became a stay-at-home mom.

Larry and Connie were married Jan. 21, 1966, in her hometown. He took a job transfer with SWB, and they moved to Kansas. He worked for SWB for 35 plus years at Colby, Hays, and Great Bend before retiring.

Children of the couple are Cindy Clark and husband, Randy, and Sandy Huddleston and husband, Mic, all of Great Bend, and Tammi Schreiner and husband, Kevin, Austin, Texas. The couple have six grandchildren, Seth Burress, Sharon Sullivan and husband, Adam, Cody Huddleston, Kade Huddleston and wife, Haylee, Nola and Gibson Schreiner; a great-granddaughter, Leah Mae; and another great-grandchild on the way.

Anniversary wishes can be sent to them at 2526 20th, Great Bend, KS 67530.