Celebrating 50 years
Johnnie Saunders and Janie Boyd were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1963, at the Butterfield Baptist Church at Butterfield by Rev. Paul Yarnall. They are the parents of Deena Gundel and D.J. Saunders and have five grandchildren, Jamie, Jacey, Dakota, Bailie and Abbie. The couple have lived their entire married life in Barry County, mostly in Washburn, where they have owned and operated grocery stores and a restaurant. Since retirement, they have enjoyed watching all of the young people whom they have known mature and have children and grandchildren of their own. They spent their anniversary on a short sight-seeing vacation in Missouri and Arkansas.