On Dec. 19, 1953, Louis Ray Burleson and Marilyn Louise Hancock were married in Kansas City. This week, they will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They met in Cassville in August of 1953 at the John Hancock Diner, where Marilyn was working for her uncle as a waitress and Ray delivered milk products for the local dairy. After spending a few years in Kansas City, they moved to southwest Missouri. Marilyn was a teacher for Headstart for several years. Ray worked in welding at EFCO, Clark Industries and at Paul Muellers in Springfield. They have three children: Janie, their eldest daughter, lives in Joplin; Randy and his wife, Teresa, live outside of Neosho; and Terri and husband, John, just recently moved from Republic to Marshfield. They have four grandchildren: Kenny, Clay, Cierra and Race; and four great-grandchildren, Aleesa, Lyla, Nicholas and Owen. A private family celebration will be held but cards would be very welcome and enjoyed at their home: 23621 Welch Point Circle, Shell Knob, MO 65747.