Shawnee residents Mary Ellen (Carter) and Kenneth Van Dyne celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Liberty Baptist Church.

Shawnee residents Mary Ellen (Carter) and Kenneth Van Dyne celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Liberty Baptist Church.

The couple was married May 31, 1958, at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Mr. Van Dyne is a retired businessman who worked in finance and banking.

Mrs. Van Dyne owned Fashion Crossroads in Shawnee and is retired.

The Van Dynes are members of Liberty Baptist Church.

The couple has two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Kim Van Dyne and Kurt and Bree Van Dyne, all of Shawnee, and a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jeff Griffin of Yukon.

They also have ten grandchildren, Chris Van Dyne, 36, of Oklahoma City, Amy Crider, 28, and her husband, Eric Crider, of Edmond, Nicole Stephens-Curry, 24, of Durango, Colorado, Savannah Curry, 15, and Kentstan Curry, 12, both of Yukon, Coral Van Dyne, 20, of Norman, Stefany Beesley, 31, Paris Van Dyne, 24, Court Van Dyne, 8, and Price Van Dyne, 7, all of Shawnee.

They have two great-grandchildren, Addey Crider, 8, of Edmond, and Owen Beesley, 5, of Shawnee.

The reception was hosted by son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters, Kurt, Bree, Paris, and Coral Van Dyne. The reception hall was decorated in purple, lavender and white and displayed signs made for the event.

A two-tier bridal cake embellished with lavender roses and topped with the bride and groom from the original wedding was served. The groom cake consisted of chocolate cupcakes decorated with lavender and chocolate roses. Mints and nuts were served along with raspberry punch to those in attendance.

A PowerPoint was shown with video and pictures from the 1958 wedding, picture of the couple’s early years together, and pictures of the family as the song “Always” from the original wedding played in the background.

A display table had their wedding albums and albums of family pictures past and present. The bride’s dress was also on display.