Everett Glenn and Norma Irene (Pontioust) Wadsworth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, June 21.
They met at Foraker High School in 1951 and were married two years later.
Shortly after their marriage, Everett was called to serve in the Heavy Artillery unit of the U.S. Army in Germany. He was honorably discharged in March of 1953.
The Wadsworth’s had four children, Glenn Jr. in 1953, Rosemary Radford in 1956, the late Bobby Ray in 1962, and Susanne in 1964.
Everett went to work for Pawhuska City Electric & Water Plant in 1956, retiring in 1993. Not one to keep idle, Everett resumed his career with the City and retired a second time when he was 75. Norma developed a reputation as one of Pawhuska’s favorite cooks and was a popular figure at the Pig Stand from 1968-73. She also worked a couple of years for Jack McGuire and then Venture Carpets until it closed.
In 2007, the Wadsworths moved to the Branson, Missouri, area. Norma enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her little dog, Jasper. Everett enjoys shooting pool, fishing, mowing and staying busy.
According to daughter Susanne who owns and operates Pawhuska’s popular Aunt Sam’s, "My Dad and Mom still look at each other like two people in love – true love." Sam also said when her family gets together; there are five generations of girls.
The Wadsworths enjoyed a pre-anniversary celebration Memorial Day weekend in Foraker. A private family fete is planned in Branson. Anniversary cards may be addressed to the couple at 8951 U.S. Highway 169, Walnut Shade, MO 65771.