Richard Widmar and Cora Lee Brown were united in marriage on Aug. 22, 1953 in Centerville. The couple has made their home in Centerville their entire married life. Richard worked for John Deere Ottumwa works for 34 years, retiring in 1985. Cora Lee owned and operated the Chariton Valley Credit Bureau for 24 years, retiring in 1992.
Their children include Mike (Angie) Widmar of Pella and Sheila (Jon) Wagner of Centerville. They have four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Ricky, Jessica and Matthew Widmar, Scott Hancox and Nick and Patty Bogaards.
A celebration is being hosted by their children on Saturday, Aug. 10. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Heffron Smarty Barn, located at 20586 520th St. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.