Mike and Debbie (Burns) Sargent, of Mt. Vernon, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on June 1.
They were married June 1, 1974, at Logan Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Russell Richardson.
She is a retired teacher. She retired in 2007 after 35 years at Woodlawn Grade School in Woodlawn.
He is a retired lineman for AT&T. He retired in 2009 after 40 years.
The couple has two children, Tyson and Katie Sargent of Kirkwood, Mo. and Mindy and Jay Siefert of Webster Groves, Mo. and two grandchildren, Chase and Peyton Siefert of Webster Grove, Mo.