The Rev. Samuel N. Totten and wife Marilyn of Mt. Vernon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.
The couple was married July 12, 1953, at Second Methodist Church in Palestine. Over the next 60 years they created a family full of love and laughter.
The Tottens have three children: Deborah Gholson and husband Warren “Goldie” of Woodlawn; Stephen Totten and wife Julie of O’Fallon; and Judy Ealey and husband Michael of Mt. Vernon.
The Tottens have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, including Douglas Gholson and wife Kaylee, their children Kasandra and Kayden; Dustin Gholson and his wife Katie, and son Cale; Tiffany Owens and husband Paul, and their children Raelyn and Paul Stephen; David Agre; Candace Peterson and husband John; Amanda Davenport; April Hertenstein and husband Travis, and their children Carter and Reese; Bryn Ealey; and Hailey Ealey.