Willard and Elsie Epp of Newton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. June 7 at First Mennonite Church in the Fellowship Hall, 429 E. First in Newton.


Willard and Elsie Epp of Newton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. June 7 at First Mennonite Church in the Fellowship Hall, 429 E. First in Newton.

Willard Epp and Elsie Ruth Wiebe were married Aug. 31, 1958, at First Mennonite Church in Aberdeen, Idaho.

Since that time, they have resided in Marion, S.D., Potwin and Newton.

Hosting the event are their children and their spouses: Donald Epp of Newton, Stan and Esther Epp of Newton, Bryan and Janell Epp of Hesston, Roselyn Parks of Nixa, Mo., Jess and Naomi Engle of Streetsboro, Ohio, and David and Rachel Winters of Tulsa, Okla.

The couple has 20 grandchildren.