Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheppard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family in Dallas, Texas.

Jack, and Della Baker were married July 29, 1957, in Corinth, Mississippi.

They grew up in Marion and attended Marion High School. After graduation Mrs. Sheppard worked for Oldham Paisley, owner of the Marion Daily Republican. Mr. Sheppard was in the military. After their marriage, they moved to Niagara Falls, New York, where Della worked for Union Carbide and Bell Aerospace. Jack received further education, graduating with a degree in construction management. While in New York, Jack worked for Clark and Repuano, Paul Tishman out of New York City and the John W. Cowper Company. In 1980 they moved to Denver, Colorado where Jack worked for Saunders Construction Company, retiring in 2000 as senior vice president. Della worked as a travel agent for Tiffany Travel also retiring in 2000.

The couple has one daughter, Rebecca Catino of Wellsville, New York, and one who is now deceased, Kelly McMahon. They also have four grandchildren.

A cruise is planned for later this year.