Hank and Linda Brookes plan to celebrate their 50th anniversary with family later this summer.
The couple was wed March 21, 1969, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin, by the Rev. John Gantt.
Linda is the daughter of the late Sheldon and Thea (Chester) Scott of Tiffin and was employed at Ohio Bell and later worked with Hank at Brookes BP.
Hank is the son of the late John and Lucille (Denman) Brookes of Bucyrus and is retired after being in business for 44 years as Brookes BP.
They are parents of three children, Jennifer (Brad) Hossler, Lisa (Ben) Nutter and Ryan (Chrissy) Brookes, all of rural Tiffin. They have eight grandchildren, with one on the way.