Bob and Angeline Wootten, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Rock Creek Church of Christ, 2264 S. Highway 59, Ottawa.

The couple requests no gifts.

Their children are Michael Wootten and his wife, Sharon, Walnut Cove, N.C.; Mark Wootten and his wife, Amy, Harmony, Fla.; and Marshall Wootten and his wife, Kathy, Ottawa.

They have 12 grandchildren, Lacey, Grant and Rebecca Wootten; Lauryn Johnston; Dustin, Katie and Kotie Wootten; Cameron and Emily Wootten; and the late Kristen, Joshua and Eric Wootten.

They have one great-grandchild, Echo Rain Sanders.

They also have lived at St. Cloud, Fla.

Bob Wootten and the former Angeline Baldwin were married Oct. 8, 1961, at the Church of the Brethren in Ottawa.