Rex and Wanda Kirkland, Ottawa, will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a public reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, 2011, at the First Christian Church, 11th and Cedar streets, Ottawa.

The couple requests no gifts.

The couple’s daughters are Lisa Watts and her husband, Arlie, and Kelley Hawkins and her husband, Larry, Ottawa.

They have seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Rex Kirkland and the former Wanda Myers were married Sept. 18, 1951, at Centropolis.