Rev. Gilbert Peters and Wilma Peters, Ottawa, will celebrate their 70th anniversary Wednesday.

Their children are Jeanne and her husband, Ron Briggs, Pottsboro, Texas; Paul and his wife, Karla Peters, Lawrence; Mark and his wife, Pam Peters, Paola; and Elaine and George Moeller, Umatilla, Fla.

They have nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He served in ministry in many communities in Kansas and Oklahoma with the United Methodist Church. He always had a large garden to share with others.

She served in many areas of the church, especially in youth ministry, and also in home health care in Wilson County.

In Kansas, they served at Fredonia, Elk City, Cherryvale, Osage City, Lyons, Smith Center, Stafford, Lincoln and Tisdale.

Gilbert Peters and the former Wilma McCright were married Aug. 31, 1941, at Cemetery Methodist Church, Lawton, Okla.