Max and Vada Cartmill, Ottawa, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Wednesday.

The couple was married May 16, 1948, at the Ruhamah Baptist Church, Rantoul.

Their children are Larry and wife Nancy, Harrisonville, Missouri; Marie and husband Lyman, Hillsboro, Kansas; Jill and husband Ron, Lawrence, Kansas.

They also have 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Max retired from Hallmark Cards, Lawrence, and Vada retired from Brown’s Hardware, Ottawa.

The couple’s anniversary day will be celebrated with their family. The family invites friends to honor them by sending a card to their home.

Max and Vada have spent their married life close to family, involved in many areas of the Franklin County 4-H Association, raising show pigeons, and the Trinity United Methodist Church.