James and Barbara (Pence) Zook of St. Paris will celebrate their 60th anniversary Oct. 21. They were married on that date in 1956 at and are life-long members of Grafton United Methodist Church in St. Paris.
They are the parents of one son and two daughters: Steve and Debbie (Sullivan) Zook of St. Paris; Tom and Lisa (Zook) Elliott of Jackson; and Jana (Zook) Rowe of St. Paris. They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Zook served with the Army in Korea 1954-56, worked at Grimes Manufacturing in the 1960s, farmed full time for more than 60 years and retired in 2014. Mrs. Zook worked at Grimes and Midland Ross full and part time through the early 1980s, worked at PK Lumber from the mid-1980s to early 1990s while continuing to farm full time, and is now retired from farming.
The couple plan to celebrate with family.