Merle and Kathryn Ferguson of Pontiac, Ill., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with activities in July, hosted by their children. In addition to a celebratory dinner together, the family also toured Starved Rock State Park, where Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson went on their first date.
Mr. Ferguson and the former Kathryn Leatherman were married Sept. 15, 1957, at Flanagan Christian Church.
They are the parents of Michael (Brenda) of Oviedo, Fla., William (Sharon) of Jefferson, Ga., and James (Rebekah) of Maple Grove, Minn. They have five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Before retiring, Mr. Ferguson was a registered nurse anesthetist at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, and Mrs. Ferguson was a registered nurse.