Robert and Rita Kirchner

Posted: Oct. 20, 2012 7:02 pm Updated: Dec. 1, 2012 11:15 pm


Robert and Rita Kirchner of rural Canton, Mo., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Shrine of St. Patrick Church hall in St. Patrick, Mo. The event will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts; family and friends are invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Kirchner were married Oct. 25, 1952, at the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick.

Mrs. Kirchner is a daughter of the late Paul and Agnes Ellison. Mr. Kirchner is a son of the late Albert and Minnie Kirchner.

They are the parents of Jim Kirchner of Canton and Gary Kirchner and Mrs. Kevin (Maria) Shirey of rural Canton. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Kirchner retired from Gardner Denver after 30 years of service. He is a veteran, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of the American Legion.

Mrs. Kirchner is a homemaker and a 60-year member of the Daughters of Isabella.

They are members of the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, Quincy Cursillo, St. Vincent Depaul Society and the Legion of Mary in Quincy.


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