Robert and Rita Kirchner

Posted: Oct. 22, 2017 12:01 am

Robert and Rita Kirchner are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Kirchner and the former Rita Ellison were married Oct. 25, 1952, at the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick, Mo.

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 have three children, Gary Kirchner and Maria (Kevin) Shirey of rural Canton, Mo., and Jim Kirchner of Canton. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kirchner retired from Gardner Denver after 30 years of service. He is an Army veteran, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 0170 of Canton.

Mrs. Kirchner is a homemaker and a 65-year member of the Daughters of Isabella.

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