The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 15, 2013


Enid News & Eagle

— Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Kennedy will celebrate their 50th anniversary with family in Edmond at a later date. Cards may be sent to 15367 State Highway 74, Hunter, OK 74640.

Eldon Kennedy and Marilyn June Work were married Dec. 21, 1963, at the Methodist Church in Lamont, Okla.

After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Eldon farmed for two years with his father, then moved to Wichita to take a job at the Wichita Stockyards as a commission man, specializing in sheep sales, selling more than 150,000 sheep a year for seven years.

After returning to the farm, he served on the board of the co-op for several years. He also served on the first board of directors of the Hunter Rural Water District and was one of the people responsible for starting it, as he had seen rural water districts in Kansas.

Marilyn graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with degrees in elementary education and art. She taught kindergarten in the Wichita School System for seven years until the couple moved to the Kennedy farm near Hunter. She then became the first-grade teacher at Lamont for two years. After a number of years as a stay-at-home mom, she returned to the kindergarten classroom at Deer Creek-Lamont, where she taught for 20 years, retiring eight years ago. She currently helps Eldon with the farming.

They are members of Lamont Methodist Church, where she sings in the choir.

Their children are George “Chip” Kennedy and wife Amy, Fredericksburg, Va.; Charles “Chuck” Kennedy and wife Yvonne, Tulsa; Marci Brown and husband Bryan, Lamont; and Tom Kennedy and wife Erin, Edmond. They have five grandchildren.