Frank Merrill and Emma Jean (Winans) Sharier Sr. of West Lafayette will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 3 with an open house at their home 51596 TR 159, West Lafayette, from 2 to 6 p.m.

A family celebration will take place Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at Schumaker Farms, West Lafayette. For reservations, call Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199.

The couple was married May 3, 1952, by the town clerk in Nogales, Mexico. On May 3, 1975, the couple renewed their vows at The Holiness Church Scriptural in Newcomerstown by the Rev. William A. Gamble.

Emma is the daughter of the late Brent Winans and Evelyn Ruby. She graduated from Burnsville High School, West Virginia. She retired in July 1994 from a custodian position in the Ridgewood School District.

Frank is the son of the late John and Elizabeth Sharier. He graduated from Norton Center High School in Norton. He is an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

The couple is members of VFW 2040 and its auxiliary, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and the American Legion and its auxiliary.

The have six children, Elizabeth (William) Herrell of Zanesville, Raine (Richard) Hammond and Frank (Sandra) Sharier, all of West Lafayette, and John (Robin) Sharier, Brent (Loretta) Sharier and Harold (Yolanda) Sharier, all of Coshocton. They also have 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-great grandchildren.