Linda and John Barrett

John and Linda Barrett

John and Linda Barrett recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 29, 1960 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, where John served in the Air Force. They have three children, Kari (Michael) Hyndman, John Curtis (Paula) Barrett and Joel (Kammi) Barrett and 12 grandchildren. They greeted family and friends at a Rock n’ Roll party hosted by their children and grandchildren at the Blue Lake Community Building on June 27. They also had a surprise celebration hosted by the Bunco Babes at JR’s Drive Inn in Wolf Lake, where they first met and had their first date. John retired from Indiana State Police after 27 years, Avilla Town Marshal for five years, Investigator for the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office for 15 years and currently serves as Whitley County Councilman, District 1 and works part-time security for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Linda retired from Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School as Teacher/Director after 27 years.

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