Helen and Leonard McKinney

Leonard and Helen McKinney

Leonard “Mac” and Helen (Bueker) McKinney, rural Columbia City, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The McKinneys were married on January 11, 1951, in Tuscola, Illinois. Their children are Colleen Brown, Moline, IL; Diana (Ron) Shoemaker, Columbia City; Jeanette (Mike) Wise, Watertown, SD; Elizabeth (Keith) Stelljes, Florence, AZ; Trudy (Leonard) White, Severn, MD; Dan (Laura) McKinney, Bluffton; Bonnie (Tom) Davis, Columbia City; Edward (Rhonda) McKinney, Churubusco; and Bradley (Kara) McKinney, Fort Wayne. A son, Gary, is deceased. They have 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One grandchild and one great-grandchild are deceased. Mac is semi-retired from the sign business and Helen is retired from ARA Food Service. There will be an open house held in their honor on Saturday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall at St. Patrick Church, Arcola. Friends are welcome to attend. The couple is requesting no gifts please, just  your presence.

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