The Rev. Donald and Ruth Buckthal celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
The couple were married Sept. 7, 1947 at Immanuel E & R Church in East St. Louis, Ill.
They are the parents of Diana Winston (Allan), Paul Buckthal (Nancy) and Dr. David Buckthal. Their grandchildren are Dr. Jill McCuin (Brandon), Joshua Winston (Cindy), Craig Buckthal (Ana), Eric Buckthal (Tiffany) and Dr. Julia Honold (Justin). They have eight great-grandchildren.