Mr. and Mrs. John Berry are celebrating their 60th anniversary.

John and Dorothy Berry of Independence will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Berry have two children Lani Kirsch of Overland Park, and Diana Carlisle of Blue Mound, Kan., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

They were married Dec. 26, 1948, in Sedalia, Mo., and lived in Columbia for two years before moving to Independence 40 years ago.

John worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He is a member of Christ Methodist Church and an election worker.

Dorothy worked in the Jackson County County Clerk’s office, retiring in 1992. She is also a member of Christ Methodist Church and is a Della Lamb volunteer.

Our parents have provided a wonderful role model for a loving marriage, and their love for each other and for all of their family is a continuous inspiration.