Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gilkey of Stow are celebrating 60 years of marriage.

Virgil Gilkey and the former Joan Jewell were married Dec. 15, 1956, in New Jersey.

They are the parents of Cynthia of Cuyahoga Falls; Donald (Joanie) of Akron; and Colleen (Jay) of Akron.

They also have four grandchildren: Craig and Karla Rich and Cassandra and Maggie Gilkey.

Virgil worked for Goodyear in Akron for 35-plus years and served in the U.S. Navy. Joan worked in insurance and at the O'Neill's department store and as a full-time mother.

The family will be hosting a small family gathering to celebrate.