Gene and Rosie Ball of Batavia will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary July 28.
Rosalita Haney and Frederick Ball were married July 28, 1968, at the Batavia United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nye officiating.
Mr. Ball retired from Cargill in Ottumwa in 2014. Mrs. Ball retired from Pennsylvania Place in Ottumwa in 2013.
The Balls are the parents of three children: Lisa Heisel and husband Brian of Stockport, Troy Ball and wife Gabriela of Batavia, and Gina Westercamp of Keosauqua. They also have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Cards would be welcome and can be sent to 1839 Cedar Ave., Batavia 52533.
The couple will be celebrating at a later date.