James and Sarah Wilkinson of Wood River celebrated their 65th anniversary at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 2014, at an event hosted by their children.
James Wilkinson and the former Sarah Black were married on Nov. 5, 1949, in St. Louis by the Rev. J.W. Waller.
James retired from Laclede Steel in 1982.
The couple has three children, Ron (Jan) Wilkinson, Nancy (Charlie) Zagar and Rick (Shirley) Wilkinson.
They also have seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pictured are five generations that shared in their celebration.