Charles “Okie” and Jean Snedger, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Charles Ervin Snedger and Bonnie Jean Chapman were married Aug. 10, 1944, in Vallejo, Calif.
The couple met while Okie was in the U.S. Navy attending Kansas University. After World War II, they settled in Lawrence. They owned and operated Snedeger’s Coin Laundry for 22 years. Okie retired from the Kansas Public Service Gas Company in 1990. Jean had published and continues to work on family genealogy books.
The couple have two daughters, Sonnie Kemberling and husband Jerry, and Wendy Dalquest and husband Ron, all of Lawrence; a son Charles and wife Sarah, Baldwin City; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.