Gerald (Gerry) and Barbara Ringle Ransbottom of Grove, formerly of Independence, Kansas, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary and his 90th birthday during a reception from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 18, at First United Methodist Church, Grove. 

The Ransbottoms married on June 15, 1947. They have one son, Jim Ransbottom of Tulsa, and two grandchildren: Chris Ransbottom, Cedar Hill, Texas, and Erica Ransbottom, Tulsa.

Family and friends are invited to attend the reception. For those, who played a memorable role in their lives, the couple want them to know that even though they may be unable to attend, they will be present in their minds.