Mr. and Mrs. John Verbout of Neponset will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family reunion in June at Shallowbrook Farm in Bradford.
John Verbout and the former Josephine Norton were married June 26, 1943, in Kewanee. They are the parents of five children, John (Melanie) Verbout of Normal, Jay Verbout of Mahomet, Carol Jo Leininger of Bradford, Judy (Gordon) Connor of Farmington and Jerry (Cindy) Verbout of Fulshear, Texas. They also have 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
John farmed for 50 years and Jo is a homemaker.
An open house to honor the couple will be from 3 to 5 p.m. June 18. Friends and family are invited to attend. It is requested that gifts be omitted.