Berks celebrating 50 years

TIPP CITY — John and Kay (Oetzel) Berk of Tipp City are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Family and friends are invited to an open house celebration from 1-4:30 p.m. July 16 at their home, 600 Coach Drive, Tipp City.

The couple wishes that gifts be omitted.

The couple were married July 16, 1966, in the Edison Memorial Methodist Church, Milan, with the Rev. James M. Brinks officiating.

The couple’s children include William Oetzel (Billy) Berk, who preceded them in death in 1996, Christopher B. Berk, wife Kristen, Westerville, and Lindalee R. Cookingham and husband Matt, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three grandchildren.