SIKESTON -- Richard and Jean Mitchem of Sikeston are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today.
Mitchem and the former Jean Watkins were married Dec. 23, 1964, at Garden Ridge Baptist Church in Bell City.
Their children and spouses are Scott and Naoko Mitchem of Honolulu, Rodney and Lisa Mitchem of Sikeston and Russell and Lisa Mitchem of Advance. Their grandchildren are Maiko, Cynthia, Michael, Baili and Sydney.
Mitchem retired as a shop foreman from Case IH in Sikeston and his wife is a homemaker.