SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. L. O. "Lennie" Whitworth Jr. will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Sunday.
Whitworth and the former Marietta Twitty were married Nov. 2, 1947 in St. Joseph. The couple have a daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Michael Bilderbeck, of Memphis, Tenn., and a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Libby Whitworth, of Chicago; a grandson and granddaughter, Alex and Anna Claire Bilderbeck of Memphis; a granddaughter and grandson, Morgan and Spencer Whitworth of Chicago; a grandson and his wife, Ron and Laurie Brown; and two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Sarah Brown of St. Louis.
Whitworth worked for many years as a civil engineer before retiring and has been an active member of the Sikeston Rotary Club for 50 years. The couple have been active members of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston and have also been supporters of the local chapters of the American Red Cross and United Way.