Hershel and Mary Helen Love of Sand Creek, Mich., recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Hershel Love and Mary Helen Emmons were united in marriage Oct. 7, 1956, at Weston United Methodist Church by the late Rev. William Johnson.
The couple has four children, Rev. Howard (and Crystal) Love of Peoria, Ill., Fred (and Lisa) Love of Morenci, Kay (and Nick) Vernier of Mounds, Okla., and Karen (and Larry) Wade of Vilonia, Ark.
They also have nine grandchildren, Jeffery Love; Ryan (and Shana) Love; Corey (and Amy) Love; Darcy Love; Travis, Stacie and Troy Vernier; and Rachel and Joshua Wade. They also have two great-grandchildren, Carter and Kyrie Love.