Darrell and Carol Atkinson, Plainfield residents since 1956, recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
The couple retired in 1992 --she from Indiana National Bank and he from General Motors. Mrs. Atkinson then went into the nursing field and became a CNA, first working at Plainfield Health Care and then for the past 14 years for Nightingale Home Health Care in Carmel. Mr. Atkinson worked several summers for MitchÕs Ace Hardware in Plainfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson spend their winters at their Leesburg, Fla., home.
They had three children. A son, Loran Atkinson, lives in Austin, Texas, and a daughter, Carolyn (Lori) Wodtke, resides in Danville. Their other son, Ronald, was killed in a tragic accident in August 1961.
They are the grandparents of Heather Ervin of Plainfield, Jayson Wodtke of Danville, and Derek Wodtke, who serves on the USS Carl Vinson with the U.S. Navy.
They are the great-grandparents of Hailey and Colton.