Joe and Joyce Brubaker, Kokomo, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 15, 1954, in Deer Creek Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Everett Jones. They met after a Carroll County basketball tournament while in high school.
Joe is the son of the late Eva (Sink) and Ira Brubaker. He is retired from General Motors (Delco). Joyce is the daughter of the late Ione (Arnold) and Dale Meek and retired from KeyBank.
They are the parents of five children, Jeffrey and wife Betty, of Indianapolis; J. Scott, of rural Galveston; Jerrel, of North Olmstead, Ohio; Jay and wife Tami, of rural Lafayette; and Julie Kinder and husband Matt, of Kokomo.
Their grandchildren are Olivia Brubaker, of Indianapolis; Lindsey Dewalt and husband Adam, of Peru; Zachary Brubaker and wife Laura, of rural Silver Lake, Elijah Brubaker and wife Kate, of Peru; Jayden Brubaker, of North Olmstead, Ohio; Ashleigh Brubaker and Tyler Brubaker, of rural Lafayette; Aleesa Shepherd and husband D.J., of rural Russiaville; Breanna Kinder and Cole Kinder, of Kokomo.
They have one great-granddaughter, Kelsie Brubaker of Silver Lake, Indiana.