Larry and Linda Bingham
Linda Jo Grubb, of Miami, Okla., and Larry Lynn Bingham, of Baxter Springs, Kan., were married Feb. 29, 1964 (leap year). They were married at First Christian Church, Miami, with the Rev. Russ Martin officiating.
They celebrated their 50th anniversary this month with a trip to Sanibel Island, Fla. Their children also hosted a surprise party which included family and friends.
Linda and Larry have resided in Baxter Springs all their married life.
After graduating from Phillips University in Enid, Okla., in 1962, Linda was employed by the First National Bank and North American Aviation in Tulsa, Okla., and Rocketdyne in Neosho, Mo. In 1971, she began a teaching career in the Baxter Springs School System which spanned 24 years.
Larry worked for Yellow Transit in Baxter Springs for three years and spent 47 years in the family owned business, Bingham Sand and Gravel Company in Treece, Kan. He and Linda have also owned and operated Hutchinson Salt Company the past 23 years where Larry is actively involved with their three sons.
Linda and Larry's children include three sons, Rusty Bingham and wife, Melanie, Jody Bingham and Andy Bingham and wife, Ashley. They have been blessed with six grandchildren, Taylor Shaye Bingham, Skyleigh Brooke Bingham, Bayleigh Jolynn Bingham, Cassidy Paige Bingham, Brett Nicklaus Bingham and Lucy Kate Bingham.