By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Centennial wedding anniversary scheduled

Former police chief's family to gather


Last updated 8/1/2023 at 10:21am

Courtesy Vernita Coffey

Harry M. and Mary (Kissler) Tompkins

RITZVILLE – Although Harry M. and Mary (Kissler) Tompkins passed away over three decades ago, their children and grandchildren keep their memory alive by routinely celebrating the couple's wedding anniversary.

"We've had a family reunion picnic the first Sunday in August to celebrate their anniversary for as many years as I can remember, usually at the Ritzville City Park," granddaughter Vernita Coffey said.

This year will be especially memorable. "We are honoring their love with a special celebration for the 100th wedding anniversary," Coffey said.

Born in Newport, Idaho, in December 1903, Ha...

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