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Family celebrates centennial wedding anniversary

Reunion attracts 114 family members

RITZVILLE – The family of Harry M. and Mary (Kissler) Tompkins gathered Sunday, Aug. 6, at the city park to celebrate the couple's 100th wedding anniversary.

Although the couple passed away more than three decades ago, their children and grandchildren keep their memory alive by routinely celebrating their wedding anniversary.

According to granddaughter Vernita Coffey, 114 people attended the family reunion and wedding anniversary; some met each other for the first time. Altogether, 14 of 23 first-generation grandchildren attended.

As part of the celebration, Peggy and Steve Lightbody brought a...


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