METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mr. and Mrs. Brad Burklow of Metropolis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at the annual Burklow family reunion held July 6 at Waldo Baptist Church.
Mr. Burklow and the former Dorothy Leathers were married July 18, 1948, at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church in Harrisburg by the bride’s brother, the Rev. George B. Leathers Jr.
Mrs. Burklow is the daughter of the late Rev. George B. and Eunice Leathers.
Mr. Burklow is the son of the late Samuel Leroy and Harriet Adeline Burklow. He is retired from Martin Marietta with 36 years of service.
They have three children: Cheryl Aukerman of Claymont, Del., Marla Helton of Metropolis, and Keith Burklow of Metropolis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.