Jerry and Bonnie Stage were married Sept. 22, 1961, in Salinas, Calif. They both grew up in Marion.
They have three children, Lori Stage of Olathe, Joni Kissee of Parkville, Mo., and Cory Stage of Olathe. They also have three grandchildren.
They plan a family dinner and a trip later this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary.