Robert C. Carnahan and Patricia Rusch were married 64 years ago on Dec. 4, 1954, in Wesley United Methodist Church in Ottumwa; Rev. Hann from First Methodist Church officiating.
They have four children, Robert Carnahan II, Kenneth R. (Rhonda), Kevin L. (Jen) and Faith D. (Steve) Mundell. They also have 19 grandkids and 46 great-grandkids.
Robert worked for John Deere from 1954 to 1985, retiring as a process and tool engineer, and worked for Stooksberry Warehouse and Wormhoudt Lumber Co.
Patricia worked in several areas within hospitals and Ottumwa Heights and etc.
Since retiring, they have traveled to Florida, Texas, Nevada and settled in for the last 20 years in Apache Jct., Arizona, for the winters, enjoying them with friends.
They reside now at 1335 N. Elm, #226, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.