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John and Ellen Ensminger celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 2010.
John was born in the Duncan area, and Ellen was born in the little town of Lawrence. Their families both settled in Wewoka., where they both graduated (John in 1947 and Ellen in 1949).
Shortly after high school, John was enlisted into the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. They were married Dec. 24, 1950, in Wewoka.
After various jobs, John went to work for the U.S. Government in the soil conservation area and was transferred to the Duncan area in February 1974. He retired after 33 years of service in April 1993.
Ellen worked as a seamstress in Wewoka and at AOA in Marlow unit 1987, when she retired. She started her full-time job as a home maker.
They still live in the Duncan area and enjoy the life that they share with family and friends.
They have two children: Darrell Ensminger of Duncan, and Debra Matlock of Anadarko; two grandchildren: Deetra Leynch of Anadarko, and Jeremy Matlock of Fredericksburg, Va.; two great-grandchildren: Tyler (14 years) of Anadarko, and Joshua (2 years) of Fredericksburg.