John and Ruth Bippen celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Bippen

Mr. and Mrs. Bippen

John and Ruth Bippen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 9 during a reception at Fountain View Assisted Living at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills.

Mr. Bippen and the former Ruth Stewart were married Feb. 9, 1941.

He is retired from Anheuser-Busch, where he worked for 17 years.

They are the parents of three: Paul (Pat), Bob and (Nancy) and Debbie and (Bob).

The couple have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.