Barbara "Barb" (Lawler) and John "Jack" Kearney, of Big Flats, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 13, 2016. The couple was married Oct. 13, 1956, in St. Alphonsus Church in Auburn. They chose not to have a big celebration. Instead, they have asked their children to visit them at home at their convenience.

Mrs. Kearney is a retired dental hygienist who worked in public and private practices throughout central New York. Mr. Kearney is a retired chemical engineer for Corning, Inc. in Corning.

Mrs. Kearney volunteered for many years at St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads and the Elmira Food Pantry, and is an avid gardener. Mr. Kearney snow-skied most of his life and still plays with a senior league at Willow Creek Golf Course in Big Flats. He, too, loves gardening.

Their children and spouses are Jim (Carolyn) Kearney, Fort Mill, South Carolina; Bob Kearney, Cortlandt Manor; Steve (Nancy) Kearney, Houston, Texas; Peggy (Len) Limbacher, Hilliard, Ohio; Carol (Ed) Block, Farmingdale; and Bill Kearney, Brooklyn.

Grandchildren include Erin (Grant) Oliver, Fort Mill, South Carolina.; Dan (Anna) Kearney, Lakewood, Washington; Greg (Danielle) Limbacher, Galloway, Ohio; Ryan Limbacher, Hilliard, Ohio; Lauren Limbacher, Columbus, Ohio; Caitlin Kearney, Denver, Colorado; Christopher Block, Binghamton; and Emily Block, Farmingdale.