William and Therese Rickert of Coaldale recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. They were wed on Sept. 17, 1949 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Coaldale.

Mr. Rickert is the son of the late Earl and Margaret Rickert of Summit Hill. Mrs. Rickert is the daughter of the late Cletus and Catherine Schilling of Coaldale.

They are the parents of seven children: Daniel of Coaldale; Cletus and his wife Cindy of Norristown; Catherine and her husband Larry Fritzinger of Coaldale; James and his wife Renae of Lansford; John and his wife Tracy of Lansford; Tom and his wife Susan of Coaldale; and Bill and his wife Donna of Leesport.

They have 15 grandchildren: Sarah, Nathan, David, Jennifer, Jesse, Kim, Karen, Larry, Kristen, Becky, Carly, Julian, Courtney, Nolan and Marley; and four great-grandchildren: Korey, Cienna, Isabella and Ava.

A reception in their honor was hosted by their children.