Robert and Elva (Mims) Whitfield of Pratt will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on March 26, 2013. The couple met and married in Charleston, South Carolina where Robert was stationed in the Navy, and Elva was a car hop.

After a short stay in Key West, Fla., the couple moved to Kansas. Robert assisted with the family business, that he co-owned and operated with his brothers for over 40 years.

They have three children, Bryan, Pam, and Kim, and four grandchildren.

Both are retired and are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Pratt. A small reception will be held in their honor on March 31, Easter Sunday. The event will be hosted by their children, grandchildren, and church family.