Norma Jean (Martinek) and A.D. "Bud" Palmer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 6. They were married at the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church in 1951.
Bud was raised in Eureka, Kan., and Jean in Bonner Springs. They were the parents of Karol Lohman, Leavenworth, and the late Rhonda Thomas. They are the grandparents of Molly Thomas, and Tyler and Trey Lohman.
A surprise dinner celebration was held in their honor at the Frontier Steak House on Sunday, Sept. 2. Jean's brother and wife, Phillip and Lucille Martinek from Springfield, Ill., were among the special guests.