Michael and Rita Y. Runner celebrated their 50th anniversary Jan. 25, 2019.
Michael and the former Rita Young were married by Herb Isenberg on Jan. 25, 1969, at Mount Pleasant Church of Christ.
The couple have three children, Leslie Grinstead (Kirk), Jonathan Runner (Allison) and Ashley Grant (Derek), all of Bowling Green. They also have four grandchildren, Gavin Grinstead, Jaxton Runner, Emarie Grant and Gentry Grant.
A reception of celebration hosted by their children was Jan. 26, 2019, at Mount Pleasant Church of Christ.