Joseph and Virginia Simon of Farley celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 10.

A mass was celebrated in their honor on the family farm Aug. 2 with children and grandchildren in attendance.

Joe Simon of Farley and Virginia Coohey of Cascade were married Aug. 10, 1950 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Cascade.

They have 10 children, including: Dave (Karla), Gerald (Jackie) of Farley; Patrick (Val) of Lakeville, Minn.; Tom (Shirley), Joanne (Steve) Rauen of Farley; Joe Jr. (Kay) of Epworth; Kathy (Rick) Demmer of Peosta; Jeff (Jenny), Rick (Jodi) of Farley; and Julie (Ron) Dougherty of Epworth.

They are blessed with 40 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.