Mellots to celebrate 70th anniversary

John and Elda Mellott

John and Elda Mellott of Peabody will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Peabody Senior Center.

Their children and grandchildren will host.

John Mellott and Elda Schmidt were married April 7, 1937, at the Salem Evangelical Church in Newton. John, a lifelong farmer, and Elda, a homemaker, have three children, Joan and Jerry Jost of Hillsboro, and Richard and Vickie Mellott and Esther and Jon Brooks, all of Peabody; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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