Homer and Marita England celebrated 70 years of marriage with a family party on October 19, 2013.
Family members came from Texas and Missouri to help celebrate the special occasion. The couple has lived in Fort Gibson since 1961.
Homer and Marita both retired from the Fort Gibson Public Schools in 1987. They have four children: Danny and Linda England; Steve and Patsy Clinkenbeard; Chuck and Beebe Cooper, all of Fort Gibson; and Rodney and Teri England of Edmond, OK. They have 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.