The Edmond Sun

July 14, 2011

Reffners Celebrate 55th Anniversary


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Charles and Jaquie Reffner of Oklahoma City, Okla. will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary during an annual retreat at St. Gregory’s in Shawnee, Okla.

    Charles Reffner and Jaquie Slaymaker were married July 30, 1956 in Shawnee.

    Since his retirement, Charles has been teaching AARP defensive driving classes, and Jacquie volunteers by visiting the homebound and nursing home residents and takes Communion to them.

    The couple has eight children, 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

    Jacquie attributes the success of their marriage to sharing the same faith.

“Respect one another, be honest and have fun together,” she said. “And above all, pray together.”