The surprise event was hosted by their children, Robin Kern and husband David of New Hamburg, Mo., and T Thompson and wife Hope of Sedgewickville, Mo. Assisting were their grandchildren, Payton and Kendall Kern and Mayzie Thompson.
Guests attended from the surrounding area as well as Memphis, Tenn., Byhalia, Miss., and Carbondale, Ill.
The couple renewed their vows Jan. 1, with the Rev. Don Slatton performing the ceremony.
Thompson and Norma Bollinger were married Dec. 30, 1955, at Perryville First Baptist Church, with the Rev. P.W. Bryan officiating. Their attendants were Ruth Thompson Miller of Patton and Nelson Bollinger of Mount Enterprise, Texas.