The couple was married May 5, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. A.J. Langston. Their attendants were Doris and Paul Keller, sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Ford.
Ford is a retired heavy equipment operator. Mrs. Ford is a retired counselor.
They have three children, Debbie (Jim) Matthews of Jackson, David (Sharon) Ford and Randy (Stacey) Ford of Cape Girardeau. The Fords have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.