Marion and Ruth Schmidt stand in front of their house in east Sedalia, where they have lived since 1971. The couple have been married for 73 years and have lived their entire lives in Sedalia.
Marion Schmidt and Ruth Morrison were married on Feb. 9, 1940, at the home of the Rev. A.W. Kokendoffer in Sedalia. A friend of Marion’s who worked at the Sedalia Democrat invited the couple to stop by and he’d take their wedding picture. Though Ruth walked in with a hat on, the
photographer asked her to take it off. She wasn’t expecting to be sporting her big curls.