Bushners celebrate 55th anniversary
Robert L. and Connie Jo Bushner celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3. The couple was married at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 3, 1963; they honeymooned in Reno, Nevada, for two days and then drove to Iowa to celebrate with Connie’s famiiy, including a picnic at the city park in Dike, Iowa. The couple’s first home was in Oakland, California. In November 1989 they moved to Ozark County after purchasing the Bill Miller ranch near Gainesville, where they raised registered Black Angus cattle for seed stock. Now retired, they celebrated their anniversary quietly with friends and family members. They have two sons: Doug Bushner and his wife Anita, and their daughter Amber, live in North Carolina. David Bushner and his wife Heather, and their two children, Maverick and Savannah, live near Gainesville.