Happy 60th anniversary
A parade of well-wishers surprise Tom and Sue Gosch for their 60th anniversary
Tom and Sue Gosch, rural Joplin, recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary.
After being recognized Sunday during the online service at Central United Methodist Church, they were surprised by a drive-by-parade of well-wishers.
Tom and Sue were married Jan. 28, 1961, in Pittsburg, Kan. Sue was from Columbus, Kan., and Tom was from Norwich, Kan. They met at Pittsburg State University.
Tom was on the Gorillas’ national championship football team in 1961 and coached football for much of his career at Webb City High School. He retired as principal of Webb City Junior High School.
Sue taught at Eugene Field Elementary and Webb City Junior High School. She retired as principal of Webster Primary Center.
The couple have three sons. Bret Gosch and his wife, Carin, Webb City, and their children, Cade and Krista; Bill Gosch, Joplin, and Lance Gosch and his wife, Kelli, Reeds Spring, and their children, Derrick and Cooper; and two great-grandchildren, Easton and Emma, whose parents are Cade and Dani Gosch.