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Illinois couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Grace Briggs and Delbert Kanallakan were married 70 years ago on Sept. 16, 1950

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois couple is celebrating an incredible milestone this week.

Grace Briggs and Delbert Kanallakan were married 70 years ago on Sept. 16, 1950. They are life-long farmers from Jerseyville.

They have seven children, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with one more on the way.

The couple was nominated for Today in St. Louis' Sunrise Shoutout on Wednesday.

If you want to recognize someone in your life to be the next Sunrise Shoutout, text 314-444-5125 or email us at sunriseshoutouts@ksdk.com. Be sure to include a photo, where that person is from and information about why that person is so special.

Happy anniversary, Grace and Delbert!