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Gillette couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

Kyle 75th

Ruedene Kyle lovingly touches the face of husband Lyle Kyle, both 94, in their Gillette home Monday afternoon. Monday is the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary — known as the diamond anniversary — and are as in love with each other now as they were when they wed.

In March 1935, Lyle Kyle joined the students at Jordan School, a one-room schoolhouse about a mile from his home on Richardson Farm in Platte County, Missouri.

He was in third grade, and Eltha Henderson taught all eight grades in the room.

Kyle 75th

Ruedene Kyle, left, and husband Lyle Kyle, both 94, hold photos to show how the pair have grown old together from their marriage in 1945 to their 50th anniversary. Now the couple is ready to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.

Kyle 75th

Lyle Kyle, 94, lovingly gazes over to his wife Ruedene, 94, on the back porch of their home Monday afternoon during a conversation.

Kyle 75th

Ruedene Kyle shows the ring her husband Lyle bought her to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 25 years ago. It replaced a $20 band he bought for her when they were first married at age 19 in 1945.

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