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Heartland couple celebrates 73 years of marriage on Saturday

Robert & Marie Nowell (Source: Patricia L Nowell Silman) Robert & Marie Nowell (Source: Patricia L Nowell Silman)
PORTAGEVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

Saturday marks a very special day for one couple in the Heartland.

Robert and Marie Nowell are celebrating 73 years of marriage together.

They met at a street carnival and on August 22, 1942, were married in Caruthersville, Mo.

Robert is a WWII veteran, where he was a part of the infantry during the Battle of the Bulge.

They reside in rural Portageville, Mo., where they have lived since 1952.

They have 7 children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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