Wendell and Barbara Parsons, of Lansing, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 8, 2012. Wendell grew up in Evart and Barbara lived in Wilmington, Del. The pair have eight children and 17 grandchildren. They also have been foster parents to many children in the greater Lansing area. Wendell is the owner of Stamprite Supersine and Barbara is a Doula and certified childbirth educator. The couple’s children and grandchildren are proud of the example they have set as a married couple, parents and grandparents.