William and Karen Sankey

Mr. and Mrs. William Sankey of Altoona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a party given by their children.

They were married Nov. 26, 1966, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.

Mrs. Sankey is the former Karen “Kerry” Smith.

The couple have three children: Shawn of Altoona; Matt and his wife, Missy, of Altoona; and Erin Sankey Bellinger and her husband, Todd, of Pittsburgh.

They also have six grandchildren: Max Sankey, Gabe Sankey, Lia Sankey, Will Sankey, Carson Bellinger and Malaney Bellinger.

Mr. and Mrs. Sankey both retired from Verizon.

Both are members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona.