Roy and Susan Keith of Lexington, formerly of Elizabethtown, will celebrate their 70th anniversary Feb. 24, 2021.

Roy Keith, 19, and Susan Shipp, barely 17, eloped Feb. 24, 1951. They were wed in secret at a parsonage in Hodgenville. Their honeymoon lasted one night.

They always have lived strong in their faith and in their belief in family. The couple has touched many lives throughout these last seven decades.

They have five children, Lon, Roy, Mary, Sue and Beth; 14 grandchildren and 11 1/2 great-grandchildren and counting.

A celebration in their honor will be held at a later date.