Clifford and Lois Slaughter McKaughan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Stillwater with their family on May 11. The couple met in the Assembly of God Church in Pawnee. He attended Ingalls and Ripley schools graduating in the Ripley High School class of 1947. She attend Floral Valley, Glencoe and Pawnee schools, graduating in the Pawnee class of 1952. They were married on May 15, 1953, in Pawnee. Since their marriage license was obtained in Payne County they had to cross the county line and get married again in the back seat of a car with the rain pouring down.
The McKaughan’s have lived in Payne County all their married life. He retired from Central Rural Electric Cooperative after 33 years of service. She was a homemaker.
They have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.