Today we tell you about an Ohio couple who recently celebrated their 79th anniversary of marriage, and they are both turning 100 years old!
Hubert and June Malikote were both born in July 1922. June was born July 13 and Hubert was born July 23. They both grew up in rural Kentucky, but did not meet each other until they moved to Ohio in search of work.
Two lovers met in church and became friends. But when their friendship grew into love, they decided to marry and became husband and wife on June 8, 1943. Soon after, they had to spend two years apart during World War II because Hubert was serving in the Navy in Hawaii. When Hubert returned, the couple moved to Hamilton, Ohio, and had three children.
And their legacy now includes seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren! This year, Hubert and June are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a backyard party and church service. And their strong faith and love have been the foundation for them to live together for 79 years.
“We’ve never had a fight,” Hubert said.
“We didn’t go through life without problems, but we would never do anything to hurt each other.”
And after all these years together, June and Hubert still make it a priority to spend time with each other. They eat dinner and watch movies together every night, and they also kiss each other before they go to sleep.