Phillip and Jeannie  Wiley Nelson celebrated their 40th anniversary Friday.

They were married July 19, 1979, in Mentone.

Phillip is a 2008 retiree from Biomet  and works for Enterprise in Warsaw. Jeannie has been a beautician for 52 years and volunteered at Lesea Inc. Prayerline for 15 years.

The couple have three children: Chris and Anne Nelson, Indianapolis, Jeff and Renee Mellott, Warsaw, and John and Paige Hubner, Warsaw, as well as four grandchildren.

The Nelson will celebrate with a 40th wedding trip to Branson, Mo.