Tom and Barbara (Kvidera) Merchant of Vinton, IA were married June 22, 1963 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Traer. They are the parents of Craig & Terri Merchant of North Liberty, IA and Kelli Merchant of Cedar Rapids. They have seven grandchildren: Brandi, Robert, Teigha, Rhiannon, Kendra, Kari (deceased) and Kristina, along with six great-grandchildren: KaiLeigh, Cyrus, Sawyer, Kahlan, AlexaJayne and Hank Lee. Barbara also celebrated her her 70th birthday on June 26. Cards can be sent to 901 S. 8th Ave., Vinton, IA, 52349-2142.