MT. VERNON —
Mr. and Mrs. Max Whitlock of Mt. Vernon will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Max Dale Whitlock and the former Marion Carole Greer were married Aug. 25, 1953, at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Leonard Whitlock, father of the groom, served as best man.
The Whitlocks have owned and operated several local businesses over the years, including Karpet Korner and Office Furniture Warehouse.
They are the parents of four children: the late Max Brand (Brandy), Rebecca Ritter and husband Kevin of Heyworth, Laura Siedel and husband Jerry of Belle Rive, and Gina Fletcher and husband Scott of Fenton, Mo.
They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandson: Elizabeth Ritter of Bloomington, Benjamin Ritter of Springfield, Sarah Ritter of Heyworth, Corey Seidel and wife Lauren of Marion, Luke and Greg Seidel of Carbondale, Reece Brand Fletcher of Fenton, Mo., and one great-grandson Dawson Seidel in Marion.
Max and Marion celebrated with a vacation to Branson, Mo.