Jean Wittenbrink and Charlie Crane will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 26.
Jean and Charlie were married March 26, 1954, at the Boyd Christian Church by their minister, the late Merle Melton. Their attendants were Don and Norma Wittenbrink. They have known each other since childhood.
Having lived in Jefferson County all of their lives, they are now living in Herrin. They are retired after having taught a combined total of 72 years in Jefferson County.
They are the parents of two children, Marcia Furby and husband Jerry of Geneva and Steve Crane and wife Julie of Carterville. They have five grandchildren, Megan Rietman and husband Joe of San Diego, Jerrod Furby of Elgin, Josh Crane of Mattoon, Jenna Dusch and husband Jeff of Denham Springs and Jake Crane of Carterville and four great-granddaughters have been added, Lillie, Charlie Grace, Kallie Rietman and Blythe Dusch.
A celebration will be shared with their family at a later date.
The Cranes would appreciate cards, letters or Facebook. Their address is 304 Bogie Drive, Herrin, IL 62948.