Bill and Barbara (Farmer) Palmer of Mt. Vernon will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 30.
The couple were married July 30, 1949, in Mt. Vernon at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Barbara is the daughter of Harmon and Mabel Farmer and is a business manager of Southern Illinois Clinic.
Bill is the son of Louis and Vivian Palmer and is a switchman with the Illinois Central Railroad.
They are the parents of two sons, Reif Palmer and wife Stacey and Brent Palmer and wife Stephanie. They have two grandchildren, ReAnne and Sara Palmer.