Melvin and Linda (Woodland) Shannon are celebrating 50 years of marriage on March 30.
They were married in Waltonville by the Rev. Tracey Dees on March 30, 1963, with attendants Doris Dare Morgan and David Tinsley.
The couple have one son, Michael Todd Shannon and wife Shari, granddaughter Kelsey Shannon and step-grandchildren, Katie Blankenship and Ryan Blankenship.
Melvin is retired from Consol Coal and Linda is a retired postmaster and currently a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker. The couple are planning a later cruise with two of their best friends and would welcome cards at 10802 E. Straw Rd., Mt. Vernon IL 6