Donald and Patricia Farris of Maryville and formerly of Mt. Vernon, are celebrating their golden anniversary.
They were married on Sept. 8, 1963, in Casey.
Don is the son of Blanche and the late Robert Farris of Fairfield. Pat is the daughter of Ray and Blanche Hunt of Casey, both deceased.
They are the parents of three daughters, Dinah Farris of Maryville, Nichole Saurer of Maryville and Suzie Schmidt and son-in-law Jeff Schmidt of Mt. Vernon. Their grandchildren include Josee Redpath of St. Louis, Bryson Redpath of Mt. Vernon, Dylan Sauer of Germany and Joe, Libby and Reagan Schmidt of Mt. Vernon.
A small family dinner is being held in their honor on Sept. 7. Cards from friends would be appreciated and may be mailed to 805 Copper Ridge, Maryville, IL 62062.