---- — Mark and Marty (Faught) Simmons of Mt. Vernon will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29.
The couple were wed Sept. 29, 1973, at St. Mary Church in Centralia by Father Dennis F. Voss.
Marty is the daughter of Orvil W. and Dorothy Faught; Mark is the son of Dean and Norma Simmons. They are the parents of a son, Jeffrey Simmons of Mt. Vernon; and a daughter, Sheila and Brad Pickens of Paxton. They have one grandchild, Sydney Marie Pickens.
Cards and letters may be sent to the couple at 29 S.W. Crescent Dr., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.