Byford and Deanna (Clemins) Sherman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26.
The couple were married Oct. 26, 1963, at Epworth Methodist Church by the Rev. Roscoe Gant, with the bride wearing a gown made by her mother. Deanna is the daughter of Alfred and Cloia Clemins; Byford is the son of Gilbert and June Sherman.
Deanna is retired from Good Samaritan Hospital, Byford is retired from Precision National and Anheuser Bush.
The couple have two children, Jeffrey (Sandy) Sherman of Benton and Chris (Diana) Sherman of Mt. Vernon. They have three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
The couple would enjoy receiving cards to celebrate the occasion at 407 Stinson Dr., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.