Anniversaries from February 2002
Birks married 60 years
Mr. and Mrs. Clement Birk of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and reception Jan. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children and spouses, Gary and Sandy Birk of St. Louis and Saundra and Thomas Farrington of Cape Girardeau...
Clardys married 35 years
WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clardy of Whitewater celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Jan. 27, 2002. Clardy and Lynette Leadbetter were married Jan. 28, 1967, at Bethlehem General Baptist Church at Crump, Mo. Their attendants were Mary Deck Peters of Leopold, Mo., and Bill Glenn of Jackson, Mo...
Duncans married 50 years
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Duncan of Chaffee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 28, 2001, at Mollies Cafe and Bar in Cape Girardeau. The Fine Arts Department at First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau honored the couple with a surprise reception Dec. 7...
Couple to observe 70 years
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- James and Pearl Ice of Miller City will be honored on their 70th wedding anniversary with a celebration Feb. 24 at the Olive Branch, Ill., Community Center. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. The Ices have two children, Betty Williams of Olive Branch and Forrest Ice of Miller City. They have five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter...
Millers celebrate 60th
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Vincent and Dorothy Miller of Scott City are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a special mass today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Millers were married Feb. 17, 1942. The couple has eight children: Tommy, Larry, Vincent, Paul and Dennis Miller, Barbara Payne and Carol Ann Faith, all of Scott City, and Marilyn Craiglow of Cape Girardeau. They also have 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Scherers wed 50 years
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Theon Scherer of Kelso celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mass Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Celebrant was the Rev. Oliver Clavin. A reception and dinner was held at the parish center. Scherer and Leona Schwartz were married Sept. 12, 1951, at St. Augustine Church by Msgr. Joseph Keusenkothen. Their attendants were Coena Schwartz Reinagel, Alma Westrich Heisserer, the late Leon Scherer and the late Albert Schwartz Jr...
McCrarys to mark 50th
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Joel and Wilma McCrary of McClure will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Hall in McClure. The couple was married Feb. 26, 1952, in Leachville, Ark. He was a construction electrician more than 20 years, retiring in 1990, and is a retired member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 474. Mrs. McCrary worked at Southeast Missouri Hospital more than 13 years...
Bocks celebrate 60 years
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Gilbert and Hilda Bock of Uniontown recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a family celebration. The couple was married Jan. 17, 1942. The Bocks children and spouses are Gilbert and Donna Bock of Uniontown, and Carol and Phil Henson of Riverview, Mich. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Nitschs married 50 years
JACKSON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nitsch of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 23, 2001, with a dinner and dance at Jackson Jaycees Community Center. Nitsch and Gladys Thompson were married Sept. 23, 1951, at New McKendree United Methodist Church. They have lived and farmed in the Jackson area all their married life...
Hahs are married 60 years
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Lindell E. Hahs of Sedgewickville were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception Nov. 25, 2001, in the fellowship hall of Sedgewickville United Methodist Church. Approximately 200 guests attended the event. Hosts were their son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Linn and Anita Kay Hahs, and grandsons Adam Eli and Austin Linn Hahs of Oak Ridge...