Hamms married 50 years

Sunday, May 22, 2005

BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hamm of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass April 23, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church. Celebrants were the Revs. Richard Rolwing and Normand Varone. The couple's six grandchildren participated in the Mass.

A reception, dinner and dance was held at the parish center.

Hamm and Martha Robert were married April 23, 1955, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo.

They have four children, David and Greg Hamm of Benton, Rick Hamm of Van Buren, Mo., and Rhonda Niebruegge of St. Louis.