McCrarys to mark 50th

Sunday, February 17, 2002

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.

The McCrarys have six children: Joel McCrary Jr., Betty Housman and Michelle Rogers of Cape Girardeau, Jeanie Dittmer and Donna Tidwell of Jackson, Mo., and Michael McCrary of Butler, Mo. They also have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.