Benges celebrating 50th wedding anniversary
Lawrence “Shorty” and Beverly Benge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 1-4 p.m. April 6 at the Douds Community Center.
Their children and grandchildren will be hosting the event.
The Rev. Basil Tadlock married Beverly Bonnett and Lawrence Benge in 1963 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Douds.
Beverly Benge worked at Jefferson County Hospital until 2003, and Lawrence Benge worked at Rathbun Regional Water Plant until 2005.
Their children include daughter Brenda Hanson and husband Pat of O’Fallon, Mo.; daughter Lesa Fitzpatrick and husband Mike of Mount Pleasant; and son Brian Benge, deceased.
They have three grandsons and one granddaughter.
The couple requests no gifts, but cards are welcome to be sent to 17551 Highway 16 Douds 52551.