Ed and Joanie Heffner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19 with a barbecue and carry-in dinner at their home.
The couple was married on Oct. 5, 1963 at St. Clement.
Those in attendance were their children and families: Eddie and Tess Hull of Vandalia; Mary Ellen Baskett of Martinsburg; Eddie Joe and Sherry Heffner of Frankford; Dean and Sandy Wilhoit of Curryville; Aron Baskett and Cheyenne Bishop of Vandalia; Lorin, Kurtis, and Erik Heffner of Frankford; Brandy Niemeyer, Emma and Leila of Bowling Green; Jessica Baskett and Curtis Finnel of Vandalia; Michale Krajewski, Alex Meyer, and Shawn Finnel of Vandalia; Jeremy Heffner, of Holts Summit; Will and Stephanie Oberman of Middletown; David, Emily Wilhoit, and Kale of Quincy, Ill.; and a very special friend of Joanie’s, Pauline Lemons of Pearl, Ill.
A beautiful fall centerpiece and anniversary cake was enjoyed, and the couple received many cards and gifts.
The afternoon was spent taking pictures of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing in the leaves.
It was a very special day for Ed and Joanie with all their children and families present.