Reeds celebrate 50 years James and Beverly Reeds of Rockford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 29. The couple were joined in matrimony October 29, 1960. The Reeds are the parents of Wendy (Larry) Harr, Randy (Linda) Reeds, and Christopher Reeds (deceased). They have five grandchildren: Jacob, McKenzie and Michael Reeds, and Nathan (Brandi) and Emily Harr. An open house in their honor will be held on October 29, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rockford Sportsman’s Club, 11115 Northland Drive, Rockford.
50th wedding anniversary
Jack and Sandra McCracken of Rockford will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on September 19, 2009. They were married at Sparta Baptist Church in 1959. Jack and Sandra are the parents of Tim and Patti McCracken of Kent City, and Terry and Brenda McCracken of Grant, and the grandparents of Dan and Brenda McCracken, Ryan McCracken, Christina Kusmierz, Troy McCracken, Christopher Kusmierz, Eric McCracken, Chad McCracken and Jack McCracken. The couple will celebrate this occasion with a family dinner on their anniversary.
Jim and Kay (Ziegler) Coleman of Rockford will celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 12, 2009, with an open house on Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Rockford Community Cabin from 4 to 8 p.m. Their friends in the community are welcome to attend. The couple were married in 1959 in Fond Du Lac, Wis. They have five children, Kelly (Barb) Coleman, Michael (Tammy) Coleman, Gary Coleman, Chris (Lindsay Ryerson) Coleman, Diane (Tom) Biggs; six grandchildren, Jeni, Joe, Maddison, Mitch, Drew, Margot, and one on the way; and four great-grandchildren, Max, Avery, Noah, Levi, and another on the way (in loving memory of Alec and Owen).
A 50th wedding anniversary will be observed on July 11 for Gene and Verna (Smith) Ashley of Rockford. They will celebrate their special day together with a dinner at Reds on the River. On August 8, an open house celebration will be held in their honor at the Rockford Community Cabin from 1 to 5 p.m., given by the couple’s children and grandchildren. Gene and Verna’s children are Brian Ashley, Dennis and Bobbie Jo BeVier, and Kevin and Becky Briggs. The couple has five grandchildren: Justin and Tyler BeVier, and Christopher, Brandon and Kelsi Briggs.
Al and Audlane (nee Whittall) Pedley are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4. The couple were joined in matrimony July 4, 1959, in Belmont, Mich. The Pedleys are the parents of Pete and Debbie Wasko, Mark and Sue Pedley, and Kurt and Diane Kilar. They are the grandparents of Matt and Kim Tennill, Alan and Rachel Schell, Mike and Megan Sweeney, Ryan Pedley, Anna Kilar, Ty Kilar, and Luke and Ben Wasko. They are also the great-grandparents of Zach and Wyatt Tennill. Al and Audlane will be celebrating this occasion with a family dinner.