Paul and Helen (Smerdon) Chalcraft of Ellery will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10, 2019.

The Chalcrafts were married by Reverend Lloyd Bumpus at the parsonage in Golden Gate on Oct. 10, 1959. Their attendants were Helen’s sister and brother-in-law, Richard and Ethel Powell.

The couple have two daughters: Deborah (Steve) Beadles and Jennifer (Robert) Thomason. They have four grandchildren: Shelly Smith, Javonna (Drew) Bunting, Syanne Thomason and Turner Thomason; and two great-grandchildren: Gwendolyn and Silas Bunting.

No formal celebration is planned, but the Chalcrafts would appreciate cards being sent to 938 County Highway 23, Ellery, IL 62833-4320.