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Charles and Marilyn Francis of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.
Charles and the former Marilyn Noffsinger were married on Oct. 28, 1950, by the late Rev. J.H. Reeter.
Marilyn is the daughter of the late Samuel and Dora Noffsinger. Charles is the son of the late Adolph and Rachel Francis.
Charles and Marilyn were owner/operators of Charles Carpet and Upholstery for several years, and Charles helped organize and was active in the Okaw Saddle Club, where he showed quarter horses.
They are the parents of two daughters: Janet and her husband Keith Manley, and Nancy and her husband Al McDowell.
They have four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eight great-stepgrandchildren.