Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bowen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
Bob and Ann Bowen were married on Sept. 13, 1974, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
They have two children: Shane Bowen and his wife, Kristen, of Ballwin, Mo., and Cheri and her husband Eric Lux of Effingham. They have three grandchildren: Ellie Bowen, and Macy and Ryann Lux.
The Bowens, formerly of Vandalia, currently reside in Keyesport.