Jack and Kathy Bell of Beardstown will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary on July 20.
They were married at the First Congregational Church in Beardstown on July 20, 1968.
Mrs. Bell is the daughter of Evelyn Anderson and the late Ralph Anderson. Mr. Bell is the son of the late Clyde "Tuck" and Betty Bell.
They are the parents of one daughter, Angela Bell of Auburn. They have one granddaughter, Lindsey (Justin) Wellenkamp of Virginia and two great-great grandchildren, Reid and Piper Wellenkamp.
Jack is retired from the BNSF railroad and now owns and operates Bell Stump Removal full time. Kathy is a retired waitress. She worked for Tyson's Drive In for many years and later the Star Cafe.
They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama with their grandchildren.