Mr. and Mrs. David Smith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 27. David E. Smith and Ellen June Mason were married Saturday, July 27, 1957, at the Christian Church in Maplewood, Mo., with Rev. Bernard Burry officiating. Their attendants were the late Ernest Davis and Marcia Hack Kennon.
Mr. Smith is the son of the late Virgil and Emma Gene Smith. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Mason.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of five children, Virgil Smith (wife Carolyn) of Jacksonville, Dr. Douglas Smith (wife Lori) of Waco, Texas, Marcia Rayot (husband Charles) of Chatham, Dawn Rawlings (husband Bert) of Tolono, and the late David M. Smith.
They have seven grandchildren, Brooke, Candra, Hope, and Mason Smith, Daisy and Oliver Rawlings, and Noah Rayot. They are great-grandparents of Elijah Smith.
Their children hosted a dinner in Springfield last Saturday to honor their anniversary.