Ron and Martha Butler of rural Payson, Ill., are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
They were married Oct. 21, 1967, at First Christian Church in Quincy, Ill.
Mrs. Butler is the former Martha Altmix, daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn Altmix. Mr. Butler is a son of the late Albert and Opal Butler.
They are the parents of Andrea (Chris) Benner of Augusta, Ill., and Brian (Holly) Butler of Quincy. They have six grandchildren.
Mr. Butler retired from Gardner-Denver after 34 years of employment and Blessing Hospital after 10 years. He enjoys playing golf, church activities and gardening.
Mrs. Butler is employed part time by Chaddock. She enjoys reading, crossword puzzles and decorating the house for various holidays and seasons.
They are members of Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church and enjoy doing things with their grandchildren and attending their various activities.
The couple met and started dating in high school.