Married 70 years: Gene and Roberta Howes

Posted: May. 24, 2020 12:01 am

Gene and Roberta Howes of Hamilton, Ill., will entertain their two children, Doug Howes of Warsaw, Ill., and Rhonda Fischer of Oakwood Hills, Ill., on their 70th wedding anniversary May 26, 2020.

Mr. Howes and the former Roberta Foley were married in Henry County Iowa near Salem, by Rev. August E. Bergen of Primrose, Iowa. Shirley Foley, Roberta's sister, and Donald Glover stood as witnesses to the marriage of Gene and Roberta on May 26, 1950.

Gene and Roberta have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

They are both 94 years old and have lived in the same home in Hamilton that Gene built around 1965.

Mr. and Mrs. Howes are members of Methodist Church of Hamilton.