The children of Mike and Jean (Bell) Ellerman happily announce their parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married on June 5, 1970 in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Quincy. The minister was Rev. Philibert Hoebing OFM.
They have been blessed with four children: Eric (Jennifer) of Mount Sterling, Ill., Brad (Teresa) of Mauston, Wis., Greg (Ally) of Springfield, Ill., and Doug (Linda) of Bloomington, Ill.
They have been gifted with grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, Josh, Aubrey, Chase and Sarah.
Mike was dedicated to education for 36 years, working for Palmyra Public Schools, Southeastern District # 337 and Quincy School District.
Jean enjoyed her work as a bookkeeper for 35 years in Plymouth, Ill., and Carthage, Ill.
Mike and Jean belong to Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, Ill., and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Camp Point where Mike is an ordained deacon.