James and Janet Hall of Quincy will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. A family gathering is planned for a later date.
Mr. Hall and the former Janet L. Gerhardt were married Feb. 19, 1955, at Shelbyville (Mo.) Christian Church. The same church Mr. Hall's parents were married.
Mr. Hall is a son of the late Rev. James P. and Florence (Bodwell) Hall. Mrs. Hall is a daughter of the late Oscar and Louise (Miller) Gerhardt.
They are the parents of Donna (John) Baird, Nancy Hall (Thomas Thompson), Sara (Larry) Nieders, Marlene (Thomas) Hellhake, and Sharon (William) Bearden. They have 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two on the way.
Mr. Hall retired after 42 years in the manufacturing dept. at Gardner Denver Co.
Mrs. Hall was a stay-at-home mom for their five daughters.
The family enjoyed traveling and camping every summer as the girls were growing up.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall have just completed 18 years of wintering at the Lakewood Resort in Harlingen, Tex. They spent many years doing mission work in Mexico while they were in Texas.
The Halls are active members of Central Baptist Church and enjoy singing in the choir. They are grateful for a long, useful life in the Quincy community.