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Mel and Sharon Arnold of East Alton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 1964.
Mel Arnold and the former Sharon Schmidt were married on Sept. 26, 1964, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Wood River. The Rev. Eugene Smith officiated the ceremony.
Mel retired from Owens-Illinois in Alton.
Sharon retired from Amoco in Wood River.
The couple’s children are son, Darrin and wife, Dawn, of Dow and daughter, Janell Schleeper and her husband, Mike, of Edwardsville.
They have two grandsons, Kaden and Cameron Schleeper.
The couple celebrated Sept. 27 at Castelli’s Restaurant 255. They will also take a Caribbean cruise at a later date.