Joe Frank and Harriet (Susie) Bean of Roxana will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 23.
Joe Frank Bean and the former Harriet Heldenbrand were married Nov. 23,1950, at the First Baptist Church of Roxana with the Rev. Donald A. Ziemmer officiating.
Joe worked at Clark Oil for 41 years and retired from his position as Environmental Engineer in 1992. Joe graduated from SIUE in 1964.
Susie worked as a Yield Clerk at US Radiator and then a homemaker.
They have four children: Dr. Melissa Bean and Dr. Charles Halbeck of Creve Coeur, Mo.; Kevin and Vicky Bean of Springfield, Ill.; Janella and Ed Moy of Edwardsville; and Joseph Bean and Karen Munger of Town and Country, Mo.
They have 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Andre’) Singer, Charles and Skyler Halbeck, Dr. Jonathan (Erin) Bean and Dr. Andrew Bean and Flora Zhou, Richard (Charlotte) Moy, Samuel and William Moy; and David, Alison and Michael Bean.
They have four great-grandchildren: Sophia Bean, Gustavo and Arthur Singer and Genevieve Moy.
They have traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Joe and Susie are loved and cherished by their family and well-respected by friends and community.