Charles and Ruby Bryan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2014.
Charles Bryan and the former Ruby Kingston were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at First Baptist Church in Cottage Hills. Their ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Glenn Smith.
Charles retired from Owens Illinois Machine Parts Manufacturing in Godfrey.
Ruby retired from Bethalto School District 8.
Their children are Patrick and Elaine Bryan of Bethalto, Norah and R.P. Kehman of Eureka, Mo., and Cullen and Jennifer Bryan of East Alton.
They have four grandchildren and are expecting their fifth in December. They are expecting their first great-grandchild in January.
Their children will be hosting a family dinner celebration.
To celebrate their anniversary, the couple took a springtime river cruise on the American Queen.