Jim and Karen Hatcher of Godfrey are celebrating their 50th anniversary on May 14, 2016.
Jim Hatcher and the former Karen Musgrove married on May 14, 1966.
They are the parents of Kerri (Robert) Collahan of North Carolina, Lauri Langley of Alton, and Jamie (Gina) Hatcher of Godfrey.
They also have three grandchildren, Cameron and MacKenzie of North Carolina and Elana of Godfrey.
The couple celebrated with a trip to Hoadsprint, South Africa, with their family last June.
James retired from Pipefitters 553 and Karen is a housewife.