Donald and JoAnn Laird
Donald and JoAnn Laird of Rosewood Heights celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2014, at an open house at 1 p.m. at the home of their daughter. The event was hosted by their family.
Donald and the former JoAnn Ventimiglia were married on April 25, 1964, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wood River. The ceremony was officiated by Father Morrow.
Donald retired from S & N Graphics. He was a graduate of Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto.
JoAnn retired from Shell Oil Co. She was a graduate of East Alton-Wood River High School.
The couple has four children, a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Tonya Laird of Plato, Mo., and a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Adam Witsken of Bethalto. The couple has seven grandchildren.