Gene and Elsie Overton of Hartford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11, 2014.
Gene Overton married Elsie Lawrence on Dec. 11, 1954, at the General Baptist Church in Hartford. Their ceremony was officiated by the late Rev. Dale Black.
Gene retired from Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet in Wood River.
Elsie retired from St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
Their children and spouses are Barb and Mike Wieckhorst of Alton, Ron and Donna Overton of St. Charles, Mo., Terry and Mary Overton of East Alton, and Keith Overton of East Alton. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family celebrated their anniversary with a family dinner at Ravanelli’s on Dec. 13, 2014. The event was hosted by their children.