Robert and Ferne Ridenour will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house for their family and friends at the Godfrey Congregational Church, 6104 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, from noon until 3 p.m. June 22, 2014.
Robert Ridenour and the former Ferne Devening were married on June 20, 1964, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ by the Rev. Vale Walkington, pastor of the Otterville Baptist Church, and the Rev. H.O. Renken, pastor of the Fieldon United Church of Christ.
Mr. Ridenour retired from Boeing in St. Louis in July 2004 after 40 years as a weights engineer.
Mrs. Ridenour was formerly a secretary at Jersey Community Hospital, Illinois Bell Telephone in Alton, Godfrey Congregational Church, and then was a legal secretary for 18 years, having worked for Charles Godfrey, Emert Wyss, Lynn Travis and Gail Donnelly Bader, retiring at the end of 2005.
The Ridenours have one daughter, Amber, who is married to Patrick Robison, both of Trenton, Ill. They have two grandsons, Robert and Anthony Robison, also of Trenton.