The 50th wedding anniversary of Alvin and Jeanette Spann will be celebrated with a family vacation hosted by their children.
Alvin and the former Jeanette Abbott were married on June 13, 1964, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville with the late Rev. Frank Goss officiating.
Alvin retired from Clark Oil and Refining (Premcor Refinery) after 28 years of service and Jeanette is an active wife, mother and grandmother.
Through the years they were blessed with three children, Alan, Robin and Joshua; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Alan and Stephanie Spann reside in Glenpool, Okla. Their children are Kristin (Aaron) Herndon, Taylor (Zachary) Sunderland, Kaylah, Felicity, Brianna and Austin. Their grandchildren are Tod Herndon, Zeke and Micah Sunderland and Kairi Marie.
Robin and Donnie Wittman reside in Brighton. Their children are Dustin, Derek, Danielle, Devynn and Dylan. Their grandson is Keaton Lee.
Joshua and Danielle Spann reside in Tulsa, Okla., with their children, Drew, Ian, Alexis and Gage.
Parents of the couple are Marjorie Abbott of Jerseyville and the late Alvin Abbott, and the late Clyde and Gladys Spann of Hartford.