Richard and Virginia (Fitzgerald) Stilwell of Alton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Richard married the former Virginia Fitzgerald on Oct. 17, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Richard Neibregge officiating.
Richard retired in 1993 from the Owens-Illinois Mold Shop.
Virginia retired in 2001 from the Alton School District.
Their children are Ann (Joe) Mudd of Gridley, Ill.; Susan (Kerry) Brown of Bethalto; and Rick (Shannon) Stilwell of Brighton.
Their grandchildren are Jennifer, Chris, Andrew, Kathy and Alex.
The couple celebrated with a family dinner at Tony’s Restaurant in Alton.