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John and Lois Retherford celebrate 25th Anniversary

Staff reports

John and Lois Retherford of Joy celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2008. John Retherford and Lois Bopp were married Sept. 3, 1983 at the Joy United Methodist Church.

They are the parents of Andy of Mannon and Eric at home.

John is self-employed as a farmer and also as Millersburg Township Road Commissioner for 27 years. He serves as the secretary for Peniel Cemetery Association. Lois is employed at Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus as an admissions/records representative and has been there since 1999. Prior to that she worked for the University of Illinois Extension Service and Continental Telephone Company. She likes to volunteer time to help with a variety of community organizations.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a two-week trip the to Hawaiian Islands at the end of August.