Freeman and Arlene Shoemaker celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Staff reports

Freeman and Arlene Shoemaker Sr. RR2 Box 66 A6 Oquawka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 3 with a private family dinner. Cards would be welcomed.

Arlene Sweet Brock of Aledo and Freeman Shoemaker of New Boston were married July 3, 1959 at the United Methodist Church in New Boston.

Their children are Gerry Brock Jr., Muscatine, Iowa, Carmie House, Gladstone and Freeman Jr., Oquawka. The couple have six grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. Freeman retired from the former IH Farmall Plant in Rock Island. Arleneworked at the former Western Stoneware in Monmouth.

They lived most of their married life in Keithsburg, moving to Oquawka in 2008.