Tom and JeAnne Balmer celebrate 50 years together

Staff reports

Tom and JeAnne Balmer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Aledo United Methodist Church, July 12th from 1-3 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple request gifts to be omitted.

JeAnne Jones of Seaton and Tom Balmer of Burgess were married at the Keithsburg Methodist Church on July 12, 1959. Officiating, minister was Rev. Harold Andrews.

Attending the couple were twin sister Joanne Jones, Cindy Jones, Debbie Beard, Denise Beard, Larry Balmer, James Jones, Robert Bloomer, Edwin Jones, Marlin Jones and Fred Beard.

Tom is retired after 30 years at John Deere. JeAnne is retired also. They are active members of the Aledo Methodist Church, Aledo Masonic Lodge, and Order of the Eastern Star.

Their children are Scott (Julie) Balmer of Aledo and John (Julie) Balmer of Derby, Kansas.

Their grandchildren are: Cristien Balmer, Moline; Jordan Balmer, Geneseo; Justin and Janel Balmer, Derby, Kansas and two step-granddaughters, Jadelyn and Britta Dixon, Aledo.