Ron and Jean Melvin to celebrate 50th anniversary

Staff reports

Ron and Jean Melvin were married on Aug. 2, 1959 in the United Presbyterian Church, Stronghurst, officiated by Dr. C.G. Lunan. The couple moved to Aledo in 1963 after living in Champaign while Ron finished his degree at the University of Illinois.

Ron retired in 1994 from Illinois State Police. Jean worked as a receptionist for Dr. M.I. Rajput until retiring in 1992. The couple attends Grace Evangelical Free Church. Their children are Michael (deceased), Lori (Gary) Whitehall and Jon (Heidi) Melvin. They have four grandchildren.

The couple plans to celebrate their anniversary with a family trip.