— Gene and Joan Mathis of Danville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the couple’s home. The event will be hosted by their children.
Gene Mathis and Joan Whitley were married Aug. 23, 1963, at the Hoopeston Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Wagoner.
Gene is retired from the Danville Correctional Center and Joan is a retired secretary from Honeywell in Hoopeston.
The couple has two children, Scott Mathis of Danville and Tami (Ernest) Coleman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one grandson, Drew Coleman of Cincinnati.
In lieu of gifts, the couple requests that donations be made to the Vermilion County Animal Shelter Foundation.