Mr. and Mrs. William N. Rudd will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 22, 2007.
William N. Rudd and Doris E. Jones were married Jan. 22, 1942, in Danville at the United Brethren parsonage in Danville.
He is a World War II veteran and worked for 34 years at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville, retiring in March 1974.
He was also a Baptist pastor for 27 years, retiring in September1993.
She was a bakery manager for Eisner Grocery Co. and then was a registered cosmetologist, retiring in 1968.
They have been blessed with three children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Their daughter, Sharon (Neal) Clem, has a daughter, Shelly (Gary) Harris, and a son, Travis (Michelle) Clem, who has three children, Katelyn, Macey and Braden.
The couple’s son, Duane Lee (Elizabeth) Rudd, has one son, Daniel (Stacie) Rudd, and two daughters, Stephanie (Jimmy) Thorpe and Cassie Rudd. Stephanie has three children, Jackson, Landon and Gracen. Cassie has one son, Mason.
Their daughter, Diane Marie (Walt) Allison, has two children, Gregory (Andrea) Spears and Barbi (Bruce) Nunnemaker.
Duane Lee and Diane Marie are fraternal twins.