John and Mary (Ronald) Hicks of Gillespie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22. Father George Hobbs married them on June 22, 1968, at SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie.
John is retired as the former owner of Hicks Home Appliance Center in Gillespie and Mary is retired as a former office practice coordinator at Macoupin Family Practice Center in Gillespie.
They are the proud parents of three daughters, Jamie (husband, Russell) Johnson, Jennifer (husband, Bill) Carter and Jody (husband, Mark) Carpani. They are also the proud grandparents of five grandsons, Blake Johnson, who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps; Owen Carter, who will graduate from Ranken Technical College in September; Cody Johnson, who is a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago; Joseph Carter, who is a senior at Gillespie High School; and Jake Carter, who is a sophomore at Gillespie High School.
An open house hosted by their daughters will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gillespie Civic Center. Please, no gifts.