Wideman 50th Anniversary

Leon and Sherry Wideman, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, 2013.

Mr. Wideman and the former Miss Lewis were united in marriage Sept. 7, 1963, at First Baptist Church, St. Clair. The Rev. Arthur Ellis officiated at the ceremony.

To celebrate their anniversary, the Widemans, along with their three sons and their families, took a vacation to Holiday Island, Ark., in July.

The Widemans’ three sons and their families are Eric and Tonya, Austin, Preston and Leah; Erin and Machelle, Emma and Isabell, Washington; and Ryan and Stephanie, Alexa and Camden, Barnhart.

Sherry is a retired LPN, and Leon is self-employed as a consulting structural engineer.

They plan to continue to celebrate their anniversary with a fall trip to the New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.