Anniversary – Bettis

CARLINVILLE (Sept. 14, 2017) – Lester A. and Joyce (Shinpaugh) Bettis of Carlinville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, Sept. 14. They were married in 1952 at Palmyra Methodist Church, with Rev. William P. Hunt officiating.

Mr. Bettis retired after 37 years from Macoupin Service Company and from serving as a school bus driver for Carlinville CUSD 1. Mrs. Bettis is a homemaker; previously, she worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company of Springfield, the state of Illinois and Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Carlinville.

They have three daughters, Karen (Eddie) Bates and Lesa (Gary) Sanson, both of Carlinville, and Bonnie J. Bettis of Melbourne, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Sanson of Teneriffe, QLD, Australia, Kayla Sanson of Tacoma, Wash., Stacy Bates (Dr. Nicholas) Kravanya of Alton and Kristy Bates (Dr. Stephen) Fenton of Carlinville; three great-grandchildren, Lexi Kay, the late Parker Matthew, and Oliver Bates Fenton.

Cards may be sent to the couple at 1320 W. Main St., Carlinville, IL 62626.