Anniversary - Rives 70th

Anniversary – Rives 70th

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James W. and Anna Mae (Bellm) Rives will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 9. They were married in 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Rives is the daughter of the late John and Helen Bellm of Carlinville. She graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing and worked several years at Macoupin County Hospital as an OB nurse.

Mr. Rives is the son of the late George and Bernice Rives of Greenfield. He graduated from Alexian Brothers School of Nursing, then served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the Carlinville Hospital administrator for 25 years before retiring.

They are the parents of 10 children: Patty (husband, Richard) Lange, Mike (wife, Olga) Rives, John (wife, Charlotte) Rives, Bill (wife, Karen) Rives and Matt Rives, all of Carlinville; Jim (wife, Eileen) Rives of Springfield, Mo.; Margaret (husband, Jan)  Jansen of Florissant, Mo.; Becky (husband, Rusty) Klein of DuQuoin; Bob (wife, Deehan) Rives of Hillsboro; and the late Richard Rives. They also have 22 grandchildren (one deceased) and 29 great-grandchildren.