SPRINGFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Jones, formerly of Sikeston, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 11.
Jones and the former Violet Edward were married in 1942 at Bloomfield. They both grew up in Southeast Missouri where they lived in Sikeston and raised their family.
Pastor of churches in Idalia, Grayridge, Bertrand and Sikeston, Jones taught school and coached basketball and baseball in Essex, Grayridge and Richland schools.
Mrs. Jones retired from a teaching career in Sikeston.
They have four children, Stanley Jones of Indianapolis, Ind., Grady Jones of Layfayette, Ind., Charlotte Champion of Springfield and Carolyn Risenhoover of Springfield; and 10 grandchildren.