SPRINGFIELD - W.A. "Dub" and Melba Chism, formerly of Sikeston, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. The couple was married Aug. 19, 1952, in Piggott, Ark.
Chism graduated from Sikeston High School and his wife is a graduate of Matthews High School. They formerly lived in St. Louis, where he retired in 1992, as a truck driver. She was manager of telephone services for the University of Missouri-St. Louis, retiring in 1990.
They are the parents of Teresa and Robert Wood of Portland, Ore., Cynthia Hinkle of Phoenix, Ariz., W.A. "Fritz" Chism of St. Peters and Timothy Chism of Collinsville, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Chism also have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.