WAPPAPELLO -- Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bolen Sr. were guests of honor for a dinner party Feb. 24 at Maya's Restaurant in Poplar Bluff. The event was in celebration of the couple's 64th wedding anniversary.
Bolen and the former Olline Becker were married Feb. 24, 1939, in Risco by a justice of the peace.
After living in Tallapoosa for their first year of marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bolen moved to Morehouse in 1940, where he was employed by Himmelberger-Harrison. They moved to Wappapello after his retirement.
Their children are Woody Bolen Jr. of Poplar Bluff, Michael Bolen of Sikeston, Linda Haley of Burbank, Calif., Larry Bolen of Nixa, Jerry Bolen of Madison, Ala., and Garry Bolen of St. Charles. They have 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.