LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sidener are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a family dinner.
Sidener and the former Mary Lou Spurlock were married July 24, 1968, at Harrod Church by the Rev. Willard Thomas.
They are the parents of five children, Judy (Terry) Schaaf, of Lima, Robert (Marilyn) Wright, of Lima, Michael (Sharon) Sidener, of Kentucky, Michelle (Donnie Joe) Johnston, of Texas, and Melanie (Greg) Hayes, of Montana. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Sidener retired from the Lima Post Office. His wife retired from Lima Memorial Hospital.