Jackie and Barbara Robinson of Fairview Heights, IL celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 21, 2013 with a family dinner celebration and trip to Florida. Jackie and the former Barbara Stacks were married on March 21, 1953 in Carbondale, IL.
Jackie is a retired locomotive engineer with Illinois Central Railroad and is active with First Baptist Church of Fairview Heights and served for 38 years as a volunteer firefighter with Fairview Heights Fire Dept.
Barbara is retired from Magna Bank and is active with First Baptist Church of Fairview Heights.
They have three children: Betty (Bob) Nelson of Belleville, IL, Karen (Paul) Blum of Fairview Heights, IL and Gene (Bonnie) Robinson of Belleville, IL.
They have ten grandchildren: Daniel (Chris) Nelson; Benjamin (Stephanie) Nelson; Cassie (Eric) Adams; Joshua Blum; Justin Robinson; Ashley Robinson; Stephanie (Mark) Verdien; Chi (Chuck) Pelo; Tori DeVries; Joey (Stephanie) Pieper.
They have twelve great-grandchildren: Declan and Sydney Nelson; Elijah and Malachi Nelson; Carter Daniels; Katie, Kyle, Matt and Maurie Williamson; Damien Kulash, Lilly Pelo; and Ruby DeVries.