Robert and Jane Converse of Troy celebrated their 55th anniversary on April 19, 2013 with dinner with family.
Bob and the former Jane Gerstenecker were married on April 19, 1958 at Presbyterian Church in Troy, IL by Rev. Aldridge.
Bob is a retired Department of Defense Employee and is active with Stump Grinding Business and Troy Lions Club.
Jane is a homemaker and a retired teacher assistant at Triad School Dist. and is active with Collinsville Church of Christ, Womans Club of Troy and Troy Historical Society.
They have 3 children: Timothy (Susan) Converse of Edwardsville; Michael (Kyle) Converse of Troy, IL; Valerie Converse of Oak Grove, MO.
They have 2 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren.