Jim and Shirlee Heatherly of Albers, IL celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 23rd with a dinner with family and friends at Ravinellis in OFallon.
Jim and the former Shirlee Stimson were married on March 28, 1953 at First Methodist Church in East St. Louis by Rev. Harris.
Jim is a retired contractor and is active with various masonic organizations; Zion United Church of Christ of New Baden; walking and talking with friends; and enjoys playing Texas hold em poker.
Shirlee is a retired administrative assistant and Board Secretary at SWIC and Belleville School District #118. She is active with high school friends and Zion United Church of Christ of New Baden.
They have 2 children: Jim Heatherly, Jr. of Red Bud, IL and Russell (Angela) Heatherly of Naples, FL.
They have 4 grandchildren: Jennifer (Ricky) Conklin of Belleville, IL; Brooks Heatherly of Los Angeles, CA; Darren Heatherly of Naples, FL and Shelby Healtherly of Naples, FL.
They have 2 great-grandchildren: Leah Marie Conklin and Jacob Lee Conklin of Belleville, IL.