Ronald and Shirley Priest of Belleville celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 8, 2013 with family dinner.
Ron and the former Shirley Wuebbels were married on June 8, 1963 at Holy Childhood Church in Mascoutah, IL by Rev. August Giesen.
Ron is a retired building materials salesman and is active with Freeburg Masonic Lodge.
Shirley is a retired legal secretary and is active with St. Peters Cathedral.
They have 4 children: Stacy (Dave) Hearst of St. Charles, MO., Laurie Pricket of Swansea, IL., Brian (Heather) Priest of Littleton, CO., Eric (Laurie Hasty) Priest of Belleville, IL.
They have 6 grand children: Haley & Jacob Hearst, Hannah Prickett, Briley Priest, Jada Priest, Marlee Hernandez.