Noel and Joyce Mason, of Oates, Mo. will celebrate their 50th anniversary on September 21, 2013.
Noel Mason and the former Joyce White were married on September 21, 1963 in St. Louis, Mo.
Noel is a former employee of St. Joe Minerals and is active with Masonic Lodge (Hopewell Lodge No. 239) and serves as the District Deputy Grand Lecturer for District 36 in Missouri.
Joyce is a former employee of Cominco American and is active with Locust Grove Baptist Church. After retiring from lead mining, the couple opened Masons Group Home, a group home for boys, which they operated for 15 years.
They have 2 children: Noel Mason Jr. of Sparta, Ill. and Melissa Mason (John Haar) of Belleville, Ill.
They have three grandchildren: Madison & Nicole Mason, Bella Haar.