Bob and Irma McConnell of Swansea, IL celebrated their 60th anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with a family dinner at Fischers Restaurant.
Robert McConnell and the former Irma Kurtz were married on Feb. 20, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, IL by the Rev. Leonard Klitzing.
Bob McConnell is a retired Machinist from the St. Louis Post Dispatch and is active with Swansea Moose and Peace Lutheran Church, Belleville.
Irma McConnell is active with Peace Lutheran Church.
They have 4 children: Lorraine (Fred) Beaston, Swansea, IL, Daniel (Beth) McConnell, Waterloo, IL, Tina (Duane) Gerlach, Troy, IL, and Michael McConnell (deceased).
They have 12 grandchildren: Rob (Kelly) Beaston, Scott (Jamie) Beaston, Steve McConnell, Emily (Paul) Chetty, Allie Chrisman, Will Chrisman, Emily Gerlach, Jennifer Gerlach, Nikki McConnell, Devin McConnell, Thomas Grinell, and Saige Grinell.
They have 6 great-grandchildren: Grace Beaston, Chase Beaston, Dillon Roberson, Mason Roberson, Jude Mortison and Declan Chetty.