June 25, 2014 

Jim and Marylin DeVan of Belleville are celebrating their 60th anniversary on June 22 with a party hosted by their children.

Jim and the former Marylin Hoffmann eloped and were married on June 18, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi before Jim went overseas for 16 months with the Air Force.

Jim still owns and operates DeVan Automotive Service. He enjoys fishing, BBQing and spending time with their family and many friends.

Marylin has remained the faithful bookeeper for their business. She enjoys making crafts and spending time with their family and many friends. For over 60 years Marylin continues to get together with the “Club Girls” once a month.

They have 4 children: Alan and Dale DeVan of Belleville, Linda (Tom) Fix of Carthage, Missouri, Gail (Marc) Hunter of Webster Groves, Missouri.

They have 5 grandchildren: Alex, Will, Mitchell, Alison and Katie.

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