Jim and Fran Carey of Shipshewana, Ind., formerly of Belleville and Highland, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family.
Jim Carey and the former Fran Richards were married on Sept. 5, 1965 at the Methodist church in their hometown of Ohio, Ill.
Dr. Richard Carey is retired from Carey’s Pet Hospital in Belleville, which he established in 1969. Fran was active in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) in O’Fallon and remains so in a Goshen, Ind., BSF class. The Careys are members of Sturgis Baptist Church in Sturgis, Mich.
They have two children, Heather (Fortune) Basse of Seattle, Wash., and Michael (Tricia) Carey of the Shiphewana, Ind., area. They have seven grandchildren, Madelien and Macklann Basse, and Eden J., Izaak, Levi, Abigail and Lydia Carey. All celebrated the couple’s anniversary with them. Also celebrating their anniversary with them were Fran’s sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Gail Peterson of Princeton, Ill.