Terry and Connie Paben of LaPrairie will mark their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration with their immediate family, hosted by their sons.
Mr. Paben and the former Connie Lord were married June 16, 1968, at Augusta Christian Church.
Mrs. Paben is a daughter of the late Clyde and Lois O'Harrow Lord of Augusta. Mr. Paben is a son of Raymond Paben of LaPrairie and the late Viola Darlene Griggs Paben.
They are the parents of Matt and Ashley Paben of Camp Point, Joe Paben of LaPrairie, Greg and Ann Paben of Golden, and Robbe Paben of LaPrairie and his fiancee, Roxanne Akin. They have four grandchildren.
Mr. Paben retired from Cargil after 281/2 years of employment.
Mrs. Paben retired after 20 years of service from Good Samaritan Home, where she is a member of Wings.
They are members of Denver Christian Church in Denver, Ill., where he is an elder and the representative to LaMoine Christian Service Camp, and she is a Sister in Christ. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and going to their grandchildren's events.
The couple met at a basketball game.