50 years: Howard and Mary Jane Blessinger

Howard and Mary Jane Blessinger of Jasper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 6.

Howard Blessinger and Mary Jane Eckerle were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper by the late Reverend James Blessinger, brother of Howard, on July 6, 1968. Their attendants were Charlene (Eckerle) Knies, Margaret (Eckerle) Flack, Rose (Eckerle) Bradley, Bev (Eckerle) DeKemper, Connie (Leinenbach) Himsel, Phyllis (Leinenbach) Sergesketter, Dave and Ken Blessinger, Ernie Brames, Jim Fischer and Dave Gutgsell.

They are the parents of two children, Deadra (Kevin) Crawford of Louisville and Derek Blessinger of Evansville.

Mr. Blessinger retired from Kimball International. Mrs. Blessinger retired from Bartley Chiropractic.

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