Gary and Ina (Smith) Weese, Maryville, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16. The couple met in High school in Albany, Missouri, and were married after Gary returned from serving in the US Army. They were married May 16, 1969 at the Albany Baptist Church. Their parents were Virgil and Zella Smith and Dorothy and Wilfred Weese. After they were married the couple moved to Maryville to attend Northwest Missouri State University. They are members of the Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville.
They are the parents of four children, Daniel (Amy) Weese, Chillicothe; DeneNa James, Creston, Iowa; David (Samantha) Weese, Silver Bay, Minnesota; and Dawn (Seth) Lindsey, Maryville. The couple also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Their family is requesting a card shower in honor of this special occasion. Cards and well wishes can be mailed to the couple at 27270 Katydid Rd., Maryville, MO 64468.