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Mr. and Mrs. Darold "Dean" and Linda "Diane" Birdsong

Birdsong — 50th

MATTOON -- Mr. and Mrs. Darold "Dean" and Linda "Diane" Birdsong will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday. A private family celebration and a card shower will be held in their honor.

Birdsong and Linda Chism were married Dec. 21, 1968, at the First Baptist Church in Mattoon by the Rev. Fred Neible. Their parents are Ancel and Clonnie Birdsong and Howard and Wanda Chism. They were attended by Mary Jeanne Nash and Harold "David" Birdsong.

They are the parents of Stacey (Paula) Birdsong of Mattoon; Rachel (Joe) Meaker of Mattoon; and Brice (Trish) Birdsong of Effingham. They also have six grandchildren.

Mr. Birdsong is retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Mrs. Birdsong is retired from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Cards may be sent to them at 5847 N. County Road 1020 East, Mattoon, IL 61938.

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