Pope — 50th
MATTOON -- Mr. and Mrs. Duane and Lorena Pope will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house in their honor from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Apostolic Center in Mattoon. No gifts are requested but cards with a favorite memory would be appreciated.
They were married Dec. 1, 1968, in Flora.
They are the parents of Matt (Kelli) and Tera. They also have six grandchildren.
Mr. Pope is a UPCI Ordained Minister and an associate pastor at the Apostolic Center in Mattoon. He is self-employed as a certified financial planner.
Mrs. Pope retired from Mattoon CUSD No. 2 in 2002 as a teacher and counselor/parent assistant. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor.
For thirty years, they have traveled and taught family seminars throughout the United States and overseas in Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, Jamaica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Guam, Palau, and Greece.