Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kelly of Salem recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren at the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake. The "Kelly Klan Getaway" was a gift from their children and 12 grandchildren, Debbie Butcher (Kristen and Jorden Rhodes), Diana and Rick Stapleton (Ricky and Kevin), Dawn and Mark Griffith (Hannah, Jake and Emma), Deri and Rob Hutton (Kelly and Rylee), and Rod and Beth Kelly (Katie, Julia and Rachael).
The former Nancy Weingart and Mr. Kelly were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1960, at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ralph Fotia and the late Rev. Harold B. Winn.
Mr. Kelly was employed for many years as a programmer/analyst, and is currently a part-time employee at First Friends Church in Salem.
Mrs. Kelly is a homemaker, previously employed as secretary/office manager at First Friends Church where they are members.
Upon their return from their anniversary trip to Branson, Mo., their children honored them at a dinner party with extended family at the Salem Country Club.