ELMA -- LuVern and Jean Voves are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a private family gathering.

LuVern Voves and Jean Heying were married Feb. 10, 1968, at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma.

They are both retired.

Their family includes LeAnn and Mike Hrubetz of Pittsburgh, Randal Voves of Ames and Bradley and Libby Voves of Waterloo, along with five grandchildren.