Jean and Bill Heister will celebrate 50 years of marriage in the same church where they were married. Jean Lewis and Bill Heister wed at 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 1963, in Zion Lutheran Church. A reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday will be hosted by their children at the church, 504 S. Knoblock.
Their children are Kevin and Kris Fowler, Stillwater; Jan Heister and Chip Eames, Tulsa; and Mike and Layla Heister, Eldrige, Iowa.
The couple have lived in Stillwater most of their married life. He worked at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education for 27 years before retiring in 1997. Jean worked at The Houck Agency for 23 years before retiring in 2008.
They have five grandchildren including Anna and Will Fowler of Stillwater and Malak, Adam and Zayn Heister of Eldridge, Iowa.