Marion (Butch) and Beverly Smart of Pana will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 7, with an open house from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Pana Area Senior Citizens Building, 188 S U.S. Hwy 51, Pana. All friends and family of the couple are invited. The couple requests no gifts, please.
Butch Smart and Beverly Ruot were married June 7, 1964, in the First Christian Church in Herrick, officiated by Rev. Danny Bowling. Their parents are the late Eugene and Dorothy Ruot and the late Oscar and Agnes Smart.
Attendants were Bob and Sue (Ruot) Chamberlain, Jeanie (Ruot) Hinton and Eugene Pieper; flower girl Lisa (Corley) Jones and ring bearer Tim Hinton.
The couple has one son, Todd (Kathy) of Aurora. They have two grandchildren, Kyle and Allison Smart.
Butch is the veteran of the U.S. Army and is retired from Caterpillar. Beverly is a homemaker and is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
The couple reside at 235 North 2625 East Road, Pana.