Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Pat) Simons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 6, 2013, with a party for family and friends. Larry Simons and the former Pat Cochran exchanged vows on June 30, 1963 at the Methodist Church in Elkville, Ill. with the Rev. Earl Meyers officiating the 2 p.m. ceremony. The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Karen Cochran, and best man was Fred Vlahovich, friend of the groom. The couple are parents of two sons, Mark (Denise) Simons and Greg (Karen) Simons. They also have three grandchildren.