Carolyn (Madden) and James Van Vorst will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7.
They were married at the Church of Christ in Cloverdale.
Jim is a graduate of University of Evansville, University of Missouri, and Indiana University. He is now retired after holding various management positions in healthcare; retiring as vice president of human resources from St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill.
Carolyn is a graduate of the Union Hospital School of Nursing and holds a BS in Nursing from Ball State. Her career has focused on intensive care nursing; she retired from St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Van Vorsts have two daughters, Barbara Gayle Stetler (Chad) of Lafayette and Valerie Ann Hayes (Rick) of McCordsville.
They are Granny and Pa to Jack Hayes and Drew Stetler.
They will celebrate with an open house at their home on Aug.14, and are planning a Mediterranean cruise this fall.