ELKHART — Robert and Mary (Jones) Warren are celebrating their 70th anniversary in March.
They were married March 14, 1943, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elkhart.
The couple’s children hosted an open house on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Mr. Warren is a welder/pipefitter who has worked construction jobs throughout the area and across the country. Mrs. Warren is a bookkeeper and tax preparer who has worked for H&R Block for more than 30 years.
Their children are Doris Howard of Elkhart, Bob Warren of North Canton, Ohio, Bill Warren of Edwardsburg, Mich., Tom Warren of South Bend, Timothy Warren of Phoenix, Ariz., Rita Lightner of Elkhart, Chris Warren of Elkhart, Annette Chiddister of Elkhart, Kathe Brunton of Edwardsburg and Teresa Warren of South Bend.
They have 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Robert and Mary are lifelong residents of Elkhart. Although they lived in California for 10 years due to Robert’s job, they kept their home in Elkhart and returned to it when Robert retired from construction.