Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeVardo were honored on their 70th wedding anniversary at Fifth Season Assisted Living in Marion.
Tom and Elsie were married Feb. 1, 1948, in Murphysboro. Tom was employed as a welder with Fabick Machinery Co. for 20 years and Consolidation Coal Co. for 13 years. He retired in 1990.
Mrs. DeVardo was a dental assistant to the late Dr. Glen W. Ozburn for 10 years. She later was employed by the State of Illinois, Unemployment Compensation Division. She was a claims technician in the Herrin and Marion offices. She retired in 1987, after 20 years of service.
They are the parents of the late John DeVardo formerly of Carbondale, and Tim and his wife, Lorie, DeVardo of Marion. They have two grandsons, Josh DeVardo, and Ben and his wife, Erin DeVardo; and one great-grandson, Colin.