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Mr. and Mrs. Rex Hane

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rex and Judy Hane will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 9, with an open house hosted by their family at the First United Methodist Church Traylor Hall, 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil, from 2-5 p.m.

They were married on Feb. 9, 1958, at 3 p.m., in the Brazil First Christian Church.

Judy, formerly Judith Arlene Wilson, was previously employed in personnel at The Med, Memphis, Tenn., and was later personnel director at Chesty Foods/Snacktime, Terre Haute. She now enjoys being a homemaker and spending time with her grandchildren.

Rex completed his undergraduate and Master's Degrees at ISU, and worked at IBM in Greencastle, Memphis, Tenn. and Princeton, N.J. for a total of 26 years. For several years he was an adjunct economics instructor at Christian Brothers College and Memphis State University in Tenn. and also taught at ISU. He was Brazil City Clerk-Treasurer and worked for the State of Indiana. Rex officially retired from the state in March 2007, but continues to work part-time for Prospect at the Indianapolis International Airport.

The couple have six children: their sons, Stephen Hane and wife Melissa, Granite City, Ill.; Ryan Hane and wife Darby, Terre Haute; and the late Stuart Hane, who died in infancy. Their daughters are Lorna Gardner and husband Bill, Susan Thomas and husband Ben, and Elizabeth Strain and husband Bryan, all of Brazil.

They have 11 grandchildren, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew D. Skoklo USN, Chelsea and Shelby Hane, Taylor Christy, Dylan and Trevor Hane, Brock and Cassidy Gardner, and Conor, Hunter and Paige Strain.

Judy has one brother and three sisters, James Turner and Susie Vicary, Ariz.; Patti Swan, Terre Haute; and the late Shirley Yocom, Brazil. Rex has one sister, Gerry Nordmeyer, Batesville.

The family requests no gifts, just many smiling faces to join in the celebration.

Their family is helping plan a trip to the Southwest for Rex and Judy this Spring.