Virgil and Mary Jo were married on Aug. 13, 1955, at North Union E.U.B. Church on St. Rd. 42 at the Clay/Vigo county line. Dr. H.C. Schlarb officiated the candlelight double ring ceremony.
Mary Jo is the former Miss Roberts.
The couple has owned and operated Butts Enterprises on West National Avenue in Brazil for 50 years.
They are the parents of three children, Jerry and Elizabeth Butts, Greencastle; Debi Sullivan, Terre Haute, and Susan and Bob Treash, Brazil. They also have six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren.