Darby and Yvette Downey celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2011. They were married on Mother’s Day, May 10, 1942 in Perryville. They then returned to Chester, Ill. for a family reception at the home of Yvette’s parents. Darby and Yvette have two children, Roger and Jean Lewis and Ross and Debbie Downey. They have seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Their children took them out to dinner for a private celebration on their anniversary.
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