Mr. and Mrs. Estel Hawkins Jr., of rural Monroe City, celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary Feb. 8, 2020, with a family dinner at the Rustic Oak Cabin Restaurant in Perry, Mo. — hosted by their three children.

The former Charlotte Calvert and Estel Hawkins were married at the Warren Baptist Church in Warren, Mo. on Feb. 7, 1970, by the late the Rev. Richard Bridgett.

Mrs. Hawkins is the daughter of the late Mrs. Betty Ronimous of New London, Mo. Mrs. Hawkins was raised by her grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lucas of Emden, Mo. Mr. Hawkins is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Estel Hawkins Sr. of Monroe City. Mrs. Hawkins is a homemaker. Mr. Hawkins is retired from Continental Casting, Palmyra Plant in 2017.

They have two daughters, Susan Hawkins (Chad Majors) of Hannibal and Mary Schappaugh of Monroe City; and a son, Mark Hawkins (fiancee Nicole Bichsel) of Monroe City. They also have three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

The couple lives on the family farm in rural Monroe City. They plan on doing a road trip on old Historic Route 66 this summer.

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