Ron and Karen (Doan) Allen, of Thorntown, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 21, 2013. They celebrated with a dinner at Rock Bottom Restaurant with their son Brad and his wife Janie, and had dessert and coffee at Stookey’s in Thorntown.
The Allens were married Dec. 21, 1963, by the Rev. Alvin Beason.
They are the parents of three sons, Gary (Sherri), Shane and Brad (Janie). They have 12 grandchildren, two of whom are deceased, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Allen retired in 1995. Mrs. Allen is currently a bus driver for C.A.P. of Western Indiana (Head Start).
Mr. and Mrs. Allen are lifelong residents of Boone County.