Duane and Lorena Pope will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 1, 2018. They were married Dec. 1, 1968 in Flora, IL.
They are the parents of Matt (Kelli) and Tera. They have six grandchildren: Ethan, Jackson, Emmalyn, Lundyn, Brooklyn, and Grayson.
Duane is a UPCI Ordained Minister and an Associate Pastor at Apostolic Center in Mattoon. He is self-employed as a Certified Financial Planner. Lorena retired from Mattoon CUSD#2 in 2002 as a teacher and counselor/parent assistant. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
For thirty years, they have traveled and taught family seminars throughout the United States and overseas in Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, Jamaica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Guam, Palau, and Greece.
An open house reception will be held at Apostolic Center in Mattoon on Saturday December 1st from 2 5 PM. The couple asks that gifts are omitted, but cards with a favorite memory would be appreciated.