Couple marks 69th anniversary

Charles and Sheila Stagg of Clinton will mark their 69th wedding anniversary on March 20.

The couple were married March 20, 1944, in Reading, England, during World War II. They have four children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Stagg says a card sent by his daughter that reads in part, "God has chosen you for each other," sums up his feelings about the long and happy marriage he and his wife have shared since 1944. The story of their romance, "The soldier and the beauty queen," was featured in the Van Buren County Democrat a couple of years ago.