Gene and Susan (McKee) Basinger of Ravenna celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently with a family gathering at the Brown Derby in Streetsboro, hosted by their children.
A special guest was Gene's brother, Doug, who stood up with him at the wedding.
Gene and Susan were married on Feb. 2, 1963, in Ravenna. Their children are Michael (and Sharon) Basinger of Pennsylvania, Cynthia Basinger of Ravenna and the late Jeffrey Basinger.
The Basingers have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Gene retired in 2002 from Mantaline Corp. in Mantua. Susan retired from home health care in 2002.