SYCAMORE – Samuel A. and Eva Dean Wilson of Sycamore are celebrating 50 years of marriage. After growing up together and falling in love as teenagers, the Wilsons were wed on Oct. 2, 1963 in St. Louis, Mo., while Samuel was serving in the U.S. Army. Eva’s equally heroic service as an at-home educator also was instrumental in the couple’s success.
The Wilsons moved to Sycamore in 1965. They have been and continue to be outstanding members of the community, raising five children of their own and serving as mentors to a host of others.