Givens mark 65 years


SIDNEY — Marvalene “Mivi” and Thomas “Tom” Given, of Sidney, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at a dinner hosted by their children at Shelby Oaks Golf Club, June 5, 2016.

Tom and the former Mivi Sprague were married June 2, 1951, in the High Street Methodist Church in Muncie, Indiana. Witnesses were Jinny (Moon) and Marvin Shreves.

Tom is the son of the late Mary (Shoffner) and Ralph Given. He has a living sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Dr. Robert Hilty, of Dayton. Another sister, Helen, and a brother, Ralph Francis, are deceased.

Mivi is the daughter of the late Iva (Snider) and Joe Sprague. She has a brother and sister-in-law, Vorrest and Pat (Wells) Sprague, of Sidney, and a sister, Doris Barlow, of Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Givens have two living sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale Given and his fiancee, Shannon O’Connor, of Fort Myers, Florida, and Martin “Mick” and Vickie (Jones) Given, of Sidney. Another son, Ralph Joseph, is deceased. They have five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mivi graduated from Sidney High School in 1948 and from Miami-Jacobs Business College in 1949. She was employed by attorney Harold Christman as a legal secretary for 15 years.

Tom is a 1949 Sidney High School graduate who served in the U.S. Navy and attended the Chicago Technical College. He is the former owner and past president of Ferguson Construction Co. in Sidney.

The couple enjoy their family and friends, golfing, boating, traveling and following sports on television.

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