Jason Pilarski of New Haven and Angie Carlin of Gerald, Mo. would like to wish there grandparents Norman and Ione Pilasrski of Ballwin, Mo. a happy 60th anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Jason Pilarski)
By Kyle Quick
--Words could never define the meaning of love; instead it is defined through expression and watching two people celebrate 60 years of marriage.
This past weekend Norman and Ione Pilarski celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary after they were married on May 30, 1953.
Norman and Ione, who today live in Ballwin, Mo raised five boys, Scott (Wildwood, Mo), Keith (New Haven, Mo), Darren (O'Fallon, Mo), Brian (Ballwin, Mo), and Glenn (Maryland Heights, Mo).
Before retiring from AT&T, working in engineering, Norman served in the Army during the Korean war.
More than a half of century later, Norman and Ione have been blessed with 10 grandchildren: Jason (New Haven, MO), Angie (Gerald, Mo), Sara (St. Louis, Mo), Jill (Ft. Collins, Co) Robbie (Ballwin, MO), Mitchell (St. Louis, Mo), Jessica (Ballwin, MO), Mike (Columbia, Mo), Sarah (O'Fallon, Mo), and Ben (Columbia, Mo).
Norman and Ione also have 12 great-grandchildren, two from Gerald, Mo., Alicia and Anna, and four from New Haven, Mo. Joshua, Hannah, Savannah, and May.
Happy Anniversary Norman and Ione and thank you for exemplifying the meaning of love.