A Papal Blessing was bestowed upon John and Margaret ”Marge” Hens of Lancaster, N.Y., who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Blessing of a Married Couple was officiated by their son, Deacon Matthew Hens. They also celebrated with a dinner at Ripa’s restaurant in Lancaster. They have five children Michael (Gladys) Hens of Maryland, David (Karen Tolley) Hens of Colorado, Matthew (Mary Jane) Hens of Fredonia, Rebecca (Mike) Formwalt of Buffalo and Jeanne (Steve) Malovich of Alden. They have 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Out-of- state guests attended from Colorado and Massachusetts.
Hens and the former Margaret Long were married Sept. 10, 1955, at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb.
Hens is retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. Mrs. Hens is a retired Lancaster Central School District nurse.