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Norman and Mary Rose Wicker Bassett plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a quiet day at home in Seymour.

The couple were married Aug. 29, 1954, at Liberty Evangelical United Brethren Church, north of Shelbyville.

They have three children, Robert (Dena) Bassett of Lowell, Susan (Joe) Ginder of Long Beach, California, and Herbert (Candice) Bassett, of Grayson, Louisiana; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Thomas Bassett, died in infancy.

He graduated from Ball State Teachers College and taught industrial arts in high schools at Bremen and Knightstown. He worked 33 years as an engineer at General Motors factories in Anderson and Monroe, Louisiana. Upon retiring in 1993 from Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors as an optical engineer, he came to Seymour to work in a similar position at Osram Sylvania for three years.

She graduated from Ball State Teachers College and taught first grade at Sutton School in Muncie. She later taught nursery school in Anderson and was a 4-H leader.

The couple are members of Sandcreek-Azalia Friends meeting.

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