Ben, Sr. and Florene Daugherty celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2013.

Ben, Sr. and Florene Daugherty celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2013. They were married in Shelby, Mont. on that day when Ben was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and member of an Inspector-Instructor Staff organizing a Marine Corps Reserve Unit. They have two daughters, Joy Ann Sweigart of Jefferson City and Linda Hulett of Osage Beach, and one daughter-in-law, Darlene Daugherty of Macks Creek. One son, Ben Jr. (Skip) passed away last August; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Ben and Florene have been members of the Camdenton community for 46 years. After a career in the USMC, Ben was a community development specialist for the University of Missouri Extension and Florene has been in sales and is a housewife.