DECATUR — Robert E. Anderson of Decatur will celebrate his 85th birthday with a family gathering.

Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Clinton. He married Beverly Jane Rozzell on June 19, 1949, in Decatur.

He is the father of Diana J. Denny of Indianapolis, Ind.; Barbara J. (Mark) Foil of Mount Zion; Robert E. (Kathy) Anderson of Dalton City; and Jayne R. (Jeff) Hanley of Monticello. He has 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and seven great-stepgrandchildren. One daughter, Debra K. Taute, is deceased.

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