Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Slaughter, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and celebration at a later date. Stephen Slaughter and Marcia Bax were married May 30, 1970, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Rev. F.J. Bonn officiated. They were attended by Judy Hoelscher, Gloria Schulte, Ann Bax, Bernice Hoelscher, Daniel Lepper, R.J. Schulte, Dennis Bax, and Joe Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter have four children: Meredith Boessen and her husband Jeff, Jefferson City; Andrea Garrett and her husband Bob, Webster Groves; Natalie Grothoff and her husband Aaron, Jefferson City; and Tyler Slaughter and his wife Kim, Jefferson City. They also have 11 grandchildren: Drew Boessen, Audrey Boessen, Grant Boessen, Ellie Garrett, Bobby Garrett, Sophia Garrett, Evan Garrett, Will Grothoff, Sam Grothoff, Wyatt Slaughter, and Quinn Slaughter.