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08-20-17 E-Bowyer


Steven and Betty Bowyer of Roanoke, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Bowyer, to Beau Alexander Cayton, son of Charles and Karen Cayton of Mineral Wells. The bride-to-be graduated from Marshall University and earned a master’s degree in education from Mary ...

08-13-17 E-Flanagan


Satin Holcomb of St. Marys, W.Va., announces the engagement of her daughter, Amber Flanagan, to Christopher Campano. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of St. Marys High School, a 2015 graduate of Marietta College, and is employed as the journalism teacher at St. Marys High School. The ...

08-13-17 E-Bell


Benjamin and Patty Bell of Walker announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Autumn Bell, to Hunter Wayne Rinehart, son of Ronald and Terri Rinehart of Parkersburg. A fall wedding is planned. The bride-to-be is a 2013 home-school graduate employed in child care. The prospective ...

07-16-17 E-Marlow


Randy and Leila Marlow of Parkersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Ann Marlow, to Travis Neil Bunner, son of Tamra Bunner of Statesville, N.C., and Tim Bunner of Vincent. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Edward and Sue Thomas of Parkersburg and Nancy Marlow and the ...

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08-20-17 W-PassarettiCOLOR


Jo Anne Patricia Passaretti and James Anthony Boles were united in marriage July 8, 2017, at New Hope Church in Lorton, Va. Pastor Rusty Coram officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Passaretti of Old Bridge, N.J., and Jacqueline Ash of Freehold, N.J. The groom is the son ...

08-06-17 W-Farrrar


Julie Elizabeth Harrell and Aaron David Farrar were united in marriage on May 20, 2017, at the Liberty Street Church of God. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Brian and Nancy Harrell. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Harrell of Parkersburg. She is a 2000 graduate of Parkersburg High ...

07-23-17 W-Williams


Jessica Michelle Williams and Jeffrey Norbert Esker were united in marriage on May 27 at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Mobile, Ala. The bride is the daughter of Tracey and Francis Williams of Wilmer, Ala. She is a graduate of Auburn University. She is the chief financial officer ...

07-02-17 W-Cox


Dahlia Bianca Bousaid and Brendan Sears Cox were united in marriage on July 9, 2016, at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chapel, Cambridge, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Farid Abousaid of New York, N.Y., and Alice Lahnstein of Great Barrington, Mass. She is the granddaughter of ...

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08-20-17 A-Snodgrass


Susan and David Snodgrass, formerly of Parkersburg, now residing in Richmond, Va., celebrated their 50th anniversary on a Viking Cruise in Europe and later at a dinner with family and friends. The couple was married Aug. 19, 1967, in Pittsburgh, Pa. They have two sons, Michael (Dawn) of ...

08-20-17 A-Gum


Thomas “Mike” and Nancy Gum of Dunn, N.C., will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married on Aug. 26, 1967, at Fairview United Methodist Church in Washington, W.Va. He is the son of the late James Blair and Zelma Gum. He worked at Johns Manville in Vienna until its closure and ...

08-20-17 A-Ireland


Lynwood “Woody” and Karen Ireland of Pullman, W.Va., will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception in their honor hosted by their children, Heather Molessa and Bryan Ireland, from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Stuart Building LLC, 104 Chancery St., West Union. They were married at the ...


Tom and Mary Stephens celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 13. They were married on July 13, 1957, at the Broadway Baptist Church in Parkersburg. They celebrated with dinner with their family and a trip to the Greenbrier. They are the parents of two sons Tom (Robin) of Neptune Beach, ...

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Mary Cramer Lipphardt

Celebration planned for Lipphardt turning 100

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mary Cramer Lipphardt, formerly of Wheeling, now residing in Parkersburg. Born Aug. 25, 1917. in Peterstown, W.Va., Lipphardt was the second of five children of Dr. L.L. and Laura Smith Cramer. Her father’s medical career ...

08-20-17 BI-Lee


Betty I. Lee will celebrate her 90th birthday August 17. She has one sister, Sharon Peterson, and one brother, George Gray. She served the community several years through her framing business, Lee’s Wooden Things in Lotteride, Ohio.

08-20-17 BI-Freshwater


Mildred Sprouse Freshwater will be turning 100 years old on Aug. 28. She has one daughter, Linda Stewart, and one son, Harold (Pat) Freshwater. She has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will be celebrating from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Worthington Health Care ...

08-13-17 BI-Kormandi


Ann Kormendi recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party given by her daughter, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, James Knapp, of Parkersburg and grandson, Brian Miller, of Mooresville, N.C. She was born Aug. 1, 1927, to the late Leo Bee and Viola Tedesco, one of five siblings. She ...