James William “Bill” and Karen Sue Balderson Asbury will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children for family and friends from 4-6 p.m. April 5 at the Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.

They were married April 11, 1964, at First E.U.B. at 16th Street and St. Marys Avenue by the late Rev. Ray N. Shaver.

She is the daughter of the late Hairl B. and Lorena F. Balderson.

She is retired from the Wood County Board of Education.

He is the son of the late James A. and Velda M. Asbury. He is retired from E.I. Dupont.

They are the parents of three children: Connie (Darrell) Harmon of Vienna, Jimmy (Heidi) Asbury of Vienna and Billy (Sarah) Asbury of Parkersburg. They have four granddaughters and three grandsons.

It is requested that gifts be omitted.