Howard Keith and Velma Margaret Daugherty Poole, of Washington, W.Va., will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

They were united in marriage on October 4, 1952, by minister Grover J. Johnson, in Pennsboro, W.Va.

He is the older son of the late Elias Howard and the late Iva Gladys Dotson Poole of Pennsboro. He retired from E.I. DuPont with 36 1/2 years of service.

She is the youngest daughter of the late Tracy Calvin and the late Reva Gladys Flesher Daugherty of Pennsboro. She is a homemaker.

The couple are active members of the Belleville Church of Christ.

They are the parents of four children: Karen Poole (Bill) Ellison of Parkersburg, Larry Poole of Brewster, Ohio, Bryan (Tammy) Poole of Mineral Wells and Kevin (Brenda) Poole of Vienna.

They have eight grandchildren: Tracy, Erin, Melissa, Sara, Kasey, Keith, Angie and Joey.

They have 14 great-grandchildren: Regan, Kailey, Grant, McKenzie, Kaitlyn, Dean, Hunter, Natalie, Billy, Rose, Isabella, Mackensie, Jaidon and Jocelyn.

Cards would be appreciated and may be sent to: 2450 Lake Washington Rd. Washington, WV 26181-8207.