Gene and Kathryn Weihl celebrated 69 years of marriage on Dec. 23, 2017.

They were married at Marietta on Dec. 23, 1948. They were the owners of Weihl Furniture and Appliances on Greene Street in Marietta for more than 40 years until their retirement.

They are the parents of three children, Wendy, Karen and Gene II. They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.