Morris L. and Evelyn K. Bower of Parkersburg celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 28.

They were married Sept. 28, 1968, at the Jefferson Baptist Church by the Rev. Harley Bailey.

He is the son of the late Delmas O. Bower and Gladys M. Gainer Bower. He was employed by the Jur Theatre Circuit and WTAP Television before joining the Parkersburg Fire Department, where he retired as a lieutenant in 1995.

She is the daughter of the late Robert K. Goff and Roberta G. Bennett Goff. She was employed by Catherine’s Dress Shoppe and Knickerbocker Heating and Air Conditioning before retiring from the Bureau of Public Debt as an accountant in 2007.