The couple was married Dec. 27, 1968, in Parkersburg by the Rev Thomas Watkins.
He is the son of the late Clayton and Mary Dye of Marietta and is retired from the Army Corps of Engineers at Willow Island and Peoples Bank.
She is the daughter of the late Pearl and Marjorie Ward of Hamden, Ohio, and is retired from Louise’s Figurama and St Joseph’s Hospital/CCMC Campus.
They are the parents of Heather (Wayne) Stanley and Michelle (Jim) Stout and grandparents of Kaisha Stanley, Mason Stanley, Regan Stout, Robert “Clayton” Stanley, Coleman Stanley and KayLynn Stout. They also have one great-grandchild, Rilya Stout.