Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Von Yoak of Grantsville will celebrate their 70th anniversary on June 1. They were married on June 1, 1942.
A reception will be held by their two daughters and their families in the fellowship hall of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 10. Gifts are to be omitted.
Mr. and Mrs. Yoak are members and officers of the Order of the Eastern Star, Grantsville Chapter 73: Mr. Yoak has been a member for 61 years and Mrs. Yoak has been a member for 65 years. They have been active members of the West Virginia Eastern Star Grand Chapter Choir, in which Mr. Yoak frequently served as a featured soloist for 38 years. They are also members of the Friends of Minnie Hamilton, the local rural health center. Mr. Yoak serves as the choir director at their church. Mrs. Yoak represented Calhoun County as a Belle for the W.Va. Folk Festival in 2007, 50 years after Mr. Yoak's mother, Mrs. Fannie Morris Yoak, served as the first Belle from Calhoun County.
He is a retired business man and was co-owner of the Grantsville Appliance Inc. and Dairy Products Inc. for almost 40 years.
She has co-owned and operated Yoak Insurance Agency for 25 years.
They are the parents of Karen (Bill) Lewis of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Sharon (Dan) Turner of Martinsburg, W.Va.
They have four grandchildren, Jodi (Paul) Hume of Baltimore, Md., Britney (Scott) Rosenberger of Fairmont, Matt (Madlon) Lewis of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Jon (Whitney) Lewis of Fort Worth. They have eight great-grandchildren, Turner Von, Kaja Grace, Isaac Daniel, Ayla Von, Thomas Kirk, Madlon Hawley, Savannah Rain, and Lydia Caroline.
The Yoaks enjoy traveling, playing golf and spending part of the winter in Florida with a group of friends who they have known for more than 20 years.