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Anniversaries

Buchanan

The children of Darrell “Dave” and Judy Buchanan announce the 50th anniversary of their parents on June 20. The couple were married June 20, 1970, in Miami, Fla. Darrell, a Parkersburg native, having served in the Air Force and recently returned from Vietnam, was finishing his service in ...

Handschumacher

Howard and Cheryl Handschumacher of Belpre are celebrating their 50th anniversary June 21. They were united in marriage June 21, 1970, at the Summerfield United Methodist Church in Summerfield, Ohio. They have three children: Jeff (Shannon) Handschumacher of Rolesville, N.C., Jason (Erica) ...

Layman

Jim and Carolyn Layman celebrated their 60th anniversary on May 21. They were married May 21, 1960, at Parkersburg by the late Rev. R.L. Phillips. He is the son of the late B.C. Layman and Iris Wilma Schultz Layman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He retired in 1994 from Badger ...

Powell

Robert and Janet Powell celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 4. They were married June 4, 1960, at the 19th Street Church of God by the late Rev. E.J. Gibson. He is the son of the late George (Gladys) and Nancy Powell of Tuppers Plains, Ohio. He rtired from General Electric in 1991 after ...

Thorne

Jerry Braden Thorne and Connie Sue Thorne will celebrate their 45th anniversary June 7. They were married on June 7, 1975, at Wayside United Methodist Church by the late Rev. Elwood Fleming. He is the son of the late Wayne “Tex” Thorne and the late Mary Thorne Withum. He worked for The ...

Carpenter

George William “Bill” Carpenter of Marietta and Lina Okada Carpenter of Yokohama, Japan will be celebrating their 50th anniversary. The couple married May 15, 1970, at the Yokohama Chapel Center in Japan. They resided in Yokohama until December 1970, at which time they moved back to ...

Behnke

Allen Robert “Al” and Sheila Mohan Behnke will celebrate their 50th anniversary May 8. They were married May 8, 1970, by the Rev. Fred Ryan at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, Mass. She is a graduate of Boston Business School. She worked as a secretary at Northeastern University ...

Lockhart

Russell Lee and Helen May Thompson Lockhart will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 6. They were married on May 6, 1960, in Parkersburg by the late Rev. John W. Lockhart. He is the son of the late Noel and Ida Brotten Lockhart. He is retired from GE. She is the daughter of the late ...

Allen

Darrell D. and Jessie L. Thomas Allen of Parkersburg celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 8. They were married Friday, April 8, 1960, by the late Rev. David Marion “Bunk” Provance. He is the son of the late Okey and Ocie Allen of Wadesville, W.Va. He is retired from A.B. Chance, ...

Martin

The children of Hugh and Pat Boring Martin announce their parents’ 50th anniversary. The couple were married on April 11, 1970, in the Reedsville Methodist Church by Minister Lewis Hussell. He is retired from American Electric Power. She is a homemaker. They have two children, Michael ...

Moneypenny

Russell Gearl and Dolores Jean Moneypenny will celebrate their 50th anniversary surrounded by their immediate family. The couple was married on April 10, 1970, in the home of their pastor. They reside in St. Marys. He is the son of the late Russell and Audra Moneypenny of Harrisville. He is ...

Kiser

Charles Kiser and Mary McLaughlin Kiser will celebrate their 65th anniversary. They were married on a snowy February 12, 1955. Their love story began in middle school and continued at Coraopolis High School as they were high school sweethearts. After they got married, they lived in the ...

Conant

Larry Russell Conant and Nancy Lee Moss Conant celebrated their 55th anniversary with a family celebration at Colombo’s Restaurant in Parkersburg. In addition, family photographs were taken earlier in the afternoon at Fort Boreman Park by Bentley Singleton. The couple was married on ...

Scott

Paul and Susie Scott of Little Hocking will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22. They were married in Little Hocking by the Rev. Bill Lowe. He is the son of Paul Sr. and Anita Scott of Parkersburg. He is employed as a manager at Cracker Barrel. She is the daughter of Denver ...

Steed

A.D. and Shelia Kay Steed will be celebrating their 60th anniversary through the holiday season with friends and family. They were married Dec. 31, 1959, at the home of the late Rev. Roy Newbanks. She is the daughter of the late F.S. and Gladys Warfield of Vienna. He is the son of the late ...

Reed

Larry and Jan Reed are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married on Dec. 20, 1969, at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church by the late Rev. John Holbert. They met while members of the Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir. He is retired from DuPont and spends his leisure ...

Steed

=A.D. and Shelia Kay Steed will be celebrating their 60th anniversary through the holiday season with friends and family. They were married Dec. 31, 1959, at the home of the late Rev. Roy Newbanks. She is the daughter of the late F.S. and Gladys Warfield of Vienna. He is the son of the late ...

Braham

Vernon Joseph Braham and Shirley Ann Grogan Braham recently celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at The Greenbrier Resort. The couple were married Oct. 11, 1959, in an intimate ceremony at their pastor’s house in Parkersburg. They have spent all their years together living ...

Williams

Bob and Patty Williams of St. Marys will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married Dec. 6, 1969, at St. Marys United Methodist Church by the Rev. George McCune. She is the daughter of the late Lester and Clara Houck Dowler. She is a registered nurse at the Heritage Assisted ...

Covert

Michael L. and Melissa R. Covert of Vienna will celebrate their 40th anniversary. They were married Oct. 27, 1979, at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa, by the late Pastor Eugene S. Henry. He is the son of the late John C. Covert, and Betty J. Covert of Clinton. She is ...