Jim and Mary Hileman

On Aug. 8, Jim and Mary Lynn Porter Hileman will celebrate their 50th anniversary.

They were married at Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Morgantown on August 8, 1970. Reverend Kermit Poling performed the ceremony.

The couple moved to Middlebourne in October of 1974 after he accepted the position of County Extension Agent with WVU Extension Service. He retired after 30 years of service with the WVU Extension Service in 2003. She retired from Hometown Insurance Agency. The couple still resides in Tyler County.

The couple’s summertime hobby is gardening and raising blueberries. Family, neighbors and friends enjoy the garden too as the Hilleman’s share throughout the year. They also enjoy crafting items in stained glass.

He grew up on a dairy farm in Preston County near Bruceton Mills, the son of the late Troy Benton Hileman and Martha Jane Benson Hileman. She grew up on a small farm near Morgantown, the daughter of the late Brown Porter Sr. and Velma Roby Porter. They met while Jim was a student at WVU and Mary Lynn worked at WVU.

No reception is planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cards may be sent to 401 Park Ave., Middlebourne, WV 26149.


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