Anniversaries

Fords Celebrate 70 Years

Kim and Jean (Gaston) Ford, formerly of New Cumberland, were united in marriage on Dec 15, 1948 in Cumberland, Maryland. A 70th wedding anniversary party was held in their honor on Dec. 8 at the VFW in Weirton. Kim is the son of the late Alvy and Bertha (Trader) of Salem, West Virginia. He ...

Malsons Mark 69th

Robert and Janis Malson of Moundsville celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. They were married on Dec. 2, 1949 in Moundsville at the old Christian Church parsonage. Robert is retired from Allied Chemicals. They are the parents of two children: Kerry, deceased, and Janet ...

Coynes Celebrate 50th

Tim and Nancy Coyne of Bellaire celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov 30. They were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1968, at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire. Tim graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School and is retired from Ormet. Nancy graduated from Bellaire ...

Rineharts to Mark 60th

James R. and Sara Jane Rinehart of West Liberty, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. They were married on Dec. 5, 1958 at the Elm Grove Methodist Church by the bride’s uncle, the Rev. W.D. Winters. Jim is the son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Rinehart ...

Barretts Celebrate 50th

John and Hattie Woods Barrett of Moundsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. They were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1968, at Simpson Methodist Church in Moundsville. John is retired from the West Virginia Division of Corrections. The family includes John Jr. and ...

Evans’ Celebrate 50th

David and Celeste Evans of Cameron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 23. They were married on Nov. 23, 1968, at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston, West Virginia, by Father John Reiser. Celeste is the daughter of the late George and Francis White of South ...

Kochalkas Mark Golden

Tom and Mary Lee Kochalka of Glen Dale observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. They were married Nov. 30, 1968 in St. James Catholic Church in McMechen, with Father Daly officiating. Tom is the son of Steve and Kathryn Kochalka of Benwood. He is a graduate of Union High School ...

Fulops Celebrate 50 Years

Jozsef and Carolyn Fulop of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1968 at North Street Methodist Church in Wheeling. Jozsef is the son of the late Jozsef and Aranka Fulop. Carolyn is the daughter of the late Robert and Beulah ...

Weltzes Celebrate 50 Years

Gene and Cathy Weltz of Glen Dale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. They were married on Nov. 30, 1968 by the Rev. James Myles of St. James Catholic Church in McMechen. They were high school sweethearts at Union High School. Cathy is the daughter of Valeria McGuire ...

Deinhardts Mark Golden

Miriam and Regis “Dino” Deinhardt of Bethlehem will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. They were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1968 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Kennan Crowley, O.F.M. Cap. Miriam is the daughter of the late Stephen and ...

Amrheins Mark 50 Years

Paul and Phyllis Amrhein of Wheeling will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 23. They were united in marriage Nov. 23, 1968, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Mt. Olivet. Phyllis is the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Synowiec. She is a 1964 graduate of ...

Szalays Mark 50 Years

Charles and Patricia Szalay of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married on Nov. 9, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Rev. Judge. Chuck is the son of the late Charles and Rose Szalay. He graduated from Wheeling High School and is an Air Force ...

Gumps Mark 55 Years

Duane and Duanel Gump of Moundsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 24. They are the parents of Scott Gump of Moundsville and Tracey (Terry) Gump of Wheeling. The family includes four grandchildren. They celebrated with a railway trip.

Crofts Celebrate 50th

Harry and Florence Croft celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 26. They were married on Oct. 26, 1968 at the Elm Grove Nazarene Church by the Rev. Alfred Kay. Harry Croft retired as a detective from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department. He currently serves as pastor of ...

Fadouls Mark Golden

John “Hunna”and Bettie Jane “B.J.” Fadoul of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 26. They were married on Oct. 26, 1968 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling by the Rev. Michael Hitti. Bettie Jane is the daughter of the late Robert Kohler Sr. of ...

Meys Mark 40th

Mark and Diana Mey of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Oct. 21, 1978, at Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling by the Rev. R. Howard McCune and Rev. Kenneth Watkins. Diana Mey is the daughter of the late Carlisle and Julian Hedrick of ...

Peytons Mark 60th

Ed and Jewel Peyton of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20. They were united in marriage at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, on Sept. 20, 1958 by the Rev. Stanley Stiver. Their parents are the late James and Mildred Peyton and Margaretha ...

Youngs Celebrate 50th

Rick and Jayne Young of Belmont are celebrating their 50th wedding this week. They were united in marriage Oct. 19, 1968 at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Moundsville. Rick Young is a retiree from American Electric Power. Currently, the Youngs own and operate Young Cattle Co. They have ...

Smurdas Mark 62nd

Edward and Sharon Smurda of Follansbee celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage on Oct. 13, 1956. Sharon Smurda is the daughter of the late Martin “Brownie” and Thelma Bash of Beech Bottom. She is a retired registered nurse. Edward Smurda is the ...

Ankroms Celebrate 60th

Robert W. and Shirley Ankrom of Moundsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Oct. 4, 1958, in Benwood. They have two children. The family includes Todd Ankrom and his wife Barbara of Moundsville and Traci Wood and her husband Dan of Edmond, ...