Couple Celebrates 40th

Brian and Debbie Brookes of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, March 11.

They were united in marriage March 11, 1972 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Debbie Brookes is the daughter of Robert and Blanche Grundy of Wheeling. She is employed by Dr. Peter Schuetz.

Brookes is the son of the late Harry and Marjorie Brookes. He retired from UPS after 31 years of service.

They are the parents of four children. The family includes the late Erin Brookes of Wheeling; Heather Lewis and her husband, Kent, of Wheeling; Eric and his wife, Ivy of Hurricane, W.Va., and Brady Brookes of Wheeling. They have three grandchildren.

Their children are holding an anniversary celebration in their honor.