Couple Marks 50th

Ed and Irene Marks of Wellsburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 20.

They were united in marriage Nov. 20. 1962 at Warwood United Methodist Church, Wheeling, with her father, the Rev. J.Q. Geiger Sr., and and her brothers, the Rev. J.Q. Geiger Jr. and the Rev. Joseph N. Geiger, officiating.

Irene Marks is the daughter of the late J.Q. and Velma Geiger. She retired after 33 years of teaching, primarily at Brooke High School.

Marks is the son of the late Edward and Mary Belle Marks. He retired after 44 years from Municipal Mutual Insurance Co., where he served as president and chief executive officer.

They are the parents of a son and a daughter. The family includes Dr. Robert and his wife, Toni Jo Beltrame Marks, of Wellsburg and Alicia Marks Cox and her husband, Jeff, of Morgantown. They have five grandchildren.

They celebrated their anniversary at one of their favorite vacation spots, Hilton Head Island, S.C.