Couple Marks 50 Years

William “Bill” and Betty Matthews of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 20.

They were united in marriage Sept. 20, 1963 at First Christian Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Hubert Barnett.

Betty Stevenson Matthews is the daughter of Virginia Stevenson of Wheeling and the late Richard Stevenson.

Bill Matthews is the son of the late Anna Mounts. He is a retired construction worker.

They are the parents of four children. The family includes Tammy Matthews of Wheeling; Tina Vetanze and her husband, Dave, of Wheeling; Billy Matthews and his wife, Kelly, of Wheeling and Lisa Hanson and her husband, Gus, of Wheeling. They have seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A family dinner was held at the Elm Grove Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Couple Marks 50 Years

Chuck and Linda Becker Schleicher of Martins Ferry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 22.

They were united in marriage Aug. 22, 1963 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Wheeling.

Linda Schleicher is the daughter of the late Harold “Dutch” and Martha Becker of Wheeling.

Chuck Schleicher is the son of the late Fred Schleicher and Shara Schleicher Beech. He is retired from Carpenters Local 3.

They are parents of a son. The family includes Chuck Jr. and his wife, Beth, of Martins Ferry. They have two grandchildren.

The couple celebrated their anniversary in Florida.

Couple Marks 50 Years

Ralph and Nancy Church of Proctor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 23.

They were united in marriage Aug. 23, 1963 in Moundsville with the Rev. Sayre presiding.

Ralph Church is retired from the Chessie System and Bayer.

They are the parents of three children. The family includes Peggy Debulsky and her husband, Kay; Patty Barnhart and her husband, Kenny; and Ralph Church and his wife, Jeannie. They have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration was held with family and friends.