Genthers Mark 61 Years

Janice M. and Jerry G. Genther celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Thursday.

They were united in marriage on Jan. 11, 1957, at Elm Grove Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Leland Gilmore officiating.

Janice Genther is the daughter of the late William R. and Roxie G. Porter of Triadelphia. She was a homemaker and raised their two children and more than 15 foster children.

Jerry Genther is the son of the late William A. and Mary Jane Genther of Wheeling. He retired in 1996 from Ohio Valley Medical Center after 37 years of service.

Both were active members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 117 in Bellaire for more than 20 years, retiring in November.

They are the parents of two children. The family includes Chris (Loretta) Genther of Canal Winchester, Ohio; and Lisa (John) Kobasko of Wheeling. Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild complete the family.

They couple celebrated the occasion with a family get-together.