McClures Mark Golden

James and Helen McClure of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were united in marriage April 20, 1968, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Wheeling with the late Rev. Edmund Yahn officiating.

Helen McClure is the daughter of the late Helen and Frank Pasden of Wheeling. She is a graduate of the B.M. Spurr School of Nursing.

James McClure is the son of the late David and Anne McClure of Wheeling. He is retired from Consol Inc.

They are the parents of three children. The family includes Diane Fahey and her husband, Tom, of Wheeling; Doug and his wife, Emily, of Mentor, Ohio; and Brent of Columbus. They have seven grandchildren.

Their children surprised them with a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, to celebrate the occasion.