Shimps Celebrate Golden

Malcolm and Beverly Shimp

Malcolm “Mac” and Beverly “Bev” Shimp of Glen Dale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

They were united in marriage on Aug. 10, 1968, at Coalbrook Presbyterian Church in Neffs.

Bev Shimp is the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Drennan of Neffs. She is a 1966 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a 1994 graduate of West Virginia University with a master’s degree in communication. She retired from Marshall County Schools where she was a first-grade teacher.

Mac Shimp is the son of the late Aubrey and Letha Shimp of Moundsville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-63 and is a 1971 graduate of West Liberty State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He retired as a certified public accountant from Bodkin Wilson and Kozicki.

They are the parents of Michelle (Steve) Green of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kristin (Jamie) Beadle of Westerville, Ohio. They have five grandchildren.

The couple will celebrate with a Caribbean cruise with family, planned by their daughters.