Anniversaries

Karrases Mark Golden

Alia and John Karras of Wheeling and Manasota Key, Fla., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Feb. 17, 1968, at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Wheeling by the Rev. Thomas G. Ninnis. Alia Karras is the daughter of the late Jean ...

Billiters Mark 55 Years

Daniel and Joan Billiter of Paden City will celebrate their 55th anniversary next Sunday. They were united in marriage on Feb. 11, 1963, in Oakland, Md., by the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherwood. Dan Billiter is the son of the late Sherman and May Billiter. He is retired from Greif Corp. with 38 ...

Montgomerys Mark 55th

Bonnie and Daniel Montgomery of Sherrard celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 26. They were united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1963. Daniel Montgomery owned Montgomery Upholstering in Sherrard for 50 years. Bonnie Montgomery is a homemaker. They are the parents of three ...

Manacks Mark 65 Years

Eleanor “Bubs” and Raymond “Ray” Manack of Follansbee will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday. They were united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1953, in Rockville, Md. They met through their mutual friends, Frank and Violet Martino. Ray Manack retired from Conrail, and Bubs ...

Friends Celebrate 50th

James R. and Virginia “Ginny” Friend of Benwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Jan. 27, 1968, in St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood. Ginny Friend is the daughter of the late Michael and Laura DiCrease. She is retired from ...

Gurreras Celebrate 50th

Stephanie and George Gurrera of Weirton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage on Jan. 20, 1968, by the Rev. James Altmeyer at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Weirton. Stephanie Gurrera is the daughter of the late Lois and Robert McCullough. She ...

Thomases Mark 60 Years

Margaret A. and Edward A. Thomas of Triadelphia celebrated their 60th anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Jan. 18, 1958, in Wheeling. Margaret Thomas is the daughter of the late Harry and Barbara Wolf of Wheeling. She was a telephone operator before raising her ...

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 ...

Settimios Mark 70 Years

Joseph A. and Margaret Geraldine “Gerri” Settimio of Follansbee celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30. They were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1947, by the Rev. Robert Weiskercher in the rectory of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee. They are both 1946 graduates of ...

Whites to Celebrate 50th

Doris and William R. White of Valley Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding Friday. They were united in married at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Dec. 29, 1967. Doris White is the daughter of the late Wallace and Faith Carter of Fairbanks. She is a retired ...

Grants Mark 60 Years

Patricia and W. Daniel Grant Sr. of Weirton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage on Dec. 21, 1957, at First Christian Church in Wheeling . Patricia Grant is the daughter of the late Leslie and Thelma Hazlett of Wheeling. She retired after ...

Conleys Mark 55th Year

Jerry and Pauline Conley of New Martinsville will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on Dec. 22, 1962, at Calvary Methodist Church in Moundsville. Pauline Conley was born Pauline Emery in Linn Camp and was raised by her grandparents, the late ...

Monseaus Celebrate 50th

Dr. Vincent F. and Kathleen “Kay” Helmick Monseau of New Martinsville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 1967, at the Evangel Baptist Church in Weirton by the Rev. Nat Phillips. Kay Monseau is the daughter of Donna L. Helmick ...

Dearths Celebrate 40th

Scott and Melissa Dearth of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1977. Melissa Dearth is the daughter of the late Edward and Lucille Hoffman of Wheeling. She is a homemaker. Scott Dearth is the son of the late John and ...

Bechtels Celebrate 45th

Werner and Marjorie “Margie” Bechtel of Bellaire celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. They were united in marriage Dec 2, 1972, by Rev. Joseph Brownlee in Martins Ferry. Margie Bechtel is the daughter of the late Lee J. and Doris (Minder) Sabic. She worked at the former ...

Magruders Mark Golden

Denny and Barbara Magruder of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Dec. 9, 1967, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling with the late Rev. Antonine Vukmanovich officiating. Barbara Magruder is the daughter of the late Harry ...

Heslops Celebrate Golden

Greg and Sandy Heslop of Martins Ferry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Dec. 2, 1967. Greg Heslop is the son of Wilbur Heslop Jr. and the late Minerva Froom Heslop and the late Sara Jo (Harth) Heslop. He served in the U.S. Air Force and ...

Hennens Celebrate 45th

Denzil and Bonnie Hennen of Cameron celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25. They were united in marriage Nov. 25, 1972, by the Rev. Glenn O. Bias. Bonnie Hennen is the daughter of the late Elwood and Leighla Bungard of Cameron. She worked at Elite Glass for three years until it ...

Samples Celebrate 60th

Dan and Barbara Samples of St. Clairsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 27, 1957, at Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fairmont, W.Va. Dan Samples is retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Their family includes daughters Karen ...

Coffields Celebrate Golden

Thomas and Victoria Coffield of McMechen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Nov. 25, 1967, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Victoria Coffield is the daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy McCardle. She is retired from Elmhurst, The ...