Dr. Donald William and Beth Ann Mercer of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, July 15.
They were united in marriage July 15, 1961 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. William McGroarty, S.J., of Wheeling College, now Wheeling Jesuit University.
Beth Ann Mercer is the daughter of the late Leslie and Sarah Wolfe of Wheeling. She is a graduate of Warwood High School and West Virginia University with a degree in music.
Mercer is the son of the late Loran and Wilma Mercer and the stepson of Helen Mercer. He is a graduate of Warwood High School, Wheeling Jesuit University and the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biochemistry.
They have three children. The family includes John Leslie Mercer and his wife, Laurie, of Huntington; Thomas Loran Mercer and Ron William Mercer, both of Pittsburgh. They have four grandchildren.
Their celebration included a family dinner at The Farm Restaurant and a trip to the resort, Lakeside, the Chautauqua on Lake Erie.