Michael and Mary Beth Lucas of Martins Ferry are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, July 31.
They were united in marriage July 31, 1971 at St. Johns Catholic Church, Benwood, by the Rev. John J. Griffin.
Mary Beth Lucas is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rita Deegan Freeland of Benwood. She retired after 30 years with Marshall County Schools, where she was employed as a speech therapist, primarily at Sherrard Elementary and Our Lady of Peace schools.
Lucas is the son of the late Paul and Dorothy Lucas of Martins Ferry. He retired in June from Martins Ferry Schools. He was a math instructor at Martins Ferry High School for 41 years..
They are the parents of two sons. The family includes Josh and his wife, Debbie, of Colerain and Ryan and his wife, Bethany, of Colerain. They have three grandchildren.