Phyllis and George Fonner III of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, Nov. 6.
They were united in marriage Nov. 6, 1971 at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ by the Rev. Carl Adelsberger.
Phyllis Fonner is the daughter of the late Clara and Glenn DeBolt. She is retired from Ohio Valley Medical Center and Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital.
Fonner is the son of the late Pete and Leah Fonner of Beech Bottom. He is retired from Laborers Local 1149.
They are the parents of five children. The family includes Jim of Wheeling; Kim Breiding and her husband, Bernie, of Wheeling; Sam, deceased; Jeffrey and his wife, Paula, of Short Creek and Kevin and his wife, Cindy, of West Liberty. They have 11 grandchildren.
A party was held for family and friends in Wheeling.