Wayne and Gretchen Cunningham of Wheeling celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov. 24.
They were united in marriage Nov. 24, 1971 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Charles W. Paskel.
Gretchen Cunningham is the daughter of Thelma Lennex and the late Elmer Lennex. She is employed by Ohio County Schools as a social studies teacher at Wheeling Middle School.
Cunningham is the son of the late William "Bud" and Esther Cunningham. He is retired from Family Service-Upper Ohio Valley.
They are the parents of two children. The family includes Stuart and his wife, Jennifer, of South Park, Pa., and Stephanie Strope and her husband, Erik, of Troy, Ohio. They have twin grandsons.
They celebrated with a family dinner.