Edward and Mary Ann Palmer of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Dec. 2.
They were united in marriage Dec. 2, 1961 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Philip Freeland, Capuchin. The late Nancy McGill was her sister's matron of honor and the late Louis J. Palmer Jr. was his brother's best man.
Mary Ann Palmer is the daughter of the late Robert J. and Helen Kupsky O'Neill.
Palmer is the son of the late Louis J. Palmer and Anna Kalinoski Palmer Ricco. He is retired from Bayer Corp.
They are the parents of five children. The family includes Lori Clarridge and her husband, Brian, of Hilliard, Ohio; Jay and his wife, Elske, of Winter Park, Fla.; Steven and his wife, Denise of Bellaire; Nicole Loscalzo and her husband, Jason, of Boston, Mass., and Christopher of Wheeling.
They were honored with a special blessing of their marriage by the Rev. Dennis Schuelkins of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. They will celebrate with a party and a train trip to the West and to the Canadian Rockies at a later date.