Veneida and Joe Baker of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Sept. 19.
They were united in marriage Sept. 19, 1953 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. John Paulin, S.M.
Veneida Baker is the daughter of the late Harry A. Krider and Dorothy Krider Haberstick.
Joe Baker is the son of the late Angela Stenger Baker and Norbert L. Baker. He is an Army veteran and is retired from Savage Construction Co. after 47 years.
They are the parents of six children. The family includes Cheryl Wilson and her husband, Dr. Dan, of Wheeling; Michael Baker and his wife, Sue, of Wheeling; Julie Blust and her husband, Ray, of Wheeling; Mark Baker and his wife, Dayna, of Wheeling; Holly Dolan and her husband, Mike, of Pittsburgh and Kelly Baker of Washington, Pa. They have 17 grandchildren.
A family gathering in their honor was hosted by their children at a cabin in Oglebay Park over the Labor Day weekend. The Bakers also were honored with a cocktail party at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ray Blust, on their anniversary.