Dierkes’ Reach Golden
Robert “Bob” and Nancy Dierkes of Mt. Olivet celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. They were united in marriage on Sept. 6. 1969, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church. Wheeling, with the late Rev. James Myles officiating.
Nancy is the daughter of the late Charles R. and N. Bernice Pelkey of Wheeling. She is a retired art and craft instructor with West Virginia Northern Community College, and a floral designer with Wheeling Flower Shop.
Bob is the son of the late George and Mildred Dierkes of Wheeling. He has been employed for the past 35 years with Altmeyer Funeral Home of Wheeling as purchasing agent.
They are the parents of one daughter. The family includes Jennifer “Bluie” Eder and her husband Chuck of Maryland. They have three grandchildren, Julianna, Rhys and McKenna Eder.
A party was held in late August with family and close friends. To mark the occasion, the party was celebrated with eight of the original wedding attendants: Nancy Jean Fry, Lois Dierkes Harris, Marti Carr Danner, Sandy Niven, Howard Lotz, Lou Wojocki, Lou Hores and Joseph Pelkey.
The couple will celebrate with a trip in late September.