Cassandras Mark 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Cassandra

Nile Thomas and Norma “Jean” Cassandra of Shadyside observed their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Oct. 17.

They were united in marriage Oct. 17, 1959, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood, by the Rev. John J. Griffin.

Norma “Jean” is the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Takach. Nile is the son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Cassandra. He is retired from the Ormet Corporation. They are the parents of two daughters, Nila Cassandra of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Gina (Mark) Hedrick of Moundsville. The family includes four grandchildren, Joseph and Adam (Morgan) Bittengle of Little Rock, and Cassandra (Dillon) Mangino and Alyssa Hedrick of Moundsville; and five great-grandchildren, Henry, Ellie, Nathan and Benjamin Bittengle and Dominic Mangino.

A celebration dinner for family and friends, given by their daughters, was held at Undo’s Elm Grove on Sept. 21.


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