Lawrences Are Golden

The Rev. Dr. Bill and Linda Lawrence of Atwood Lake, Ohio, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 22, 1970, at the Lander United Methodist Church, Lander, Pennsylvania, with the Revs. Bruce Bowen and Jack Reaugh officiating.

Linda is a graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania. She taught mathematics at Langley High School in Pittsburgh, Wheeling Country Day School and St. John’s High School Bellaire.

Bill is a graduate of Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri, and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Bill pastored the First United Presbyterian Church of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, and the First Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry for 29 years, retiring in 2008. For the past 12 years, he has served as pastor of the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church in Wintersville.

They are the parents of a son and a daughter: Todd (Stacy) of Columbus, Ohio, and Andrea (Doug) VanCleve of Canton, Michigan. Four grandchildren, Carolina and Emily Lawrence, and Ava and Logan VanCleve complete the family.

Due to COVID-19, an anniversary celebration will take place at a later date.


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