April 20, 2014

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MR. and MRS. TERRY NEER PDF Print E-mail

PAULDING – Terry and Linda Neer of Paulding are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married Jan. 31, 1964 in the First Baptist Church in Van Wert.

They have four children, Greg (Becky) Neer, Deb Bailey, Pam (Chris) Rosswurm and Tim (Tina) Neer. They also have 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Terry retired from BF Goodrich in 2001 and Linda retired from Sky Bank (Huntington) in 2004. Since retirement, they have enjoyed traveling around the country and last month they celebrated their anniversary in Nassau, Bahamas.

 
MR. and MRS. ROBERT SNODGRASS PDF Print E-mail

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snodgrass celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29. Robert Snodgrass and Joyce Canter were married Oct. 29, 1988, in Paulding, by Mayor Vera Miles. The couple have five children, Tracy Snodgrass Robinson, Gary Snodgrass, Christina Caryer Cruz, Bryan Caryer and Tammy Caryer Stephens. They also have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They will celebrate the occasion with a trip to a lake cottage in LaPorte, Ind. in the spring.

 
MR. and MRS. SETH BOWERSOX PDF Print E-mail

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Seth A. Bowersox of rural Paulding are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.

Seth A. Bowersox and Paula S. Olds exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 23, 1993 in Anderson, S.C.

The couple are the parents of a son, Darrick Alan Francis Bowersox of Paulding.

 
MR. and MRS. GARY FREDERICK PDF Print E-mail

OAKWOOD – Over the past 50 years Gary and Judy Frederick of Oakwood found a friendship, raised a family, and built a beautiful marriage. Oct. 26, 2013 will mark their 50th wedding anniversary.

The still-young-at-heart pair celebrated the event early, enjoying an Alaskan cruise in August. They will be celebrating the event near their anniversary date with close family.

Please send the happy couple a card or note, sharing a special memory from early or even later during their 50 years of bliss to help them commemorate the milestone. Their love and commitment to one another and to all those around them has provided a perfect example of how to conduct our own lives.

Congratulations and here’s to 50 more. Love, Your sons and their families. We’re proud of you!

 
MR. and MRS. CLYDE HUNTER PDF Print E-mail

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hunter were blessed by the Lord to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25, 2013.

Clyde Hunter and Thelma Crisp were married on Aug. 25, 1973 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church at Junction by Pastor Terry Brock.

The couple have two children, Amy (John) McMaster of Paulding and Keith (Sheila) Hunter of Defiance.  They have five grandchildren, Emma, Julia, Katelyn, Titus and Kylee.

They were so grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate 40 precious years of God’s blessings with their close family.

 
MR. and MRS. RICHARD KEPLER PDF Print E-mail

PAULDING — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kepler will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5.

Richard Kepler and Sharon Kadesh exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 1963, at the First Christian Church in Paulding, with Rev. Hal Zug officiating.

They are the parents of  a daughter, Sharolee (Jeffrey) Huet of Merritt Island, Fla. and a son, Brian (Sandra) Kepler of Deerborn, Mich.

The couple also has two grandchildren, Nathan and Shelby Huet, also of Merritt Island, Fla.

A Hawaiian themed party was held at the couple’s home this summer.

The Kepler’s are celebrating this special occasion with a 15 day tour of the 50th state, the Hawaiian Islands.

 
MR. and MRS. JOHN TINLIN PDF Print E-mail

PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. John Tinlin of Payne, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

John H. and Susan Tinlin were married Sept. 29, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Haviland by the Rev. Grayson Atha.

They are the parents of three children, Lisa (Ron) Mandel of Le Mesa, Calif., Mark of Payne and Amy (Steve) Coyne of Defiance.

The couple also have three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

To celebrate the event, the couple just returned from a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Niagara Falls.

 
MR. & MRS. GENE SCARBROUGH PDF Print E-mail

 

Gene and Nova Scarbrough will celebrate 70 years of marriage on November 21, 2013.

 

Gene and Nova have three daughters, Debra (Chuck) Dunham, of Haviland, Ohio; Melanie (John) Dotson, who passed away in 2002, of Zephryhills, Florida; and Algene (Wayne) Westgate, of Marion, Indiana.

 

They have 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Jodi) Dunham, Kim (James) Harness, Jason (Sheila) Dunham, Melissa (Ben) Moore, Patric (Jody) Dunham, Stephen (Rachel) Yurcaba, Rachel Dotson and Lauren Dotson, Adam (Jamie) Westgate, Lesleigh (Brent) Moore, Gena (Ryan) Smith. The couple also has 31 greatgrandchildren.

 

They request the honor of your presence for their family celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Grover Hill Elementary School. No gifts please...just your smiling face!

 

 
MR. and MRS. FRANCIS RHOAD PDF Print E-mail

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rhoad will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26.

Francis Rhoad and Linda (Hoste) Huss were married Sept. 26, 1988, in Covington, Ky. by Circuit Court Judge James Gilliece.

Fran is retired from Weatherhead and Linda is an Avon representative.

Fran has two sons, Dan (Yvonne) Rhoad of Antwerp and Darin Rhoad of Paulding; and a stepson, John Phillips of Antwerp.

Linda has a daughter, Angie Kaufman and a son, John Huss, both of Antwerp.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a get together at a later date with family and friends.

 
MR. & MRS. ROBERT BIDLACK PDF Print E-mail

 

GROVER HILL – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Bidlack of Grover Hill will be celebrating 70 years of marriage.

Robert Paul Bidlack and Shirley Ann Thrasher were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 1943, in Covington, Ky.

Paul is a retired farmer and also is retired from B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn.

Shirley is a homemaker and was a talented seamstress. She has enjoyed giving handmade gifts to friends and family during her lifetime.

They have been blessed with six children. They are Connie (Tom) Baldwin of New Haven, Dennis (Cheryl) Bidlack of Van Wert, Paulette (Richard) Stemen of Payne, Patricia Bidlack of Van Wert, Rudy (Ellen) Bidlack of Scott and Jeffrey (Jenni) Bidlack of Grover Hill.

They have 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate the occasion with an open house to be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School gym.

A card shower will be held and the couple request no gifts.

 

 
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