Joe and Margaret "Sis" Strouth of the Kesling Mill community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Kesling Mill Community (Lion's Club) Building.
The Strouths were married Aug. 26, 1961, by the late Rev. Meade Gutshall at the Kesling Mill United Methodist Church of Buckhannon.
Mr. Strouth is the son of the late John Henry and R. Maxine "Lilly" Strouth. He retired from Moore Business Forms after 30 years, and then was employed by RESA VII for five more years before retiring in 2000.
MR. AND MRS. JOE STROUTH
Mrs. Strouth is the daughter of the late Dexter and Marguerite (Westfall) Dean. She retired from the Upshur County Board of Education this year after 33 years of service, most of which was at Union Elementary School.
The couple has three daughters, the late Vicki Billie, Vivian Bennett of Buckhannon and Valerie McKellar of Charlotte, N.C. They have eight grandchildren, Joseph and Kaitlyn Billie and the late Jamie Billie; Brandon and Alexa Bennett; Nicholas and Zachary Calcanes and Halle McKellar; plus one great-granddaughter, Lauren Billie.
All family and friends are invited to attend the celebration. The couple requests that gifts be omitted.