John and Lois Clingerman celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 7. They were married March 7, 1959, at the Elkins Church of God by Rev. Perry Fred Stone, Sr.
They are the parents of three children, Stephen and wife Kathy Clingerman of Morgantown, Kim Urban and husband Ryan of Elkins, and Sherri King and husband Danny of Longview, Texas. They have eight grandchildren, Jessica Goude, Jared King and Emily King of Dallas, Texas, Ashley Godwin, Jonathon Clingerman, Ann Urban and Sam Urban of Elkins, and Jennifer Kisamore of Mill Creek; two step grandchildren, Paige Harman and Brandon Nicholas of Morgantown; and three great grandchildren, Kaylee Dawn Godwin, of Elkins, Sydney Rose and Zoe Genesis Goude of Dallas, Texas.
In 1997, John retired from Allegheny Power Company with 40 years of service and Lois retired from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources with 39 1/2 years of service.