Josephine and John Bodkin

John and Josephine Bodkin will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 25.

Blessed union – very rarely God chooses two extraordinary people bonding them in marriage, a unique blessed union, a golden couple, who shine like a beacon of hope for the rest of us. Hope that we can learn to glow as they do with intelligence, good character, strength and love. We feel privileged to know you. Happy 65th anniversary to our most treasured parents. For us, you are truly Heaven sent.

They are the parents of three, Johnny A. Bodkin and wife, Linda, of Elkins, Brenda L. Vanscoy and husband, Willis, of Elkins and Ronald L. Bodkin and wife, Cindy of Montrose. They have been blessed with seven grandchildren, Chrystal Kittle and husband, Jeremy, of Belington, Joseph “Joe” Bodkin and wife, Crystal, of Mabie, Melissa “Missy” Vanscoy Pack and husband, Todd, of Smithville, Tenn., Justina Bodkin Bostic and husband, Roger, of Montrose, Cassandra “Cassie” Bodkin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Zachary “Zach” Bodkin of Morgantown and Christopher “Chris” Bodkin stationed with U.S. Marine Corps, Parris Island, S.C. They also have six great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew Kittle, Kenna Jo and Aubrey Bodkin and Landen and Adaliah Bostic.