Eugene and Gerri Rosencrance celebrated their 50th anniversary on Oct. 19 at the Elks County Club during the wedding reception of their grandaughter, Jenna Rae Biller and Michael Lewis.
They were married at the First United Methodist Church of Elkins on Oct. 19, 1963 with the reception following in the church fellowship hall.
Mrs. Rosencrance was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Willis Lee McCollam, who gave her away along with her mother, Geraldine Lenore McCollam. Her father, Willis Lee McCollam Sr. was deceased.
Eugene and Gerri Rosencrance
Mr. Rosencrances's parents, Roy Wilson and Francis Rosencrance, were both in attendance.
Their wedding party consisted of Kay Frances (Rosencrance) Camplese, Karen (Ferguson) Stalnaker and Mary (Eubanks) Copsy, David Goddin, Leonard Phillips and Bill Snedegar. Ricky Carder served as ring bearer and Robin Stewart as flower girl.
They have three children - Lee and his fiance, Molly, of Huntington and their two sons, Cory and Jarred and a third son, Shane, in South Carolina; their daughter Lisa, and her husband, Mike Galford, and one daughter, Josie, of Marlinton, and her secon daughter Jenna is married and lives in Elkins; and Mark and his wife, LaDonna, of Elkins and two children, Kaylee and Alex.
Mr. Rosencrance has one sibling, Kay Frances Rosencrance Camplese, who is married to Don Camplese of Marco Island, Fla.
Mrs. Rosencrance has several siblings, Betty Lemieux of Rhode Island, Gene of Colorado along with Jean Cromer, Patricia Coen, Donna Cochran, Donald McCollam, John McCollam and Willis Lee McCollam Jr., all of the Elkins area.
The couple has lived in Virginia twice, but the majority of their married life has been spent in Elkins.