August 22, 2014

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LIMA – The Rev. Larry Hopkins and his wife, Sharon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima. An open house until 4 p.m. will follow.

Larry Hopkins and the former Sharon Rasey exchanged vows Aug. 19, 1962 in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Bryan during a ceremony officiated by Dr. John Searle, the Rev. Marion Hanover and the Rev. Harry Troutner.

The couple have three daughters and a son: Cheri (Robert) Estle of Oakwood, Lori (Keith) Belcher of Lima, Wendi (Jon) Phillips of Elyria and Dr. Kevin (Connie) Hopkins of North Ridgeville. There are eight grandchildren.

The Rev. Hopkins is retired from 45 years of pastoral ministry with the United Methodist Church. Sharon is retired after 32 years teaching in the public school system.