ANTWERP — The 15th wedding anniversary of Myron Richard Zimmerman and Caroline Mae Wells Longardner is being celebrated.
They were married June 7, 1997, at the Antwerp Methodist Church by the Rev. Gray.
They were both graduates of the Class of Antwerp 1961. Richard’s parents were Myron Trustin Zimmerman and LaVon Rumble (Van Wert) of Antwerp. Caroline’s parents were Albert Francis Wells and Kathryn Irene Soule (LaPeer Co., Mich.) of Hicksville.
By previous marriages, their children are: Gary Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; James Trustin Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; Melanie Longardner Coak Oberlin, Antwerp; John Nicholas Longardner, Antwerp; and Julius Kirk Longardner of Fort Wayne. Myron and Caroline have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They plan to have a family dinner to celebrate the occasion and take a trip in the fall.
Their interests include the adoption of retired greyhound racedogs, caring for yard and flowers and reading plus keeping up on the family history. Caroline writes for local newspapers and Myron enjoys woodcarving.
PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hill will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Paul Hill and Margie Funkhouser were married on June 8, 1952 in the Paulding United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Black.
Together, the couple have five children, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Hills will be celebrating the special occasion with an open house, hosted by their daughters, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at their home at 10817 Road 114, Paulding. Please stop in and say hello The couple requests no gifts, please.
PAYNE — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gebhart will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27.
The couple was united in marriage on May 27, 1962, at the St. James Lutheran Church in Payne.
The couple will celebrate the occasion from noon-4 p.m., May 19, with a party hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the St. James Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Payne. All family and friends who know the couple are invited to celebrate with them.
Instead of gifts, it is requested that guests bring canned goods which will be donated to the local food bank.
MR. and MRS. IVAN WOODARD
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Woodard of Grand Rapids, Mich. will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on April 6.
Ivan Woodard and Lois Baumert exchanged wedding vows on April 6, 1947, at the St. James Lutheran Church in Payne, with Pastor Arthur Knupke officiating.
The couple are the parents of two sons, Bennet (Janet) of Indianapolis and Phillip (Carol) of Fairbanks, Alaska, and a daughter, Myra Neuman of Grand Rapids.
They also have 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate the occasion on June 9 and 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
MR. and MRS. PAUL ADAMS
ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Paul Adams of Antwerp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 3.
Marilyn Reinhart and Paul Adams were married March 3, 1962 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Antwerp by the Rev. J.I. Shill.
The couple are the parents of five children, Beth (Ed) Mendez, Annette (David) Parisot, Donna (Jerry) Geyer, Janean (Greg) Steinecker and Matt Adams.
They are also blessed with nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate with a Mass followed by a family dinner hosted by their children.
MR. and MRS. GENE TILLIS
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tillis will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 29.
Ruth Hineman of Crown City, Ohio and Gene Tillis of Proctorville, Ohio, exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 29, 1952, at Crown City.
Gene is a retired school administrator and is a former superintendent of Paulding County Schools.
Ruth is a retired beautician.
They are the parents of four children, Nancy (Greg) Armstrong of Edgewood, Ky., Patrice (Chuck) Miller of Franklin, Tenn., Dwight Tillis of Pataskla and Chris Tillis of Englewood, Fla.
The couple also have four grandchildren, David and Jill Armstrong, Catherine Tillis and Grant Tillis.
They reside in Englewood, Fla.
MR. and MRS. ROY STOLLER
Wedding day in 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Stoller will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day.
Roy and Helen (Rhoad) were married on Feb. 14, 1942. Valentine’s Day is also Helen’s birthday.
They have been blessed with three children, Al (Charlene) Stoller of Fort Wayne, Stan Stoller (deceased) and Jeanette (Tim) Poston, Snowflake, Va.
They also have five grandchildren, Michele (Dave) Orn and Todd Stoller, both of Phoenix, Chad (Bett) Stoller of Allendale, Mich., Brandon (Elecia) Wobler of Haviland and SSG Zachary Wobler (deceased); and five great-grandchildren, Domanic and DaKota Orn of Phoenix, Trinity Wobler of Kronenwetter, Wis., and Zachary and Jacob Wobler, Haviland.
They will be celebrating the occasion with their family.
Best wishes may sent to them at Country Inn, 12651 Co. Rd. 82, Paulding OH 45879.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burkley celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Bob Burkley and Rita Molitor were married on Jan. 7, 1972 at St. John the Baptist Church in Payne.
They have five children: Annette Shepherd, Rudy (Shawna), Nick (Ann), Amy (Bob) Young and Patrick. They have eight grandchildren and one on the way.
OAKWOOD – Dick and Winona Hays of Oakwood will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27.
Dick Hays and Winona Evans were married on Sept. 27, 1951, at the High Street Evangelical United Brethren Church in Lima, by Pastor Frank R. Hamblen.
They are the parents of three children, Diane (Bruce) Erford of Continental, Steve (Cindy) Hays of Fort Wayne and Laura (Hal) Hoover of Celina.
They also have five grandchildren, Matthew (Jill) Erford, Melanie (Shaun) Blevins, Jason (April) Hays, Nicole Hays and Stacey Hays.
The couple have seven great-grandchildren, Kelebrant Mandos, Nenya Belle, Vilya Rose, Sophia Hays and Kyle and Carter Erford.
PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. James J. Caris of Paulding will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
James Caris and Lyla Kay Wilkin were married on Aug. 26, 1961, in Grover Hill.
The couple has five children, Sharon (David) Arens, and Bruce (Cheryl), both of Sherwood, James M. (Angie) of Fort Wayne, Brian (Susan) of Lima and Karen Caris, Paulding. They have four grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate the special occasion with a family gathering.