Padgelek: 40th wedding anniversary

TILTONSVILLE-Ben and Karen Padgelek, formerly of Martins Ferry, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were united in marriage in the Elm Grove United Methodist Church by the late Rev. W.D. Winters.

Ben is the son of Violet Padgelek of Martins Ferry and the late Charles E. Padgelek. Karen is the daughter of the late Cecil and Mildred Winters, formerly of Elm Grove.

Ben is a retired truck driver. Karen is employed at Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia where she has worked for 21 years.

They are the parents of two children, Brian of Martins Ferry and Kerri Simpson (Brad) of Yorkville.

They have two grandchildren, McKenzie Gould of New Castle, Pa., and Adeline (Addie) Simpson of Yorkville.

They will celebrate with their family at dinner at a later date.