Wharton: 50th wedding anniversary

FLUSHING Wilfred and Shirley Wharton of Flushing celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8. They were married at Jacobsburg Methodist Church on Oct. 8, 1961.

Wilfred is the son of the late Hilles and June Wharton, formerly of Bethesda. He is retired from Navistar. Shirley is the daughter of the late Carl and Eula Neff, formerly of Jacobsburg. They are active members of the Flushing Alliance Church and the Flushing Ruritan.

They are the parents of three children: Jay (Amanda) of Bethesda, Carla (Andy) Grow of Mogadore and Shawn (Bill) Meier of St. Clairsville. They have five grandchildren: Danica and Leah of Bethesda, Emily and Kaylee of Mogadore and Brandon of St. Clairsville.

A celebration with family and friends was held in their honor at Bethesda Methodist Church on Sept. 4. The children are also sending them on a trip to Cass Railroad/Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.