Shreves: 50th wedding anniversary

Richard and Rita Shreves celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21. They were joined in marriage on July 21, 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church in Wheeling.

Richard grew up in Tiltonsville and is the son of the late Bernard Shreves and the late Evelyn Beck Shreves. He is a talented gardener and landscaper.

Rita grew up in Martins Ferry and is the daughter of the late Frederick Schultz and the late Jessie Woods Schultz. She is an accomplished artist and writer.

They have four children, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Completing the family circle are a number of loving pets.

The couple resides at their wooded estate near Cameron, Ohio, with their son Shannon.