McGILTON: 40th wedding anniversary

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – William Allen and Mary Margaret McGilton of St. Clairsville are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, June 16. They were married June 16, 1973 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire.

Allen is the son of Mary Jane McGilton and the late Bill?McGilton of St. Clairsville. He worked as a supervisor at the Mine Safety and Health Administration for 37 years. Upon retirement, he accepted a job with the Murray Energy Corporation as the Assistant Corporate Safety Director and Manager of Assessments.

His wife, Mary Margaret, is the daughter of Albert Dobrovich and the late Bridget Dobrovich of Bellaire. She also worked at MSHA, but retired in 1975 to be a stay-at-home mom to their three daughters. She now helps care for their six grandchildren.

The McGilton children are daughter Katie Everson and her husband, Scott, of St. Clairsville; daughter Christine Smith and her husband, Brent, of St. Clairsville; and daughter Angela McGilton and her fiance, Thomas Gould, of Dublin, Ohio. The McGilton grandchildren, who will also celebrate with their grandparents, are Ella, McKenna, Aidan, and Ethan Everson and William and Allen Smith.

The family will honor the couple with a special dinner celebration. Allen and Mary Margaret are also planning a trip in late summer to commemorate their anniversary.