Everson: 50th wedding anniversary

Jim and Marlene Everson of Naples, Fla. and St. Clairsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 17. They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1963 at the Roney’s Point Presbyterian Church in Roney’s Point, W.Va., with the Rev. John Gray officiating.

Jim is the son of the late Wendell E. and P. Katherine Everson of Martins Ferry. He is a graduate of Martins Ferry High School, the Ohio State University and spent his 54-year banking career with the Citizens Savings Bank of Martins Ferry, retiring as its president and CEO in 2004. He is currently chairman of the bank and chairman and CEO of its holding company, United Bancorp, Inc.

His wife, Marlene Everson, is the daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie M. Roberts of Valley Grove, W.Va. She is a graduate of Triadelphia High School, completed her training as a Registered Nurse at Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing and retired from Wheeling Clinic after taking time off to rear her family.

They are the parents of four children and 11 grandchildren. The family includes Dr. Dana K. (Thomas) Brendza of Twinsburg, Ohio with Joseph and John; James, Jr. (Bethany) Everson of Powell, Ohio with James III, Cameron, Jillian and Christian; Scott A. (Katie) Everson of St. Clairsville with Ella, McKenna, Aidan and Ethan; and Todd M. (Julie) Everson of Rocky River, Ohio with Sydney.

The couple celebrated with a family reception and dinner at the Atwood Lake Resort and Golf Club, Atwood Lake, Ohio.