Simpson 60th wedding anniversary


Orville and Betty Simpson of Belmont will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on March 2. The were married by the Rev. Eldridge Reed at the East Richland Friends Church. Orville is the son of the late Orville Simpson Sr. and Ethel Simpson of Belmont. Betty is the daughter of the late Harry and Verna Carpenter of St. Clairsville. They both are retired dairy farmers.

Orville and Betty are the parents of three children: Janice (the late Marin “Wayne”) Burkhart of Jacobsburg, Marilyn (Thad) White of Flushing, and Donald (Danette) Simpson of Belmont. They have 10 grandchildren: Isaac (Dorothy) Burkhart, Sarah (Randy) Tyrell, Jessica (Jon) Bugay, Missy (Chad) Bower, T.J. White, Eric (Bethany) White, Erin (Casey) Mayo, Emily Simpson, Robert (Arika) Simpson, and Ben Simpson. They also have 21 great grandchildren.

They will be honored with an open house from 2-4 p.m. March 4 at the Belmont Gym in Belmont. The couple requests no gifts.


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